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The Nostalgia Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harleena, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    I don't know if there's a thread like this, so here is a thread where you can get nostalgic about your childhood! You can bring up anything that brings back the memories in this thread! I'll start: does anyone here remember the shows "Dragon Tales" and "Sagwa"?
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  3. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I remember both Dragon Tales and Sagwa. I'm a 2000s kids and proud, :D. Here is my childhood:

    TV Shows:Sesame Street, The Wiggles, Dora the Explorer, Lilo & Stitch:The Series, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Blue's Clues, Dragon Tales, Kim Possible, Zoboomafoo, Between the Lions, Veggietales, The Big Comfy Couch, Spongebob, The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Phineas & Ferb, The Hoobs, Johnny & The Sprites, Wallace & Gromit, Bump In The Night, Looney Tunes, Peep & The Big Wide World, Kirby:Right Back At 'Ya.

    Movies:Lilo & Stitch, Toy Story, Shrek, The Lion King, The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, Bolt, Star Wars, Wall-E, The Spongebob Movie, Ice Age, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets from Space, Monsters vs. Aliens.

    Books:Captain Underpants, Junie B. Jones, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Shiloh.

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  4. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Here's an example of my early childhood in a nutshell (watch for the Sesame Street toy ad!), lol:

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  5. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    OMG, Zoboomafoo was one of my favorite shows! Here's mine.

    TV Shows: Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, Zoboomafoo, Between the Lions, Spongebob, Pokemon, My Little Pony (NOT FiM; Gen 3), Strawberry Shortcake

    Movies: Shrek, The Lion King, The Spongebob Movie (but when I was little I was afraid of the scuba diver so I only watched starting from the part where they ride David Hasselhoff back to Bikini Bottom), Home on the Range, Chicken Little

    Books: Junie B. Jones, Disney Fairies

    Websites: Webkinz

    I think I still have stuffed animals of Ord and Cassie lying around somewhere, and also a stuffed animal of Baby Piggy…
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  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    This was my childhood.

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  7. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    My childhood in music:

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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  9. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Um, that thread hasn't had a post for over 7 years. I'm not sure if anyone's willing to take the initiative to bump that old thread.
  10. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Hm...I don't know whether I should reply to that thread or this one..but I feel like this is a nostalgia thread for mostly 90's-2000's kids.:p

    Aww, yes I do!:) I always used to watch those (plus Sesame and Zoboomafoo) every morning before going to school.

    Well, now here's something that definitely defined my childhood:
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  11. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I actually kind of feel we should leave it to the moderators for what to do with this thread. Keep this thread, or merge it with the old thread (if it's possible)?

    So...my childhood pretty much narrows down to eight things: Sesame Street, The Muppets, game shows, Pixar, Nintendo, PlayStation, Sega, and this TV channel...

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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The Powerhouse era of Cn was the best. That's really when CN pretty much found its voice and it realy began to come into its own; it had so much personality then.
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  13. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Well... I was a 90s kid (a.k.a 1990s) kid.

    Winzie's House

    Allegra's Window

    (back then you had the "Face" bumpers before each Nick Jr. show)

    Little Bear
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  14. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    @muppetfan24/7 For a second I thought it said "Allegra's Window P0rno"…
  15. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Yep! And I'm glad I grew up with that era, because it was before the big change in direction occurred in 2004 with the new logo and theme. I like how the background colors on all the bumpers were different depending on each time of the day. I particularly liked the black color scheme that showed during the midnight hours.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I liked the special holiday editions that had around Christmas time, like sledding into a tree and the plow destroying the snowman.

    But what I don't understand is now people are actually shifting their mindset and are claiming that CN City (the aforementioned big change in 2004) was the best era, which couldn't be farther from the truth; that was the beginning fo the end of CN.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    BAH! I remember when there was no Cartoon Network and you could watch all the old cartoons on syndication. And often times, they were the bizarrely unedited versions of them. Well, Looney Tunes and the like. Blackface gags and all. Not that I'm saying "where are my racist things that are only funny ironically now" but you'd be surprised that stuff was in tact in the 80's and early 90's.

    Now if there's one syndicated package I miss dearly, it's the 80's syndicated edition of Mighty Mouse and Friends (or Playhouse...or whatever). Not only did you get the Terrytoons version, you got the Filmation series as well. And say what you will about most Filmation remakes of cartoons, their Mighty Mouse was tight! Kinda helps that limited animation often reused a crapload of times was what Terrytoons did near the end... but the writing for Filmation's Mighty Mouse was pretty good. Their Heckle and Jeckles were ..well...meh... Quackula isn't half as funny as the character Cosgrove Hall gave the world a few years later. Not to mention there would be those rare 1960's Bashki created series in the mix like Mighty Heroes and James Hound. Seriously... I was freaking obsessed with Mighty Heroes back in 2000 or so, going only on faded memory, the one shot comic, and a 20 dollar bootleg VHS.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I have an old tape full of public domain cartoons, and not only does it include this delightfully racist "puppetoon":

    it also includes the uncut version of "Fresh Hare", with Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police suddenly singing "Camptown Races" in blackface. Y'know, as a kid, I had no concept of blackface, and I wondered why they were suddenly dressed like monkeys ('cause that's what they freakin' looked like).
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Me too, sort of. Though some of the time they threw in something where the offensive caricatures were actually so bad they came off as frightening.

    But man, I am no stranger to the embarrassingly okay in the 1960's Asian stereotypes. Seems they really got it bad in the 60's. That Mighty Heroes series I mentioned earlier? Two different Supervillains had incredibly racist Pan-Asian henchmen... and bot with the same voice! These are just painfully embarrassing to watch now.

    Actually, I have a funny story. I was at this convention panel where we watched outrageous cartoon moments, and with a huge, long introduction and a blessing from one of the African American audience members, we watched Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarbs.... for all of 2 minutes to dead, stunned silence. Not even an ironic laugh. OUCH!

    Now, I am of the kind to say these are awful, but by all means we need to acknowledge they exist for the sake of saying "Dear God, we were freaking horrible back then!" and by denying them, it's almost as bad as them existing in the first place. But I will not actively seek them out and get enjoyment from them. Even the one time I actually find one of these funny (A Sylvester and Tweety cartoon where Sylvester is disguised as a Swedish maid to get Tweety saying "Okay, everybody out unteel I feenish de yob!" gets blown up and turns into a...well... you know...and says "Now Ah Gotta Get Back in da kitch'n! Ah smell Somethin' buuuurrrrrrrrrrnin'!") I feel genuinely horrible about it.

    Of course, those uncensored cartoons are best left to DVD collections for older animation fans. The kid friendly reruns that are easily accessible? Edit the heck out of that stuff. They're not ready to know about that stuff yet.
  20. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    There were quite a few Tom and Jerry moments where either dynamite explodes in Tom's face, or they end up getting covered with tar, and you get a brief blackface gag. Most of these were edited out over time, but a few stray ones still exist. Tex Avery's shorts still have a few as well.

    They even redrew the "Mammy Two-Shoes" character, most notably in "Saturday Evening Puss", making her white and giving her an Irish accent.
    Sometimes it's hard to know what's more glaring- the original scene or the attempt to make it politically correct (or less offensive).

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