10 Awful '60s Saturday Morning Cartoons
The bargain-basement spirit of 1776
People of a certain age like to remember the '60s as a golden age of cartoons, when nothing but magic came out of screens as kids lapped up their cereal while Daddy slept off a hangover upstairs.
But for every Rocky & Bullwinkle, Jonny Quest or Top Cat, there was a bunch of dreck.
Stuck as filler between cartoons featuring more popular characters, these B-list productions generally featured sparse backgrounds, lots and lots of running in front of those sparse backgrounds, and lame jokes that usually had no connection to the situation. All that changed were the settings, from the American Revolution to the Old West to a big city.
Here are ten that those rosy-eyed nostalgists have probably forgotten.
Jokes about Napoleon, Wellington and the gold standard can't save this, a classic example of a secondary character used to fill time in the Saturday-morning shows.
Only available in Portuguese on the Web, it seems. You'll have to live without all the sparkling, witty, Noël Coward-esque dialogue.
If the cheap, cheap animation doesn't reel you in, the un-PC depictions of Native Americans will.
Vezi mai multe din Desene animate pe 220.ro
A lot of people fondly remember Magilla Gorilla, with its catchy intro song and the title character's Yiddish name. But yeah, does not hold up.
6. Hector Heathcote
Kids in the '60s lived in a world where there were Hector Heathcote lunchboxes, complete with thermos. All the cool kids had them.
s Bob Kane, this PI spoof pretty much declared itself and its limited appeal in the seemingly endless intro song above.
There were never any laughs inBreezly and Sneezly
, a cartoon about an arctic military post, but seeing it dubbed in German adds a nice level of inanity.
Really, they just kept recycling jokes from one of these shows to the others. We think Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey were at the bottom of that particular food chain.
IT ISN'T EVEN A SQUID!!!IT'S AN OCTOPUS
!! This was the rancid meat between the quality bread of the far superiorAtom Ant
If you were watchingAtom Ant,
the only thing worse than seeing aSquiddly Diddly
cartoon come up was seeing it was going to be aWinsome Witch
. Where were the DVRs when kidsreally
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