December 06, 2010

90's cartoons are still the best.

Last week, there was this thing going 'round on Facebook:

After which I changed my picture to Ginger Foutley of As Told by Ginger for the lulz. Why for the lulz? Not that I don't think child abuse is a serious issue, but I don't think changing profile pictures would actually do anything for that cause.

However, to my surprise, a whole lot of people went and did this. My News Feed looks like a commercial for Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon.

It's nice, though. The pictures took me on a nostalgia trip, during which I realized that I'm only eighteen yet I have forgotten a lot of things in my childhood.

For posterity, I'm blogging about the cartoons which defined my childhood.

Hey Arnold!

One of the best ever. My mom and I watched this all the time.
The very endearing Helga Pataki is my favorite, of course. With her beautiful rhymes and smartass attitude, how can you not love her? And who can ever forget the phrase "Move it, football head"?
Their scenes always give me the kiligz. Seriously.

Favorite episode, off the top of my head: when Arnold and Helga get cast as Romeo and Juliet in a school play. (Or almost any episode where Arnold gets to show off his skylight. Dat shit's da bomb.)

As Told by Ginger

This series follows the life of teenager Ginger Foutley as she navigates the shark pool known as adolescence.
Mom and I also loved this show. She used to remark that we loved it because Lois, Ginger's mom, was a single parent, and that we could relate to the dramz~
We particularly love Courtney Gripling, whose outfits were always so cute.
You know, for a cartoon character.

Favorite episode, off the top of my head: when it's rumored that Ginger kissed a cool high school guy named Jake. Or when Courtney and Hope battled for Lucky Jr. High's queen bee position.

Dexter's Laboratory

Boy genius Dexter and his ditzy sister Deedee get into all kinds of trouble because of scientific experiments gone haywire.
I've always wondered, what is with Dexter's accent? Sounds European.
Besides the funny main episodes, I have always loved The Justice Friends: Major Glory, Val Hallen, and The Infraggable Krunk were the best cartoon shorts ever.
I had a crush on Major Glory and these pies!!!
Especially the cherry one.

Favorite episode, off the top of my head: the famous Omelette du Fromage episode, of course! It taught me that a) French sounds really cool, b) omelette du fromage is cheese omelette, c) being able to say only one thing makes you popular. Also, the episode where Dexter (or his dad, I can't remember) eats Mom's blueberry pie to look for something.

Powerpuff Girls

Besides having the cutest little drawings (seriously, how cute are they?) and the cutest little names, they had one of the most kickass theme songs a cartoon could have.
Favorite episode, off the top of my head: when the Rowdyruff Boys were created by Mojo Jojo out of snips, snails, and puppy dogs' tails (which he took from The Talking Dog).

The trip down childhood nostalgia is far from over. Expect my next posts to be about 90's TV shows.

Photo sources, in order:


  1. i read somewhere that it was all a hoax. that there was no big event. i just did it for the nostalgia. and maybe when we connect with our inner younger selves, we can protect children against violence. :)

    someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other siiiiidee...

  2. Same here. I changed my pic not coz of the advocacy, though it did raised an awareness among facebook users.

  3. i love as told by ginger i wish they still showed it !!!!!!!


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