… The Flintstones?
I had the “opportunity” to watch cartoons yesterday. I went searching to see what was on and didn’t recognize any of the offerings so just picked one. I won’t name names but it sure wasn’t cartoons as I remembered them.
There was no continuous action; it was just computer generated fluff with very little flow and certainly not much of a plot. I changed to another channel and this time it was some robotic-like thing and very violent for what I would assume was the intended audience. (Certainly a great deal younger than me.)
Earlier this week, I had made reference to “exit, stage left” in a blog post while talking about dog walking. It wasn’t technically correct since stage left would have had me walking directly in front of the oncoming car but it seemed appropriate enough. At least Andy Forgrave thought so in a comment.
It stuck me, upon further thinking, that cartoons from long ago were a different breed than they are today. Needless to say, with what I saw on television, I just grabbed my phone and played Words with Friends or something more entertaining. But, I certainly do remember the classic cartoons of my day, The Flintstones coming to mind immediately. Another thought was that, while my brother and I certainly enjoyed Wilma and Fred, so did my parents. Watching was truly a family experience.
Not so for me yesterday.
So, for a Sunday morning, your thoughts?
- Are you old enough to remember The Flintstones?
- The series The Flintstones was reportedly based on a television comedy. Do you remember which one?
- Skill testing question alert. Can you identify the cartoon character that said the following
- That’s All I Can Stands, I Can’t Stands No More
- What’s Up Doc?
- Beep Beep
- Th-Th-Th-That’s All Folks
- Yabba Dabba Doo!
- I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
- Sufferin Succotash
- I’m smarter than the average Bear
- Here I Come to Save the Day
- Good Grief
- Bamm, Bamm
- Do any of today’s modern cartoons have any classic lines like the above?
Please share your comedic memories via comment below.
This is part of a regular Sunday series called “Whatever happened to …“. All of the previous posts are at that link, including a link to the Padlet where you can add your own ideas for a future post. Go for it!
Th-Th-Th-That’s All Folks