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    Question Childhood Shows

    I had the same thread idea back on Outlaw Star UK. I made basically the same thread nearly nine years ago. No bullshit.

    This is mainly for obscure shows you saw at a very young age. Post them out of sheer nostalgia. I saw some Supermarket Sweep on Challenge TV today. While I'm not sure whether there was an American version, I'm sure at least one or two Brits here were unfortunate enough to see this cheesy game show (hosted by Dale Winton who died a year ago) at a young age and probably got shell shock.



    Reminds me of being four or five years old, being off school sick, and being stuck watching this shit while my mother was ironing and wishing I could watch cartoons like TMNT instead.
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    There's a bunch of shows that I watched that I think plenty of folks know (Masters of The Universe, Thundercats, ect.) so I'll try to bring up shows that aren't as well known. There was this show called Super Force way back in the early 90s. I remember it would air really late Saturday night and it aired right after Saturday Night Live and American Gladiators. Basically, a cop wears black stormtrooper armor and fights crime with a lazer rifle. I loved the shit out of it and I thought the suit itself looked so cool.



    Also, back in the age when it was common to do a Saturday morning kid show based on a R rated franchise, someone decided to do an kid friendly adaptation of The Toxic Avenger called Toxic Crusaders. That's right, a movie that's well known for depicting a kid's head getting crushed somehow get a saturday morning cartoon. I used to love this show and I even remember playing the Sega Genesis game based on it. I rewatched the first episode and I'm actually surprised by how self-aware it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    While I'm not sure whether there was an American version
    Yup! It's originally an American show from the 60's, in fact. It's been airing new seasons and international spin-offs once in a while like this ever since. When I was reading up to see if this was the exact same show, I discovered that in the Middle East and in Ukraine the show has ongoing seasons. Yikes.

    As for Starwind's examples...I haven't seen either as they both aired before I was born. I'll get into more obscure stuff, but Starwind just reminded me of Wishbone and how in the Jeanne d'Arc she gets burned at the stake and Wishbone just has no reaction to it (LOL). Okay, so some more obscure-ish stuff that won't be obscrure if you were a mid-late 90's American kid will be the PBS shows The Puzzle Place & Lamb Chop. Speaking of PBS, did you know that Zoboomafoo lived until 2014?
    Oddly enough Outlaw Star is one of them since I was only 8/9 when it started airing on Toonami, the 60's Speed Racer anime I'd watch with my Dad, Time Squad, ChalkZone, Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, Jackie Chan Adventures, and Bobby's World.

    As for a few movies, I particularly loved THIS SPECIFIC rendition of Peter Rabbit, this weirdo movie called The Halloween Tree that is probably the most obscure and specific-to-me item here, Baby Geniuses (wore this VHS out), Milo & Otis, My Neighbor Totoro {normally I wouldn't bring up Totoro on an 'obscure' list, but my reasoning is that it's tied to Milo & Otis for me. I broke my leg when I was 4, and the girl a few houses over brought me a cardboard box of VHS tapes to borrow while I couldn't move. Her family had traveled to Asia several times and they even adopted a Chinese girl so they had tons of anime and otherwise Japanese films in that box, which is where I first encountered M & O + Totoro}, Casper (I wore this one out too), Flubber, An American Tail, Small Soldiers, and The Great Mouse Detective.

    I also found this while searching....


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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    When I was younger, I watched a lot of what should have been considered "adult cartoons". A few that come to mind are Beavis and Butthead and Ren and Stimpy. Both touched on a lot of adult topics. I don't know why my parents would even let me watch this stuff looking back but at the same time, I was allowed to watch horror movies from the age of like 7. I am talking rated R/M with blood, murder, swearing, nudity, etc. Again, I don't know why this was okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I saw some Supermarket Sweep on Challenge TV today ... Reminds me of being four or five years old, being off school sick, and being stuck watching this shit while my mother was ironing and wishing I could watch cartoons like TMNT instead.
    Supermarket fucking Sweep. Daytime TV back then was absolute crap (probably still is, I don't watch it) and when that was on TV, being sick off school was practically a punishment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    Toxic Crusaders ... I rewatched the first episode and I'm actually surprised by how self-aware it is.
    Watched a few episodes of this a couple of months ago, and it holds up surprisingly well, especially when compared to so many other similar-style cartoons of the 90's era.

    Like that fucking horrible He-Man series. That was shit.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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