Whoever here is from the 90's will understand. Those who had kids in the 90's may just roll their eyes.
So, I find myself relapsing into nostalgia a lot lately. I even paid to see the new Godzilla movie, which I thought sucked and was a waste of my money. I'm finding myself watching old episodes of Pokemon a lot with other shows I grew up with, such as Batman, Superman, Dexter's Lab, Cow & Chicken, Ren & Stimpy, Hey Arnold, Godzilla TAS (takes place after the 1998 film,) and others.
I mean seriously, who here remembers the awesomeness of Pokemon? Remember in the show when Pikachu managed to take down his more evolved form Richu? Or when Charizard took down Magmaul by dunking him in lava in the volcano? Those moments are just childhood epic. Yep, an anime about animal fights that was made to troll Christians as its creator is an Atheist that was tired of Christian lies being shoved down his throat, so he used nature as influence and also had it mirror other beliefs with things like telepathy, psychic powers, and stuff. Yep, the good ol' days!
Spongebob. While the newer episodes are annoying, I still find myself cracking up just remembering the older episodes. Like Spongebob always failing at getting his driver's license, annoying Squidward, or Plankton trying to get the secret Krabby Patty formula. I still to this day want to know what a Krabby Patty tastes like, lol. I'M READAAAAYYYYY! I'M READY! I'M READY! I'M READY! DAAAHHAHAHAHAHA!
What about Batman and Superman? Those two cartoons were the shit back then between myself and my brothers! We always used to fight about stupid shit like kids do, but when those shows came on man, we were like best friends getting together for a beer. Batman was THE show to watch for something grim and with action. Superman wasn't grim, but the action scenes and everything else still made it worth while to watch that show. I don't know so much about Superman as I haven't watched it in over a decade, but the Batman cartoon still holds up today. The action and stuff is still fun, but the stories we see in some of the episodes really play out well imo.
Pinky And The Brain. Do I even have to say why that show is awesome? Narf! What isn't awesome about a genius mouse and his retarded psychic trying to take over the world?
I could go on for hours about various different shows like Johnny Bravo where a guy is constantly just trying to get some pussy by acting macho, or even the older cartoons like Scooby Doo which is about a group of stoners and their talking dog doing what we all thought cops did back when we were kids. Unmasking monsters! lol Bugs Bunny is also a favorite, or Wile E. Coyote who never gave up. Pretty good roll model for kids, ja?
I find it funny, the different perspective we see things from when we're watching things as we're older, as opposed to when we're younger, huh?
The Lion King for an example. When we're younger, we see it as just lions and other animals doing funny things with awesome musical numbers. When we're older, we see it as Scar being much like the rise of Lenin or Hitler. Kinda creeps me out that his song was my favorite as a kid (and is still the best song in that movie.)
Or Hey Arnold for an example. Yeah, the show about 4th graders doing things 4th graders do. I still love the show btw, but there is some interesting social commentary I notice in that show now-a-days, like using chocolate to talk about the addiction to speed.
And don't even get me started on the historical references in Star Wars. Just the blockade and invasion of Naboo alone represented the British occupation of Jamaica (which is why we have dat retard Jar-Jar Binks.)
So, with my severe relapse into nostalgia over-coming me almost like a disease, I think I'm going to go watch a few of these epic cartoons that I grew up with. Starting with........ Batman. BECAUSE I'M BATMAN!