Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cartoons and Tweety Bird

From the Road Runner, Chip 'N Dale, Foghorn Leghorn, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Sylvester and Tweety Bird (Who can forget Granny?), Rocky & Bulwinkle foiling Boris and Natasha at every turn, to Underdog. Who doesn't love the old Saturday Morning Cartoons?

Use your imagination when reading these famous Foghorn Leghorn phrases:

"Fortunately I always carry a spare set of feathers." or the famous, "Now looka I say looka here." "Go, I say go away boy, you bother me." Can't you just hear him? I never got tired of hearing his western twang.

But, as much as I loved Chip 'N Dale, Bulwinkle and Underdog, my alltime favorite cartoon character was Tweety - aka, Tweety Bird, Tweety Pie - who appeared in 48 cartoons in the Golden Age of Cartoons.

Tweety is, for the most part, a good-natured character happily spending life in his cage or a nest. That is until Sylvester starts slinking around, threatening him, he can become downright devious. And, if Tweety fails to stop his arch-enemy, then it's Granny to the rescue - the little old, bun and bustle-wearing spinster whose weapon-of-choice is an umbrella.

In doing research for this blog post, I tried to pull up current favorite Saturday cartoons and couldn't find any! Are there good cartoons out there? Please, somebody clue me in. Who is the new Tweety Bird, or Mighty Mouse, or Underdog?

Leave a comment with your favorite! Meanwhile, enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

Meanwhile, check out Saturday Morning Cartoons DVD from the 1960s on Amazon

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Eileen Williams said...

What a fabulous post to read on a Saturday morning! How I remember sitting in front of our Magnavox watching animated heroes foil the bad guys. My favorites were the same as yours: Rocky and Bulwinkle and Mighty Mouse were at the top of my list.
Thanks for this colorful trip down memory lane!

Mary Cunningham said...

So glad you appreciated the trip down memory lane, Eileen! I absolutely loved the humor in Rocky and Bulwinkle. Bulwinkle was my hero! LOL! But, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Tweety.

Darla Sue Dollman said...

Oh, what a fun post! Brought back memories. I liked watching cartoons. I remember The Flintstones and The Jetsons, and Bugs Bunny. I loved Scooby Doo and the haunted house exploits. My granddaughter watches Dora the Explorer and Diego, and Ki Lan. I like the Penguins of Madagascar, which of course is a spin-off from the movie Madagascar. Ahh, Underdog! I love Underdog!

Mary Cunningham said...

So glad to see some current cartoons that are good. Must admit, I don't have much reason to watch cartoons on Sat. morning anymore (Darn!). Glad you can enjoy them with your granddaughter, Darla Sue.

Mayra Calvani said...

I loved Tom & Jerry!