Monday, August 10, 2009

I watch cartoons after my kid goes to bed...

Yeah, I admit it, I do. Mainly I watch Phineas and Ferb on Disney, because it is funny as hell. It is one of the few kids cartoons that really is made for adults too (The Fairly Oddparents is another. It is the only current cartoon that referenced the death of Archduke Ferdinand. If you don't know why that is important go back to school). Phineas and Ferb has referenced the trend of LOL Cats, mentioned Bastille Day, makes fun of the whole super villain/secret spy genre, and is also goofy enough to keep the attention of a little kid.
Essentially I keep looking for a replacement for the Bugs Bunny cartoons, which were sharp and intelligent while also being slapstick and goofy. They were good viewing for kids and adults. Lots of the really great cartoons out there that are knows for being intelligent aren't so hot for 4 year olds to watch (i.e. The Simpsons, which remains #2 on my list of favorite cartoons, right after Bugs).
I wish they made more cartoons like Phineas and Ferb and the Fairly Oddparents. If anyone knows any other kid appropriate cartoons like them, please let me know. I'm always on the look out for something other than Spongebob, even if it does have Clancy Brown in it.


  1. I've loved the Fairly Oddparents ever since they reference the Archduke. How often does that come up in entertainment just for adults?

  2. Much less for kids. I was watching it with the kiddo and I burst out laughing when Wanda said that and the kiddo gave me a look like, "That's funny why?" I told her it was a grownup joke.

  3. I love Johnny Bravo; I think that is more of an adult cartoon. I also love (not a cartoon though) the Upside Down show, its (2) comedians doing a kids show that make adult references a lot (they were on the Dark Side of the Moon in one of the episodes). Bugs was the best though, I don't think any cartoon has even come close to him.


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