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Alright, put on your PJs, grab a bowl some sugar-laden cereal that’s a precursor to diabetes and plant yourself firmly in front of the TV because it’s time to relive your childhood.

Maybe you just loved cartoons or your parents needed the TV to raise you for a few precious moments as they took refuge in a break of your incessant needs, but Saturday morning cartoons were a weekend staple in many American households.

If not, you were probably robbed of a proper childhood and you should talk to your parents about that.

Anyway, let’s try to ignore adulthood for a second.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Good luck getting that song out of your head. I still want to know where the idea came from of having mutated, adolescent turtles that love pizza, are skilled in martial arts and were raised by an old rat in the sewer.

 Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers

I’d pay money to see a knock down, drag out brawl between the Rescue Rangers and Alvin & The Chipmunks.


Uncle Scrooge was a member of the 1% and doesn’t pay his fair share of taxes.

Captain Planet

Global warming is real, kids. And it’s your fault.

Rocko’s Modern Life

It never dawned on my that Rocko was a wallaby. That owns a dog. Weird.

Batman: The Animated Series

Just solid, animated Batman noir.

X-Men: The Animated Series

If you don’t think this was one of the greatest X-Men series, you’re an embarrassment to your generation.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

This show was able to entertain kids and fling humor straight over their heads even their parents could get.

Garfield & Friends

In true cat fashion, Garfield was kind of a lazy SOB.

Heathcliff And The Catillac Cats

Maybe he was the “store brand” version of Garfield, but that show is steeped in 80’s animated goodness.

Darkwing Duck

This is what you get if you took Batman and made him wear the attire of a 40’s era gangster. Oh, and he’s a duck.

The Real Ghostbusters

This list wouldn’t be complete with out this. This franchise is responsible for dried, crusty green slim being permanently stuck in my parent’s furniture as a kid.

Sonic The Hedgehog

It always weirded me out when characters that never spoke in their original incarnation (Sega Genesis games) but then did elsewhere. Even more so when they’re voiced by Steve Urkel.


M.C. Hammer got his own Saturday morning cartoon. Because if it was even remotely popular in the 80’s and 90’s, it needed to be utterly beaten into our collective pop culture consciousness.


To be honest, these kids always gave me the willies and are likely responsible for older millennials delaying having kids.

We barely scratched the surface here and I’m sure you’re beating your fists on your keyboard because your favorite show was left out.  Let us know what you watched as a kid (or secretly still do, you child).