Thank You 1980s
I was a kid in the 80s and it was AWESOME! I don’t know if everyone feels like they grew up in the best generation for kids but I certainly do. We had the best toys, movies and cartoons. Whatever happened to Saturday morning cartoons? I checked again this morning and nothing for the kids. I don’t get it, why wouldn’t kids want to spend their day off watching cool cartoons? That was the best.
Here’s some of the awesomeness that I remember. G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Smurfs, Gummi Bears, The Thundercats, M.A.S.K., The Snorks, Spaceghost. They would even make cartoons for our favorite movies like Robo Cop and Teen Wolf. The animation was a big part of our lives. Creators were using this fact for educational purposes, everyone was winning. Well that might be a bit of stretch but I did enjoy the little life lessons that G.I. Joe threw in at the end of each episode. “Because knowing is half the battle”.
I would love to get that old feeling back of waking up as a kid on a Saturday morning. I would gladly go back to neon bracelets and shoelaces, stonewash denim and teased hair. All for the efforts put into our cartoons. I want to take it back to Castle Grayskull, Vector Sigma computers and I want my final thought from a Real American Hero instead of Jerry Springer. It’s not just about being a kid again, 80s kids ruled!