The once-astonishing Matrix franchise came to a slow, arduous, painful
If you saw my SNICK article you no doubt have concluded that I probably watched way too much television as a child. To that I say, I regret nothing! On the opposite side of Nickelodeon, there was Cartoon Network. CN started out as a hub for Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera but in 1995 it signed several new shorts thus beginning the Cartoon Cartoon block. Here are the cartoons featured on that block from 1996-1999.
I’m not sure what it was about 90s cartoons that inspired so many banned episodes but as an adult in 2015 I’m happy they are available online.
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Cow & Chicken
I Am Weasel
This cartoon was actually spinoff from Cow & Chicken and is easily just as weird
The Powerpuff Girls
In retrospect, The Powerpuff Girls was probably the most intelligent and progressive of shows featured on the Cartoon Cartoon block. It featured three small girls that taught young girls they could still be feminine and tough at the same time. Also, it had some GREAT references like the clip below:
Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy
Everything about this show was creepy and as I got older it all seemed to spiral out of control. The Canker sister, mortal enemies of the Eds, made my skin crawl with their overtly sexual undertones. Just a couple of years ago, I came across a theory that this show took place in purgatory and all the kids were dead. It explained why there were never any adults and why each kid seemed to be weirdly out of place time period wise.
Mike, Lu & Og
Are you sensing a theme of friendship in the form of trio’s here?
Courage the Cowardly Dog
And last but certainly not least, Courage the Cowardly Dog which just further fueled my interest in scary stories and urban legends.