Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I just don't get it...

Picture all my kids sitting/laying/standing/jumping in front of the TV when Sponge Bob comes on. I am sure most of you know the opening theme song for the cartoon. My kids love to sing along to it. Actually they don't sing, they scream. It is lovely.

TV: Are you ready kids?
My Children: Aye, Aye, Captain!
TV: I can't hear you!
My Children: AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN
TV: Oh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
My Children: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
TV: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he!
My Children: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
TV: If nautical nonsense be something you wish!
My Children: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
TV: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
My Children: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
TV: Ready?
My Children: Sponge Bob Square Pants. Sponge Bob Square Pants. Sponge Bob Square Pants.....Spong Bob Square Pants! HA HA!

Seriously, is this what cartoons have become? What happened to Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse (not the new Mickey Mouse Club House, I mean the old classic), HeMan, and Thundercats. Now those were some good cartoons...

10 comments:

Angela said...

I agree with you about the classic cartoons, but I LOVE Spongebob! Seriously, it is hilarious! I have the song memorized too!

Alyssa said...

I used to feel the same way about Spongebob! Now it is just about the only kid show that I can tolerate. It grew on me, now I think it is hillarious!

Brenda said...

You can still get He-Man and Thundercats (and all the other good old shows) at the library. My kids rarely watch kid's shows on TV, they just watch DVD's, and it's usually the older shows.

Shannon said...

I'm right there with you Amy. It baffles me!

Kim said...

Well I know they've been asking me to bring them some other cartoons that many would consider as an old classic...wait, are the Simpsons considred as classic cartoons??? THey have been around for 20 years...

Tavan said...

Oh Geez...is this what I have to look forward too? haha

Andrea said...

I totally agree!!! I'll never forget the first time I saw that show!!!!!!! SO dumb, but alas, my kids love it as well. They don't appreciate a good classic like Wyle E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner!!!!

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

I agree the new shows suck! And I did make that turkey

Jamie N said...

PLEASE get that on video! I'm am smiling just thinking about all five of them singing along with the TV. I love it!

And PS, I love your blog template.

PPS - I'm so sad I'm missing Twilight night. I'm still by myself on the couch while Mike is away. Bitter.

Julie said...

I really mis the good ole cartoons. Waking up on Saturday has never been less appealing. But the kids don't know better so Sponge Bob it is... That's funny that your kids really get into it!