Going down memory lane due to the fact that I can't seem to find any Batibot DVD for my baby, I can't help but be glad that I was an 80's baby. See, the 80' had the really bad hairstyles with all that puffed up hair and the shoulders pads. Don't even get me started with the whole clashing color scheme and the big shirt over leggings. Yes, I was guilty of all of those and I have the pictures to prove it. *cringes in shame*
Still, the 80's also had the best cartoons in my opinion. I know my Mom never had to worry that I may be watching adult cartoon. Cartoon was cartoon back then. It was colorful, cuddly, and teaches good morals. Well ... save for a few violent ones but it wasn't really enough to instill hatred in a kids heart. Come on, can you imagine roadrunner gunning down coyote and coyote spurting blood. NOT! Coz it just wasn't the way things were before. Coyote would just turn flat and inhale air and he'd be fine again.
We had Voltes V, Shaider, Bioman, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, Smurfs, Ewoks, My Little Pony, He-Man, She-Ra and Thundercats. None of them tagged as being an "adult" cartoon. It's just silly. Cartoons are meant for kids. They are menat to be wholesome. Now we have anime porn. Sheesh.
We also had Sesame Street back then as well as Batibot. I loved both shows and would watch them all the time. I learned my ABC's from Sesame Street while I learned to speak proper Tagalog from Ate Sienna and Kuya Bodji. I was so proud when I was able to work with Kuya Bodji in a play when I was 19.
I feel bad for our kids now. Everything seems so corrupt already, even the supposed "wholesome" cartoons. Now, Mommies need to screen the cartoons that their kids are watching. I wonder what happened to the good old days?
Shucks! I sould just like my Dad.