In 2005, Wu Tang members Ghostface and Raekwon created a song titled, "Candyland." The song was a parody of the Cartoons that they watched growing up. The influence of those Cartoons and other children's programming are apparent and there should be no debate as to it's relevance.
The Hip Hop generation along with the rest of America's youth grew up in a time that featured some of the most entertaining and yes educating children's programming ever created. From the 60's to the late 80's Networks couldn't get enough of the programming that was so popular with advertisers who were really trying to reach the kid's parents especially the mothers. It was the perfect arrangement. Great programming for the kids, great ratings and revenue for the Networks and a fortune for the advertisers.
Cartoon Giants like Hanna and Barbera, Filmation and Sid and Marty Kroft ruled children's programming with an iron fist. But it wasn't just the cartoons. Live action shows like Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and even the ever so pleasant Mr. Rogers acted as surrogate parents to millions of little boob tube junkies.
We all share memories of eagerly waiting for Saturday Morning to arrive. Until then we would satisfy our cravings with after school children's programming which again included live action shows like The Little Rascals, The Brady Bunch, and Adam 12.
How can you forget that feeling you had when you woke up early Saturday morning to a nice bowl of your favorite cereal and lock into the tube for four or so straight hours.
RE Classics has created a forum to explore all those nostalgic memories by compiling a list of the most memorable Cartoons and Children's programs ever created. Browse our list and help us expand. Just simply E mail us your classics. If we agree, we will add it to our list. We'll find clips of the show so you can revisit the glorious past.