I think I've said this a thousand times with so many friends, but it's really my favorite example. Rugrats (anything before 1995 at least) was perfect. It wasn't just how the babies lived everyday life -- going to the bank, for instance -- in such grand fashion that was its charm. You start to find as you grow up how three-dimensional the adults were, dealing with the quotidian problems of grown-up-hood while they were so clearly at the mercy of their kids. Stu's a moderately successful inventor and Didi's a teacher, and they have their own quirks and desires and bizarre fascinations. Stu was apparently really into disco.
What is your favorite cartoon?
- I'm talking about cartoons that actually say/said something or were meaningful to you for any number of reasons. Cartoons that if you were to rediscover today you'd still drop what you were doing and watch.