Netflix has allowed me the lovely opportunity to rewatch some of my childhood cartoons, and those I never watched. A few weeks ago Grant and I sat down to watch Voltron. I don’t remember ever watching Voltron on a regular basis and I definitely don’t remember the characters. We both nearly fell off the couch laughing when the “Swedish Chef” started talking. It was hilarious. These anime characters have voices that just makes you keel over in laughter. As kids we probably never thought anything of it, even though if we’d watched Sesame Street I’m sure we would have made a connection or three.
But I have started watching a show I used to LOVE. . .and I mean L.O.V.E. This was a “do not miss it” kind of show. She-Ra. You can’t go wrong. . . with character names like Perfuma, Mermista, Glimmer, Angella, Frostina, Flutterina, Bow, Peekablue, Catra, etc. They almost beat He-Man’s side kick’s name of Man-at-Arms. Seriously!?!? I always thought the names were goofy, even as a 7 year old, but I knew exactly which character was which. They were so easy to remember because their names were what they did.
Some of the best lines ever are in She-Ra too, it’s amazing . . . they don’t even always make sense, and they’re a great way for a kid to insult someone without actually using a ‘bad word.’ For example: Skeletor: Skeletor to King Randor. Skeletor to King Randor. Come in you Royal Boob!
And there are always the ones that make you stop and go, ‘Really?!?! That’s a saying?!’ For example: Roll me in butter and call me a flounder, that was a close one!
Who SAYS that?!?!?! Seriously.
Anyways, enjoying the trip down memory lane and how much this show actually taught me some sayings and drilled other things into my head. I’m still waiting for Netflix to get The Popples, Tigersharks, Silverhawks and Thundercats on Instant Queue. . . and maybe The Snorks aka Undersea Smurfs!