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ralphdibny

@RR529 I feel like I've seen that one possibly, did the monkey have his own show as well? Or am I thinking of something else. I didn't know there was a reboot of Dexter's lab already. I don't recall seeing any different designs for Dexter, maybe I've watched it and just thought it was the same show.

Maybe I'm wrong but I believe DeeDee was good at other (perhaps admittedly stereotypically girly) things, she just wasn't very sciencey and was often a foil for Dexter's schemes. It's not like Dexter himself was someone to aspire to be, they were both divs in different ways. That's what made it so funny I think. It would almost be a shame if a perceived stereotype blocked them from using similar personalities for a reboot but on the other hand, a reboot wouldn't be worth doing if it wasn't different in more than one way. Probably best to just leave this show alone and not make any reboots!

ralphdibny

RR529

@ralphdibny, yeah, I'm not sure if it counts as a reboot per sé, but after Tartakovsky left it got one or two more seasons with a different art direction & tone (I'm not sure if they aired directly after Tartakovsky's seasons or after taking a year or two off, but anyways they weren't nearly as good). Even this was in the mid 00's though, so it's been quite awhile ago.

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@Gremio108
I was into Animals of Farthing Wood for a while. But it was a bit too brutal for me with so many of them dying. Did any of them survive until the end?

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DerMeister

I just remembered that Kids WB was a thing, with Static Shock and Xiaolin Showdown being my favorites from that block. I sadly haven't seen either of those in a long time.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@LieutenantFatman Yes that was truly a brutal cartoon, it saddened me many a time. Speaking of dark cartoons, did you like any of Batman: The Animated Series? Many a disturbing moment therein, from what I remember. And how about, on a lighter albeit also wackier note, Rocko's Modern Life?

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RogerRoger

Oh my goodness, how could I contribute to this topic and forget Pingu...?!

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Pingu is life.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

For me the cartoons I remember watching most as a kid was a whole bunch of Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones... I'd pretty much seen all the main Hanna-Barbera stuff.

Hong Kong Phooey was my favourite alongside Wacky Races, Top Cat & Scooby-Doo

I also watched Tom & Jerry and Loony Tunes a fair bit from what I recall in particular.

Nowadays I don't really watch any cartoons. Haven't watched the Simpsons in forever (Past season ten or so and I don't particularly care). Quite fond of Futurama but it's been a while.

That's kinda it really

I'm currently rather busy with work so apologies in advance if I don't reply to your post til a few days later or seem a little less talkative then usual!

I do appreciate it though!

Gremio108

@ralphdibny I'd love to watch Rocko's Modern Life again from a grown-up perspective. Didn't they bring it back recently? I'll have to check it out.

@LieutenantFatman My memory's hazy, but I think Fox survived to the end, wheezing as he crawled through the smoking ashes of humanity while the nuclear bombs fell all around him. White Deer Park was no more than a crater, and Fox spent the final episode reminiscing about the old days with badger's skeleton. At least I think that's how it went.

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RogerRoger

@Gremio108 That was only after Fox had beaten that blue Scarface rival to death, of course.

Such a happy show.

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Gremio108

@RogerRoger I forgot about that whole plotline. And what about the cub who thought he could make it in the world outside the park? He got his arse handed to him and crawled back to the perimeter fence to die in his father's arms/paws.

Spoilers by the way.

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LieutenantFatman

@Draco_V_Ecliptic
I caught a few snippets of Batman: The Animated Series, did look very impressive with Mark Hamill on top form.

But I was more into 90s Spiderman. Which also had Mark Hamill on top form doing the same voice, except for Hobgoblin instead of The Joker.

@Gremio108
Sounds about right, one of the last things I remember was Badger getting some form of dementia before he kicked the bucket. Was brutal.

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ralphdibny

@RogerRoger I would say that Pingu almost certainly is indeed life! It is just one of those shows that's funny however old you are. I don't think I'd properly seen an episode until I was like 17/18 and I couldn't believe I had never made more of an effort to watch it as a child!

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I used to love Hong Kong phooey and top cat actually! DC did a comic of the Flintstones a few years back by a guy named Mark Russell, it's kind of presented as a satire of modern times but I really enjoyed it which I wouldn't expect of a Flintstones comic.

@Gremio108 oh yeah, I think think it was a extended episode that might serve as a pilot for a new series. Due to changes at Nick management it was buried for a long time but eventually made its way to Netflix. It was called Static Shock. I saw it and I think that's what actually inspired me to go back and rewatch the old series!

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LieutenantFatman

@Draco_V_Ecliptic
Oh yes, that was a brilliant story arc, definitely one of my favourites. So many great interactions with characters from other comics as well.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@LieutenantFatman And "The Secret Wars" story arc? where Dr. Doom believes he has stolen the Beyonder's power and then after establishing a peaceful kingdom he discovers he can't control his power as all his inner problems start manifesting as corporeal demons and then the Beyonder takes his power back, which he only chose to concede to Doom in the first place, revealing that it was all "a test". great and classic eh?

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RogerRoger

@Gremio108 I do not remember the wayward cub storyline at all, but that's probably for the best, given your description. It's likely a repressed childhood trauma!

@ralphdibny There's a scene in an early episode of Pingu where he goes to the bathroom and, on his way back out, pauses to pull a silly face in the mirror. I couldn't stop laughing for a good couple minutes, because that's literally a thing I do, too. Such a natural, universal humour.

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ralphdibny

@RogerRoger yep same! I think I have a regular Pingu face, I just roll with it now. If pulling funny faces makes me laugh then I'm sure i make other people laugh by doing it too!

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Man, I love Pingu. Universally funny regardless of age.

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