1. Powerpuff Girls
Why it’s awesome: Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. Chemical X. Boom! Powerpuff girls. They’re as awesome as they are cute. Just watch them beat Mojo jojo, Gang Green Gang, Rowdyruff Boys, and pretty much every villain every time.
2. Dexter’s Laboratory
Why it’s awesome: Being a genius at an age like that and having a secret laboratory with tremendous amount of inventions is every kids’ fantasy back then… Along with a nemesis like Mandark and annoying but loving sister like DeeDee. Still don’t know how Dexter hides the electric bills from his parents since a lab like that must cost a lot! And of course… The Justice Friends!
3. Tom and Jerry
Why it’s awesome: Other than pissing each other off in a funny way, Tom and Jerry represents our maturity I think. When I was a kid, I always rooted for Jerry because I couldn’t understand why Tom was always so cranky at him. Now that I’ve grown up, I’m actually sympathizing for Tom for all the sh*t he had to go through.
4. Looney Tunes
Why it’s awesome: Having a cast full of wit is what made Looney Tunes very entertaining. Have Bugs Bunny say “What’s up, doc?” or Daffy Duck’s “s” words become “eth” is just plain funny. Imagine what the rest of the crew can do when they’re all in one skit.
5. The Flintstones
Why it’s awesome: The opening theme song itself is awesome, now add the dinosaurs, mammoths, saber-tooth cats, other extinct animals plus the technology translated to rocks, stones, furs, and manual labor. And don’t forget their awesome wordplays like: “Mick Jadestone and the Rolling Boulders” for “Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones”, “Count Rockula” for “Count Dracula”, “Sand-and-Stony-o” for “San Antonio”, among many others.
6. Scooby-Doo, Where are You?
Why it’s awesome: SCOOOOBYYDOOOOBYDOOOO!. Aside from the obvious doobie reference, there is a lot to this cartoon. A gang of teenagers with a detective dog that loves his scooby snack, solving mysteries about ghosts, ghouls, poltergeists, and other supernatural being is awesome enough… now throw in their psychedelic and flowery mystery van, it’s just plain cool. It never occurred to us kids that they bust the bad guys everytime, and the bad guys are always human beings I think it teaches kids though that bad guys aren’t ghosts or ghouls, but human that we can face.
7. Courage the Cowardly Dog
Why it’s awesome: A cowardly dog that always save the day because he loves his owners, Eustace as well, I think. Though sometimes the bad guy in the cartoon is kinda (or super) creepy, it was still entertaining to watch…especially when something scares the bejeesus out of Courage. As a theory pointed out, maybe Courage, having old owners, hadn’t gone outside because his owners were too tired so he thinks they’re in the middle of nowhere. Also, everytime a bad scary guy is there, Eustace and Muriel is calm so maybe these bad guys are just in a dog’s perspective.
8. Johnny Bravo
Why it’s awesome: Because it’s Johnny-freaking-Bravo that’s why. His hobbies mainly are: women, girls, chicks, and don’t forget…babes. Known for his large upper body and his gravity-defying blonde hair, this macho man is full of confidence but still strikes out with women. Every. Single. Time.
Why it’s awesome: This cartoon taught children how to eat their veggies. It showed that when you eat veggies, you’ll get immensely strong and can defeat guys that want to steal your wife away from you. Also what’s cool is Popeye’s humongous arms.
10. Totally Spies
11. Martin Mystery
Why it’s awesome: The Ben 10 of our generation, though he doesn’t transform into alien, he can kill one with the tools coming from his watch. Along with him a stepsister than can contain his crazy and a 200,000 year old javaman for muscle.
12. Kim Possible
Why it’s awesome: A teenager spy saving the world with his lovable and geeky sidekick and a computer genius at her side… How could it not be awesome? Especially when you see Ron and Rufus eat a burrito, don’t deny that your mouth gets water-y! And those cool twins that invents insane guns or contraptions. Her nemesis Dr. Drakken with his sidekick Shego is just the Joker to Kim’s Batman.
13. SpongeBob SquarePants
Why it’s awesome: Who doesn’t love cheeky SpongeBob who loves pretty much everything? This yellow sponge pants-wearing is entertaining in infinite ways imaginable like: with his bubble blowing skill, his angelic voice when singing, and endless talent to piss off Squidward along with his bestfriend Patrick.
14. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Why it’s awesome: A boy genius like Dexter that we kids yearn to be, what’s not to like? He has a robot dog like Inspector Gadget, one bestfriend who is slow, and another who is hyperactive. Their group dynamic just works for the better for this cartoon.
15. Bananas in Pajamas
Why it’s awesome: Two big bananas talking in freaking pajamas that has twin connection. When the other one thinks of something, the other one automatically thinks of it too… Kinda like the shining twins.
16. Cow and Chicken
Why it’s awesome: Siblings that are so hard to believe that we just go along with it. Their misfortunes caused by scams of the Red Guy which causes them to show their character: Chicken, a neurotic; and Cow, a calm albeit illogical one.
17. That’s So Raven
Why it’s awesome: She has visions from the friggin’ future! Not only is this show funny, but they tackle some serious issues as well like: the standard size for models or bullying. Her family and friends just makes the show more funny, especially Chelsea.
18. Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Why it’s awesome: They’re kids that lives in a hotel! Just imagine the room service fee we have to pay if we were to live that way. Also, I like how they didn’t do a stereotype of Blondes and Asians. London was a clueless Asian and Maddie was a Blonde who wasn’t dumb.
19. Drake and Josh
20. Legends of the Hidden Temple
Why it’s awesome: Every kid who watched this wanted to be on it. It was a good game that challenges your teamwork via awesome games. Everybody loved the final game which is the maze! Back when I was a kid, I remember shouting at the T.V. “Go left! Not that way! Nooooo!”
21. Power Rangers
23. Voltes V
24. Masked Rider
26. Flame of Recca
27. Ghost Fighter
29. Dragonball Z
Why it’s awesome: See how Krillin die and be revived again and again and again… How Goku can never be replaced and how he used the Spirit Bomb on a foe, which took 5 episodes but missed. Their fight scenes are awesome, how they teleport, and pretty much how they beat each other up.