July 25, 2006
@ 03:32 AM

Over the past couple of weeks I've been trying to introduce my girlfriend's kids to the cartoons from my childhood. I have volume 1 of Pinky & The Brain on order and it should arrive sometime this week. Even though it technically isn't from my childhood, it definitely is a show I loved back when it was still on. I also purchased Season 3 and Season 4 of Transformers (Generation 1). However once I tried to watch it, I was struck by how bad the show was and couldn't bring myself to watch more than two episodes let alone share the experience with others.

On the other hand, I thought I'd struck gold when I picked up He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Season One, Volume 1 until the following exchange between my girlfriend's son and me.

Me:  Come check this out, it's a show I used to watch when I was around your age.
Girlfriend's Son: I don't wanna watch this.
Me: Why Not?
Girlfriend's Son: That guy is wearing pink, I'm not watching a show with a guy that wears pink.
Me: That's Prince Adam, he's really He-Man in disguise.
Girlfriend's Son: I don't wanna watch it. Can we watch the midget movie instead? [Editors Note: Midget move == R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Chapters 1-12]

Prince Adam of Eternia

After this exchange I've declared defeat and thus have given up on introducing them to cartoons from my childhood. I guess I'll be watching my Pinky & The Brain DVD by myself. :)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:40:29 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
You should just cut to the chase and buy the kid a bus ticket to San Francisco. Kids probably get a discount.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:49:46 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Could have been my little brother... ;) Exact same story with him!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 6:34:47 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Transformers, while cheesy, is a great cartoon. I usually try to rent the Transformers movie at least once every year or so. It is great entertainment!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 8:02:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Dare, this is freaking hilarious. The screencap of Prince Adam really adds to the authenticity of your story :)

Did you try GI Joe with the kiddies? GI Joe and Transformers were my staple as a kid.
Friday, July 28, 2006 11:09:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Roger W. from XBox has a great collection of old He Man videos. Ping me and I'll introduce you.
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