That feeling of waking up stupidly early so you could sit cross-legged and transfixed on the TV for hours on end is hard to beat.
Sure, as adults, we have sex, sleep-ins and cars to entertain us during the weekends – but are they really as good? OK, yes, they are, so we won’t labour the point.
Anyway, cartoons are great. But, let’s face it, some of the cartoons and cartoon characters they used to inflict on us were just terrible. They were tantamount to child abuse, seriously. You know which ones we mean – and we can only assume the people who created them had miserable childhoods.
They hated children and wanted to get back at us for some hideous playground incident back when they were nine. How else do you explain Lisa Simpson? Or even Scrappy Doo? We can only live in hope that the person responsible for Scrappy Doo will spend their after-life in the ninth level of Hell – alongside Hitler, Stalin and the guy who played Jar Jar Binks.
Anyway, here are the cartoon characters which annoyed us the most – please feel free to suggest your own,
19. Teddy Ruxpin
From: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
Could he be more earnest and annoying? You’re a bear for God’s sake, go nick some picnic baskets or kill something!
18. Porky Pig
From: Various cartoons
A pig with a stutter – just great! Genius! What next? A hare with a harelip? A monkey with a drug habit? A hedgehog who fantasises about having sex with rhinos? Actually…
17. Pepe Le Pew
From: Les Adventures de Pepe Le Pew or something
A French skunk who smells and is a bit of a sex pest. Now, we are no fans of our neighbours over the Channel, but that’s some serious stereotyping going on there. He should have been lazy, eat anything that isn’t tied down and carried a white flag with ‘strike’ on it too. Wait a minute!
16. Olive Oyl
So why were they fighting over her again?
8. David the Gnome
From: David the Gnome
A gnome. Named David. Thanks for this one, continental Europe.
From: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Stupid and stupid voice – some hero.
Cursed with the most annoying voice on the planet, this alien cat nursemaid (now that is just odd) was simply a pointless character.