John Bridges is a published author of history, and politics. His doctorate is in criminal justice.
Our Childhood Memories
It is normal to be nostalgic for things in our past. It is also normal to lose some of our memories in time. Music, foods, games and favorite cartoons help us retrigger memories of the simpler times of childhood. Whether hovering around a transistor radio in hopes your favorite song will play or running home from school to see the opening credits of your favorite show the anticipation made the moment and that moment made our memories.
There was a time that cartoons were made for children. A time before they were referred to as an animation series or before their content and language were made crude in an attempt to garner an adult audience while sacrificing the innocence that cartoons provided for children. While by today’s standards some of the content might not be considered to be politically correct, they were innocent in other ways. While many were produced in the 1960’s, these cartoons were staples for children into the 1990’s. Things today simply are not the same.
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
The cartoon centered around the misadventures of a father-and-son team. Doggie Daddy tried to do the best he could at raising his rambunctious son Augie. Augie, adored his father and referred to him as "Dear old Dad."
Augie is motivated by ambition and the desire to make his father proud. He is typically seen wearing only a green shirt. Possessing some knowledge in science and the ability to converse with animals, Augie would often benefited from his father's follies.
The smooth-talking Doggie Daddy attempts to provide strict parental guidance to Augie, often to Augie's displeasure. Despite his strictness, Doggie Daddy has a warm personality and typically acquiesces to his son's wishes.
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy were animated by famous animator Al Bertino, best known for his work for Disney. The character Augie was named after Bertino's son Augustine.
Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character. He is. a pink cougar (originally orange and called Snaggletooth) who wears an upturned collar, shirt cuffs, and bow tie., Snagglepuss routinely break the fourth wall as the character addresses the audience in self-narration, soliloquy, and asides. Some of his catchphrases include: "Heavens to Murgatroyd!" and "Exit, stage left!".
Snagglepuss lives in a cavern, which he constantly tries to make more habitable for himself. No matter what he does, however, he always winds up back where he started or worse off than he was before. In some episodes, Snagglepuss is chased by Major Minor a tiny-sized hunter.
Hokey is a smooth-talking wolf who's main hobby is to con others to get free food and a free place to stay along with his sidekick Ding-a-Ling. Even when Hokey is clever enough to trick people, his plans are often exposed and those who fell for Hokey's scams start chasing and even shooting him.
Commander McBragg is a cartoon character who appeared in short segments (usually 90 seconds) produced by Total Television Productions and animated by Gamma Productions. These segments first appeared in 1963.
The character of McBragg is known for his military experience and dubious claims of grandeur.
Sam and Ralph
Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog are characters in a series of animated cartoons in the Warner Bros.
Ralph Wolf has virtually the same character design as Wile E. Coyote; brown fur, wiry body, and huge ears, but with a red nose in place of the Coyote's black one; and white eyes instead of the Coyote's yellow ones. Like Wiley Coyote, he is an active customer of Acme Corporation products.
Sam Sheepdog's hair usually covers his eyes. He very rarely runs and tends to be sedentary in his movements. He is strong and knocks out Ralph with a single punch once he catches him.
The series presents both Ralph and Sam as blue collar workers. The characters exchange friendly banter as they check in on the time clock to start their respective shifts.
At the end-of-the-day, Ralph and Sam punch out their time cards, again chat amiably, and leave, presumably only to come back the next day and do it all over again, or sometimes continue where they left off at the day previous.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr. Peabody, is an cartoon dog who appeared in the television animated series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.
Mr. Peabody's first name is never given or referred to in the cartoons, but in an animated promotion for the Rocky & Bullwinkle Savings Stamp Club he tells Sherman that it is "Hector"
The cartoons are about Peabody, who is the smartest being in existence, and graduated from Harvard at age 3. Peabody becomes sad and lonely and decides to adopt his own human as a son. In an alley, he meets Sherman, a bespectacled, red-haired boy. After saving Sherman from a group of bullies, Peabody discovers that Sherman is an orphan and decides to adopt him. The voice of Sherman was provided by Walter Tetly, who was in his 50s at the time the show was made.
Believing that boys need running room, Peabody invents the Wayback Machine as a birthday gift for Sherman. He and Sherman use it to go back in time and witness historic occurrences.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Dr John Bridges
Liz Westwood from UK on March 28, 2021:
Sorry. Not sure what happened with the previous comment. It submitted before I was ready and it now appears that there is no facility available to edit it. I was about to say: No doubt, with all the channels we now have on tv, these cartoons would be available in the UK. I was interested to see a review yesterday of a new Tom and Jerry movie. Now that takes me back to my childhood.
Liz Westwood from UK on March 28, 2021:
It is interesting to see the cartoons that you used to watch. I don't recognise any of these as having made it over to the UK. No doubt they would now. In my childhood we had very few channels and kids tv was only available at certain times. Ni doubt