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Voltron - First Episode Sept 10, 1984. Yeah, my oldest son enjoyed that. Transformers was probably his favorite. Can't say I remember the Raccoons.

Over the years we've had posts and threads where people pretty much gave away their age. Of course I'm too polite to mention their names but I can only think of two current active members older than me. I'm impressed by their energy. I grieve many of the ones we have lost. I know of several that are just a few years younger than me. I occasionally remind some of them to respect their elders. And with it being the internet, there are several I just don't know so I try to treat them with respect. With some that's harder than with others.
You left out HeMan and SheRa, AND, of course, Animaniacs.
 

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Aside from Bugs & company, this was one of my favorites. Also Astro Boy & Johnny Quest... I got interested in SciFi very early, when I picked up one of my father's John Carter of Mars books (he was a big Edgar Rice Burroughs fan). I think I was in 5th grade at the time. Later I "borrowed" his copy of "The Long Afternoon of Earth" by Brian Aldiss. About that time Star Trek came out, and I was hooked.
 
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Aside from Bugs & company, this was one of my favorites. Also Astro Boy & Johnny Quest... I got interested in SciFi very early, when I picked up one of my father's John Carter of Mars books (he was a big Edgar Rice Burroughs fan). I think I was in 5th grade at the time. Later I "borrowed" his copy of "The Long Afternoon of Earth" by Brian Aldiss. About that time Star Trek came out, and I was hooked.
I also started Sci-Fi early. In Third grade, we read Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" in School. Later I began listening to old radio show's on tape and shows like "Dimension X/X-1" lead me to a lot of other writers.
 

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for us the cartoons were the loony tunes and rocky and bullwinkle, super dog and a few others.

for me i did always read a lot more than i watched tv.

for science fiction and fantasy the all time favorites are Dune and The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. i do have more recent authors i also enjoy, but i also love the connection that one of my all time favorite authors has to the books of the past in that he helped put the Silmarillion together.
 

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Strongest memory of tv was Captain Kangaroo, with Mr Greenjeans and Bunnyrabbit. That's how my Mom discovered I needed glasses at 3 yrs old. I insisted on watching it from 6 inches away.
And try explaining to kids today about turning a crank to pump fuel out of a tank into a glass jar with measurements on it, so it could then be sold and transferred into a car. (@ 25 cents/gal).
 

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@Rhodie Ranch , the gas station in your Oregon town was the last place I remember with those pumps. The attendant would crank, and for $1, Mom would buy 4 gallons :).

Do you suppose kids these days would appreciate the jokes we used to tell? Grandparents, you should give it a try.

Gramps: Knock Knock
Kid: Who's there?
Gramps: Boo
Kid: Boo Who?
Gramps: No need to cry, it's just a joke!

Steve ;)
 

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I grew up on Captain Kangaroo. I don't remember any gas stations with the glass jars but where ever we got gas, we got free stuff. Cups, glasses, etc. The cheapest gas I remember was in Georgia for 13 cents per gallon.

Also I can still remember the taste of Green Stamps. Any my tele number in Amarillo began with OL8....And it was a party line.
 

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