We live in a world where children know how to use smartphones and tablets since they are in diapers, and this isn’t necessarily a healthy habit. While technology has its perks, most of the youngsters nowadays don’t even know the meaning of playing outside or exercising.
However, not too long ago, the 90’s kids knew how to have fun – they played rudimental video games, they spent countless of hours running and watched some of the funniest TV shows and cartoons.
And if you’re looking to revive that generation or at least spend some quality time with your own children, we came up with a list of some of the funniest cartoons ever invented.
Tom and Jerry
Hands down to the most popular cartoon of all times, Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created by the famous duo William Hanna and Joseph Barbera back in 1940. Yes, you read that right – your favorite animal couple is almost 80 years old!
This family cartoon depicts the adventures of Tom, a house cat and Jerry, a sassy little mouse always looking for trouble. The TV show is the perfect example of why you don’t need rude jokes or swearing to make people of all ages laugh. In fact, you don’t even need a dialogue – all the emotions and thoughts are beautifully transferred into sounds backed up by a classical music soundtrack.
Produced by the famous Warner Bros Company, Looney Tunes is another example of great cartoons for children and people of all ages. The first episodes were released at the beginning of World War II, in 1939, but the show continued to touch millions of hearts throughout the years.
The Warner Bros introduced some of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Road Runner, and the Tasmanian Devil.
The show is silly yet intelligent, creating a quality type of humor specific to the past century. Most episodes are based on simple dialogues filled with charm and originality.
Another iconic cartoon of the golden ages of television, the Flintstones is a superb creation by the same famous duo Hanna-Barbera. It originally aired between 1960 and 1966 but remains a classic that can be watched over and over again.
The Flintstones follows the adventures of the Flinstone family and their best friends and next-door neighbors. We are sure you’re more than familiar with Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Pebbles, Bam-Bam, and Dino.
Created as a Space Age counterpart of The Flintstones, The Jetsons is another popular show delivered to you by the same golden duo Hanna-Barbera. It originally aired between 1962 and 1963 but new episodes were released two decades later, between 1985 and 1987.
The show tells the story of a futuristic family – George Jetson, Jane Jetson, Judy Angela Jetson, and Elroy Jetson. They are accompanied in all their adventures by their intelligent household robot, Rosie.
If you are a fan of the shows above, you should definitely look for the television crossover special, “The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones.”
This TV show is part of the iconic Cartoon Network series and depicts the story of Dexter, an eight-year-old boy genius who owns a secret lab in the basement of his house. In his journeys, he is accompanied by his annoying sister, Dee Dee and his evil rival, Mandark.
Most of the show’s dialogues are harmless and can be watched by children of all ages, including by the youngest members of your family.
The show first aired in 1995 and came to an end in November 2003.
This American animated sitcom just celebrated its 20th year on television. It first aired in 1998 and told the story of a dysfunctional family that tries to cope with daily struggles and lives in a wacky town from Rhode Island.
The series focuses on the Griffins, a family that includes parents Peter and Lois, their children (Meg, Chris, and Stewie), and their pet dog Brian. Stewie, the diabolical infant son always uses scruffy phrases that nobody else understands, while Brian, the anthropomorphic dog has a big crush on Lois.
Peter is a blue collar worker and the main provider of the family, while Lois is a stay-at-home mom and part-time piano teacher. The show is extremely popular because it mocks the American culture.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
This American animated cartoon which focuses on the life of spouses Muriel and Eustace and their dog, Courage. They live “in the middle of nowhere” and have to face daily monsters, alien invasions, zombies or mad scientists, all trying to take over the world.
The main task of protecting the household falls on Courage, the family dog, who always seeks to reconcile with monsters and has a friendly attitude. Eustace is a grumpy old man while Muriel is quite the opposite, trying to get along with everyone. Courage’s trademark is a big hole in one of his teeth.
The show initially aired in 1996 and continued until 2002. In 2014, director John R. Dilworth released a special episode called “The Fog of Courage.”
One of the most long-lasting shows on TV, The Simpsons first aired in 1989. It has over 650 episodes and, throughout the years, received the help of numerous musicians, actors, and even politicians as special guests.
Some of the most notable appearances in The Simpsons include Tony Blair, Ben Stiller, Tom Hardy, Liam Neeson, Ludacris, Ronaldo, Jodie Foster, Jonah Hill, Angela Bassett, Hugh Laurie, Michael Cena, Halle Berry or Lady Gaga.
The Simpsons is a satirical depiction of the working-class life, starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. What we truly liked about the show was that the characters never get old but, somehow, always manage to get in some sort of trouble.
The American adult animated sitcom was developed for Comedy Central television network and tells the story of four little boys from South Park, a fictional town located somewhere in Colorado. Stan, Kyle, Eric, and Kenny are friends and schoolmates at the local elementary school and have to go through the daily struggles of students.
The show is known for its satirical depiction of the American society and often includes pop-cultural references and adult language.
The Amazing World of Gumball
This show first aired in 2011 and revolves around the life of a 12-year old cat, Gumball Watterson and his best friend and adoptive brother, a goldfish named Darwin.
You can see it on Cartoon Network and most people who watched it claimed it is one of the funniest shows in the industry right now. It is perfectly safe and educative for children, including infants who need a noisy background while playing with specific toys for 1-year olds.