Talking in Circles

Talking in Circles – Episode 7 – Getting Animated


The Top 5 lists keep coming this week as we count down our Top 5 favorite cartoons. This is a good old fashioned trip down memory lane that will quickly fill your nostalgia quota for the week as we take a look at the cartoons that shaped us into the geeks we are today, and the ones we now love as adults. Before we get into business we take a look at what we have been up to including discussing the recent Godzilla trailer and ask how this new version will be morphed by the climate of today. Hint: Nukeagedon.





Dan “Movierevolt” Clark

Greg Beppler

Chuck Davis

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  1. Great episode guys. Thanks cause now I have so many theme songs stuck in my head. You guys should put out a Album with all of Greg’s signing moments. My all-time favorite cartoon is The Simpsons. I know it hasn’t been as good in the last few years but when it was on, it was amazing.

        1. I’d rather save the little luck I have to meet up with Emily Ratajkowski and some how manage to get a date with her. I feel like the luck would be more likely to work.

  2. Dan you are not alone. I also enjoyed The Weekenders cartoon. I have a fondness for all those One Saturday Morning cartoons

  3. I wish I remembered to mention this while we were talking about Batman:TAS but I listened to the Kevin Conroy interview done recently here on GCRN and I loved it. He seems like a really cool guy.

    1. he is a very cool guy… that interview was 2 years ago though. I’m planning on getting him on again.

      1. Wow not sure why I thought it was recent. It would be awesome to have someone like Stephen Amell on our show since I basically sponsor Arrow lol

  4. My fave cartoon growing up as a kid was Bobby’s World. That cartoon was meta before meta was a thing. So smart and sweet.

    1. Ohh, Bobby’s World. Forgot about that one. It wouldn’t crack my Top 5 but should have been an honorable mention.

  5. My favorite cartoons growing up are super similar to all of yours. Man hearing that turtle song brings back so many memories. I watched that cartoon and played with those toys so much of childhood. I was surprised none of you had any cartoons from the 80’S

    1. Well the fact that we were all born mid 80’s was probably the reason none of us had 80’s cartoons. I assume a person’s tastes have become a little more cemented when you get past 4 or 5. Plus I can’t remember much from the 80’s (except for the nightmarish clothing).

    2. I think a lot of the ones we mentioned started in the 80s then ran into the 90s. But I think I was just too young for GI Joe and Transformers and some of those. I did like Thundercats tho which I forgot to mention.

    3. Yes, like Greg mentioned we were a tad bit too young for those 80’s cartoons. I was never a Transformers fan, I did love GI Joe but watching that cartoon now I can’t enjoy it because it does not hold up at all.

  6. My favorite cartoon from the Disney block was Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles. Darkwing Duck as great for any comic book fan. There’s a lot of references to comics in that I didn’t realize as a kid.

    My all time favorite cartoon though is Eek the Cat or Ren in Stimpy. I really love the off the wall humor.

    Although I’m not a fan of South Park like Dan. The animation is too weird to me.

    I do love The Simpsons and Futurama though.

    1. Darkwing was pretty sweet. I loved the video game for that one. I don’t think I was allowed to watch Ren and Stimpy though :-(

    2. Futurama is pretty funny haha and I totally forgot about Eek! I used to watch that loved the dog sharky

    3. Eek was great. I do forgot about that show. Darkwing Duck I wasn’t the hugest fan of as a kid. Don’t even know why.
      No worries for the South Park thing. Like I said I know its not for everyone.

  7. I couldn’t cut my top cartoons down to only five. I love Dragon Ball Z, Transformers, GI Joe, Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, Venture Brothers (YAY! Greg also with your love of this), Talespin, Garfield, and so many more. I do agree with the theme songs though. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of my all-time favorites.

  8. I used to love Johnny Bravo. Hilarious. Totally forgot about that one these are all coming back to me now. Even Dexter’s Laboratory

    1. I was never a fan of Johnny Bravo. I found him annoying. I did like Dexter and Power Puff Girls. Especially the episode that is all Beatles Songs.

  9. I definatly agree with Duck Tales. Dan, Did you say they have them in HD? Where is that at? This episode took me way back and how much I enjoyed cartoons. Batman/Superman Adventures. Batman the Animated Series. I never got into the X-Men cartoons. I think it was because I didnt know them. Chuck, you mentioned the Hoover Dam and never being targeted. I am sure you remember in the Superman Movie with Christoper Reeves, the Hoover Dam broke after the earth quake. Then he fixed it by spinning the earth backwards as would really happen if the earth spun backwards.

    1. Haha yeah that’s right. I guess that was a bad example. But most of the time it just doesn’t seem to be on the “Mount Rushmore” of super-villain targets. Ah I see what he did there lol

    2. Sorry the HD remake of Ducktales is the video game not the TV show. Maybe in given time we’ll be a Blu ray of the TV show as well.

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