In every edition of Pick N’ Pop, Suns.com catches up with a member of the Suns family to discuss personal preferences in all things pop culture. As always, we encourage you to check out our lists, watch the video for some elaboration and weigh in with your opinion in the comment section below.

TOP FIVE CHILDHOOD CARTOONS WITH WES JOHNSONIn every edition of Pick N’ Pop, Suns.com catches up with a member of the Suns family to discuss personal preferences in all things pop culture. As always, we encourage you to check out our lists, watch the video for some elaboration and weigh in with your opinion in the comment section below.

Whether it be the ones you remember watching straight after school or the ones you remember waking up for early Saturday mornings, cartoons are an integral part of our early development. They can also prove to be incredibly educational. In fact, you can argue that watching cartoons is equally, if not more important than, going to school. At least I can argue that, most others probably wouldn’t want to.

But all kidding aside, limiting a list of all-time best cartoons to just five is serious business. There’s a good chance that some feelings are going to be hurt in this process and there’s an even better chance that somebody catches a pie to the face for this whole ordeal. But sometimes chances have to be taken. Here now are the top five childhood cartoons of Suns swingman Wes Johnson and yours truly.


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5. Thundercats – These cartoons not only taught us moral lessons while we were growing up, but they also introduced us to Berbils. Not that we could understand anything these adorable little creatures were saying, but that’s besides the point.

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The heroes in a half shell will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m counting the days until they return to theatres and am hoping that Michael Bay has been receiving my voicemails. “Don’t you ruin this for me Michael Bay, don’t you dare ruing this for me.”

3. Batman: The Animated Series – Really helped set the standard that it’s best to go dark when discussing the Dark Knight. If you’re a fan of the recently concluded trilogy, I highly recommend these to help ease the pain.

2. Tiny Toon Adventures – A lot of people preferred Animaniacs, but Tiny Toon Adventures was always much funnier and entertaining to me.

1. X-Men – It may not be the greatest animated series of all time, but the timing of this series (it came out right when the popularity of the book was at an all-time high) made it a personal favorite of mine.

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5. Doug – Doug Funny was just that guy. I always liked how he was trying to land the “it” girl, Patti Mayonnaise.

4. Hey Arnold! – A show filled with good characters who always managed to get into something.

3. Recess – Just a funny show that reminds you of how recess used to really be.

2. Scooby-Doo – I’ve always loved Scooby-Doo. He and Shaggy had some of the best chemistry on television.

1. The Tom and Jerry Show – The two of them don’t say a word and still manage to entertain you.

About the Writer
Brad G. Faye

Brad Faye is a Digital Producer for Suns.com, and a man who appreciates a good comic book. Geek out with the self-proclaimed pop culture guru via “The Twitter."


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