I’m of the age where I grew up with Nickelodeon, watching even the worst of their output, which was probably ‘National Geographic Explorer’ at the time.  Still, after I went off to college, the true horror arrived: Rugrats.  I try not to be negative guy, and I really respect a lot of the actors involved in the show, but Rugrats is just…  I can’t…  It’s…  If there were an Oscar for ‘Cartoon You Cannot Stand’, Clasky/Csupo would have a room full of little gold statues.  The art style, the premise and especially the voice work upset me in ways I cannot fully articulate, leading to today’s forever-in-reruns query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) fears talking about the show for fear of losing my membership card and blazer from The Tara Strong Fan Club, asking: Which animated property wins the crown of the cartoon you CANNOT STAND?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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