On a whim (I operate this Tumblr purely on whim, so that’s not really significant), I went and looked up the first episode of Gargoyles, aka one of the coolest shows ever. Inspired by that, I have here assembled the intros to the stupidly cool things I watched as a kid, each of which can be credited with making me so darn awesome.
We may have only had grunge and flannel shirts the rest of the time, but the 90’s had some pimpin’ kid’s shows.
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
If anyone ever spells it with a G on the end, they’re a poser. It’s morphin’ and everyone knows it.
I think it’s a good thing that this took place in the 90’s, because if Zordon had asked for teenagers with attitude at basically any other point in history, his place would have been trashed, and Alpha would have had to drag out like five Johnny Rottens or something. It could have been bad, is what I’m sayin’.
LASERS. Just LASERS. And planes. And tanks. And trucks.
There is so little you need to know to watch Transformers - Autobots are good, Decepticons are bad. LASERS.
No words. Just…no words.
Some mother once said to my mom that she didn’t let her kids watch X-Men because it was violent. My mom responded by talking about the themes of prejudice and justice prevalent in the show, and how the X-Men did what was necessary and all that. All I knew: so much cool factor.
Those kids who didn’t get to watch it? They all unironically watch Nicholas Sparks movies. I KNOW it.
Goliath was so. Frikkin’. Cool. He had rockin’ hair, too.
Gargoyles was some dark stuff, man. First twenty minutes of the series and you’ve already had a lot of people being thrown from buildings. It basically predated all the supernatural cop shows we’ve got now, but with 900 times more cool factor. In no other place can you find a waking up sequence as cool as in Gargoyles.