15 (Painfully) Unforgettable Cartoon Theme Songs

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Funny
http://www.cracked.com/article_15253_15-painfully-unforgettable-cartoon-theme-songs.html

Here are the 15 cartoon theme songs from the past, tenaciously hogging your mental hard drive space.
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Male 27
The thing to keep in mind about the linked article is that the _15_ cartoon intros were considered PAINFULLY UNFORGETTABLE by the author(s). This has absolutely no bearing on other cartoons, whose intros were painfully unforgettable or no.

That being said, I highly disagree with the rankings of said 15 shows. I can`t believe they ranked Tiny Toons at the bottom yet had Animaniacs at the top. Had Tiny Toons`, with their self-explanatory narration, not been such a hit in the early `90s, no one would have written the Animaniacs` intro in such a similar manner.

Also, I guess I`m too much of a "classic" Transformers fanboy. I love that damn song.

However, I really, REALLY hate the Mighty Max show. Then again, I found the toys long before the show was created and thought that aping on the concept was a stupid idea. Add to that the casting of Rob Paulsen, who has played more cartoon characters than ANYONE, EVER.

Ah well, t`was fun with the nostalgia and all.

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Female 1,407
I miss my youth. I loved these (except the He-Man dude) cartoons.
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Male 4,004
No Darkwing Duck?
Also no Ghostbusters.
Transformers, TMNT and Sonic were the shizznit.
Biker Mice from Mars would have kicked arse too.
Even, get this, CowBoys form Moo Mesa! And Bucky O` Hare.
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Female 993
xxminglexx, I think there used to be two different sonic cartoons at the time: the more cartoony one with Scratch and Grounder and then the more dramatic one with the Freedom Fighters
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Female 44
umm... scooby doo anyone?
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Male 994
I think Captain Planet wins as the most annoying yet memorable

Earth!, Fire!, Wind, Water, Heart! GO PLANET
BY YOUR POWERS COMBINED I AM CAPTAIN PLANET!!!

also Superman: THe Animated series also had a good beginning. So did Justice League: Unlimited.

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Female 1,984
This sucks. Almost all of them I have never seen or heard of!
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Male 810
i don`t know a single kid at my high school who couldn`t pick up the theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at any point in the song given.

And, ANIMANIACS FTW!!
That show was hilarious! I watched it till I was like 11 and they stopped airing it on Cartoon Network :(

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Male 41
WOW! i totally forgot about a lot of these!!!
I think it`s kind of funny that my sister who iiiis two years older than me was a pokemaniac before i was! I was alrerady gone to school in the morning when it came on and she introduced me to it one day when i pretended to be sick.
It`s funny because she tried to explain iit to me and I thought she was a total idiot!:-P

butthen she faded out and I rose to the top of Victory Road!!!!......nostalgia....

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Male 259
WTF, the instant I saw Tail Spin on here I freaked, honestly that song is probably the best intro song for a cartoon ever. EVER!
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Male 11,739
Don`t be dissing the Animaniacs, they still rock. I didn`t know some of those shows, probably because they sucked so hard.
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Female 496
What, no Smurfs?
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Female 700
at one point or another i think i watched twelve out of the fifteen. That`s really sad!

"They`re animaniacs!!"

"Turtle power!"

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Male 317
I`m glad others were outraged by the lack of Captain Planet. Pokemon wasn`t an early 90`s show, it was released in the US at either `98 or `99. I remember the first time it aired on FOX, I watched it before going to school and fell in love with the idea, so I went and bought the gameboy game. :-D
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Male 121
As for the people asking about pokemon, I think this list was compiled by somebody a bit older. Also can I cite the complete lack of Captain Planet?
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Male 632
What the hell! They didn`t add Carebears and Captain Planet to the list?!
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Female 275
a bit before my time. but for some reason i recognized most of them anyway, i guess because they`re all painfully unforgettable.
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Female 442
OMG, they didn`t put Freakazoid!!!
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Female 442
I loved Animaniacs!!!
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Male 10,440
Its a good thing I didnt actually listen to any of those then...
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Male 842
This left out a lot of good ones. What about Swat Kats?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUcEElPqS...

Or Chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e5q6ubDl...

Or Darkwing Duck?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR8EV2GO6...

Or Digimon?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcoqNJ9W...

I found a great video on Youtube...It`s a full 30 minutes worth of 90`s shows opening themes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmcKGcKW7...

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Female 761
Umm.... Anyone else think of a different Sonic the Hedgehog theme song? Because I know there`s another one, I used to watch it every morning.

But I think Doug and Pepper Ann still top my list.

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Female 230
They forgot Pokemon....really?
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Male 10,440
this post doesn`t amuse me
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Male 1,142
to lazy to read comments past about the 8th one.

pinky and the brain was part of animaniacs. it always came on part way thru the animaniacs show. i can understand them deciding not to use both songs. i completely forgot about gummy bears. i didnt start to remember it till half way thru the ting. tiny toon adventures was the only think i could sing along with.

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Male 55
pffft They Forgot Chip And Dale I Think I Know A Few Too Manny Of Them As It Stands Tho...
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Female 600
Power Rangers, Tiny Toons, and Animaniacs!!!! Swear I love them all. I still know Tiny Toons word for word.
Seriously, Pinky andthe Brain should be up there.
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Female 5
O lawd. I remember like all of these. The Gummy Bears question came to me automatically. I was expecting Darkwing Duck, though. But it`s all good.
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Female 178
Out of all of those, I only knew Tiny Toons and Power Rangers. Most of those were "boy" cartoons that I couldn`t be bothered with.
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Female 675
i didnt know any of them by heart. i knew a few words here and there. but seriously. in 10 years you KNOW spongebob will b on the list
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Male 1,029
Mastercif, Pokemon has too many songs already.
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Female 1,697
I don`t agree much with the list, only with the tiny toons, power rangers and animaniacs.

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Female 119
very true...Captain Planet too!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OHj7VDd8lw0

I remember hearing "Soviet Union" and next thing I knew, it didn`t exist anymore hahaha

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Female 119
what about SilverHawks??...and Samurai Pizza Cats?...tsk tsk tsk!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OMBfm3vUB6M

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bXiJYcK4-GU

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Female 393
i LOVED animaniacs when i was little!!!! and i still remember how the song goes even though its not on anymore.
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Male 1,072
no dungeon and dragons?

Carmen san diago wtf where are the real good ones1
Captain Planet?????
The Racoons

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Male 342
you know... it was also missing the inspector gadget animated series theme...
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Male 358
GODDAMMIT! I KNOW ALL OF THEM!
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Male 54
I have to agree with those that said Darkwing Duck shoulda been there. Lets...get.....dangerous.lol
Was a good list anyway though.
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Male 778
Oh come on now, Tiny Toons wasn`t so bad.. nor was Animaniacs!
It`s creepy i remember some of these from back when. He-man haha.. god i hated that intro. I used to turn it off when it would start, not going to stop now!
Transformers still come on early in the morning on Cartoon Network (for those who get it)
Thundercats sucked. Enough said.
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Male 330
Yeah man, Captain Planet!
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Female 239
Hellz ya Animaniacs and Tiny Toons! I used to watch them every Saturday morning!
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Male 28
oh god, i loved each and every one of these......when i was a kid, of course....not now....damn u all
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Female 1,470
I loved tiny toon adventures :P:P
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Female 2,196
this doesnt bring back any memories for me cause i still watch em in summer...
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Female 2,695
where`s captain planet?!
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Male 2,199
i wouldnt dare watch it for fear of remembering the songs, it took me years as it is to get them out of my head...
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Male 1,162
no darkwing duck or pokemon? But they throw in Some sports pop thing and Mighty Max. Those two themes right there are extremely forgettable. I can`t remember them even though I just heard them 5 minutes ago!
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Female 426
I didn`t know any other show than the Tiny Toons which btw is da bomb
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Female 2,220
BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!!!

YESS!!!!


Go go power rangers. I`m sorry but that is the BEST cartoon song.

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Female 32
mwhah i used to have a sword as a kid that when you swooshed it it would do that kick ass part from the power rangers theme tune.

sigh
good times

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Male 196
Where is Darkwing duck ? No list like this is complete without "the terror that flaps in the night"
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Female 299
I hadn`t heard of 8 of those 15 shows and I was glued to the TV as a kid... *Goes to add the Power Rangers opener to the ol` myspace*
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Male 602
I still remember how to sing animaniacs and have the mental images of the picture parts... Oh my youth so wasted...
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Male 49
that was one of my favorite IAB posts EVERRRR...so great...REALLY brought me back...and I guess I could sing all but the GI Joe song cause it was a little before my time
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Male 458
wheres pokemon? ahhh this brings back soo many memories...and watching the GI Joe one again is kind of scary because its pretty similar to certain communist videos that were used to brainwash kids in the USSR
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Male 446
uhh.. pinky and the brain would have been a... no brainer
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Male 623
Where`s Rescue Rangers?

Duck Tales and TMNT are the best cartoons ever. Period.

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Male 4,012
They were already on my hard disk. This just brought them out onto my RAM.
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Male 4,246
Oh, nostalgia. :-) I really loved most of those shows when I was little.

"They`re the world`s most fearsome fighting team!
They`re heroes on the half-shell...AND THEY`RE GREEN!!"

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Male 1,348
That list was missing a ton of good ones!! Like Swat Cats and SilverHawks or even Freakazoid.
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Female 130
I actually did have the Turtles theme song on my ipod awhile ago. i took it off when i first heard the new movie was coming out. and sonic brought back memories. i used to watch it in the morning while i ate breakfast before school.
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Male 2,004
some of thier vids were gone...
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Male 238
I an thankful I hadn`t ever had these inserted into my mental hard drive when I was younger. I am unthankful that that they are inserted into my mental hard drive now.
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Female 1,492
these bring back so many good memories...i`m all nostalgic now....
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Female 31
You know, I`m surprised they don`t have the Pinky and the Brain theme song on there.
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Female 31
Tiny Toons and Animaniacs!
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Female 665
hahaha that was.... fun lol. singing along to TMNT
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Female 299
I could sing along to Tiny Toon Adventures, Transformers, Thundercats, Sonic the Hedgehog, Power Rangers, duck tales, animaniacs, and batman.

Apparently I watched too many brain washing cartoons as a child.

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Male 157
o god, now im gonna go 2 skool on mon singin "GO, GO, POWER RANGERS!!"
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Male 2,616
I`m already so low on mental hard drive space as it is...
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Male 20,825
Link: 15 (Painfully) Unforgettable Cartoon Theme Songs [Rate Link] - Here are the 15 cartoon theme songs from the past, tenaciously hogging your mental hard drive space.
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