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Geek Juice Radio – Episode 125
The hosts compare cartoons from their childhood to the cartoons of today.
Featuring Alex Jowski, Josh Hadley and Charley McMullen

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats

Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski.
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19 Comments
  • Alex Stockwell
    May 1, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Of course Josh doesn’t like Justice League, because it’s awesome.

    Okay, got that out of the way.

  • Wolf
    May 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    No download link? I usually download geek juice stuff to listen to on the way to work

  • You guys are idiots.
    May 1, 2014 at 9:57 am

    List of TERRIBLE 70s & 80s cartoons:

    Groovie Goolies
    Harlem Globetrotters
    Where’s Huddles?
    Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down
    Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies
    Family Classic Tales
    The Tomfoolery Show
    The Funky Phantom
    The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
    The Jackson 5ive
    The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
    The Brady Kids
    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
    The Roman Holidays
    Sealab 2020
    Lassie’s Rescue Rangers
    The Houndcats
    The Barkleys
    The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie
    Kid Power
    Festival of Family Classics
    The Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel
    The Most Important Person
    The Addams Family
    The Osmonds
    Butch Cassidy
    Goober and the Ghost Chasers
    Jeannie 16
    Mission: Magic!
    My Favorite Martians
    Schoolhouse Rock!
    Speed Buggy
    Star Trek: The Animated Series
    Super Friends
    Yogi’s Gang
    Bailey’s Comets
    Emergency +4
    The Kingdom of Could Be You
    Partridge Family 2200 A.D.
    The New Adventures of Gilligan
    These Are the Days
    Valley of the Dinosaurs
    Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
    The Dogfather
    Fraidy Cat
    M*U*S*H
    The Oddball Couple
    Paddington
    Return to the Planet of the Apes
    The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty
    Wacky and Packy
    Peter Puck
    Clue Club
    Jabberjaw
    Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
    The Mumbly Cartoon Show
    Misterjaw
    Baggy Pants and the Nitwits
    CB Bears
    I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali
    The Robonic Stooges
    The Skatebirds
    Space Sentinels
    The All-New Super Friends Hour
    The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour
    Wonder Wheels
    Challenge of the Super Friends
    Fabulous Funnies
    Fangface
    Fantastic Four
    The Freedom Force
    Galaxy Goof-Ups
    Tarzan and the Super
    Yogi’s Space Race
    Dinky Dog
    Jana of the Jungle
    The New Fantastic Four
    Jason of Star Command
    Crazylegs Crane
    Superstretch and Microwoman
    Web Woman
    Manta and Moray
    The Godzilla Power Hour
    Battle of the Planets – TERRIBLE AMERICAN DUB
    Buford and the Galloping Ghost
    The Buford Files
    The New Shmoo
    Rickety Rocket
    Spider-Woman
    The Super Globetrotters
    The Thing
    Mighty Man and Yukk
    The World’s Greatest Super Friends
    The Super Globetrotters
    Sport Billy
    The New Fat Albert Show
    Drak Pack
    The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
    Richie Rich
    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
    The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour
    Hero High
    Shazam!
    Space Stars
    The New Adventures of Zorro
    Blackstar
    The Kwicky Koala Show
    Laverne and Shirley in the Army
    Goldie Gold and Action Jack
    The Kid Super Power Hour
    Trollkins
    The Flintstone Funnies
    The Gary Coleman Show
    Gilligan’s Planet
    The Incredible Hulk
    Pac-Man
    Pandamonium
    Shirt Tales
    The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour
    The Biskitts
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    Monchhichis
    Rubik, the Amazing Cube
    Puppy’s Further Adventures
    Mr. T
    Saturday Supercade
    The Dukes
    The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
    Challenge of the GoBots
    Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies
    Kidd Video
    Pink Panther and Sons
    Pole Position
    Rainbow Brite
    Turbo Teen
    Dragon’s Lair
    My Little Pony ‘n Friends
    CBS Storybreak
    It’s Punky Brewster
    The Berenstain Bears
    Galtar and the Golden Lance
    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
    Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling
    Jem
    Paw Paws
    Robotix
    Sectaurs
    She-Ra: Princess of Power
    The Wuzzles
    Yogi’s Treasure Hunt
    Scooby’s Mystery Funhouse
    The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
    Super Sunday
    The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
    Defenders of the Earth
    Dennis the Menace
    Flintstone Kids
    Foofur
    Galaxy High School
    Inhumanoids
    Karate Kommandos
    Kissyfur
    Lazer Tag Academy
    MoonDreamers
    The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
    Popples
    Rambo and the Forces of Freedom
    Ghostbusters
    Teen Wolf
    Wildfire
    Pound Puppies
    The Centurions
    Kideo TV
    The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
    Starcom: The US Space Force
    ALF: The Animated Series
    Beverly Hills Teens
    Bionic Six
    BraveStarr
    The Comic Strip
    Madballs
    Maxie’s World
    The New Archies
    Sky Commanders
    Spiral Zone
    TigerSharks
    Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
    Karate Kat
    Lady Lovely Locks
    Sylvanian Families
    Little Clowns of Happytown
    The Simpsons Shorts
    ALF Tales
    The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
    C.O.P.S.
    Denver, the Last Dinosaur
    Dino-Riders
    Fantastic Max
    The New Yogi Bear Show
    Police Academy
    RoboCop: The Animated Series
    This is America, Charlie Brown
    Marvel Action Universe
    The Chipmunks
    Tattertown
    Merrie Melodies
    The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy
    Camp Candy
    Captain N
    Dink, the Little Dinosaur
    The Karate Kid
    The Legend of Zelda
    Ring Raiders
    Rude Dog and the Dweebs
    The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
    X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men
    The Adventures of McGee and Me
    Paddington Bear

    P.S. FUCKING ARSEHOLE of course kids knew who those guest characters were they were show together in the same block Dynomutt was shown side to side with Dexter’s Lab and the same with Johnny and Scooby Doo.

    P.P.S. Also this was original 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s but I had to take out so many 90s & 00s it just looked like I was picking on the retarded kid. I’m with John K on this 70 & 80s were the WORST DECADES of cartoons just count how many of these stupid shows were either tie ins to celebs or toys.

    P.P.P.S REALISTIC MOVEMENT are you really this retarded and so blind to see all of the animation flaws and just terrible character designs. Also the “Animated Style” is not a real thing what the fuck are you talking about.

    P.P.P.P.S Batman the Animated Series is suppose to resemble silver age art styles with very boxy character designs and subtle expressions.

    P.P.P.P.P.S AHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAH everything is the “Animated Style” that was the best joke in the episode. Also you have to be blind to think Rankin/Bass Productions is gorgeous with terrible inconsistent shading, badly proportioned characters & dead eyes.

    P.P.P.P.P.P.S Josh please stop you making me laugh so hard it hurts. Those cartoons WERE BADLY DRAWN AND ANIMATED. Ask any animator working today and they will tell what’s wrong with every frame/shot.

    • jwiderski
      May 1, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Lassie’s Rescue Rangers? I didn’t even know that was a thing

      • May 7, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        I have a few episodes of Lassie’s Rescue Rangers on CED. Someone dumped it on me and expected me to do SOMETHING with it but Lassie’s Rescue Rangers has no earthly use for anyone that ever lived.

    • JAMESOFEARTH2
      May 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
      Marvel Action Universe
      Dino-Riders
      C.O.P.S.
      Spiral Zone
      TigerSharks
      Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
      Bionic Six
      BraveStarr
      Galaxy High School
      Inhumanoids
      The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
      G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
      Schoolhouse Rock!

      YOU WENT FULL WRONG,
      NEVER GO FULL WRONG.

  • Brandon Gray
    May 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I really enjoyed Exo-Squad. I thought it was a great sci-fi action cartoon. Another pretty good nostalgia music album is Saturday Morning Apocalypse by Powerglove.

  • jwiderski
    May 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I love the entire animated DCU (except Static Shock) sooooo much. Some of the best writing in western animation in my opinion and Justice League Unlimited is one of my favorite TV shows of all time.

  • Tim Terrell
    May 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Link please

  • May 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Updated with link.

  • Matt
    May 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I’m glad Josh has some decent taste in movies, because his taste in cartoons is downright cringeworthy. He doesn’t like the Power Puff Girls, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Justice League, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, hell, practically anything and everything from the late 1990s on that the majority of people enjoy or at least admit is “okay”.

    AND FISH POLICE? GOOD?! I don’t want to sound like a dick, but I chuckled when it was in the preshow clip, and laughed for at least four minutes straight when it came up in the episode.

    As for the nostalgiavision: look, I love cheesy ass cartoons from the era – but the 70s and 80s were just terrible for television animation (theatrical is a different story), sure they looked more “realistic” but the writing was plain garbage, the animation was jerky and awful, the art was lazy, and the characters didn’t really “act”. Those decades are a fine case study in what NOT to do when it comes to making cartoons.

    All that aside, I’m 100% with everyone on the Adult Swim for kids shit, it’s a terrrrrrrrrible trend – but I guess it makes bank.

    (and I don’t like Bob’s Burgers either)

  • Matt
    May 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    And when it came to references to older stuff in cartoons, a lot of kids got that “it” (a parody of someone famous, a line from a movie, whatever) was a reference to something else, just not the reference was to. Failing that, you had mom or dad in the room to chuckle at the joke and explain it to you.

  • sandstar
    May 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Yeah, uh, Josh? There’s no such cartoon as Tom and Jerry and Kids. There’s a cartoon called Tom and Jerry Kids, which is exactly what you described the show not being, ie: it’s about them as kids.

  • Martha Page
    Martha Page
    May 8, 2014 at 12:08 am

    So I am not Archer!!! I would defend myself more but I have to go Alex, but if I find one dog hair when I come back I’ll rub sand into your dead little eyes. I also need you to buy sand. I don’t know if they grade it, but … coarse.

  • Dan
    May 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    The Thundercats remake was pretty great. Only reason it was cancelled because Cartoon Network dumped it, like they do with every modern day action show that doesn’t appeal primarily with their demographic and isn’t a humor show.

  • likalaruku
    May 22, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Adventure Time = Heavily inspired by Mario Brothers & Legend of Zelda, with an art style that appears to be inspired by Sanrio products. Has become a lot more adult in the past few seasons…Then you get incredibly dumb episodes like “Baxter The Horse” & “Shh.” They have lots of guest writers, so the style of humor is very inconsistent.

    Regular Show = Homestar Runner + Penny Arcade. Target audience seems to be the 80s crowd & retro gamers. Not seeing the appeal to kids.

  • Misterprickly
    September 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Does anyone remember when they tried to market Chuck Norris and RAMBO with their “kid friendly” cartoons?

    Now… Chuck Norris I could see, as he wasn’t always a high octane shoot’em up action star; he did movies for the kids as well.

    But RAMBO!?!
    Mister “killin’s as easy as breath’n” Rambo. What were they thinking?!

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