In fact, when I was little, my two favourite cartoons were He-Man and Tom & Jerry. I had several videos of these two cartoons (and some of Mickey Mouse and the gang though they were never my favourites). I still remember my routine in kindergarten — school, come home and eat, study, and watch videos of my cartoons. My grandfather was great — he was the one who recorded them all for me from the telly.
I don’t know how I began to like He-Man. All I know is that I watched so much of it, I can still sing the opening tune. He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe (who otherwise, was Prince Adam, the wuss). Just so you know, it has not had an impact on the kind of guys I am attracted to today — I would never go for a He-Man (in the big muscular sense, that is). I think somewhere back home, I still have the videos.
Tom and Jerry — I could watch this even today as a 24 year old. And no, I’m not ashamed to say that I still giggle like I did as a kid. I know Tom & Jerry has copped flak for the violence and the supposed racial undertones, but to me back then as a kid, it did not have a negative influence. (True, I did think about what it would be like to get my sister into trouble like Jerry got Tom….but let’s not go there.)