Nothing was better than watching late night cartoons on the weekends when we were growing up. The shows were edgy but down right hilarious. Unfortunately, most of the shows didn’t last more than a few seasons, but for the ones that did we are still thankful for all the laughs. Wouldn’t it be awesome if they decided to bring back some of these shows so that we could enjoy them again?
Here are 7 late night cartoons that we wish they would bring back.
1. The Oblongs
This show was a little outrageous even considering the time slot. It centered around a family of people who were suffering the effects of hazardous waste that has been dumped into their community from the rich people living in the neighboring community “on the hill.” It was actually based off of a picture book called Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales For Troubled Children.
2. Mission Hill
Mission Hill centered around a group of roommates living in a swanky hip neighborhood in the big city. The show was cancelled a couple of times, but it developed a bit of a cult following because reruns of the few episodes that were actually aired continued to play on late night television. The main character, Andy, is an aspiring cartoonist who can’t seem to hold onto either a girlfriend or a job. It was actually a pretty funny show.
3. The Ripping Friends
These quasi-superheros were jacked-up beefcakes who were trying to battle the forces of evil. The four brothers (who looked absolutely nothing like brothers) would attempt to use their super powers to help people, but often times they ended up making things worse. If there were ever superheros that used steroids, it was these guys.
This show was both hilarious and wildly offensive. It followed the stories of four friends: the frat-boy, the average Joe, the computer geek, and the soft-spoken ladies man. Nitz, Rocko, Cal and Gimpy all brought their own unique personalities to the table, and you couldn’t find a more diverse and strange group of friends. This show lived off of cliche and we loved it.
5. Clone High
You may remember this cartoon as the high school filled with the clones of historical figures. It followed along with Abe Lincoln, JFK, Gandhi, Cleopatra, and Joan of Ark (or rather their clones) as they tried to maneuver their way through high school life in the modern world. I never thought I would see Gandhi portrayed as the horny high school kid LOL.
6. The Tick
The Tick was originally a comic book that was then adapted to become a more adult style cartoon. Though it was shown to kids, the humor aimed more for the older demographic. After graduating from the National Super Institute, The Tick is assigned to protect “The City.” He attempts to do so with the help of his sidekick Arthur, who is a former accountant.
Without a doubt the most offensive show on this list, Quads followed a group of people suffering from a variety of physical and mental handicaps as they live through a variety of shenanigans. It was praised by the disabled community for its take on “Don’t You Dare Pity Me!” It was created by John Callahan who was left quadriplegic when he was just 21 years old.
Which of these shows would you most like to see brought back into the mainstream? Let us know in the comments.