Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Characters Who Drank From
The Fountain of Youth
The original prompt considered revisiting favourite childhood characters when they’re older. But I can’t do that because if I imagine them any differently, the nostalgia is gone. SO THEY WILL FOREVER LIVE ON AS FOREVER YOUNG.
All of these will be from 90’s television (cartoons) and movies as I have zero books to pull answers from to apply to this prompt.
Pokemon was a pretty big part of my childhood. Huge, actually. I remember my brother beat me up (ish) because I caught a Pokemon he couldn’t way back in Red/Blue. Such is life. But seriously, through 21837289321 seasons, Ash has not aged a bit and that is how it shall remain in my mind.
I grew up watching the still-baby version (and that’s the one I will always remember) but I came across this grown up image one day and they’re all incredibly hipster and good looking — but I kinda dig it. (Artwork re Isaiah Stevens – deviantArt)
Another childhood afterschool favourite! Seriously, can you imagine if his odd overgrown head also hit puberty? It’d be the size of a UFO or something. Isaiah, the artist of above, also crafted a Grown Up version of the cast in this show.
Big Comfy Couch
Imagine if the dust bunnies in this show kept accumulating…dust.
Magic School Bus
I loved the days when we watched MSB in elementary school. Can I just say that if I had a kid enrolled in Frizzles class and had to sign a “field trip” slip consenting their attendance, I’d constantly murmur to said child, “okay kiddo, where the fuck are you going this time?” Anyways, I digress, they’re forever children in my eyes.
You know what a real sponge would look like with age and use? A brick of mold.
Are You Afraid of the Dark / Goosebumps
These shows explored my fascination with the eerie and spooky but I’ll let these tales sit in the past because checking up on them (e.g. reading the synopsis) would kill that nostalgia because they’d all seem so ridiculous.
The now Kevin McCallister (re Macaulay Culkin) is just…no. The youngster version of him will live on forever in the traditions of Winter movie marathons.
Am I the only one who actually wanted this game to exist IRL as a kid? Deadly, perhaps, but it look so fun!
The Little Rascals
The charm of “I have two pickles, I have two pickles, I have two pickles today hey hey!” exists only as a child.
Any television shows or movies you cannot un-see the youthfulness of its characters?