Last week I saw that Netflix had episodes of DuckTales available, a Disney cartoon that I watched from 1987-1990, probably while drawing unicorns.
Curiosity got the better of me and I watched an episode and a half this weekend, but whatever magic the show had was gone–along with seven-year-old Karen. (Not all cartoons can be as smart as Animaniacs, I guess.)
I did remember every word to the DuckTales theme song, though. And then had it stuck in my head all weekend. You’ve been warned.
Wow… that’s the sound of early 90s TV right there. Weird how many series (animated and not) had theme songs just like this one. They must’ve had a master template somewhere into which they just plugged a few appropriate nouns, like MadLibs or something.
FWIW, you’re not alone in that experience of returning to a childhood love and finding the magic gone. For me, it was The Jetsons…