Choosing your favorite cartoon character for the new Facebook campaign to help raise awareness for child abuse can be challenging. Should you choose your favorite character from the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s? And which one? Do you even remember watching television as a child? I know my memories are pretty faint. The only cartoon that I really remember is watching Looney Toons on Saturday morning. We didn’t have cable or satellite when I was a kid, so I was restricted to only getting to watch cartoons on Saturday. The character that I remember and loved the most was the poor black cat who inevitably got a white strip on her back in some unfortunate accident and was relentlessly chased by Pepe Le Pew. I could really identify with her in all my childhood and teenage years, because it was always the most undesirable guy that chased after me.
Here is a quick recommendation for ’90s cartoon characters based on your favorite foods:
If your favorite food is a big bowl of comforting macaroni and cheese, choose Pinky or the Brain, but refrain from trying to take over the universe.
If you like nothing better than to indulge in pizza, choose either Beavis or Butthead.
If your favorite food is a big, juicy burger, choose Spongebob, the king of all under-the-sea short-order cooks.
If you have a sweet tooth and prefer cookies and candy, choose one the characters from the Rugrats.
If you’ll eat anything as long as you have a beer, maybe Homer Simpson would be right for you.
If Japanese is more your style and you like nothing more than fine sushi, choose a character from Pokemon.
If you never indulge, you’re a gym rat, and all you eat is protein, maybe you would identify more with Captain Planet.
If you like very fattening Italian pasta dishes, The Critic might be best for you.
If your favorite thing is anything grilled while you’re drinking beer with your friends, Hank from King of the Hill would be perfect.
If your favorite foods are suited for cold weather, like soups and stews, maybe you can identify with one of the characters in South Park.
And if you are too germ-phobic to enjoy food at all, maybe the little boy in Bobby’s World voiced by Howie Mandel would be more your speed.