If you missed my last 20 ?s on Merry Gentry, you can find it here.
I hope you’re ready because I’m back with more trivia. With back-to-school in full swing, I thought I would do an after-school cartoon one. I personally think the cartoons of the 80s and 90s were the best. That isn’t to say that current cartoons aren’t great, there are some gems, but they don’t hit me the same as ones from childhood (or my kids for some). Maybe that’s just age. Though cartoons today aren’t the same as back then, it is sometimes for the better. Today’s article cartoons are specifically from the 80s and 90s after-school cartoons. Some of the cartoons ran on Saturday as well, but I chose them for their after-school slot. Let’s get to the questions.
1 How is Scrooge McDuck related to the characters of Duck Tales?
2 what is Darkwing duck’s regular identity?
3 Does He-Man (who is Prince Adam) have a sibling?
4 Who gave He-Man and She-Ra their powers?
5 What are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles names?
6 What year did Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come out? I am talking about the OG one, not more recent incarnations of them.
7 What cartoon did Pinky and the Brain start on?
8 According to the show, why did we only learn about Yakko Wakko and Dot until 1993?
9 What is Dot’s full name?
10 At the end of each G.I. Joe episode, what was the catchphrase?
11 Who are the three women in the cast of G.I. Joe?
12 Who is Cobra Commander’s right-hand man?
13 What school do the Tiny Toons attend?
14 What is Elmyra notorious for?
15 That was Tommy’s (from the Rugrats cartoon) last name?
16 Did the Spider-Man cartoon see a full season before it was canceled?
17 Where is Prince Adam’s mom, Queen Marlena, from?
18 In what lab were Brain and Pinky kept and tested on, and what was the mission they were trying to accomplish from that lab?
19 The kids from Recess, what grade were they in?
20 What grade did Ms. Frizzle teach in the original cartoon show?
Ok, that was the questions part. Let’s look at the answers and see how you did.
1 He is Huey, Louie, and Dewey Duck’s grand-uncle through their mother, Della Duck, and Launchpad’s employer.
2 His everyday identity is Drake Mallard, and outside of being a crime fighter, he is a dad to his adopted daughter, Gosalyn Mallard. Who knew that crime fighting paid so well?
3 Prince Adam has a twin sister, Adora, who was taken by the evil Hordak when they were infants. Adora becomes She-Ra, so she is technically He-Man’s sister.
4 The Sorceress, on behalf of Castle Greyskull, gave both of them their power and gifted them each with a sword that calls their power to them when needed and releases it when done.
5 The Ninja Turtles are Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael. They are all named for Master Splinter’s favorite Renaissance artists.
6 Mikey, Raph, Donny, and Leo jumped onto the scene in 1987
7 The Animaniacs! I absolutely adore Yakko. Wakko, and Dot!
8 Yakko, Wakko, and Dot were locked away because they were considered too wild to allow to run free, so Warner Brothers locked the three siblings away until they managed to escape.
9 Dot’s actual name is a doozy. Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca III
10 There was always a lesson teaching something the kids didn’t know. They would always close with, “And knowing is half the battle!”
11 The only three women I can think of on there are Lady Jaye and Scarlett for the Joe’s, and Cobra Commander had Baroness.
12 Cobra Commander makes temperamental look balanced. He is a horrible boss, constantly screeching, and nothing is done right. He is the worst to his right hand, Destro.
13 The cast attends Acme Looniversity, which is instructed by the Classic Looney Toons characters such as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, and Yosemite Sam. Babs, Buster, Plucky, Hamton, and more attend to become the next greats like their mentors.
14 Elmyra would love and squeeze and hug any animal she came across, whether it was detrimental to her health or not. However, I can’t remember a time that she didn’t win. There is bound to be at least once, but I just remember her manhandling them into submission.
15 Tommy’s, and his older sister Angelica’s, last name is Pickles, which always tickled me pink.
16 No, It only lasted 26 episodes, but I remember the reruns. If it was good enough for reruns, why not new episodes?
17 Queen Marlena is from Earth. Her ship crash landed on Eternia, where she met and fell in love with King Randor, Prince Adam’s dad.
18 Pinky and the Brain were kept at Acme Labs. Brain is brilliant, and they often break out of the lab only to return there after each failed mission. The mission? Try to take over the world!
19 They were in 4th grade.
20 Ms. Frizzle taught 4th grade. I would have loved her as a teacher, and I already loved science, but I would have loved it more with her teaching.
So how did you do? You almost have to be generation x or an elder millennial to get this list, but maybe the younger generations can look them up and fall in love with them. Did I bring up any good memories with this? Did I miss a favorite of yours? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, have fun storming the castle!