This nostalgia trip was brought to you by the letter “c” for “cereal” and “cartoons”

At the beginning of “Breakfast Club,” rapper Murs alludes to the notion that we should all be able to relate to the following childhood memory: waking up on Saturday morning, grabbing a big bowl of sugary cereal, and watching cartoons.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? If that’s how you remember your childhood, then bully, just bully! I, for one, harbored a very similar routine, only sans the sugary cereal.

You remember the whole “anti-dentite” routine from Seinfeld? Well my folks were “anti-sucrose-ites.”

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Totally 80s: The Muppet Babies

Welcome the next installment of my year-long look back at the decade that was ruled by big hair and bigger egos. Every other week I’ll be covering pop culture tidbits from the 1980s, sharing memories, choking on the ridiculousness, and maybe offering an insight or two into what made the 1980s so great/bad/silly. Serving as my inspiration are two lists from Buzzfeed, and I’ll include links to the original list items in each post. So throw on your neon windbreaker, lace up your hi-tops, and adjust your Wayfarers, because this DeLorean is taking off! (Ugh. Did I really just type that? Gag me with spoon, seriously.)

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List item #1 from 50 Things only ’80s Kids Can Understand

That Muppet Babies is greatest cartoon of all time (sorry, Rugrats).

To give you an idea of just how Muppet-centric my general, everyday thinking is, please point your attention to Exhibit A: One of the enemies (called a “MUTO” from Godzilla (2014.)

In gorgeous concept art style!  © Legendary Studios
In gorgeous concept art style! © Legendary Studios

When I watched this movie, every time one of the MUTOs appeared on screen, especially in full-view, walking around, all I could think of was this:

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