Saturday morning cartoons. The staple of my childhood. But there was a stink in the flower field... and these characters were responsible. Even as a kid, they made my teeth clench.
Ah, there you are Shark-Jumper. There are a lot of characters on this list that fit the 'Poochy' criteria, but Scrappy Doo might be the worst of them all. Remember when you used to love Scooby Doo? Remember when they added this little shithead? Remember how you could not bear to watch that show for even one second more after that?
Burn in hell, Scrappy.
"Snarf, snarf" I have a deep, abiding hatred for all 'comic relief' characters designed only to be 'relatable' and 'cute' and dumb. Always dumb. Apparently dumb = funny?
Oh god, did I hate this monkey.
Look, I know the Superfriends was no quality show... but I wanted to watch the Superheroes be superhero-y. I did NOT want to watch the stupid monkey get into trouble and do "funny" things. And yet, somehow... every single episode, there he was with his single working brain cell... doing stupid things that got in the way of Justice League business. I have no idea why Superman never picked this little f**ker up and tossed him into the sun.
BatmiteWay to ruin Batman and Robin, guys. Do we really need a mentally disabled magical loser from another dimension on a show with THE GODDAMN BATMAN on it? Really?
Look, I never even liked The Flintstones. At all. But I was a slave to cartoons when I was a kid. If they were on, I was compelled to watch. I loathed all the characters and that ONE JOKE they had over and over and over about the prehistoric wildlife that had lives of forced labor running all the various "prehistoric" "appliances".
Ha. Haha. So hilarious.
And when the audience FINALLY grew weary of that one stupid joke they were like, let's bring in the green alien! That'll fix it!
The Wonder TwinsAh, the Wonder Twins. Take them on their own, and I guess they aren't so offensive... but put them on Superfriends and they become supremely irritating. Sucking drama out of every episode, every mission... getting in constant trouble to be rescued from. Squeaky voices. Stupid costumes. And lamest powers ever. Form of an ice bucket? What?!
Uni'Cute' little bleating animals and idiotic kids. What would any cartoon do without you? Maybe suck less?
JabberjawJabberjaw was a clone of a million other characters like him. The big, dumb animal mascot that had no role other than being big and dumb. It insulted my intelligence as a child... and now that I have children? Now that I know what kinds of quality standards kids have? That really makes this character shine out as something so excreble that I question the motives behind his creators. I felt dumber after being exposed to Jabberjaw.
OrkoHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Character design... HAHAHA HAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAH....gasp....purple scarf..... HAHA HAH AHAHAHAAAA!
How great was it to have a group of cool space-warriors?
Apparently not great enough. Because why else would you need comic relief in the form of an idiot robot?
Just look at him. Need I explain?
Guh. This guy falls into the same category as Jabberjaw. See above. Also... nice outfit.
Another brain-deficient sidekick that ruined a decent superhero. Why can't we just have crimefighting? Why does it have to be "funny"? Why?!!
The innocent act. Tweety is probably the least stupid character on this list, so that gives him something. But he was really was an asshole with long eyelashes.
RoadrunnerI know I wasn't the only one constantly rooting for the Coyote to get this smug little p***k.
I guess Gleep wasn't terrible. He was ocassionally useful, which is more than you can say about any of the others on this list. But as far as character goes... he's a blob that does next to nothing.
Chilly WillyOh, how I hated Chilly Willy. He was an instigator, like George Costanza said. The walrus just wanted to have a BBQ in peace, and this little @$%@ with his innocent little eyes was out to ruin everything. The thing I hated the most about him was that he was supposed to be the good guy in the eyes of the people who made the cartoon. We were supposed to find him funny, mischevious and adorable. I just loathed him with the heat of a 1000 burning suns.
I think I just REALLY hated his voice. And probably his character, too. So much.