My Favourite Cartoon Growing Up Was…

Day 192/365: How I learned English and also how to smile by simply watching the best cartoon ever made

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I grew up in the Golden Age of television. Nowadays, there’s Netflix and they’re cancelling even the good shows for no reason. Back in the days, the shows you were watching were so great, everybody would turn on the TV and watch them until the very last second.

As a child, I was fortunate enough to have a satellite dish on my house and of course a receiver in the living room. I was one of the few kids in my area who’d have one of those huge dishes that would be able to play things like Cartoon Network or Fox Kids.

Because I was still growing up, I could just watch cartoons in the afternoon, but that never bothered me. Especially because I was more excited to watch stuff after school, as a reward for me actually going to school and surviving yet another day learning math and… music!?

I can’t remember.

The truth is, cartoons stand at the base of my English. I learned English by watching The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, The Jacksons, Cow&Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratories and so on. You know, the good stuff. Nowadays, cartoons are simply rubbish to me.

But even if these cartoons taught me my first English words and developed my love for this language, it was a translated cartoon that was my favourite out of all of them. That cartoon was “Life with Louie”, probably the best cartoon in the world and surely the cartoon of my childhood.

I was a chubby boy growing up, so seeing how Louie worked around his size and still managed to have a great life in school and outside of it (you know, minus the Glenn Glenn part) intrigued and motivated me to be a better friend and overall person. It showed me differences are meaningless in front of true camaraderie. And also, it made me laugh like an idiot all of the time.

I still put on some “Life with Louie” once in a while, just to get a good laugh and also remember those great times. To be honest, I had a great childhood, as I was being taken care off greatly by my parents and I never had any problems growing up.

I was just like Louie, minus the 10 brothers and sisters, because I learned to grow with a smile on my face, a mother who was always there for me and a father who, although not used to show it, loved me more than anything.

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