[quote="bluerose, post:12, topic:208117"]
I was born in '67 (1967, let me clarify :p) and most cartoons from my era (the '70s and '80s) were safe (probably TOO safe... I mean, come on, The Smurfs?) But the music was another story. Maybe we were too innocent, too naive, or too dumb (or all three), but I sometimes listen to the music from the '80s and wonder "How on earth did Mom and Dad let us listen to THIS???"
Case in point: when I was in high school I LOVED Huey Lewis and the News (a short pause while all under the age of 30 go "Who???") but I never really heard the second line in the second verse of "Power of Love" (I'm NOT going to print it here) and if I did, I had NO idea what it meant! Now when I listen to the '80s station, I'm shocked at a lot of what was said or implied in songs and wonder if our kids are as naive now as we were then!
I was born in 69. (1969 ;))
The cartoons I lived on were Looney Toons, The Flintstones, and Woody Wood Pecker.
The Smurfs are on one of the cable stations...my kids don't like them...(the animation is really terrible). My kids have seen the Flinstones...DD forgets the name and says, "Can we watch the show where they don't wear shoes."
I don't remember the lyrics to Huey Lewis....:o
I do remember my aunt getting very upset to "Super Freak" by Rick James...."Turn that off right now!!!"
And Frankie Goes to Hollywood was supposed to be dirty as well....though I didn't see it back then.