I grew up with the Pink Panther and Scooby Doo… both of which my daughter loves too. I also like the Superfriends, but that’s not on for her to watch. I can’t think of a cartoon I watched as a kid that I wouldn’t let her watch. I figure I turned out okay (and most cartoons were pretty tame).
I wouldn’t let her watch Family Guy for sure… but I really think that cartoon is meant for older people anyway, not kids. Kind of like Robot Chicken, Southpark, etc. Those shows come on at night after a typical kid’s bedtime.
One show I can’t stand though, Back in the Barnyard. First off, it’s kind of weird that the male “cow” has an udder. But I hate the way that show preaches vegetarianism. I have nothing against vegetarians and their choices, more power to them. But I hate when little kids are “scared” into it and people who eat meat are portrayed as evil.
Oddly enough, a lot of people hate Spongebob, but I kind of like it. While the show is goofy, it is also non-violent (in that they aren’t trying to hurt each other) and the usual lesson is love, friendship, and being nice to others pays off and greed, selfishness, and hateful leads to your downfall.