“You know, guys, sometimes I wish we were cartoon teenagers.”
~ Fez on That 70s Show
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share my cartoon crushes.
Maybe back in ancient Greece, girls got all dreamy-eyed listening to myths about Hercules, but growing up in suburban New Jersey I got crushes on cartoon characters. It wasn’t the Prince Charming type that I was into, though. No, I liked them a bit scrappier–and wearing green tunics.
Peter Pan was one of my early cartoon crushes. Wendy, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, and all the mermaids swooned over him, and I could understand why. He was a real charmer, always flirting with one girl after the other.
My other big cartoon crush was Link from The Legend of Zelda. On Fridays, instead of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Legend of Zelda aired on tv. Like Peter Pan, Link was sarcastic and flirty.
Speaking of video games, if you haven’t seen Brothers Mario yet, check out Brothers Mario.
Also, Laura Vanderkam (168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think) wrote a telling article awhile back called “The Princess Problem.”
Who are your cartoon crushes??