I grew up on cartoons.
If it was animated, I watched it. Even Johnny Quest. No. Not Johnny Quest. But just about everything else. Remember Wonder Twins? Did you root for the Really Rottens? Have a crush on Wilma Flintstone and Judy Jetson?
Oh – just me?
When I fly, I bring along the book 300 Writing Prompts. If I sit next to someone cool, I ask them to thumb through the pages and pick me a prompt. And then I write. Right there, in the book. In pencil. Until I fill up the page.
My seatmate, a Cal-Santa Cruz undergrad on her way to an internship in DC – chose this prompt for me.
What would your answer be? Leave it in comments. Or better yet, post about it! You can get 300 Writing Prompts through this link. They’re not paying me or anything. I just dig the prompts!
Q: If you could spend a day living the adventures of any cartoon character, which one would you choose?
I thought of Woody Woodpecker (my childhood fave), Hong Kong Phooey and Underdog (keeping it old-school!), Roger Rabbit (c’mon – Jessica Rabbit?). Foodies Wimpy (I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today) and Winnie the Pooh.
But the best choice is obvious: Fred Flintstone! Why?
Sure, I’d be barefoot, but I’d also be business casual for work.
They look delicious and come in my kind of portions.
3-STEADY JOB SITTING ON A DINOSAUR
And work doesn’t follow you home unless you carry brontosaurus snacks with you.
It’s good to have the best pal, especially when you get to be the tall one.
She’s fashionable, fit, kind, and kind of a fireball at times. Sigh.
6-FUEL EFFICIENT CAR
Yes, you have to break with your bare feet, but you save money not having to buy new shoes or brake shoes!
Man’s best friend in Fred’s day was cool because dinosaurs don’t shed hair everywhere, like today’s man’s best friend does.
8-ANIMAL APPLIANCES THAT TALK
I’d treat our mammoth/kitchen sink combo like part of the family!
George Jetson was also an honorable mention. I’d love to live in the future and always thought Judy Jetson was dreamy. In the end – the caveman life won out. I’ll need extra barbecue sauce with my brontosaurus ribs, please.
What about you? Which cartoon character would you trade shoes (or no shoes) with for a day?