From the Mouths of Cartoon Heroes


All I really need to know, I didn’t learn in kindergarten. I learned it on the floor of my den, propped in front of my family’s 25-inch Zenith color TV.

That’s where I came face-to-face with some of the most amusing, quotable, practical advice. Here are some favorite quips from a few of my childhood icons/heroes:

   “Where’s your get up and go? It just got up and went.” 
          – Fred Flinstone

   “Freddy Flinstone, You’re all heart and a yard wide.”
          – Wilma Flinstone

   “What a doll. She’s got everything. Too bad all girls aren’t like her. Oh well, somebody’s got to be in the PTA.”
          – George Jetson

   “For one brief moment today I thought I was winning in the game of life. But there was a flag on the play.”
          – Charlie Brown

   “Boy, you cover about as much as a flapper’s skirt in a high wind.”
          – Foghorn Leghorn 

   “You’re dithpicable.”
          – Daffy Duck

   “If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live one day without you.”
          – Winnie the Pooh

   “What’s the point of going out, we’re just going to end up back here anyway?”
          – Homer Simpson (viewed on a slightly more sophisticated TV)