Cartoon Crushes

16 Feb

This morning, when I asked my co-worker if he’d ever had a crush on a cartoon, he just looked at me with his chin drawn back to his chest, his eyes skeptical, and said, “No?”

“I have,” I said. And I know plenty of other folks who have, too. So today, I write a tribute to my cartoon crushes.

1) Trent Lanefrom Daria

Trent Lane. Oh Trent Lane.  What you do to my cartoon heart.  You were on one of the best cartoons of all time.  Not to mention, you were the cute older brother.  Everyone loves the cute older brother.  Your slacker ways are forgivable because of your angular face and dark hair, your tattoos, and your band, Mystik Spiral.  You play guitar.  You have a duck phone that quacks.  You are wildly uninvolved with the world around you and no matter how much Daria pined for you, you did not care.  Which is what are women are attracted to.  I feel that you probably would have been too cool for me in high school, but that I might have had a chance after graduation, say on a Drunksgiving.  Your nonchalance and slow speech makes you number 1 on my list of cartoon crushes.





2)  Doug Funny – from Doug

Doug Funny, you funny man.  You’re a super hero named Quailman, and you’re not afraid to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants.   You find multiple ways to use objects, such as belts and felt Q’s.  You’re versatile.  And you pine away from Patty Mayonnaise (anyone else noticing a lot of pining?).  The point is that you’re a stand-up guy, Doug Funny.  .








3)  Skeeter Valentine – from Doug

As soon as I said it, I knew I’d regret it.  Skeeter Valentine is dreamy.  I mean…he’s the cool best friend who doesn’t seem to care.  He’s the Tim Riggins to Doug Funny’s Jason Street.  And now, I have my crush.












4)  Arnold – from Hey Arnold

Arnold was impossibly funny, impossibly clever, and completely adorable, despite the football-shaped head.  He occasionally saw beauty even in Helga.  And he had pet pigs, and by far the coolest bedroom I’ve ever seen. 

Who are your cartoon crushes?


Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Daily Happenings


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5 responses to “Cartoon Crushes

  1. Beki

    February 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    OMG TRENT he was amazing. I can’t believe I’m not the only one.

    Too bad the real thing wasn’t anywhere near as amazing!

    • erica42285

      February 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      HA HA! It’s totally true.

      Did you hear Beavis and Butthead are coming back?!

      • Beki

        February 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

        No! Oh man I’m so excited. “‘ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!’ ‘Listen up, Beavis.'”

  2. rachael d

    February 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I like Dexter. His accent is dreamy.

  3. Jamee

    February 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I have to admit, i was really really excited to see Trent as your number one because he would definitely be numero uno on my list as well for all the reasons you mentioned. I’m gonna go swoon now…


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