The Childhood Hero Theme Songs

There were two cartoons I distinctly remember watching as a child. I was proud as hell to show any and anyone my adoration of them.

1. Ghostbusters

Funny observations from youtube:

So terrible. That ghost was having a good time, minding his own business. Avoiding the trash cans trying not to cause trouble. But no. Our society will not tolerate dirty dirty ghosts.- miguelangel39
Why does a ghost need to avoid walking into trash?  JankyToe

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

First, it was Ghostbusters, my first real heroes. My preference of them goes back to my early years in Chicago. I got not only the action figures and the station firehouse, but the proton pack, and even boots to embody the Ghostbusterhood.

My dad took the liberty of taping episodes, and as an 8-year old I kept re-watching episodes I'd watched as a 4-year old. My cousins from San Diego keep reminding me of my first visit to them and how they'd been impressed at how I was able to spell the word "Ghostbusters" backwards. Sretsubtsohg <--- yes, I had to pause and think about how to spell that.

For some reason, I had a liking for the character named Winston, the guy wearing light blue, and the only black character in the cartoon series. I do not know why. Maybe I related to him? Maybe something subconscious, heh.

I don't know how it happened but all of a sudden when I was 5 or 6, I started liking the Ninja Turtles. I know it was sometime after my family moved to LA in 1989. Suddenly, I got the action figures, and the Nintendo Video games to go with them. To this day, I can't really recall many episodes or even the movies made about them, I just remember which characters embodied a certain collection of traits and where I fit in: Donatello, the machine genius, Leonardo the leader, Raphael, the rude, wise guy, Michaelangelo, the party guy. Leonardo or Donatello.

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