In that weird way that a conversation can sometimes go, my cubicle-mate and I went from The Thompson Twins to Owl Jolson. On the way there we found out that “Drink to me only with thine eyes” has its own wiki page.
Which bought us right back to I Like To Singa. I asked him where he first saw the cartoon short. He said, “On TV. As a kid. On some. . . show.” Since we are around the same age and grew up in the same area, I wondered which show. I first saw it as an adult. My father bought my then pre-school children a 12 hour(!) videotape (remember those?) filled with very old cartoons. Little Audrey was on it as was Little Lulu. Very, very early versions of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck. And tons and tons of Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes with the bouncy sing-a-long bal. Man, I wish my kids hadn’t watched that thing till it broke.
When I was young I watched The Bugs Bunny Show (with this theme song) but I do not remember them showing cartoons from the '20s and 30s on it. Nowadays the whippersnappers have Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
Do you remember seeing really old cartoons on TV? Do you remember when and where and the name of the shows? I’d love to peek at them.