Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Top Five

Sometimes, when it's late at night, you have to tackle the tough questions that roam in your mind.

Who are the top five toughest cartoon characters?

Hong-Kong Phooey.
I understand he was a dog and everything, but Scatman Crothers did the voice.
You don't get much tougher than that.

Dick Tracy.
One time, a mobster was hiding in a shed, so Tracy shot it all up with a tommy gun.  Hey, you can never be too careful.
Plus, he sports a two-way transistor radio watch.
And, he could stab someone with that chin.

Racer X.
Speed Racer never figured out that Racer X was his brother.
It's no wonder, either.
Speed wore white bell-bottoms with a powder blue shirt and a scarf neatly tied around his neck.
The X wore a bad-ass jumpsuit and a leather hood with goggles.
They may have had the same mother, but my guess is different daddies.

He served his country.
He overcame a speech impediment.
He smoked a pipe and ate spinach.
Anchor tattoo.
I rest my case.

Brock Samson.
The bodyguard from "The Venture Brothers" takes tough cartoon to a whole new level.


  1. How can you overlook Mighty Mouse?

  2. I am ashamed to say I have no idea who Brock Sampson is...or Venture Bros.
    My pick would have been Giagntor...or Race bannon.

  3. Very cool posting. I don't know these cartoon characters (I'm of the Tom and Jerry and Road Runner generation) but they look like fun.

  4. J - Mighty Mouse would definitely make Top Ten. Any rodent that can sing the "Here I Come To save the Day" in perfect tenor is deserving.

    MLS - Race Bannon! Nice one. Race actually makes a guest appearance with Brock in an episode of Venture Bros.

    Ron - From the Road Runner realm, I would select either Bugs Bunny or the dog, Spike (too many good ones).

  5. wonder woman would lasso all these guys without breaking a sweat :-)

  6. Good point, Patty. WW should receive honorable mention.