Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: "Jem and the Holograms"

For the last few weeks, my brain has been mush. Events in my house and around the world have rendered me mute and unwilling to do anything but hug my children, eat ice cream, and watch Vampire Diaries reruns.

But today is Throwback Thursday, and I'd like to spread some innocent cheer.

So let's talk cartoons.

If you grew up in the 80s, then your cartoon options were endless and awesome. From Thursday afternoon to Saturday morning, there was no shortage of animated entertainment. To this day, you need only hear the theme song to your favorite cartoon to bring an immediate smile to your face.

With that in mind, allow me to introduce Jem and the Holograms.

Come on, Kimber. Makeover time!
The theme song reflects the show, and the show has everything: a quartet of gorgeous, stylish pop of whom is a brown-skinned drummer with a purple afro (what?!!)...rival singers, a secret identity, a romantic interest, a souped up car, and two new songs in each episode.

As a young black girl with singing fantasies, this show was a dream come true. And my parents indulged my reality, as this favorite photo proves: two redheaded Kimber dolls, Shana's purple hair all combed out, the pink roof of the Rockin' Roadster, and an assortment of their colorful shoes on the coffee table.

And my fashionable brother David, indulging my whims as usual. His sock game was on-point!

So with all the unrest and unhappiness in the news of late, and rightfully so, I invite you to my happy place via my "Favorite Cartoon Theme Song." It's truly, truly, truly outrageous!

What's your favorite cartoon theme song? Share in the comments!

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