Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Favorite Fictional Character --- Heathcliff
I'm still in a cartoon frame of mind so when I started thinking about cartoons that I enjoyed as a kid, which there are way too many, one of them that stood out in my head was the Heathcliff series that ran from 1984 to 1987. I loved this show, Heathcliff was the cat version of what every boy wanted to be a one point in time. He was fun and exciting and never followed the rules. He did what he wanted when he wanted and always came out on top.
The rest of the characters were just as cool. The family he lived with composed of Grandpa, who he terrorized and Grandma and Iggy, their grandson. When he wasn't with them he was with his girlfriend Sonja, who was hot for a cat and tormenting Spike the nieghborhood bulldog.
I think the reason this show has stuck with me for so long was that it was one of three cartoons I watched everyday while I was in the hospital having my appendix taken out. It kept me company during that time and I'll always be grateful for the memories.
I'm gong to admit now that I've never read the comic strip that the cartoon was based off so I can't say how the character was different, if any. I have always wanted to check them out or even read the books that were published later on. This trip down memory land may be the boost I needed to get started on them.