Did you ever hear someone describing a show they’re telling you is great and think, “That sounds like the dumbest thing ever”? Or maybe you were watching one of your favorite cartoons and suddenly realized that the premise is totally ridiculous.
Plenty of cartoons start with ideas that are dumb, implausible, weird, or just not great ideas for a TV show at first glance. Some are predictably garbage, but others are actually really top notch shows. Here are 10 of the best cartoons born of ideas that sound like the worst.
'The Mysterious Cities of Gold'
'Star Trek: The Animated Series'
'Jackie Chan Adventures'
'Tiny Toon Adventures'
'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'
Before it actually happened, a reboot of 'My Little Pony' wasn't something a lot of people were clamoring for. The original series was crammed with as many colorful mini-horses as the toyline it was based on, few of them wih any clear personalities. The new title 'Friendship is Magic' suggested the kind of low energy, conflict-free stories so common in shows aimed at young girls.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the new series became quite a hit with both younger and older viewers, thanks to a cast of characters with real personality and stories that balance simple life lessons with plenty of adventure and humor.