Oh, those depraved '80s cartoons!
Raising the dead, robot/human relationships, melting families and naked tiger-like humanoids. By reading this list you probably think I'm talking about stuff that happens on shows like Battlestar Galactica, Lost and According to Jim. Obviously, you would be wrong...except for the According to Jim thing. No, all of these events took place in cartoons made in the 1980's.
Yes, the cartoons that many of us remember with fondness were actually agents of evil, at least to Todd Ciolek, who recently posted a tongue-in-cheek list of the 10 most child-warping moments of 80s cartoons. Included in this list were the Transformer-mermaid relationship that took place on The Transformers, Shipwreck's melting family on G.I. Joe, and the nuclear zombie children of The Spiral Zone. Also featured are the Smurfs singing someone to death during their smurfin' Christmas special, and the Care Bears bringing someone back to life during their second movie.
Of all these shows, the one that brought back memories for me was the mention of the naked Thundercats. If you recall, during the first few minutes of the pilot episode of this series none of the characters other than Jaga wore costumes. It wasn't until right before they went into suspended animation did they put on their garments. It really doesn't matter to me since Thundercats still has one of the best openings of any 80's cartoon.