The 21 Weirdest 1980’s Cartoons

From Mr. T to Pac-Man to Teen Wolf, ’80s kids hung out with some odd characters on Saturday mornings

17. Pac-Man: The Animated Series

Pac-Man 80s cartoon and family
Pac-Man and fam | Photo: YouTube/Warner Bros.

Aired: 1982-1983

Network: ABC

Number of episodes: 44

Of course there had to be an arcade game-inspired kid’s cartoon on Saturday mornings. The iconic circular dot-muncher Pac-Man made the most sense to get its own show — cute and simple. The program centered on the lives of Pac-Man and his family — wife Pepper Pac-Man (technically “Mrs.” Pac-Man) and Pac-Baby, plus their pets Chomp-Chomp (a dog) and Sour Puss (a cat). And, yes, their enemies were the “Ghost Monsters” — Sue, Clyde, Pinky, Inky and Blinky. The series can be purchased/rented on YouTube and Amazon and Google’s streaming video sites. Cartoon Pac-Man has lived on in the 21st century — in 2013, the 3D animated series Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures premiered.

Written by Totally Rad Staff