As adults, nothing quite compares to the unmitigated joy we experienced as kids watching Saturday morning cartoons. It’s impossible to recapture that innocent joy of waking up, pouring a bowlful of cereal and criss-cross-applesauce-ing down directly in front of the TV. So you might as well settle for a not-so-innocent alternative: Making yourself an adult beverage and flipping on the same old toons.
Since 2010, the Spoons, Toons & Booze series has been doing just that: screening classic cartoons to an audience of cocktail-sipping, cereal-munching, grown-ass New Yorkers. Showrunners Michael Austin and Nell Casey (who run a number of events from their company SecretFormula) incorporate old commercials, cartoon trivia, debate competitions and drinking contests into their productions, but you can easily recreate the experience at home this (and every) Saturday morning.
While Austin and Casey cull about 100 cartoons from the full history of animation, we at Supercall believe the heyday of Saturday morning toons was in the ‘90s, when Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and The WB ruled. The only trick is deciding what to sip on while we rot our brains out in front of the TV. So we asked the Spoons, Toons & Booze duo to help us out. Here, what to drink while you watch your favorite ‘90s cartoon, according to two boozy toon experts. We’ll leave the choice of cereal up to you.