by Hanna Hussein

Pix Credit: All characters are copyright to their respective owners and productions studios
It's like one big happy family!
Everyone loves cartoons. In some cases even adults get addicted to and are fascinated by them. Without realising it, your preference for them may be a somewhat true reflection of your personality.

1.      SpongeBob Square Pants
Audience: The Rebel

What is it about? : SpongeBob is a an energetic and optimistic sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea with his pet snail, Gary - who meows like a cat! He also has a best friend who is a dim-witted yet admirable pink starfish, Patrick Star.

People who like this:  Besides kids and tweens and anyone who just loves SpongeBob for who/what he is and/or art/design direction, there is a specific lot that are out-and-out rebles. They are the ones that stand out because of their believe in being the better alternative. The proverbial Deus Ex Machina, they are easily identified as the ones that who strive to be different, are highly individualistic and always prefer the road less taken.

2.      Popeye the Sailor Man
Audience: The Romantic

What is it about? : Popeye is famous for his disproportionately muscular forearms with two tattoos and an ever-present corncob pipe which toots like a steamship's whistle. His sole sweetheart over the years is Olive Oyl and his evert eternal rival, Bluto, is the perfect foil for Olive's heart.

People who like this: This is a great cartoon for dreamy types as Popeye is always seen to be a brave, strong hero to gain the love of Olive Oyl. Like Popeye, they are the initial underdogs - the very defintion of Popeye taking Bluto's beat-downs like a man. However, when the going gets tough, the burly one-eye takes out his trusty can of spinach, swallows a handful of greens and buffs up to give Bluto the smackdown of his life. Mixed in with the punches are the occasional team-up to face a common foe and save the ever desirable Ms. Oyl. Such inspiring tales of valour and fortitude smacks of testosterone-induced manliness and chilvary sits very well with the hopelessly romantic.

3.      Betty Boop
Audience: The Happy-go-Lucky
What is it about? : Betty Boop is one of the first and famous sex symbols ever created for print and TV. While exuding a sense of sexuality and drawn to emphasise her status as a sexual symbol as well as be used as a victim of sexual desires, Betty Boop was never characterised as the stereotypical sexy-yet-distant type as she is usually the more cute and engaging sort.

People who like this: Those from the swing era or can recall the age of Flappers (the independent, modern woman of the '20s. Sounds rather familiar no?) and how carefree times were then before modern restrictions were placed. Betty's care-free, optimistic and fun-loving character are reflective of the very audience that adore, appreciate, and are enamoured with her and the situations she gets into. Her status as a former sex symbol, which quickly became a renowned comic icon by the 80s, gives her credence as a classic cult icon and a true retro reference - a likeness that can be found in many who are into pop culture.

Pix Credit: Seth MacFarlane
 4.    Family Guy
Audience: The Funny

What is it about? : Family Guy is about the Griffins, a dysfunctional family involving a bumbling blue-collar worker, Peter and his satirical family - Lois the wife, their three children, Meg, Chris, Stewie and the family dog, quirkily named Brian.

People who like this: Try their darndest to be sharp or witty. Successful to a point but has the tendency to fall flat often, they are usually heard mouthing off-cliches or memorised lines from the show or from other similar series (read: Frasier). Their end-goal is to be a crowd-puller, the show-stopper, and the one who leaves a lasting impression. Usually present in parties, this one tries to bring the funny anywhere and everywhere possible.

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