The Barbapapas vs. The New Shmoo

Two cartoons for which I have an odd sentimentality had a similar protagonist and yet were at polar extremes.

The New Shmoo featured a squeaky transforming blob that led a group of teens on mysterious adventures – one of many Scooby Doo derivatives.

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The Barbapapas were blobs as well, but pink and but did not follow such inane narratives, instead offering a simpler child-like perspective on solving environmental problems.
Screenshot (1121)I was loyal to both, passively thinking they were somehow affiliated.Screenshot (1117) Screenshot (1109)The truth is that The New Shmoo and Barbapapas were just a blip in pop culture, like a girl-cop buddy show.cagney_and_lacey The-Heat-url11