I started watching Cartoon Network at the end of the Cartoon Cartoons era, when Cartoon Cartoon Fridays started and Cartoon Network. So that was the stuff I grew up with: Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Grim & Evil, and Time Squad were the shows from that era I liked most. Hearing about The Powerpuff Girls was what made me want to watch Cartoon Network in the first place.
One thing in particular I remember: there was a regular "Cartoon Cartoons" intro for Grim & Evil, but it only was ever used once
to my knowledge, in the first Cartoon Cartoon Fridays showing it was on. I found it on YouTube here:
Later on, I got particularly sucked into Samurai Jack, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teen Titans, Naruto, and Code Lyoko, though I liked others as well.
But there were also a few shows I hated
. The biggest one for me was the Hi Hi Puffy Ami-Yumi Show, mostly because we had some VHS tapes with recordings from Cartoon Network (usually the Fridays block) that I watched when we were at my mom's house (where they didn't have cable), and that show stuck out like a sore thumb as always being on the tape for some reason. I don't know. That show sucked. I also couldn't stand Cow and Chicken or Johnny Bravo.
And that was the end of... oh, who am I kidding? I still watch a lot of these shows (heck, Naruto still isn't quite over yet!), and I'm super hyped for the new Samurai Jack season.