Growing up, many of us had unhealthy attractions to the ladies on our favorite animated series. Looking back now, we can emphatically say that we were justified.
Francine Smith from <em>American Dad</em>-
The loving, ridiculously faithful wife of Stan Smith actually had a long history of promiscuity with rock stars before her marriage; hell, she used to plant a rose bush for every person she slept with, which has led to the creation of "the world's largest sex garden" on the series. So considering she's been around the block a few times and still seems like a real sweetheart, she's aces in our book.
Check out our profile of American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane here.
Jane from <em>The Jetsons</em>- We still don't know why Jane was demoted to being the last Jetson mentioned in the opening credits ... we'll just chalk it up to saving the best for last. Even with that saloon owner's hairstyle, Mrs. George Jetson's a space-age homemaker we have no trouble crushing on. And there's something to be said for a woman who can work a vacuum handle with such finesse.
Wendy from <em>Super Friends</em>- Thirty-five years after her debut, and geeks 'round the world are still trying to figure out just why the hell Wendy was slumming around the Hall of Justice with a non-superpowered goon like Marvin. Even Robin was cooler than that guy! Maybe she just really loved Wonder Dog, or maybe she was secretly into Aquaman's saltwater musk. Regardless, she was a serious hot tamale. Snappy dresser, too.
Donna Tubbs-Brown from <em>The Cleveland Show</em>-
Though her large posterior is frequently the butt many a joke on this series, we don't see a thing wrong with Donna's backside; neither does Cleveland, apparently. There's a reason he's been pining for her ever since high school - the combination of sass, class and ass, perhaps - and we're happy to see the two crazy kids finally get together. But Jesus, man, keep Quagmire away from this one, okay?
Check out our profile of The Cleveland Show creator Seth MacFarlane here.
Evil-Lyn from <em>He-Man</em>- We certainly couldn't overlook our other favorite evil gal pal from the '80s. Despite a ridiculous hat, Evil-Lyn earns a nod here based on the fact that she doesn't seem too picky. Hell, if she'll jump the bones of a whiny, skeletal, utter failure of a sorcerer, that gives the rest of us hope! We'll just ignore all of that stuff about her only hanging around Skeletor so she can one day overthrow him and rule Eternia herself.
Linka from <em>Captain Planet</em>-
Never have recycling and a Russian accent been so alluring. As one of the mulleted Captain Planet's Planeteers, Lenka knew what it meant to go green before Al Gore had even heard of the ozone layer. Plus, due to her attraction to the brash, red-blooded, all-American male Wheeler, we know exactly what her type is, and we'd be more than willing to stand in a bread line alongside her any day.
To see Captain Planet kicking back with a very unlikely Planeteer, click here.
Jem/Jerrica Benton from <em>Jem</em>- Jem beat out Hannah Montana by two decades with the whole "dual identity" pop star element, and even though it was a show specifically aimed at preteen girls, most boys would likely sneak in a few minutes of viewing if their sister had control of the remote. But holy crap, did Jem/Jerrica ever have a wishy-washy boyfriend; remember Rio? The dude was clueless that Jem and Jerrica were one and the same, and loved Jerrica but had a crush on Jem. Kick 'im to the curb, J!
Lois Griffin from <em>Family Guy</em>-
After three kids and nearly two decades of makin' bacon with Peter Griffin, Lois still has quite the curves. Yet another redhead to make our list (What can we say? They animate well...), this former Miss Teen Rhode Island was smitten with Peter when he was but a lowly towel boy at her stuffy parents' country club. Bonus points for being a recreational drug user.
Check out our profile of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane here.
Cleo from <em>Heathcliff</em>- Yeah, yeah, we know ... WTF, right? An anthropomorphic cat? But don't pretend like you didn't get a funny feeling as a kid whenever Cleo would strut her stuff on the screen. As Riff-Raff's girlfriend in the "Catillac Cats" backups on Heathcliff, Cleo did little else than hang out in a music store and wear leg warmers; it's the leg warmers that kill us.
Betty Rubble from <em>The Flintstones</em>-
No disrespect to Wilma, but Barney Rubble's ball and chain was so hot, it's a wonder there was ever an Ice Age. That dress leaves little to the imagination (squat Barney probably had a great view), and there's something oddly appealing about that high-pitched giggle. Of course, we'll never forgive Rosie O'Donnell for ruining our fantasies of an in-the-flesh Betty. Not that we've ever forgiven her for anything.
Read our review of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas here.
The Baroness from <em>G.I. Joe</em>-
The hottest '80s villainess ever, Cobra's chief intelligence officer introduced an entire generation to black leather. The combination of sexy glasses, a ridiculous European accent, tight-fitting attire and raven hair was hard to resist; we can see why Destro stuck around such a lame organization for so long. And no disrespect to Sienna Miller, but the 2-D Baroness will always reign supreme.
Want some in-the-flesh Baroness action? Check out our Sienna Miller gallery here.
Marge from <em>The Simpsons</em>-
Sometimes there's nothing hotter than a devoted wife and mother; and after 20 seasons, we all have a pretty good idea of just how dedicated Marge is to Homer J., no matter how many bowling instructors, millionaire ex-beaus and Tom Jones'es try and come between them. And congrats on your Playboy cover, Mrs. Simpson. But would it have killed you to let your hair down?
Check out our rundown of the most obscure Simpsons characters here.
We admit, classifying Aeon as a WAG is a stretch. Could any man claim this bondage gear-clad secret agent as his partner? Perhaps not, but Aeon did have a stormy love-hate relationship with her recurring nemesis, Trevor Goodchild. In one memorable episode, while Frenching madly, Trevor uses to tongue to insert a small photo into a hidden compartment in one of Aeon's teeth. Sounds bananas, but it was actually pretty hot.
Check out our gallery of the big screen's Aeon, Charlize Theron, right here.
Teela from <em>He-Man</em>- Teela may have hated Prince Adam - like, really hated him - but she seemed to not so subtly throw herself at He-Man on more than one occasion, so we're thinking in her mind, she probably had some "girlfriend of the guardian of Greyskull" fantasies. And what's not to love about her? Hot redhead, nice legs, keeps herself in shape, throws herself recklessly into danger, hates dudes who wear pink and purple; score!
Trixie from <em>Speed Racer</em>-
Trixie the pixie didn't exactly feel the need for Speed when it came to rescues; Speed's lady could handle her own in a fight, and wasn't afraid to give any potential ne'er-do-wells a serious tongue lashing. Still, the petite babe had a killer fashion sense and a cute bob haircut that surely caused many a fender-bender among distracted racers. Plus, she owned her own helicopter!
Check out our gallery of Christina Ricci as Trixie here.
Scarlett from <em>G.I. Joe</em>-
Picking just one smokin' Real American Hero was tough; so too bad, so sad, Lady Jaye and Cover Girl. We still love ya, but it's the Joes' crossbow-wielding, ninja-master redhead who earns her stripes on this list. And what a man-eater! In the animated series, she and Duke were an item, while in comic book lore, she hooked up with Snake Eyes. We're sure Shipwreck tried his hand, as well ... you know how sailors are.
Check our gallery of Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett on the big screen, here.
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Daphne from <em>Scooby-Doo</em>-
Fred couldn't any action in his van with the dorks and the dog around, so we don't blame the guy for sneaking off to dark corners in haunted houses with this stylish redhead. Come on, how many women can pull off that much purple? And if she felt the need to make us wear an ascot, well, that would be just fine. Just keep the "special guest stars" like Phyllis Diller away, if you please.
Check out our gallery of the live-action Daphne, Sarah Michelle Gellar, here.
April O'Neil from <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</em>-
The Turtles' glorified Girl Friday was always chasing the next "big story," but seriously, what broadcast journalist can be taken seriously wearing a yellow jumpsuit that showed more cleavage than an entire season of Ghost Whisperer? And we think April and Leonardo may have a little somethin'-somethin' goin' on behind those stacks of pizza boxes. "Leonardo leads," indeed! And maybe Donatello does more than machines?
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