2013 is coming to a close. That means it’s time to take a look back at the biggest laughs, most shocking surprises, and heartbreakingest heartaches of the year. Count down Cartoon Network’s top 13 moments of 2013!
13. Total Drama Sunk the Island
Total Drama All-Stars brought back fourteen of the top competitors from past seasons and pitted them against each other in a “Heroes vs. Villains” theme. We were expecting lots of mayhem, but we were totally surprised in the finale when they sunk the entire island! Camp Wawanakwa is no more, but Chris McLean claims there will be a Season 6. Where in the world will it take place?
12. Gumball’s First Kiss
Gumball’s first kiss didn’t go exactly as planned. It wasn’t on a beach. It didn’t involve violin music. It wasn’t even with Penny! All he got was a face full of Carmen… the cactus. Love hurts in The Amazing World of Gumball. WATCH A CLIP >
11. The Omnitrix Unlocked More New Aliens
Ben’s Omnitrix got a little more crowded this year with the addition of several new aliens. High flier Astrodactyl lashed out with his energy whip. The alien formerly known as Benmummy got a makeover into Snare-Oh. Bullfrag beat the invading Incurseans at their own game. And the amazing Atomix took his power level to 11. WATCH A CLIP >
10. Uncle Grandpa Joined the Family
Another new addition to the Cartoon Network lineup was everyone’s favorite relative, Uncle Grandpa. Uncle Grandpa is everyone on Earth’s magical uncle AND grandpa, who travels around helping people. We’re just glad we have an excuse to wear our belly bags, rainbow suspenders and propeller beanies.
9. Mordecai and Rigby Gave Thanks Their Own Special Way
How many shows have Thanksgiving specials? Only one we can think of: Regular Show! Mordecai and Rigby pulled off one of their greatest adventures to save Thanksgiving for the whole gang. Nevermind that it was Mordecai and Rigby who destroyed Thanksgiving in the first place.
8. Steven Universe Shined
Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl and Steven entered our universe this year! Steven is a goofy oddball with magical powers that come out of his bellybutton. We can’t wait for another year of magical adventures with the Crystal Gems. Believe it! WATCH A CLIP >
7. Ben 10’s Evil Twin Returned
Ben’s evil twin, Albedo, sure made things interesting in the Omniverse. First, he convinced the Plumbers to lock up the real Ben, and then he got the Ultimatrix up and running again. But even with Ultimate aliens, Albedo couldn’t defeat the one and only Ben Tennyson. Let’s celebrate with chili fries for everyone! WATCH A CLIP >
6. Jake Became a Dad
Lady Rainicorn and Jake the Dog became proud parents of five adorable pups on Adventure Time. Charlie, T.V., Viola, Kim Kil Whan, and Jake Jr. sure grew up fast. Remember when Jake Jr. kidnapped herself to get Jake back into a life of crime? They’re so cute at that age. WATCH A CLIP >
5. Beast Boy Crushed on Terra
Beast Boy’s devotion to the traitorous Terra in Teen Titans Go! had us cracking up. It was a classic story of boy meets girl, girl asks for Titans security codes, boy falls for girl, girl insists on getting a schematic of the Titans defense capabilities. Ahh, young love. But the most important thing to come out of that episode was that Raven finally admitted that she likes BB! WATCH A CLIP >
4. Margaret Left for College
Just like you guys, we enjoyed watching the progression of the Mordecai/Margaret relationship. But when Mordecai finally got up the nerve to ask Margaret to be his girlfriend, she broke the news that she was heading off to college and broke his heart in the process. Hang in there, Mordo.
3. Finn & Jake Got a Balloon
Finn and Jake joined the cast of classic cartoon characters in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. The thing is more than three stories tall and took 90 balloon handlers. It’s kind of a big deal.
2. Regular Show Hit 100
Regular Show marked a massive milestone this year with its 100th episode. And it was a real doozy! When angry geese invaded the park, Mordecai and Rigby had to call on their old friends the baby ducks for help. And only Regular Show could start with a waterfowl rivalry and end up with a gigantic kaiju battle. WATCH A CLIP >
1. Finn & FP Broke Up
Ya blew it, Finn. You really blew it. I guess Cosmic Owl dreams are pretty amazing because Finn picked a fight between Ice King and Flame Princess just to finish one. Wow, did that plan backfire. The epic elemental battle had us mesmerized, and the break up broke our hearts. That’s why Finn and Flame Princess split was the #1 moment of the year! WATCH A CLIP >
What was your favorite Cartoon Network moment from 2013?