They didn't have that when I was a kid .. we had Looney Tunes .. like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck .. but they were fun too! :)
I was a fan, my daughter was a fan, now my son is doing the honour.
When I was growing up cartoons were reserved for Saturday mornings and maybe an hour in the afternoon on weekdays ... Cartoon Days ... Bug Bunny, Pink Panther, The Archies, Scooby Doo, The Jetsons and Flintstones ... after school would be Rocky and Bullwinkle, Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear
Tom & jerry
Hell, I still am now.
Not cartoon network persay but i love toonami made me discover my love for anime