What San Francisco Neighborhoods Would Cartoons Live In?


Imagine this scenario: Cartoon characters exist in the real life, just like in Cool World and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s Thursday night at the Holy Cow/Friday night at Delirium/Saturday night at The Matrix/Monday night at 540 Club/wherever you go to catch STDs on any given night. You run into Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Harvey Birdman, Daria, and the Smurfs and have a blast getting hammered and making bad decisions. You end up going home with a cartoon character. If you woke up in one of these neighborhoods, whose bed would you be in?


San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Underdog, The Tick, Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, Batman. Photo: Troy Holden of CaliberSF.com

Check out the rest after the jump!

North Beach

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Mario & Luigi. Photo: Troy Holden

The Haight

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Scooby Doo & Shaggy, Beavis & Butthead. Photo: Troy Holden

The Mission

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Trent Lane, Jane Lane, Daria Morendorffer, Quinn Morgendorffer, Captain Planet, Bender. Photo: Troy Holden

The Fillmore

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Bucky, Fat Albert, Bill, Weird Harold, Russell, Mushmouth. Photo: Troy Holden

The Marina

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Johnny Bravo. Photo: Chris Saulit

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear & Boo Boo, Winnie the Pooh. Photo: Troy Holden

The Castro

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

G.I. Joe, Peter Pan, The Smurfs. Photo: pbo31

The Tenderloin

San Francisco Cartoon Characters

Ren & Stimpy, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Stimpy. Photo: Troy Holden

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Does anyone have any other cartoon character + neighborhood ideas? Leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter @genejo

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29 Responses to “What San Francisco Neighborhoods Would Cartoons Live In?”

  1. 1 The IRS

    Haha, as I was looking through the pics, I thought it was a great idea, but damn, this fool could have spent a few more min to do the job right!

  2. 2 Gene

    Haha I know. I went from idea to finished product in minutes. Not too shabby!

  3. 3 amber

    This is such a clever idea and very well executed. Awesome!

  4. What, no “Family Guy” in Noe Valley?

  5. 5 Gene

    murphstahoe: LOL! Great idea, I should throw in Bobby Generic from Bobby’s World in there, too. Great Noe Valley blog, btw 🙂

  6. 6 a

    bert and ernie in the castro!!!

  7. 7 The IRS

    also stewie and smithers in the castro.

  8. 8 ratdoginastroller

    no, no family guy. sorry.wrong hood for that.

  9. 9 Gene

    ratdoginastroller: Hm, since the Griffins are from the North East, they would be relegated to the Marina, based on this guy’s observation that North East SF = North East US


    Funny post, and generally on point, but I don’t see the Griffins in the Marina.

  10. a little confused about the Fillmore as a white-middle-class male. you missed all the anime characters. they’ve overgrown japantown.

  11. i’m also confused by the fillmore…

    smither’s would have been perfect in the castro.

    another good one for the mission would be dora the explorer.

    other than that, these are great. minus dude’s shitty photo-cropping job. seriously!!

  12. 12 Mike

    LOL! I’d be hangin’ with the Birdman in SoMA!

  13. 13 Gene

    indiequick & angela: The Fillmore is considered the historical center of African-American culture in San Francisco. It’s an inner-city neighborhood populated by primarily lower income African American families, much like Fat Albert and the gang, who grew up in inner city Philly. The kids were also all musicians, which ties in directly with the Fillmore’s rich jazz history.

    I like the anime and dora the explorer ideas! And yes, I know I suck at photoshop! lol

  14. 14 dmadey

    I respect your photoshop skills, Gene.

  15. 15 Eirikur

    Yogi Bear & Boo Boo really should be in the Castro. The rest I fully agree with. Great job.

  16. 16 phlavor

    These are great! I laughed at every single one. You should expand and refine this. Put the Family Circus kids in Noe Valley.

  17. 17 AC

    Velma from Scooby-Doo, Catwoman, Josie and the Pussycats, Michiru and Haruka from Sailor Moon, and Peppermint Patty — they all in Bernal 🙂

    Oh, and you forgot Life in Hell’s Akbar & Jeff in the Castro.

  18. 18 davitydave

    I think Velma & Peppermint Patty belong in Noe Valley.

  19. 19 JennyG

    LOVE IT!

  20. 20 Greyhoundgrrl

    Velma and Peppermint Patty belong in Bernal Heights.

  21. 21 JuJuRichmond

    Sunset: King of the Hill cast (or at least Dale Gribble). And the Lucky Charms leprechaun.

    Marina: Richie Rich.

    Noe Valley: Rugrats.

    Lower Haight: Ren and Stimpy.

    Richmond: Inspector Gadget seems appropriate. Space Ghost. And Hello Kitty, of course…

  22. 22 Harry

    I think Richie Rich would be in Pacific Heights.

  23. 23 margaritavalentina

    I think Quinn would be in the Marina.

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