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The Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Old 05-21-03, 07:01 PM
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I remember getting so excited for the beginning of each new cartoon year, it used to be an event for me and the networks treated it that way as well. I remember that each network would have a Friday night preview show to promote all of their new shows.

And why doesn't any channel play any of the great live action Saturday morning shows like:

Any of the Sid and Marty Krofft stuff
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Isis (Damn she was hot!)
Bigfoot and Wildboy
Ark II
Jason of Star Command

Or am I the only one who remembers these shows?
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Well, there are DVDs from Rhino for the Krofft stuff.
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Remember the last episode of Spectreman when:
Dr. Gori committed suicide?
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Is that what happened in Spectreman? I don't think we ever got it on TV when I was young... we just rented the tapes. Can you clue me in on what happened?
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Yeah, I used to watch ULTRAMAN, JOHNNY SOCKO, SPACE GIANTS, SPECTREMAN and all that too. In my area, they were on after school.

In the 70s, Channel 44 in Chicago was heaven!
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I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but cartoons aren't even shown in the afternoon anymore. I used to remember most of the local channels would show cartoons all afternoon now they have all these damn talk shows. Why do so many people want to hear someone talk? I am glad there is dvd so that all these old cartoons can stay alive. I am sure everyone loves to watch a good cartoon every once in a while.
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It begins and ends with Looney Tunes.
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Who said there aren't any good Saturday morning cartoons on these days? If you live in Canada, the YTV station has a great line up of cartoons every Saturday.

Jackie Chan Adventures (Grade A)
The Mummy (Grade B+)
The New He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Grade A)
Justice League (Grade A+)
Samurai Jack (Grade A+)

Here are the old cartoons I liked when I was a kid in no particular order:

Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner Hour or simply Looney Tunes
Scooby Doo Where are You?
He-Man (The Old one)
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Dungeons and Dragons
Tom and Jerry
School House Rock
Old 05-23-03, 12:59 PM
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My daughter loves watching the Godzilla cartoon on Boomerang. She also digs the old Superfriends and Spider-Man cartoons - and she loved my Land Of The Lost DVD.

Now when is that LOTL season 1 Box Set coming out?
Old 05-23-03, 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Steve Phillips
It's all relative to what generation you were a part of. I know people 10 years or so younger than me that think SAVED BY THE BELL is a classic, and I can't for the life of me understand why. I couldn't make it through one show when watching with them. Awful writing, terrible acting, horrible production values, not a single funny or inventive moment....but yet the same could be said about lots of the shows I mentioned above.

Still, What IS the deal with SBTB?
There was a very funny episode of Mad About You where Paul and Ira had a conversation about this. It went something like:

Paul: "You see that girl there?"
Ira: "Is that the teacher?"
Paul: "No, she's a freshman."
Ira: "THAT'S a freshman?!"
Paul: "See, I told you, it's strangely compelling."
Ira: "You're right. It is strangely compelling!"

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