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There was once a tape that I had that I REALLY liked and it had three things on it. Easter, TGIF (The ABC Line-Up), and some SatAM Cartoons. But one day in 1995, I was ready to play this tape that I had since 1991 and what do I get?..."Doug"! I have nothing against this show, but I thought it would only be a few minutes. But nooooo...there was other things recorded over that tape, like that one episode of "Saved by the Bell" where Screech thought he was an alien. Looks like a tape of glorious memories...GONE WITH THE WIND!...



Yeah...and no, I don't have "Tara's Theme", but I'll probably make a review on this film sometime here in the near future! Back to the tape I had I asked..."Who Taped Over This"? As of today...it's STILL a mystery, I think someone may have sat on the remote and it hit the "record" button...can that happen? But the week after that fiasco, it became a sports tape, with the Hall-of-Fame Game featuring the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 1st time and a Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees game as well as "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog". Unfortunately...it wasn't as memorable.



Okay, the 1st part had me doing my own rendition of the MC Hammer Pepsi Commercial. (Oddly enough I prefer Coke yet I now drink Diet Coke I gotta lose some belly). Then my brother and sister play with a headless doll which had the head pop-off. This part is irreplaceable! The next day, we taped part of "The Easter Parade" the one that Disney used to have and was hosted by Alan Thicke. But it had the people who fought in the 1st Iraq War with General Norman Schwarzkopf.



Part 2 was TGIF when the 1990-1991 Line-up was aired. The shows contained "Full House" (which I didn't tape), "Family Matters", "Perfect Strangers", and a show that became a flop..."Baby Talk". The episode of Family Matters that was on there was "Fast Eddie Winslow" where Eddie places a bet by playing pool and the show that spun-off "Family Matters"..."Perfect Strangers", the episode that I taped was "The Ring" where Larry buys a ring for his fiance Jennifer and finds-out he got ripped-off because the ring was fake! And like I said, "Baby Talk" ended the TGIF Line-up, which was basically based upon "Look Who's Talking". It seemed that the show would be popular with George Clooney and Tony Danza voicing Mickey. Nope...



Up next...Saturday Morning Cartoons! Now originally the tape was supposed to have Tom and Jerry...



...But instead I got people wearing sunglasses in an infomercial where they go down waterslides and then there's sharks that shake palm trees until trains fall down and the sharks put the trains in an apple then turkeys come and eat the apple and then go up waterfalls so the sharks get the turkeys down by collecting monkey butts and they drop them on powerlines and...okay that's enough from The Angry Video Game Nerd!



Now...we have cartoons, first is "Muppet Babies" which is one of the longest-running SatAM Cartoons out there...and very complex. Like, whatever happened to Skeeter? And why a headless nanny? If I can picture the headless nanny WITH a head, I think it'd be Barbra Billingsley's head since she WAS the voice of the headless nanny....



Next is another long-running SatAM Cartoon that has 121 Episodes to date, 14 more than "Muppet Babies"..."Garfield and Friends". I mentioned before that this is my 2nd favorite TV Show out there. But the character that I liked the most was from the "U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm" segment called Orson T. Pig, who has a wild imagination that would run away. And for some apparent reason, Orson reminds me of Walter Mitty because of that....



After Garfield comes "Beetlejuice" which obviously came from the movie that has Alec Baldwin, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Jeffery Jones, Michael Keaton and directed by Tim Burton. Too bad this was NEVER on the cartoon....



Well, next was "New Kids on the Block"! Yes, The New Kids on the Block HAD their own cartoon! But many musicians had their share of cartoons such as The Beatles, The Jacksons, The Patridge Family, The Osmonds, and yes...even MC Hammer had one too! But after that...

Overture, Curtain, Lights!
This is it, the Nights of Nights!
No more rehearsing and nursing a part,
We know every part by heart!
Overture, Curtain, Lights!
This is it, we'll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we'll hit,
On with the show this is it!


If you don't know the theme right now...this is where it came from!...



Yep..."The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show", which was a Staple for SatAM since the 50's! Now, I love Bugs Bunny Cartoons and this carrot-eating wascally wabbit was on ABC until 2000, even when "One Saturday Morning" was dominant...they stayed on for 2 years until moving to Cartoon Network where they remain!

I just loved watching that tape sooooo much, I would take it to sleepovers when I would see my grandparents when I would be there during the weekend. And since I had no VCR between 1992 and 1994...the tape would be at my grandparents house. I just felt upset that my favorite tape got taped-over, but now I don't feel bad because I know what's on them so...

And oh, what heights we'll hit...
On With The Show This Is It!