Thread: 90's kids: Tell me about a typical Saturday

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    • 4 years 9 months ago
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    What did you guys do on Saturday mornings as kids? I love the 90's and want to learn what it was like. For example what shows were you excited to watch when you got up in the morning
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      Well, by 1992 I was graduating high school, so most of my cartoon watching in the 90's took place from 1990 to about 1994 (when I left college).

      Most shows I watched were ones that my brother, who was 7 years younger than me, was big on. Animaniacs, TMNT, Tiny Toons Adventures, TaleSpin, etc.

      I had just begun acquiring a taste for MST3K at that time. That is something that has stuck with me to this day (and part of the inspiration for the RetroDaze Public Domain Theater).

      I was no longer living in the home I spent most of my youth in, so I was not hitting the skating rink nearly as often on Saturday nights. But Saturday mornings usually involved tv, basketball, making terrible movies, and other such things.
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        I don't remember a typical Saturday except watching ABC Kids WB Fox Kids all that jazz
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          Saturday mornings usually started at around 8AM, getting up, watching cartoons and eating breakfast while doing so.

          I watched alot of Disney like Duck Tales, Talespin, Chip n Dale and Darkwing Duck. Other shows I remember that I really liked were Dennis the Menace, Super Ted, He-Man.
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            Saturday mornings usually started at around 8AM, getting up, watching cartoons and eating breakfast while doing so.

            I watched alot of Disney like Duck Tales, Talespin, Chip n Dale and Darkwing Duck. Other shows I remember that I really liked were Dennis the Menace, Super Ted, He-Man.


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              I would wake up by 9am to watch Sonic on abc, Rugrats from 9-10am, Xmen and Spiderman 11-12, high school football or basketball game 1230-330, hang out with friends at the mall 4p-530, watch nicktoons from 6-8p ren&stimpy,rocko,aaah real monsters,doug,rugrats, after that watch snick from 8-10 alex mack,"all that,space cases, are you afraid of the dark, finally I would watch duckman, then switch back and forth from 10-1a usa up all Night and tnt monstervision.Looking back on it wow i had a very productive and fun saturday.
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                I would wake up by 9am to watch Sonic on abc, Rugrats from 9-10am, Xmen and Spiderman 11-12, high school football or basketball game 1230-330, hang out with friends at the mall 4p-530, watch nicktoons from 6-8p ren&stimpy,rocko,aaah real monsters,doug,rugrats, after that watch snick from 8-10 alex mack,"all that,space cases, are you afraid of the dark, finally I would watch duckman, then switch back and forth from 10-1a usa up all Night and tnt monstervision.Looking back on it wow i had a very productive and fun saturday.


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                  Watching Rocko.
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                    Watching Rocko.


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                        I stopped watching Saturday morning TV by the mid 90s as I was working AND going to school. I always worked Saturday nights so I slept in till after 12 pm. I did watch Saturday mornings in the early 90s though.

                        I usually woke up around 9 am CST to watch TMNT. I would then either watch The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, Back to the Future, Saved by the Bell, Land of the Lost, Chipmunks, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures or Muppet Babies as well as other shows from time to time. This all depended on the year or if I already saw the episode of one of the other shows. Sports would usually come on afterwords which I had no interest in. I would either watch an afternoon movie on one of the independent channels or go outside. There were lot of syndicated shows that came on in the afternoons on the independent channels that kept me entertained; so I usually just stayed inside most of the day. My mom never cooked on Saturdays so we would usually order pizza or go get fast food. I seem to remember us renting a lot of movies back then as well. I would usually stay up until 3 am playing video games or watching TV.

                        Again after the mid 90s everything changed and were never the same.
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                          Quote by bassman21
                          I stopped watching Saturday morning TV by the mid 90s as I was working AND going to school. I always worked Saturday nights so I slept in till after 12 pm. I did watch Saturday mornings in the early 90s though.

                          I usually woke up around 9 am CST to watch TMNT. I would then either watch The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, Back to the Future, Saved by the Bell, Land of the Lost, Chipmunks, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures or Muppet Babies as well as other shows from time to time. This all depended on the year or if I already saw the episode of one of the other shows. Sports would usually come on afterwords which I had no interest in. I would either watch an afternoon movie on one of the independent channels or go outside. There were lot of syndicated shows that came on in the afternoons on the independent channels that kept me entertained; so I usually just stayed inside most of the day. My mom never cooked on Saturdays so we would usually order pizza or go get fast food. I seem to remember us renting a lot of movies back then as well. I would usually stay up until 3 am playing video games or watching TV.

                          Again after the mid 90s everything changed and were never the same.


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                            [Not too clear on years, this probably happened more in the 80s because like bassman I started working in the 90s]

                            I would get up at 6 o'clock. That is when they would start showing cartoons. Actually for a time I was even waking up before six. From 5:52 to 6:00 is a really long time when you're waiting for cartoons and nobody is around. I would walk all the way around the house and try to do it so slowly that it would take one minute to do so. As I passed the clock in the kitchen I would check to make sure of this. So I only had to do that eight times, and then cartoons would be on.

                            I don't remember much about what was shoved into that first undesirable time slot. I think there was Josie & The Pussycats In Space and later, Dragon Warrior. The first show on I really liked was Gummi Bears, which I think was Disney's first foray into quality syndicated animation. Came on at 8. Many of the cartoons people mentioned here, like TMNT and Ducktales were shown weekday afternoons where I lived. Some other things I watched on Saturday were Kissyfur and Karate Cat. I don't remember too many other short-lived shows, but there sure were a lot of them over the years. Every season, I would pick and choose what was the best thing on each half hour and work out my schedule. The TV didn't have a remote control, but it didn't use dials either. It had buttons 0-9 and a digital number display. Getting up to change the channel was nice then, because the TV was made with controls for doing it. Now they forgo the number buttons and hide what's left, while the buttons are spongier and the set is lighter so you have to press more firmly yet carefully. I don't think new electronics are as fun as old ones. The tactility really made things exciting.

                            The cartoons were pretty much over by 11:00. As I got older, sometimes I would watch movies in the afternoon. Specific shows I recall watching are Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Looney Tunes hour (whatever they called it), Pee-wee's Playhouse (the only live action show that should be allowed among Saturday morning cartoons), and being told to "Now stay tuned for 90 minutes of The Smurfs!"
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                              [Not too clear on years, this probably happened more in the 80s because like bassman I started working in the 90s]

                              I would get up at 6 o'clock. That is when they would start showing cartoons. Actually for a time I was even waking up before six. From 5:52 to 6:00 is a really long time when you're waiting for cartoons and nobody is around. I would walk all the way around the house and try to do it so slowly that it would take one minute to do so. Then I only had to do that eight times, and then cartoons would be on.

                              I don't remember much about what was shoved into that first undesirable time slot. I think there was Josie & The Pussycats In Space and later, Dragon Warrior. I really liked Gummi Bears, which I think was Disney's first foray into quality syndicated animation. Many of the cartoons people mentioned here, like TMNT and Ducktales were shown weekday afternoons where I lived. Some other things I watched on Saturday were Kissyfur and Karate Cat. I don't remember too many other short-lived shows, but there sure were a lot of them over the years. Every season, I would pick and choose what was the best thing on each half hour and work out my schedule. The TV didn't have a remote control, but it didn't use dials either. It had buttons 0-9 and a digital number display. Getting up to change the channel was nice then, because the TV was made with controls for doing it. Now they forgo the number buttons and hide what's left, while the buttons are spongier and the set is lighter so you have to press more carefully. I don't think new electronics are as fun as old ones. The tactility really made things exciting.

                              The cartoons were pretty much over by 11:00. As I got older, sometimes I would watch movies in the afternoon. Specific shows I recall watching are Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Looney Tunes hour (whatever they called it), Pee-wee's Playhouse (the only live action show that should be allowed among Saturday morning cartoons), and being told to "Now stay tuned for 90 minutes of The Smurfs!"


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                                    i would get up at 6 am and watch ironman and fantastic 4 then i would watch the complete fox kids line up then me and my bro would head outside to play until about 3 then my family would go for a ride untill about 4 pm then me my 2 of my brothers and my 2 sisters and all the kids from the nabourhood would play a big game of baseball from 4 until 6pm then we would head in to watch wcw saturdaynight then we would head back out to play ghost in the graveyard and cops and robers or cowboys and indians until are you afraid of the dark came on then my mom would make me go to bed and i would give my mom time to go to bed then i would sneak out and watch snl with my brother.
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                                      i would get up at 6 am and watch ironman and fantastic 4 then i would watch the complete fox kids line up then me and my bro would head outside to play until about 3 then my family would go for a ride untill about 4 pm then me my 2 of my brothers and my 2 sisters and all the kids from the nabourhood would play a big game of baseball from 4 until 6pm then we would head in to watch wcw saturdaynight then we would head back out to play ghost in the graveyard and cops and robers or cowboys and indians until are you afraid of the dark came on then my mom would make me go to bed and i would give my mom time to go to bed then i would sneak out and watch snl with my brother.


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                                        While I was in grade school, my parents signed me up for sports. First was T-ball. Even with the simplicity of striking a stationary target, I was not good at the game. Even when I could hit the ball hard and true enough, I was not exactly a skilled runner. After a couple of years of that, they had me try soccer. There I was able to hide my lack of abilities by being on a team, but I still wanted to be home watching cartoons instead.

                                        When I got older and my parents would consent to let me do what I wanted, I would: play Nintendo, walk to my friend's house and play Nintendo or put coins on the railroad tracks, walk to the movie theater, and/or music store, walk to comic book store. I walked freakin everywhere. I am no good at sports but damn good at walking. I would also work at my job but that is naturally less fondly remembered.
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                                          While I was in grade school, my parents signed me up for sports. First was T-ball. Even with the simplicity of striking a stationary target, I was not good at the game. Even when I could hit the ball hard and true enough, I was not exactly a skilled runner. After a couple of years of that, they had me try soccer. There I was able to hide my lack of abilities by being on a team, but I still wanted to be home watching cartoons instead.

                                          When I got older and my parents would consent to let me do what I wanted, I would: play Nintendo, go to my friend's house and play Nintendo or put coins on the railroad tracks, go to the movie theater, music store, and/or comic book store. I would also work at my job but that is naturally less fondly remembered.


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