Other Saturday Morning Shows

Pole Position, Tigersharks, Jem, and more. What Saturday morning was.
March 14, 2007
This is just a continuation of some of the cartoons that were my favourtes. Some you may remember and some you may not remember. Enjoy!

Pole Position (CBS 1984-1985)

Pole Position is based loosely on the Namco video game from Atarri. It tells the story of three children who are orphaned, when they aren't racing they fight crime wiith some highly intelligent race cars. The show lasted until December 1984.

The Characters

The characters for the Pole Position TV Show include.

Daisy Darret (Portrayed by Keleena Kiff)

Daisy is the pre-teen sister of Dan and Tess Darret

Dan Darret (Portrayed by David Coburn)

Dan is Daisy and Tess's hot headed brother who drives Roadie.

Tess Darret (Portrayed by Lisa Lindgren)

Tess is the self-apointed leaderof the Pole Position racing team she's the oldest sister to Dan and Daisy. She drives Wheels.

Other Characters

There were other characters in Pole Position. They made up the Pole Position racing team.

Dr Zarchary Darret (Portrayed by Jack Angel)

Tess, Daisy,and Dan's uncle and charged with the Pole Position race team. Dr Darret is confined to a wheelchair.

Kuma (Portrayed by Marilyn Schreffler)

Kuma is Daisy's pet. She is a genetic cross between a monkey and a raccoon. Kuma is a Japanese word meaning "bear"

Wheels (Portrayed by Melvin Franklin)

Wheels is a 1964 mustang driven by Tess Darret. His Artiffical Intelligence errs on the side of caution a lot more than Roadie does. He can be frequently heard saying "I'm getting too old for this."

Roadie (Portrayed by Daryl Hickman)

Roadie is a more futuristic car driven by Dan Darret. His artifficial intelligence is more wreckless than Wheels is. He can frequently be heard saying: "Anything you say Dan!"

The Get-Along-Gang CBS (1984-1986)

The Get-Along-Gang from l to r: Woolma Lamb, Montgomery Moose, Dotty Dog, Zipper Cat, Bingo Beaver, and Portia Porcupine.

The Get-Along-Gang revolves around a group of kids who really get along well with each other. A dog, a cat, a lamb, a moose, a beaver and a porcupine all have wonderful adventures while learning valuable life lessons.

Jem 1985-1987

Originally a part of the Big Foot/Jem Adventure Hour this cartoon portrays two bands and what they'll do to become stars. Jem and the Holograms, led by the ever popular Jem, and the Misfits, lead by the mischeivious Pizzaz.

Jem and the Holograms or the Misfits..... Who's your favourite?

Jerrica Benton is the young daughter of Jack Benton but she is also Eric Raymond's rival to be the president of Starlight Music. In the begining of the Jem TV series Jerrica believes that Eric may have had something to do with the death of her father.

The Comic Strip (1987)

The Comic Strip was an hour long cartoon series that started in 1987. It consisted of any one of the following cartoons.

Be sure and catch all of the action and undersea adventures on the Tigersharks

The Mini Monsters. Is your kid a monster? Camp Mini-Mon is the answer

Who can do hip-hop better than a frog can? Get down with the Street Frogs.

With Karate Kat. He's lean, he's mean, a karate machine. KEOW BABY!

Come on take a trip
on the Comic Strip

Come on take a trip
on the Comic Strip
With Karate Kat. He's lean, he's mean, a karate machine. KEOW BABY!
The Mini-Monsters. Is your kid a monster? Camp Mini-Mon is the answer.
Who can do hip-hop better than a frog can? Get down with the Street Frogs.
And be sure to catch all of the undersea adventures of the Tigersharks.

All coming up on the

Come on take a trip
On the Comic Strip.

On the Comic Strip

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1993)

Heroes in a half-shell
Turtle power.

I remember this pretty well. Raphael, Donnatello, Michaelangelo, and Leonardo stay underground while trying to fight Shredder and the Foot. This phenominon spawned toys of every size shape and form and three horrible live-action movies.

Pee Wee's Playhouse (1986-1991)

Now I loved Pee Wee Herman. It was my one reason for watching CBS every Saturday. But as soon as he was caught engaging in a lewd act in porno theater bathroom one day I was kind of disappointed in him. Because I looked at him as my idol. A lot of kids at that time looked up to Pee Wee Herman.

Now trouble seems to find Paul Reubens where ever he goes. I kind of wish CBS hadn't cancelled Pee Wee's Playhouse but in way I understand why they did cancel it. He's not an appropriate role-model for kids. For the years that the show aired I'm kind of glad that I got to watch Pee Wee.

Muppet Babies (1984-1990)

The Muppet Babies Title Sequence

Now this was by and large one of my favourite TV shows to be made by Jim Henson, besides Sesame Street of course, and one of the main reasons I had for waking up on Saturday Mornings. I couldn't even begin to imagine why I would wake up and watch CBS without this show but alas all good things must come to an end.

The Muppet Babies are: Animal, Skeeter, Scooter, Fozzie, Kermit, Gonzo, Rowlf and Piggy.

Denver The Last Dinosaur

You could watch this animated educational cartoon Saturday or Sunday mornings dependent upon what station you were watching it on.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984)

I remember watching this show on Saturdays whenever I could. It's still one of my favourite anime shows next to Robotech.

What I remember most about Voltron is that they had a stong female lead in Princess Allura and there was no stopping her once she became determined to do something. Whether it was piloting the blue lion or leading her planet to victory over King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. It was always exciting to see this worthwhile cartoon.

Other Note Worthy Saturday Morning Cartoons that are from/went into the 1980s include.

The Smurfs (1981-1990)


King Kong

Tarzan Lord Of The Jungle

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Mr T

Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling

Punky Brewster

Alf the Animated Series

And that's my extensive list of every children's show I could have ever watched on Saturday Mornings. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for your undivided attention.
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