My Top 10 Saturday Morning Cartoons

My picks for the best Saturday morning entertainment
April 09, 2013
Saturday morning: The greatest time of the week for kids because of the funny, obscure & well written cartoons. OK maybe not well written but you get the idea. For this article, I've decided to countdown my personal top 10 picks for the very best Saturday morning cartoons. Let's get started!


Pac-Man (September 25, 1982 – November 5, 1984)
The first cartoon ever to be based off a video game, "Pac-Man" follows the adventures of well, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man AKA Pepper, their daughter Pac-Baby, and their pet cat and dog: Sour Puss and Chomp Chomp. There goal in life is to not get chomped by the ghosts. Speaking of the ghosts, there's five of them in the cartoon which is kinda odd considering that the actual game has only four ghosts. Aside from that, Pac-Man is still a fun cartoon to watch if you're a fan of Hanna-Barbera like I am.


The Banana Splits (September 7, 1968 - September 5, 1970)
This show is a good show but it doesn't really hold up today like "The Flintstones" or "The Yogi Bear Show". But that doesn't make it a bad show. It's just a little weird that's all. It's also worthy to note that The Banana Splits' theme song: "The Tra La La Song" became legendary in the music world placing at #96 on the Hot 100 Billboard in 1969.


The Archie Show (September 14, 1968,- August 30, 1969)
Based on the popular Archie comics created by John Goldwater in 1941, The Archie Show is a good show in its own right. I never knew about this show until I watched "Animation Lookback". Anyway this show follows the adventures of the characters from the Archie comic series including Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, & Hot Dog as they hang around the city of Riverdale and perform original songs. Even after "The Archie Show" was cancelled, Archie and the gang dominated CBS with many spin offs including "Archie's Fun House" & "The U.S. Of Archie".


Alvin & The Chipmunks (September 17, 1983 - December 1, 1990)
Where do I begin with this amazing cartoon? "Alvin & The Chipmunks" is a show based on the popular music group created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. in 1958. The show revolves around the Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, & Theodore) as they enjoy life to the fullest with The Chipettes (Brittany, Jeanette, & Elenore) and get caught up in one of Alvin's hair brain schemes which ultimately back fire almost every episode. It's good for what it is but this is an amazing cartoon as I said earlier.


Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series (September 6, 1996 - January 10,1997)
Now we cut into the real meat in this article. But before we do so I just want to say that I'm a HUGE fan of Disney. Anyway, "Mighty Ducks" is one incredibly action packed adventure series produced by Walt Disney Television in 1996. This awesome show follows the adventures of a team of hockey playing ducks who fight crime. How awesome is that I mean really. This show is so action packed it's just too cool to describe it any further.

SpongeBob SquarePants (July 17, 1999 - present)
Since it debuted on Nickelodeon, "SpongeBob SquarePants" has wowed kids for years now. Need I say more?


Sonic X (April 6, 2003 - March 28, 2004)
This was one of my all time favorite shows when it first came out. I watched this epic series all the way up to the finale and HOLY CRAP was it amazing. I mean really? "Sonic X" was the premiere anime that I personally watched every Saturday Morning.


The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (July 20, 2002 - November 25, 2006)
Much like "Sonic X" I watched "Jimmy Neutron" on a daily basis. I really can't say much more about this show except: It's pure awesomeness.


The Fairly OddParents (March 30, 2001 - present)
As a fan of Nickelodeon, I can safely say that "The Fairly OddParents" is a pretty good cartoon in its own right. In fact, I still watch it right to this day. Need I say more?

Now with all those good shows, what could possibly top it all off. Well let's find out.

It's... #1.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (December 28, 1987 - November 2, 1996)
Yep. TMNT is my #1 Saturday morning cartoon. For reasons I do not know but it still remains a classic in the eyes of kids everywhere. Even with the revival last year, TMNT can be enjoyed by everyone young & old.

That's the end. If I didn't mention your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, leave a comment.
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