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    Anyone remember one called "Yo Yogi"? It was about Yogi Bear and his friends in their younger days. There were only about 13 episodes.



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    Quote by thecrow174
    Anyone remember one called "Yo Yogi"? It was about Yogi Bear and his friends in their younger days. There were only about 13 episodes.


    I've seen a lot of different Yogi bear cartoons so I'd bet that I have seen it, but I don't specifically remember watching it. Looking at the pictures online I'd say this was definitely a 90's Yogi, from the clothing to the "Yo" in it's name; everyone was saying "Yo" in the 90's, I guess I still do too once in while...
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    I vaguely remember Yo Yogi. Now I can say that with its overcalculated, cloying attempts at coolness, it reminds me of Pink Panther & Sons, which provided my first experience of disappointment with something on TV.
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    And when it comes to the TMNT, what can I say?

    Here are cartoon characters that made me laugh, made me think and in certain situations tugged at my heart.

    I couldn't ask more of any show, surprises with each iteration.
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    And when it comes to the TMNT, what can I say?

    Here are cartoon characters that made me laugh, made me think and in certain situations tugged at my heart.

    I couldn't ask more of any show, surprises with each iteration.


    TMNT strikes me more as an after school show than a Saturday mourning show. I guess I feel that way because every day after school I would watch it with a group of other kids at my babysitters house, it was always so much fun. During the weekend it was just me, way less exciting, but I do love that show.
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    The turtles are one of those rare series that started in syndication. And, like Pokemon a few years later, the overwhelming popularity of the series had TV stations around the country airing the series weekdays as well as Saturday mornings. Every incarnation of the TMNT franchise seem to speak to newer generations of fans.

    By the time the big TV networks got onboard, 1990 maybe?, TMNT had become a worldwide phenomenon.

    This is very important, the TV show's success was it's comedy. Never as dark as the comic book version, TMNT's humor won it fans in every age demographic. This lesson led to other similar projects following the same plan, sometimes to the disgust of many a comic book fan.



    And speaking of strange beginnings, I will always remember the impact the original Astro Boy had on me. It was so weird that watching it felt like viewing a cartoon from another planet.

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    Your absolutely right about the comedy, the original series was witty and edgy. All that was because the turtles were New Yorkers, and that's how most real New Yorkers are (and not those hipster scumbags). All the other versions of TMNT lacked that NY vibe and that's way they were bland.
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    Your absolutely right about the comedy, the original series was witty and edgy. All that was because the turtles were New Yorkers, and that's how most real New Yorkers are (and not those hipster scumbags). All the other versions of TMNT lacked that NY vibe and that's way they were bland.


    Wow, that's an excellent observation bklynbren!

    Once the Turtles landed at CBS, the vibe of the original series moved from character development to situation heavy storylines. While I found the situations interesting there's no doubt that the "feel" of the characters changed.

    I was willing to go along with the changes to the series but the TMNT are an example of the way the TV networks influence the development of a popular cartoon series. Like I said before, each version of the Turtles was different in a way that appealed to me on different levels. Not everyone will agree with me on that point, lol.

    It seems to me that the rise of video gaming led to the creation of many TV series where the storyline was altered, or trashed, to make the TV show more appealing.

    That's what happened to "Heavy Gear", another series from Mainframe Entertainment. The game's warfare storyline was dumped in favor of a "tournament-like" racing competition between the good guys and the bad guys. This was a major bummer for gamers but I enjoyed the series since I never saw the game version. "Heavy Gear" was like NASCAR in the Future as the Vanguard of Justice raced against and the honorable Shadow Dragons.

    What really caught my attention was how "Heavy Gear" got funnier as the series progressed. By 2003 it was a hoot to see how the Vanguard of Justice planned to cheat and make the Shadow Dragons look lame. Many of the racecourse settings were interesting and varied.

    Imho "Heavy Gear" has aged well like many Mainframe Entertainment properties.

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    I loved waking up and watching classic Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies on TBS on Saturday mornings.
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    I loved Yo Yogi too.
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    How can I forget about Saturday mornings. I would have to say my favorites were in the 80's Pac-Man, Turboteen,Ghostbusters,Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk Hour, The 13 Ghost of Scooby Doo,Muppet Babies.In the 90's Captain N, Bobby's World, Rugrats, Doug,X-Men,Spiderman, Sonic(abc), Silver Surfer I miss that time so much It's cable tv fault.
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    It's cable tv fault.


    Actually, it's the TV execs' fault.
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    I have to admit that I still admire "The ZETA Project" from 2001.
    Even the intro was cool:

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    Quote by ctuna
    It's cable tv fault.


    Actually, it's the TV execs' fault.


    TV execs decided to stop bothering with Saturday morning cartoons because they lost popularity due to cable TV making cartoons available 24/7 instead of only at limited times which was what made Saturday morning special
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    Saturday mornings were when new episodes were released, so to stay current you had to see them then. I have no idea how it works now.
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    I was just thinking vkimo that old fashioned broadcasting made Saturday Mornings a sort of analog forum for kids because we all shared a common bank of shows that you had to watch in real time.

    The VCR/DVR changed some of the details but the basic formula was still around even after the turn of the century. It's hard for me to imagine kids without that common link no longer available.

    Movies, as new releases, seem to be the only appointment entertainment left.
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    Smurfs
    Pee Wee's Playhouse
    The Real Ghostbusters
    Gummi Bears
    Alvin & The Chipmunks
    A Pup Named Scooby Doo
    Saved By The Bell
    Garfield and Friends
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    I've seen a lot of the shows mentioned already, and if there's one Saturday morning lineup of cartoons I distinctly remember, it was the Fox Kids lineup of 1998-99, which had shows such as:
    -Mad Jack the Pirate
    -Oggy and the Cockroaches
    -The New Woody Woodpecker Show
    -The Magician
    -Xyber 9: New Dawn
    -Cybersix
    -Godzilla: The Series
    -NASCAR Racers
    -All three final Marvel Animated Universe shows
    -Beast Machines
    -And reruns of X-Men, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and Beast Wars.

    I'm trying to recapture that feeling by constructing my own custom-made blocks. I'm currently running through my first one, but have a second one all built and ready to go once the first has run its course.
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    Quote by Captain
    I've seen a lot of the shows mentioned already, and if there's one Saturday morning lineup of cartoons I distinctly remember, it was the Fox Kids lineup of 1998-99, which had shows such as:
    -Mad Jack the Pirate
    -Oggy and the Cockroaches
    -The New Woody Woodpecker Show
    -The Magician
    -Xyber 9: New Dawn
    -Cybersix
    -Godzilla: The Series
    -NASCAR Racers
    -All three final Marvel Animated Universe shows
    -Beast Machines
    -And reruns of X-Men, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and Beast Wars.

    I'm trying to recapture that feeling by constructing my own custom-made blocks. I'm currently running through my first one, but have a second one all built and ready to go once the first has run its course.

    Not all of those shows aired at the same time.
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