Thread: the DEATH of Saturday Morning

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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    interesting article I came across
    very imformative..and long

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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Good find!
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Good article, but dead wrong on one thing, the person in the article said that no one under the age of 25 would show emotion if you said Satuday Morning Cartoons, I disagree I'm 22 and I remember Saturday Morning Cartoons.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    yeah that part was a little sketchy
    i'm 19 and remember saturday morning
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I've only read the first two paragraphs, but that writer clearly has no clue. Yeah, kids are really playing so much sport these days that it cuts into their TV time. Pfft.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    heh
    kids are actually playing those stuppid card games
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I guess he includes card games in "recreational sports".

    I can't talk, I guess. I used to collect the Pokemon cards back in 1998 (never played with them, though). While Pokemon was the nail in the coffin for the traditional cartoons that we grew up with before all this copycat anime crap, it will always hold a special place in my heart as my last childhood toy/cartoon obsession. TMNT was my first.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    i used to watch pokemon a lot...never got into the card games
    eventually tho i got sick of pokemon and then that was the time when i swore off cartoons all together and sold or got rid of most of my toys
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Yeah..It's sad that Saturday morning has died off...I am 31 years old and I remember Saturday mornings as a kid were awesome!!...I'd get a box of my favorite cereal turn on the TV and it was on!!..Nowadays all you see is that (Quote Daniel85) "Copycat anime crap"...

    I am a cartoonist and ever since the death of Saturday morning I have always had a dream of taking part in making Saturday mornings cool again!...No I am not an anime cartoonist..I can't stand that crap...I am a good old fashioned American cartoonist!
    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I remember the great old days when I could not wait for saturday mornings to watch cartoons. Now cartoons are on 24/7 so it is not the same
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Being 34 I remember the good old days of Sat morning toons.. They started at around 6 and ended at 11:30.. I used to salivate to the TV Guide's fall preview pix and descriptions of all the new Sat morn toons..
    So many good memories.
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    I have some old comic books that have listings of the new cartoons coming on..Pretty cool!
    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    I'm 23 and definitely remember Saturday Morning.

    I remember getting excited about the new line-ups that would premiere in the fall. I remember having the TV Guide all figured out so I could jump from channel to channel as I saw fit. Once I figured out the VCR, it got even more interesting. I'm sad to see Saturday Mornings go. It's sad when a cultural institution starts to fade away.

    One of the sad things is that the "big 3" channels can't even make a clean break from it. Due to FCC regulations, they have to show 3 hours of educational or informational programming for kids every week. Saturday morning has become a means to fill that quota. They're doing it by filling that space with reruns from cable stations. So, we now have 3 hours of semi-educational shows, rerun from cable, on three stations that would really rather show something else. Tragic.

    Here's the strange thing, though. Even beyond the "edu-tainment" on the broadcast networks, it seems that Saturday Morning won't go quietly into that dark night. Just recently, Cartoon Network decided that they would unveil a brand new Saturday Morning lineup of new shows and premieres. That's right. Cartoon Network. The same channel that helped the SatAM tradition fade away. The irony isn't lost on me. The good thing is, it's a pretty darn good lineup.
    Saturday Morning isn't just a part of the week. It's a state of mind.
    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    It is sad how both Saturday morning and weekday afternoon cartoons have died off.
    I'm 18 and remember watching One Saturday Morning and Disney Afternoon and loving it.
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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    Quote by ami1374
    It is sad how both Saturday morning and weekday afternoon cartoons have died off.
    I'm 18 and remember watching One Saturday Morning and Disney Afternoon and loving it.


    I'm 19, and remember OSM. You lose. Technically, I only watched it for New Doug. I eventually opened up and watched Pepper Ann (maybe once or twice), as well as Recess (only on the Disney Channels.)

    We need more Recess.
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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    Something I would love to do with my life when I get older is to start a network where Saturday morning cartoons and retro shows could be combind (take note, I grew up in the 90's). The Shows get more mature as the night goes on. My lineup would be.

    6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    6:00: TMNT
    6:30: Mighty Max
    7:00: Sam and Max: Feelance Police!
    7:30: Goosebumps (just to change things up a little)
    8:00: X-Men
    8:30: Spider-Man
    9:00: Men In Black
    9:30: The Tick (Spooooon!)
    10:00: Eek! The Cat
    10:30: Batman TAS
    11:00: Freakazoid
    11:30: Animainiacs

    12:00-10:00 PM (with some cartoons)

    12:00: Nick Arcade
    12:30: Legenda of the Hidden Temple
    1:00: A full hour of a certain cartoon
    2:00: Space Cases
    2:30: Salute Your Shorts
    3:00: All That
    3:30: Saved by the Bell
    4:00: The Zack Files
    4:30: SK8 Tv
    5:00: Eeire Indianna
    5:30 - 7:00: Music Videos
    7:00: Boy Meets World
    7:30: Boy Meets World
    8:00: Weird Science
    8:30: Beavis and Butthead
    9:00: Daria
    9:30: Are You Afraid of The Dark?

    Late Night into Sunday Morning

    10:00: Liquid Television
    10:30: The Maxx
    11:00: The Critic
    11:30: Duckman

    12:00-1:00: Late Night with Conan O'Brien (I can dream can't I?)

    I can't think of a filler between this so I'll stop here
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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    this article depresses me...how saturday morning cartoons are "history"...i live and breathe cartoons...if i had the chance, i'd put all these shows back together...i miss how you cant wait for saturday and dont mind getting up EARLY in the morning just to watch those shows...how you would get sooooo impatient during the week cuz u wanna see that new episode of ur fave show...dont get me wrong, im 20 and still enjoy some of these new shows but when i get up early on a saturday morning, the first thing i do is turn on the tv, flip through the channels to see if there's any good cartoons on, but in the end, i just end up turning off the tv and going back to bed...man, i miss the excitement...the fun of saturday morning cartoons....*sigh*
    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    Yeah, I'm a little depressed too...I'm 16 and I remember when there came over 4 hours of cartoons and tv-shows like Tiny Toons and Denver the Last Dinosaur. Nowdays, when watching tv on saturday mornings, the shows suck

    Oh the horror....

    Transformers Energon/Cybertron
    Hamtaro
    Duel Masters
    Some kids puppet show
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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    I feel so old here! I'm nearing 30, and I can still remember the days when CBS had Captain Kangaroo, Fat Albert and the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show. Back then, it WAS Saturday morning for me.
    - From The King of Esoteric
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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    IMO, Hamtaro's not so bad, but I do agree that the other cartoons you just mentioned are bad, Star_Wolf. Nowadays nearly every cartoon is anime or trying to be anime, and many use the same animation style that looks like little kid's drawings. I miss the good old days of Saturday mornings, too, waking up early just to see 'em.
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