Thread: the DEATH of Saturday Morning

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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    I think it's stupid that FOX Kids changed it's name to 4Kids TV... I stopped watching just a year before that started.
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    I think Saturday Morning cartoons died when they introduced E/I. Can't stand E/I. This when they started making too many educational shows and that's boring. Why do you want to watch shows about education during the weekend, Saturday Mornings is supposed to mean get the stress off time period. I kinda agree with ducktalesfan1977. They slowly but surely started decreasing when NBC took off their block. I miss the good old days. I miss the late 80s and early 90s blocks.
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    Maybe I can do my third or fourth article on Saturday Morning cartoons and the decline and such.
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    You know, I'm not sure if I posted in this topic or not, but I always felt the decline was due to the fact that there's so much cable now. As kids, the majority here, had Saturday morning on just three main stations: ABC, CBS, and NBC. With Cartoon Network and Disney Channel in the competition, and more kids watching that, why bother looking at the three above. Even back in the 80s, Nickelodeon wasn't much of a threat since they didn't have that much programming to threaten the three main Sat morn stations.
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    Yeah, cable is to blame.
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    If I ran a TV channel, I would break that rule and say to the FCC "**** you" .

    I would sing to them;

    Stop cleaning up all our talking in a manner such as this
    We don't want to take a tinkle when we wanna take a ****
    We don't want to call fellatio a trouser friendly kiss

    Here the plain situation;
    there's no negotiation
    with you *******s at the ****ing FCC

    you're as stuffy as the stuffiest of special interest groups
    when we joke about our bowels DO NOT order in the troops
    any baby with a brain can tell you everybody poops

    take a tip, take a lesson;
    we're gonna win by messin'
    with you *******s at the ****ing FCC

    and is we find ourselves with some young sexy things
    *musical solo*
    we do not want to do them with our ding-a-lings
    *woman screams*
    WE WANT TO SAY *****

    so we'll send this little warning we're prepared to do our worst
    and we'll stick it in your mailbox hoping you could be coerced
    you might think of quite another place we could have stuck it first

    you may just be neurotic
    or possibly psychotic
    YOU'RE THE *******S AT THE ****ING FCC!

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    Quote by AdamYJ
    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.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    Anyway

    over here in the UK, Saturday morning children's programming is still reasonable;

    of course channel 4 may have ditched all but the hoobs in favor of teen orientated programming, but one of the BBCs (not sure if it is either BBC1 or BBC2) and ITV1 still fuel us with good Saturday morning children's programming.

    I particularly like to watch the new Biker Mice From Mars on ITV1 .
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    I know just how you guys feel, I'm only 17 and I fondly remember when saturday mornings were still good featuring the best shows of their day but it's like people said in reply to new nick vs old nick, it's just a matter of television companies trying to keep up the times and trying to keep the interest of the kids these days, it's just changin with the times.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    Bob Dylan is definitely right. The times they are a-changin'.
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    Quote by cartoonfreak
    I know just how you guys feel, I'm only 17 and I fondly remember when saturday mornings were still good featuring the best shows of their day but it's like people said in reply to new nick vs old nick, it's just a matter of television companies trying to keep up the times and trying to keep the interest of the kids these days, it's just changin with the times.
    I agree. Kids are different every decade. One can't expect the kids who grew up in the 70s, to be into whatever a kid of the 80s may have liked, and a child who grew up in the 80s can't be expected to be into what a child of the 90s, may like, and and so forth.
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. All my little cousins and friends kids and even my littlein like the cartoons I watched way more then the ones they do.
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    Quote by kimbaltak
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. All my little cousins and friends kids and even my littlein like the cartoons I watched way more then the ones they do.
    That's not surprising (I watch more of the shows my parents watched as opposed to what someone my age has been subjected to), but, what I'm saying is that those that are my age (whatever) shouldn't be too hard on what kids watch now since it's not being aimed towards us in the first place. We don't have the right to truly complain about it.
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    Quote by SSJ
    Quote by kimbaltak
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. All my little cousins and friends kids and even my littlein like the cartoons I watched way more then the ones they do.
    That's not surprising (I watch more of the shows my parents watched as opposed to what someone my age has been subjected to), but, what I'm saying is that those that are my age (whatever) shouldn't be too hard on what kids watch now since it's not being aimed towards us in the first place. We don't have the right to truly complain about it.


    My parents didn't even care what I watched (they actually liked it).
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    Quote by SSJ
    Quote by kimbaltak
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. All my little cousins and friends kids and even my littlein like the cartoons I watched way more then the ones they do.
    That's not surprising (I watch more of the shows my parents watched as opposed to what someone my age has been subjected to), but, what I'm saying is that those that are my age (whatever) shouldn't be too hard on what kids watch now since it's not being aimed towards us in the first place. We don't have the right to truly complain about it.
    My parents didn't even care what I watched (they actually liked it).
    My mother did, yet, my father didn't. He was the type to say that the cartoons I watched kinda sucked compared to what he watched. That's why I feel that most of this type of discussion is a bit subjective as opposed to being objective.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    All I can say is your dad is a child of the 50s or 60s? My parents are both children of the 50s and I don't know are quite leninent (sp?). But, yeah, I agree with ya.
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    All I can say is your dad is a child of the 50s or 60s? My parents are both children of the 50s and I don't know are quite leninent (sp?). But, yeah, I agree with ya.
    My parents were both born in 1956. I think the reason my mother was more into what I watched as opposed to my dad, is because she grew up the majority of her young life without watching television. My dad always had it. My mother grew up poor, my dad didn't. My mother was a Seventh Day Adventist (sp?) where watching television on the Sabbath (Saturday) was forbidden, my dad didn't grow up with that type of religion.

    I guess you could say my mother was living her childhood that she missed out on having through me. She was the oldest of her siblings and when her father died, she pretty much took over the role and helped my grandmother, who knew nothing of household budgeting, etc., because my grandfather always did all that stuff. My grandmother only knew how to keep the house clean and to cook or whatever. Typical for the time period, right?
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    My dad didn't get their first TV until he came to the US in 1974. His family was dirt-poor and so was my mom's family. My mom and dad got married in the mid-70s and then they got their first TV. So they missed out on a bunch of shows. And yes, it was typical for that time period because that was all my late grandmother did.
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    i loved saterday morning cartoons now its jsut stupid abc shows stupid disney shows no one shows cartoons weekday afternoons now. there are no syndicated cartoons any more.
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    I remember watching the Sonic the hedgehog and Earthworm Jim cartoons on Channel 4 on Sunday mornings .
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