Thread: the DEATH of Saturday Morning

    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    Sigh, I remember when Saturday mornings meant something. Moomin, Albert the 5th Muskiteer, The Smurfs, Enchanted Lands, Ace Ventura (cartoon version), and a few more I can't remember...

    Over the road to ITV 1 there were the likes of Recess, Pokemon, Power Rangers (the decent ones) and a whole bunch of stuff I can't think of right now.

    I'm nearly 17, yet I still sometimes turn on the TV on Satyrdays just to see if there's anything being reshown or something at least worth watching. I get some crap like BB3B or some puke inducing stuff called "Smile".

    ...maybe it's time to grow up...
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    I was channel surfing last saturday and saw Veggietales on. It's a christian-based show with good morals. I was actually surprised NBC was airing it. Anyway..It's better then all those live action Teenage Drama shows they used to have on.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    I can't stand teenage drama crap. Ugh!
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    I can't stand teenage drama crap. Ugh!


    I know. It seems like they edged them slowly into the schedule. First there were maybe one or two good teenage drama shows, until it's almost a whole morning of drama shows.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    yeah, thanks all you little bastards of the 90s! oh, wait, i take that back! hahahahah suckers! you missed out!!! long live the 80s!!
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    I miss Saturday mornings like they were in the 70's and 80's. These days, Saturday mornings suck!
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    I like the last post. There was an episode of Family Guy where the teen craze is licking toads. Peter goes to school and pretends to be a teen, then goes into a song and dance (ripoff of a song from Grease) that warns about the dangers of licking toad. At the very end of the skit (and right before commercial) you see all the students and people from the skit blasting out of a piece of paper into a freeze-frame. During the commentary one of the production people say wildly, "Family Guy will be right back!", and everyone on the commentary laughs, because it looks exactly like a freeze frame they might show before commercial, and it's exactly what the voiceover would say to the viewers.

    My fave cartoons that I miss were Dungeons and Dragons first, then right after that it was The Bugs Bunny show. I used to watch both of those faithfully. I also managed to get a bootleg copy of every episode of Dungeons and Dragons from ebay, but I gave it to a friend of mine.
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    • 14 years 2 months ago
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    Well, at least from the way I see it, Saturday mornings on ABC and FOX look reasonable
    I am pretty disappointed that some point within the last 10 years over here in the UK, Channel 4 ditched like 99% of their Children's programming in favor of Teen orientated programming. The only Kids show they have left is The Hoobs.
    I would like to see Channel 4 re-introduce mainstream kids programming .
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by cherrypotion27
    I miss Saturday mornings like they were in the 70's and 80's. These days, Saturday mornings suck!


    YES, thank you!!! But Saturday Mornings have been sucking since the 90s anyways.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    Quote by cherrypotion27
    I miss Saturday mornings like they were in the 70's and 80's. These days, Saturday mornings suck!


    YES, thank you!!! But Saturday Mornings have been sucking since the 90s anyways.


    Eh-hem... I think not!
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    But yeah, they do suck now... What is likely to be on now:

    You-Gay-Hoe

    Pokemon Season 100

    Power Rangers Season 50000

    Crappy Animes Specifically Made to Suit 3 Year Olds Unlike their Originals

    Mega Man NT Warrior (wowez!)

    Some Horrible Live-Action Show for Preteens by Disney

    Feces Fighter 3: Now Battling Pee

    The New New New New NEW Adventures of Scoopy Poo

    Boohbah

    Not Another Krappy Kartoon

    Teen Titans

    Looney Tunes (But now they can fight... and, wha-wha-wha?? THEY'RE ANIME TOO!!! WOWZER!)


    That pretty much sums it up.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Seems whenever I pass by ABC, it's a live-action show on. It really does suck that the kids of todays have to be forced to grow up so fast. My mother was talking about it, and how the kids of today technically don't have "Saturday morning cartoons" like I had as a kid.

    IMO, I felt it started to go downhill (ABC) when they stopped showing the Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show. That should've been an indicator that the times were changing. That was one show I thought would always be around since it had been around for so long. Yes it wasn't always known as the "Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show" nor was it always on ABC (I know it was on CBS before ABC), but I was shocked when one day I turned to ABC and didn't see it.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    I love to watch the Bugs and Tweety show that was the only reason why I watched Sat. AM toons in the 90s (besides Garfield) after Gummi Bears and several other shows I like were cancelled and replaced with shows that I just didn't like or lost interest in.

    They used had a string of Looney Tunes blocks on CBS in the 60s, 70s and 80s I remember the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner show as a toddler/kid.

    I think they cancelled the Bugs and Tweety show is because by the time it was canned, ABC was already owned by Disney and the Bugs and Tweety show was the only non-Disney show on it at the time (since the others were cancelled) and Michael Eisner wanted all Disney-produced shows to be on ABC Sat. Am line up.

    Now the only way to watch Looney Tunes period is the DVDs (I don't have them yet
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    I love to watch the Bugs and Tweety show that was the only reason why I watched Sat. AM toons in the 90s (besides Garfield) after Gummi Bears and several other shows I like were cancelled and replaced with shows that I just didn't like or lost interest in.

    They used had a string of Looney Tunes blocks on CBS in the 60s, 70s and 80s I remember the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner show as a toddler/kid.

    I think they cancelled the Bugs and Tweety show is because by the time it was canned, ABC was already owned by Disney and the Bugs and Tweety show was the only non-Disney show on it at the time (since the others were cancelled) and Michael Eisner wanted all Disney-produced shows to be on ABC Sat. Am line up.

    Now the only way to watch Looney Tunes period is the DVDs (I don't have them yet


    They were still shown on cartoon network during 2003. Not sure if they still are...
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    No, they are not. They are occasionally played on Boomerang but like early in the morning and such. CN is mostly focused on their newer shows and Adult Swim. The only old shows on there now is a Pup Named Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by ducktalesfan1977
    No, they are not. They are occasionally played on Boomerang but like early in the morning and such. CN is mostly focused on their newer shows and Adult Swim. The only old shows on there now is a Pup Named Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry.


    Tom and Jerry is (was) fun to watch, but I hate ALL incarnations of Scooby Doo. Really.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Scooby Doo Where Are You isn't too bad compared to the other ones they keep spewing out. I would've liked The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo more if it had less comedy and more of a dark feel to it. Come on, the legend, Vincent Price was voicing one of the main characters...having it nice and dark would've been really nice to suit the theme.
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by SSJ
    Scooby Doo Where Are You isn't too bad compared to the other ones they keep spewing out. I would've liked The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo more if it had less comedy and more of a dark feel to it. Come on, the legend, Vincent Price was voicing one of the main characters...having it nice and dark would've been really nice to suit the theme.


    The original's okay, it just so overrated and shown SO many times that it's just annoying!
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    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    Quote by the-micro-man
    The original's okay, it just so overrated and shown SO many times that it's just annoying!
    Oh, I agree whole-heartedly with you. This is the main reason why I can't stand Scooby Doo now, even though as a kid, I was obsessed with it. Cartoon Network overshowed it and its many versions way too often. Every time I turned to the station, some version of it seemed to be on. Although, if I had to choose to watch any of Scooby Doo, I'd go with the first series.
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