Thread: the DEATH of Saturday Morning

    • 14 years 27 days ago
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    CN did play Scooby a lot and that's why I grew tired of it. They started playing their good shows less because of it.
    • 14 years 26 days ago
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    It's messed up that there are SO many HB toons from the 80's that have gone away, but are never shown on Boomerang. All they focus on is the really goofy stuff like Topcat, too much damn Scooby Doo, and the small-time animal toons like Loopy de lupe, or the recent stuff like justice league. Need my Wildfire fix, dammit...
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    • 14 years 20 days ago
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    I haven't seen Wildfire in years and I wasn't smart enough to record it. Yeah, Boomerang needs to stop showing recent shows (90s/00s) and start showing more 70s/80s cartoons. Show some obscure 60s stuff like Cool McCool or Mighty Heroes. I like the HB toons and all but I wanna see some different things too.

    I was thinking about Saturday Morning cartoons today and I was talking about this to my friend Hiro and he feels the same way as most of us in our mid-late 20s/30s/40s (He's 33 years old).

    I went to this convention back in November about the Golden Age of Saturday Morning cartoons (held in New York) and they said the Golden Age of Saturday Morning cartoons were from 1966-1990, sorry 90s kids, technically Saturday Mornings went downhill about that time.
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    • 14 years 20 days ago
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    This isn't really Saturday morning related, but all weekend, my parents and I have been randomly making references to older toon shows. The Warner Bros stuff, for the most part. I'm really longing to watch those.

    I also kept thinking back to when I was young, eating me a bowl of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios while watching the USA Cartoon Express. Or waking up early on Saturdays to watch CBS, ABC, NBC (80s) while eating a bowl of Kix or something. Too bad the kids of now won't have that type of memory, but, I still feel it's due to the fact that kids are being forced to act older now-a-days by what's shown on TV and in society.
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    • 14 years 20 days ago
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    Yeah, it sucks that the kids are acting older nowadays. Half of the kids that go to school with my oldest son (age 7) act like they are teenagers. Some of them already began talking about boyfriends and material things. I'm like, these are kids, why are you talking about that kind of stuff now? My kids pretty much act like kids and I was talking to them how Saturday Mornings used to be good in the 70s and 80s (might as well say the late 60s too in the case of my cousins) and they are very curious and so I showed them my tapes and they was like how come they don't have that on now? And I told them is because the TV policies are strict nowadays.
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    • 14 years 20 days ago
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    people suck these days, i mean i know im younger,but it feels im from another time period or something. all people talk about in middle school is their dumb boyfriends and "oooh what brand is that" or "oh did u hear that rap song" or something. (personally i hate rap and todays music it gives kids a negitive influence.) i hate how things change so much and its not for the better either.
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    • 14 years 19 days ago
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    Quote by Cyber
    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.


    I remember when they would have preview shows on the Friday before the new fall season started.

    You might dig this Cyber: [url]http://www.toyadz.com/toyadz/cartoons/saturdaylist.html[/url]
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    • 14 years 18 days ago
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    I remember those ads, thanks for the link man.
    • 14 years 12 days ago
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    THERES NO SUCH THING AS A SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS A 25/8 CARTOON CHANNEL
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    • 14 years 12 days ago
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    Quote by DK1988
    THERES NO SUCH THING AS A SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS A 25/8 CARTOON CHANNEL


    25/8 channel?
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    • 14 years 11 days ago
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    Quote by JP
    Quote by DK1988
    THERES NO SUCH THING AS A SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS A 25/8 CARTOON CHANNEL


    25/8 channel?


    YEAH I SAY 25/8 INSTEAD OF 24/7
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    • 14 years 11 days ago
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    Quote by DK1988
    Quote by JP
    Quote by DK1988
    THERES NO SUCH THING AS A SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS A 25/8 CARTOON CHANNEL


    25/8 channel?


    YEAH I SAY 25/8 INSTEAD OF 24/7


    Please stop posting in all caps..
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    • 14 years 11 days ago
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    No such thing as 25/8. But yeah, 24 hour cartoon channels ruined it all. I wouldn't have a problem with it if they showed better programming instead of all of this boring, gross sh*t. And my kids don't like that gross stuff either.
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    • 14 years 18 hours ago
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    Saturday Morning cartoons and kids programs are not the same these days. Channels I had for Saturday Morning cartoons and kids programs were CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN-TV, and Nick. Then sometime during the in the early or mid-90s, that is when it slowly went downhill.
    • 13 years 9 months ago
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    A lot of my friends are saying that Saturday morning cartoons started dying out in the 1990s. A few others are saying the 2000s.

    We are talking about this right now as I type these words.

    I personally think they started dying out in the 90s.
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    • 13 years 9 months ago
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    I actually don't know if I agree that Saturday morning cartoons are "dead." Imo, what kids have today isn't as good as what a lot of us grew up with, but I still think kids look forward to seeing cartoons on the weekend. Granted I can't speak for all of them, but I have several younger cousins and I know they and their friends can't wait to get up on Saturday and catch the newest episodes of TMNT, Viva Pinata, and some other stuff that they watch. Most of it seems like garbage (the new TMNT was cool when it started up again in 2003, but they're really stretching it lately), but they enjoy it.
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    • 13 years 9 months ago
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    Quote by Oldschoolgamer83
    I actually don't know if I agree that Saturday morning cartoons are "dead." Imo, what kids have today isn't as good as what a lot of us grew up with, but I still think kids look forward to seeing cartoons on the weekend. Granted I can't speak for all of them, but I have several younger cousins and I know they and their friends can't wait to get up on Saturday and catch the newest episodes of TMNT, Viva Pinata, and some other stuff that they watch. Most of it seems like garbage (the new TMNT was cool when it started up again in 2003, but they're really stretching it lately), but they enjoy it.



    When i had cable again I started seeing the Saturday morning blocks again, but not for long. After one month I quit seeing them. The only shows from the Saturday mornings that I watch are The Replacements, Legion of Superheroes... ...I think that's it.
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    • 13 years 9 months ago
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    I haven't seen a decent Saturday morning cartoon in the past 20 years.
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    • 13 years 9 months ago
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    Quote by Cyber
    Please stop posting in all caps..



    Now that is a hilarious way to get your point across.
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