Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saturday Mornings....

Saturday mornings just arent the same, are they?

Dont you remember as a kid how exciting Saturday's were?

They were filled with cartoon after cartoon after cartoon... all the way up to noon... & that's when American Bandstand came on.  The 'grown up' show.  All those amazing teenagers dancing together.

Am I dating myself here?

But Saturday's were awesome... they were full of cartoons.

Now? If you turn on your local stations, which is all we had at the time, you get news, or infomercials, or maybe some weird puppet show or some show with people wearing some costume of some creepy alien form that is supposed to be beloved by children today.

I hate kids today dont have that Saturday morning experience...

Yeah - they can pull it up on the internet, or Netflix... but its not the same

The Little's... I loved this cartoon.  Always thought my things that were missing had been snagged up by these little fellas

The Smurfs!! that was the big one.  It was on for like 3 hours in the morning.  I was so in love with these little blue creatures, I had a Mead Trapper Keeper with the Smurfs on it.  (I REALLY just dated myself with that, didnt I?) ... & no one thought it weird that there was only one lady in the group

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How about those adorable little Muppet Babies?  & we never saw their care-giver... just those awful slouch socks she wore with the homely skirt

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I always wanted to be Jem ... that hair - those clothes - the songs! :)  I have saved now on youTube the episode that goes with the Beauty & the beast story line.  Classic

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I also really loved the cartoon G-Force!  I so badly wanted to be Princess.  I even had my dad cut me out huge wings one time out of cardboard & I thought I would be able to fly with them.  What?  You never thought you could fly with cardboard on your arms either?

& then we moved into the REAL world with Pee Wee's Playhouse!  C'mon... it was good stuff.  Its funny to look back now & see some of the big stars that were in this show.

& then we'd actually have a variety... you'd never know what you'd get with the Weekend Special.  It may be a cute cartoon... it may be a serious show about saying no to drugs or an eating disorder.  See - educational stuff!!!

Man... the good ole days of Saturday

What were your favorite Saturday shows?

What do your kids watch now on Saturday mornings?

Do you still try & find your favorite Cartoons & watch them even now?


  1. Yep...times sure have changed since we were kids! Let's see...I used to watch "Scooby Doo" on Saturday mornings, along with "Land of the Lost". Oh, and who can forget "H.R. Pufnstuf"? Ahh...the memories! On Saturdays, Abby usually watches "Shark Tank" that we've recorded on Friday night or she might watch a sappy movie on Lifetime. Of course, she doesn't get up until around noon!

  2. It is so very sad that there are no more Saturday morning cartoons.

    My daughter usually watches something on dvd, after unsuccessfully flipping through all of the channels for something good.

  3. Well I was a fan of
    The Flintstones. I was not a huge cartoon watcher but I know my kids enjoyed them on Saturday mornings 30 years ago.

  4. I remember we used to like watching Roy Rogers, Sky King, Roller Derby and Wrestling. Ah, Saturdays. My favorite cartoons were The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Mighty Mouse and Felix the Cat.

  5. Oh my goodness you brought back so many memories!! I loved watching some of those cartoons on Saturday mornings! In the midst of fighting with my younger brother over whose turn it was to choose a show lol! I even had to look up some Jem episodes on YouTube last night!!


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