Friday, November 7, 2014

Saturday Morning Cartoons


One of my fondest memories from childhood is of getting up early on a Saturday morning, staying in my PJs, making myself a huge bowl (or three) of Lucky charms, and settling in front of the TV to watch Saturday morning cartoons.  I would watch them for what seemed to be hours on end. 

My three favorites were: Scooby Doo, The Littles, and the Muppet Babies. 

The Muppet Babies was my favorite because they got to go on all these cool adventures that took place only in their mind. No, they weren't hallucinating, they were just using their imaginations to take them far away from where they were.

I used to try my damnedest to do that, to use my powers of imagination to take me to far off places when I was a child, but alas it never worked.

Do they even have Saturday morning cartoons anymore? I haven't seen any in ages? But then again, early on a Saturday morning I'm usually not in front of the TV so perhaps I just never noticed. 


Did you enjoy watching cartoons when you were a child? What was your favorite cartoon?

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  1. I heard there are very few.
    Scooby Doo was a favorite. I still remember when it debuted. Also watched the Superfriends Power Hour.

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  2. saturday morning cartoons are not the same...i remember waking up early to see Land of the Lost....not a cartoon but still kids entertainment...hanna barberra (sp?) had some amazing cartoons....

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  3. Oh Scooby Doo.I do like that one. I had a wild imagination as a kid and cartoons never compared to the ones in my head. Strange eh:) :) B

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  4. As a child .. it was the Looney Toons for me ... as a young adult -- it was The Animaniacs along with Pinky and the Brain!!!! LOVED THEM!!!! Then Adam came along ... and my life was all about Spongebob Squarepants (shoot me now! LOL!!) ... and then Brookie came along and it all came full circle as I have SEEN all the old (and NEW!) Scooby Doo's again and again and again and again!! :)

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  5. Oh yes, this was the best! I used to watch Saturday morning cartoons with my brothers. We liked many different types. Spider Man, the Flintstones, Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner, Pink Panther...just to name a few.

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  6. I could only watch cartoons for so long then I got bored with the slapstick, it's been ages since I've seen one. Ha.

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  7. Fred Flintstone was (is) my fave. :) I love Sat. morning cartoons. Cartoons run 24/7 now on the Cartoon Network, Nick Jr. Nick, etc. so they're fun to indulge in once in awhile, but not really a special treat like they were when I was a kid.

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  8. Funky Phantom (It's the spirit of 1776 doncha know!) Rocky and Bullwinkle, Pink Panther, Jetsons, and of course...Scooby Doo.
    Erm, yes, I rather enjoyed Saturday morning cartoons. A bit. Now where did I put my dignity?

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  9. We did not do TV when I was a kid. But I lived through books, they sparked my imagination, placing me in a private world in my mind

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  10. I didn't watch cartoons, but I certainly loved Lucky Charms!

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  11. Loved Saturday Morning cartoons! I liked all the ones you mentioned, plus The Super-Friends/Justice League (something like that - the title escapes me. I really am old. Sigh.) And don't forget School House Rock. :)

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    1. Ah, just saw Alex's comment - it was the Superfriends Power Hour! :)

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  12. I didn't watch cartoons often, but when I did, my favorite were Yogi Bear and the Jetsons (But I don't think the Jetsons were on Saturday). I also seem to remember a Beatles cartoon.

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    1. I'm in the same-ish age group as sage. I loved the Jetsons, and The Beatles cartoon, as well as Magilla Gorilla, Ruff and Ready, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Pixie and Dixie Mr. Jinx, Top Cat, among so many others.

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  13. I'm obviously older than you, so my childhood cartoons were different, but I still can sing the theme songs to all of them! QuickDraw McGraw, Mighty Mouse, Yogi Bear, etc. Loved them all. Also loved Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, and Cap'n Crunch. It's a wonder we all don't have type 2 diabetes!

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  14. Not an angel, but I should like a version of The Simpsons, fantastic.

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  15. Yes, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth we watched cartoons...delightfully brought to life on the cave walls. Okay, it was on an Admiral TV. Black and white of course. The first Mickey Mouse cartoons.

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  16. I remember that I only got up really early on Sunday mornings to watch the Li-La-Launebär. :) I also loved Scooby Doo, The Turtles, Inspector Gadget....oh so many!

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  17. Love those! There were also others like Tom and Jerry and stuff! Surprisingly enough there were occasions when Hank's grandees were enjoying the current ones, the cartoons were still entertaining!

    Hank

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  18. My favourite cartoons were Bugs Bunny, Quick Draw McGraw and Yogi Bear. Also Pixie, Dixie and Jinx. And let's not forget the Flintstones and Huckleberry Hound.

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  19. Oh Lordy, when I was a child TV wasn't even a thought in someones head. So, no cartoons.

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  20. Yes they still do that! Thankfully, there's nothing better than that kind of a lazy Saturday morning. I always loved watching Rug-rats. I hope you have an amazing and lazy Saturday Keith!

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  21. Ha...not only as a child - I still love them!
    As a child, my favourites were Scooby Doo, Road Runner and Tom & Jerry.
    They not only brightened up my Saturday mornings - they WERE my Saturday mornings!! *smiles*

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  22. Saturday morning cartoons aren't what they used to be. Yes, I watched them, things like Popeye, the Flintstones (yes I'm old). But my favorite memories are when my own children watched cartoons and were excited.

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  23. you're younger than i am, although i did catch some scooby doo. my fave was always bugs bunny and his crew.

    your comment(s) today made me laugh. :)

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  24. I didn't watch cartoons as a child. I was into Mickey Mouse Club and American Bandstand. I don't remember early toddler years, though, so maybe I did.

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  25. I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons, too. My favorites was The Justice League. I know I watched others, but I cannot recall them right now. My brother loved cartoons... and it seems like some cable station ran them at times other than Saturday as we got older. He watched Spiderman a lot. Now, cartoons run 24/7 on Cartoon Network and Nickleodeon and the like... so kids nowadays don't have the memory of just getting a few hours on a Saturday morning that is THEIR TV time. Parents park them in front of the TV all the time, because there is always a cartoon on somewhere. Is it progress???

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  26. My kids love the old Scooby cartoons and have a bunch on DVD. They also like TMNT and I can't help but be a fan as well. As a kid I was a fan of Thunder Cats, Voltron, Batman, She-Ra and He-ma. I've probably left a few out though....What's fun is that my kids are fans of Scooby and TMNT and now I am too and we have a bunch of on DVD. :)

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  27. Oh yes....I watched cartoons when I was a kid. And then, got up with MY kids to watch with them too. Our favorites around here were Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny Hour. In fact, we still quote Daffy a lot...like "Consequenches Smonchequenches as long as I'm rich." And 'What's up Doc?' Or Elmer Fudd and his "Be wary wary qwiet I'm huntin' Wabbits".

    This was a fun trip back in time.

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  28. I loved this ritual too! I still do...I try to watch Dog with a Blog at least once a week with my granddaughter!

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  29. I always watched them as well. Enjoyed ninja turtles the most and then spiderman and x-men and ducktales and the like. Now a days cartoons suck anyway. Most are just dumbed down nonsense that lower your iq as you watch.

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  30. Now that cartoons can be found 24/7 they don't have the novelty that they did back when I was a kid, I don't think. I can't remember exactly what all I used to watch.....but do remember Super Man. I remember when there was ONE cartoon shown during the showing of every movie at the theater. I looked forward to that. I think I appreciated cartoons more when they were more of a rarity than now in the days of the Cartoon Network.

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  31. you know I did enjoy cartoons...road runner, bugs bunny, flintstones, all kinds.

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  32. I used to watch Maple Town, Muppets, He-Man,Ninja Turtles and some others. I miss those days.

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  33. I remember watching a whole bunch of different ones until Mom had me do other things...as I got older I would watch westerns or whatever was on. I am not even sure what's on for Saturday morning-well it looks like educational stuff for some

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  34. Cartoons were a tradition on Saturday mornings, but now kids have many other 'distractions of the electronic kind', so would they even watch them? They may be too busy creating their own FB page and interacting with their 'following'. The simple things that tweak our imaginations seem to have been supplanted by guided conflict games, reminding me of the 'Ender' series.

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  35. I loved cartoons on Saturday mornings but also after school! Oh my goodness -- ducktails and I remember when animaniacs was a new cartoon. Good memories :)

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  36. you will love my answer, not only were there no cartoons when i was a child, but we had no TV if there were. my two sons used to watch them on Sat.

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  37. I too enjoyed the Saturday morning tradition of watching cartoons and eating sugar cereal. My favorites were the Smurfs and this one show on Nickelodeon that was about gnomes. I can't remember what it was called, but I loved it :) Have a great weekend Keith! :)

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  38. I enjoyed watching Saturday morning cartoons with my son. My favorite was the Roadrunner, but there were a ton of great cartoons.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  39. We didn't have a tv at that stage of my life. But I remember my much younger brother glued to the tv on Saturday mornings!

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  40. There is nothing on now a days because kids get it all online when they want

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  41. No TV for me at that age but when my boys were young they'd pile on the end of our bed with their cereal on Saturday mornings and watch while Mom caught a few extra winks. I do remember Scooby Do from those days and many Godzilla movies, miss those times with my boys.

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  42. Yes, I enjoyed watching cartoons as a kid and I still do! They have some good ones now too. I like the kids' channels for cartoons and sometimes I watch them at night after a long day. I keep in touch with the wonder of childhood through cartoons and staying child like (not childish). Happy Weekend Keith. Hugs!

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  43. SMURFS! All the way...cheers for this walk down memory lane, Keith ;-)

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  44. I believe cartoons have been replaced by music videos and the Internet :)

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  45. Vanessa is right: Saturday Morning Cartoons are mostly a thing of the past. A veritable tragedy to my mind. I have a large stuffed Scooby-Doo facing the door so that when I come in, I have a smile waiting for me. :-)

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  46. Saturday cartoons must have been the brain child of someone who wanted to give parents more time to sleep in, LOL. Kids would get up, get their bowl of cereal and spend hours in front of TV's while parents slept a bit more :) Now its replaced by soccer, at least here :)

    I can't remember watching Saturday morning cartoons or letting the kids watch them either, but when son would watch cartoons I liked Rugrats :)

    betty

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  47. I'm an older girl than you Keith
    So it was BANANA SPLITS for me!

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  48. In 1982, a local channel aired a New Year's Day 'Cartoon Festival.' It was 24 hours of commercial free (now) classic cartoons. My mother taped them on several VHS cassettes and we enjoyed those for years!

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  49. I watched Muppet Babies and Alvin and the Chipmunks. They have them on other stations, but not the main ones. I think the fact that Cartoon Network, Disney, and other cartoon channels are out there - they stool the cartoons on the major networks.

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  50. I remember sitting cross-legged with a bowl of Rice Krispies watching cartoons for three straight hours! Bugs bunny, the roadrunner, Yogi the bear...all those classics, one right after the other.
    I couldn't wait to get up early on a Saturday morning!

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  51. Oh, I used to watch cartoons in my pajamas -- even as an adult!

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  52. Oh yeah! Caspar the ghost, The Brady bunch and lots of others. In my 20s I used to watch The Waltons on a Sunday morning, it was a bit of a ritual. Lovely. I don't know what happens now :)

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  53. The picture reminded me of our Halloween party. And your post brings childhood memories. I miss sitting in front of the TV and watching cartoons not having a care in the world. Oh, how time flies.

    Hope you don't mind me sharing our Scooby Doo costume last year.
    http://baredmysoul.blogspot.com/2013/11/busy-november.html

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  54. We didn't had TV till I was in my mid teens I think . I remember watching Donald Duck, Poppye The Sailor, Looney Tunes, and I watched cartoons withe the kids. I love the Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear and some other ones. I always love Charlie Brown and Lucy from Peanuts.

    Now I rarely recognize the cartoon on TV. Of course I rarely watch TV since I have "the computer".
    Hugs,
    JB

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  55. I was never one for Saturday cartoons - but my sister's loved them. Reading this post, a memory of them in our old family room in their pj's flashed before my eyes. Thanks for the memory!

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  56. Oh I loved Saturdays for that time. I watched Scooby-Doo, Bug Bunny and Friends, Super heroes-Justice League (love Aquaman). I also watched Land of the Lost-Not a cartoon but loved it. I have to admit when I was all grown up I loved Gargoyles, The Tick and X-Men-I know but they were really good

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  57. I've watched more cartoons with our grandchildren than I remember watching as a child. But here's a true story for ya. After my husband came home from Vietnam, if he didn't have to be on base, we'd set the alarm for 8AM on Saturday morning so he could watch "Roadrunner." (MEEP! MEEP!)

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  58. I love watching Scooby-Doo, my kids love to watch cartoons almost like everyday. So, I'm fan of cartoons. Have great week, Keith

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  59. When I was a child, Keith, there was not TV at all. But we liked to watch cartoons in cinema, on Saturday at 10 am. We, children went there and stayed in line to buy a ticket. My favorite cartoon was 'Sleeping Beauty'.

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  60. Sorry Keith can't join in on this one to was only just invented when I was a kid. 😀

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  61. We got a television late and I never acquired the cartoon habit - and wouldn't have been allowed to watch it in the mornng anyway.

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  62. No TV around when I was a child (I'm as old as dirt), but our girls enjoyed Winnie the Pooh.:-)

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  63. No tv in my childhood but I like to watch a cartoon once in a while.

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  64. I loved cartoons as a kid and still do. I can't remember any I watched specifically on Saturday morning though. We had no cable/satellite TV in my house so it was always slim pickings. I remember I watched the Spiderman cartoon (the 90s one, not the 60s one) a lot on the weekends.

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  65. Used to love watching Scooby Doo. It seems to be all cookery programmes and tele shopping on now.

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  66. Cartoons nowadays don't hold a candle to the ones we grew up with. And Lucky Charms was a favorite too. Did you save the yucky brown bits for last, or poor them into the garbage disposal when you ate all the charms? Maybe that was only my strategy.

    I love Scooby and Scrappy, and I had a crush on Fred. As an adult, though, I've grown to question his sexually -- all those opportunities to score with Veronica, yet he doesn't make a move.

    Happy weekend, Keith.

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  67. Actually, I don't remember watching cartoons. I was born in the dark ages, no remotes or color T.V. A T.V. was a huge piece of furniture. I think it was before Saturday morning kid shows got established. So I read and collected comics.

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  68. Cartoons weren't on the tv when I was a kid but my younger siblings certainly watched them on tv on Saturday mornings. Some things are very international.

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  69. We didn't have TV when I was a child but my neighbour did and we watched after school "The Mickey Mouse Club"

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  70. I loved cartoons too. And if I remember correctly, Scooby Doo was also one of my favourites. I also listened to stories on the radio, which I enjoyed just as much. Don't know if they still have them. Too many kids with computer games I suspect. Shame.

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  71. I didn't watch tv as a kid....still don't watch much tv...
    When my son was little he watched cartoons....the rug rats were his fave...and dumbo!
    Cheri

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  72. We didn't own a TV when I was a kid but I really enjoyed the Smurfs as an adult.

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  73. Haha it was looney tunes in my day. I loved Sylvester and Tweety Pie the best! but I couldn't stand the road runner!

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  74. Are you kidding? I lovde TV when I was young. We didn't have tv immediately when it apeared so when we finnally had a set was awesome, magical and overwhelming.
    What I liked most - in the same fashion as you and the Muppet Babies - was to fly away and dream on and "participate" on their adventures.
    We should hold into this happy equation when we grow up: Saturday morning + PJs + a huge bowl of Lucky charms + watch Saturday morning cartoons.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    Teresa

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  75. The only ones I remember were James Bond Jr. and Ox Tales. But no-one else I've ever spoken to remembers them, so sometimes I think I dreamed those Saturday mornings!

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  76. I grew up watching Sat. morning cartoons with a big bowl of cereal, too! My favorite cartoons were Looney Tunes - Sylvester, Tweetie Bird, Roadrunner, Mr. Magoo - the real old fashioned ones. Later, I enjoyed them with my own children - The Smurfs, My Pretty Pony, He-Man and Ninja Turtles! I loved Cocoa Puffs and my kids loved Fruit Loops, but they were only Sat. morning treats. The rest of the week they had to eat healthy :) I still see cartoons on Sat. morning on the great 're-run' cable channels that air the comedy sitcoms. Soon I will be watching cartoons and eating junk cereal all over again because I am going to be a Grandmother! I am so excited to have a chance to see the world through a child's eyes once more. Hope you have a great week, Keith and find some nice Christmas decorations to add to your stash! Lol! xo Karen

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  77. Oh those Saturday morning cartoons, Keith! I loved them and, as you, was glued to the TV!
    Being a 'tad' older than you, I watched Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, The Road Runner and MY FAVOURITE......FOGHORN LEGHORN!!

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  78. "When you were a child" implies I stopped watching cartoons at some point.

    I remember Garfield and Friends was one of my favorites. Looney Tunes were a regular, too. The outright violence I remember really surprises me these days. It's definitely not something they could get away with today!

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  79. Ok I admit it. I was a roadrunner fan. Though I oppose killing wolves...:)

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  80. Oh my gosh, The Muppet Babies! My Mum bought me an old video of that when I was a kid and I used to watch it all the time - nostalgia central here Keith! - Tasha xxx

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  81. When I was a child TV was just a thing of the future. But we did have our Saturday afternoon matinees which we never, ever missed attending....and cartoons were on the viewing menu. I loved "Heckle & Jeckle", "Tom & Jerry", "Mr. Magoo", "Bugs Bunny"....okay...so I'm dating myself! Some things can't be hidden! :)

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  82. I remember best my children getting up to watch cartoons. They loved the Muppets, Power Rangers, Detective Gadget...you name it, they watched it.

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  83. I loved cartoons! I don't have one favourite, but here is a list: The Flintstones, The Mighty Hercules and Sylvester and Tweety. :)

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  84. I was a kid long before there was TV . I could go very far away in my mind. I talked to myself. I liked to day dream and still do.

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  85. My older brother had control of what we watched Saturdays. My sister was the oldest and she thought cartoons were for babies. However, once my dad came in and caught us watching TV, it was quickly turned off and we were ordered to the barn to rake hay or to the garden to pick weeds. I thought it was a tough childhood ... until I grew up.

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  86. Tom and Jerry, Popeye the sailor man, and an Indian cartoon called Mowgli were my favorites.

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  87. Oh gosh, I loved Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid and also again when my kids were little. I don't like most of the cartoons on tv today..and they took away the special aspect of it by making it 24/7. Dumbest thing they ever did.

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  88. When my family got a tv in the '50s I enjoyed Merry Melodies Cartoons, then years later, Rocky And Bullwinkle. It was a real treat to see cartoons outside of a movie theater but I missed hundreds of people laughing around me.

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  89. I honestly can't remember which ones came on Saturday morning versus another time. I used to watch TV all the time, and I'd always hate the times where they're would be nothing on. Except Nick Jr. and that awful crap.

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  90. I do not know if they still have Sat. morning cartoons --but I sorta doubt it... I loved the cartoons --and my sons loved them (like you did)... The TV was always on on a Saturday morning in our home.

    My fav's are the old ones (Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Roadrunner, Popeye, etc.)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  91. Ha ha yeah! I used to watch whatever was on! Popeye, Bullwinkle, Thunder cats, Garfield, Tom and Jerry, MR Peabody and Sherman, Muppets Babies, Scooby Doo! I watched them in Spanish!

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  92. Oh wow, lets see. There was The Archies, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wacky Racers, Scooby Doo and the Groovy Ghoulies.

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  93. As a child I usually spent Friday - Sunday at my grandma's house. On Saturday mornings I would be woken up at about 5:30 or 6 am, to watch Saturday Morning Cartoons.

    The Smurfs came on at 6 am. I remember that so well. I loved watching The Shirt Tales, too.

    I honestly feel sorry for kids today. They're really missing out on the magic of how Saturday Mornings ought to be for a kid.

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  94. I loved Saturday morning cartoons, but sadly, I think they are a thing of the past. Cartoons are ready at the touch of a button now, they aren't as cool as they once were. I was just talking to my hubby tonight and was shocked he never watched The Gummi Bears on Saturday mornings. What a loser ;)

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  95. Scooby Doo was one of my all time favorite cartoons. My daughter watches the new version on Netflix, and I have to say it sucks. Occasionally we'll catch an old version on NickTV. My sister in law just did a post on her blog about the end of SA morning cartoons. I think they are officially a thing of the past.
    When C had Lucky Charms for the first time she ate all the marshmallow and left the cereal. I told her I wasn't going to share MY Lucky Charms with her if she didn't eat the cereal part too.

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  96. I never watched the morning cartoons - wasn't allowed to watch tv in the day time. I was usually outside playing. Pretty much am still like that. : )

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  97. The cartoons I watched were Mighty Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Speedy Gonzalez, Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Tom & Jerry ...cartoons like that. I was in kindergarten (age 5) in 1957.

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  98. We did not have a TV for a long time when I was a kid and when we got one, the time we were allowed to watch it was extremely limited, so missed out on those old cartoons. However, much later I watched some cartoons. I love The Littles.

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  99. I also loved watching Scooby Doo on Saturday mornings! Some of my other favorite cartoons included The Archie's, and The Jetsons. I also remember dancing to American Bandstand in the early afternoon.

    Julie

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  100. I remember watching Scooby Doo on saturdays - but also after school.

    Still have a soft spot for Sylvester!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  101. I did too Mickey Mouse, flintstones, the Jetsons all the Looney Tunes and of course later American Bandstand

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  102. Scoobie Doo was one of my favs too ~ I still say "Rhot Rhoe" when I accidentally break something LOL

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  103. Cartoons??? Obviously! Duh! :P
    I am a Tom and Jerry fan... Have a DVD collection of their cartoons and still watch it whenever I feel like...
    Hmm... Good old Days (I feel like ancient saying this) :P

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  104. Hi Keith - loved them ... and still do ... we were off the Tom and Jerry era ... they still delight though ... cheers Hilary

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  105. I never have been a cartoon fan . . . wonder why that was . . .
    Oh I guess I liked some of the Tom and Jerry but that might be it . . .
    My kiddos liked them although were never glued to the tele on Saturday mornings . . . I think we were skiing, boating or hiking or something . . .
    (I really like your "thinking about" posts!)

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  106. Scooby Doo was always a fave, probably because there was always a mystery. I liked Bugs Bunny too.

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  107. I never really got into Scooby Doo, but I did like Sylvester and Tweety, Loony Toons, and Winnie the Pooh. Later I liked The Little Mermaid, Timon & Pumbaa, and Goof Troop. :)

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  108. I loved cartoons as a kid! Saturday morning and after school! Hardly any local channels carry them anymore. If you don't have cable I think PBS is it.
    I still love Tom and Jerry, Mighty Mouse, Huckleberry Hound, Krazy Kat, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Underdog, Woody Woodpecker, Top Cat.... I really dislike the new cartoons though.

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  109. Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Flintstones were my favorites. Oh, and the Archies.

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  110. I used to love watching cartoons. My favorites were Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies, Schoolhouse Rock, Tom and Jerry, JabberJaw, Mighty Mouse.

    I think I just showed my age with this list. LOL

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  111. Used to? Still. :) I loved Hey Arnold because he only wanted to help everyone and then of course Pinkie and the Brain, and Looney Tunes. When we finally got the Boomerang channel it was Johnny Quest.

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  112. I liked Scooby Doo, Top Cat, Deputy Dawg and Boris the Bold and probably others too

    Nowadays I love the Simpsons....

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  113. I do remember Saturday morning cartoons, but that was before there was Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and other cable channels with cartoons and kids programming on around the clock. Some of my favorites were Looney Tunes, Yogi Bear, The Flinstones, and the Jetsons.

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  114. Speed Racer! My daughter thought it was a new show when they started playing it on MTV. I teased her that I know who Racer X is.

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  115. I loved Scooby Doo! Though I couldn't watch it when my sister was around because it scared her. I watched Looney Tunes too.

    When my kids were little, they watch the Buzz Lightyear cartoons. I loved the sly humor in those cartoons.

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  116. The cartoons that you posted are form my children's childhood. I remember watching them too along with them.

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  117. I LOVED Saturday morning cartoons. Although, I've heard they're doing away with them. I liked to watch Underdog, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the Bugs Bunny Show.
    I suspect I'm dating myself.

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  118. Popeye. I loved that cartoon. Roadrunner was good too.

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  119. Yessss!!! This reminded me of the late afternoon "Disney hour" cartoon show which showed a series of disney cartoons on TV when I was small. I used to sit with a bowl of curd and take very slow teenie weenie spoonfuls of it and make it last through the whole hour! In hindsight, when I have to share my moments of enjoyment from my childhood, this is what always comes to mind~ Not so much the cartoons themselves but the curd lasting through with the cartoons XD It gave me a whole different feeling of achievement then! It no longer runs on the channel and I feel a sense of pity for the kids who miss out on such moments of rarity~

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  120. Funny, I look at the comics in our daily newspaper, but never on Sunday - odd, huh? I made a quilt using comics in both B&W and color - it is amazing, even if I do say so myself! :-)

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  121. I love Scooby Doo and classic cartoons of tweety bird, tom and jerry and the like ~ Just full of fun and innocence ~ Those were the days Keith ~

    Wishing you happy week ~

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  122. I have never been a great cartoon fan... don´t ask me why, the made me feel tired and frustrated after a bit and went to do another thing, but I loved to draw all those characters...

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  123. I remember watching cartoons on Saturday morning with my sisters... Scooby Doo was one of my favorites too...

    My oldest watched cartoons but like you I don't find as many for my youngest but there are still some favorites out there showing on the cartoon channel... I have seen my youngest watching and enjoying many of the older episodes... They have longevity :)

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  124. I loved Scooby Doo! When I was writing a book series about young ghost hunters, my husband said, "Is there a dog, too?" I didn't get it and he said, "Scooby Doo?" I didn't even think of them as ghost hunters...just teen detectives!

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  125. Coming to your blog, reading the post title and seeing those five characters brought memories galore. Thanks. I watched lots of cartoons on Saturday mornings as a child. Many came from the former socialist bloc. So, I watched Soviet, Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian cartoons to name but a few.

    Greetings from London.

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  126. "The Littles" That sounds familiar...
    I loved watching cartoons on Saturday morning! At some point during the watching we would say, "treats please" to my mom and she would come back with a couple of bowls filled with whatever yummy things she could find. Good memories!

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  127. Actually, I heard a recent news report on how they were going to quit showing cartoons on Saturday mornings because kids can watch them any time. I used to love watching Looney Tunes.

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  128. I didn't watch a lot of TV when I was younger, because I always ran outside to make up my own stories. I LOVED Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, though! And sometimes I watched the Smurfs if my sister did. I don't know if those were on Saturday morning. I also remember watching a few shows that weren't cartoons: Bozo the Clown, an Alice in Wonderland show, and Lois & Clark. :)

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  129. Watching cartoons is a wonderful childhood memory. It was really sort of a special event... :-) Now they're on TV all the time so maybe they don't feel so special anymore...

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  130. Bugs Bunny ruled!

    Big hugs from Portugal, honey...

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  131. Nostalgic! Scooby Doo, Popeye and Tom and Cherry are my favourite cartoons and i used to watch them after return from school in evening.

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  132. Scooby Doo -- of course. Also Josie and the Pussycats, The Banana Splits, The Monkees (not a cartoon but still a favorite) ...

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  133. I never really got to watch early morning cartoons as I was always at dance practice starting at a young age. I do remember that when I did not have dance practice my brothers and I would watch Scooby Doo, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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  134. Scooby Doo was my favorite! After that would be Popeye.

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  135. Lucky Charms are awesome. My kids love them. I have no problem utilizing my imagination and wandering far from where I am. I guess I never grew up. ;0)

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  136. I did enjoy watching cartoons with my sisters on Saturday mornings. It seems though, that they changed a lot over the years. Ah well, maybe we can rent the DVDs and relive the past. :)

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  137. Keith,
    Yes, I loved the cartoons. I remember watching the Smurfs with my daughter when she was little. Lucky Charms are still my favorite. Some things never change. :~)

    ~Sheri

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  138. I was a big fan of Duck Tales - it featured Uncle Scrooge and his family. Among superheroes, spiderman and superman were my favorites :-)

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  139. Childhood memories are such a wonderful treasure. I used to see "Nonte-Fonte" - a regional cartoon of my country.

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  140. I loved Saturday morning cartoons with my siblings. The Flintstones and the Jetsons were my favorite.

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  141. I remember the Littles...one of my favorites! Flinstones, Jettsons...others that I can't remember at the moment. Nice trip down memory lane. : )

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  142. Muppet Babies!!! Yes!!!

    I remember Fraggle Rock… and Today's Special…

    You're a nostalgic soul like me, aren't you, friend? Love it. I always enjoy your posts. :)

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  143. Muppet Babies were awesome! I also enjoyed The Gummy Bears, the Snorks, the Smurfs, Fraggle Rock, Thundercats and He-Man. Then after school it was all about the Animaniacs.

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  144. Oh man! I LOVED Saturday morning cartoons. My issues was having 4 older brothers who decided what channel we watched, so I always saw Dungeons and Dragons, Heman, GI-Jo, etc. I don't mind. They're all classics in my eyes. =)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  145. When I was a child, we had Saturday cinema - it was a riot - usually several cartoons and a couple of B-movies of one sort or another. Fabulous. I had to earn my pocket money in order to go. I don't think British TV broadcast during the day then - but I hasten to add we did have running water, electricity and so on...

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  146. Not many cartoons enjoyable now days..and most are not little kid friendly anymore.

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  147. Flipping heck, Keith. How the Scooby Doo are you? Yes, I'm not a cartoon, but I'm starting to think I am. Sorry about my um, notable absence, but I know you understood the reasons.

    Super Saturday! Those were the days. The Mighty Mightors and Johhny Quest :)

    See you later, Captain Caveman!..................

    Gary :)

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  148. Oh I guess there aren't too many running lately.
    Oswald was my favourite. Guess I ve always liked it simple.

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  149. No permanent friends or enemies in politics. People can change their political persuasions depending on the motivations. Mostly when faced with threats to their personal well-being that prompt them to change. A case in point was a government Minister who was sacked. He then set up a new party and teamed up with the opposition to oppose the govt. He made an about turn on his political leanings to be in line with those of the opposition. A clear example of change without conscience but more for his own personal cause!
    On another score revelation of one's own political persuasion which are of no consequence to govt policies but mainly just to assert opinions will not matter. It is seen as just a disagreement of opinions. Thought provoking post Keith!

    Hank

    Hank

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  150. Oh I loved Saturday morning cartoons. And I can tell you are probably around my younger sisters age by the cartoons you watched!!! Let's see....I loved Casper the friendly ghost. Tweety Bird. Schoolboy Door and the smurfs. La laaa la la laa laaaa laa la laa laa laaaaa! Now forget that tune out of your head!

    Cindy Bee

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  151. Schoolboy door? Lololol! Scooby Doo! I'm on the iPad, which is rare. Laptop battery is dead.
    Oh jeez. I wonder how many other comments got this screwed up! I best go plug in the laptop. That last sentence was supposed to say, " now get that tune out of your head."

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  152. I did love many cartoons growing up, one of them was Scooby Doo, but my top favorite was Chipn'n dale rescue rangers followed by Duck tales and Darkwing duck. Hope you are having a great day.

    Blessings,

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  153. LOVED Saturday mornings!! Absolutely lived for them. We didn't have cable when I was young so there wasn't much choice. Smurfs was the big one. Scooby Doo was another. Also loved Sunday nights. Disney always had a show on Sunday evening followed by the Muppet Show and later it was Fraggles. Good times.

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