(SOURCE)After these messages, Saturday morning cartoons will not be right back. At least not the way some of you remember them.
“The Smurfs,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Jetsons,” “Ghostbusters,” “Animaniacs,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and other cartoons of Gen X childhoods aren’t gone, but their dedicated time slot is. So what? kids these days might say. But the nostalgic among us remember a time when cartoons weren’t a la carte — and Saturday mornings were sacred.
Kind of sad. I realize that in reality kids probably have more options than ever now with various cable channels dedicated to 24/7 cartoons, not to mention streaming services...but somehow that actually makes the whole thing seem sadder.
There was something amazingly magical and fun about Saturday mornings as a kid. Waking up early and watching the shows you've been waiting all week to see. A full long block of entertainment that you loved, usually with a nice big bowl of sugary cereal, before heading outside to enjoy the rest of the saturday. The anticipation, and the specialness of those saturday morning shows being something you usually only saw on Saturdays (or only got seemingly new ones), made it that much better.