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    Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    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.
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    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.

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    I haven't seen sat morning cartoons on in several yrs, so I already thought they stopped airing them. It's b/c there's 50 kids channels that they're watching!

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

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    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.
    Yep, that was the one thing as a kid I looked forward to. All the best stuff came on about 6:30am for me and then I was glued till about 9:00am.

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
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    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.
    Saturday morning cartoons were great and it sucks kids today don't know what that feeling is like, but your source is taking me to an article about Weird Al...

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    You know what else doesn't exist anymore? After school cartoons from 2PM to 5PM on broadcast television.

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    And you wonder why kids are screwed up nowadays.

    Saturday morning lineups advertised in the summer issues of Batman & Spiderman were when you found out what was back, and what was new. The theme songs! Waiting to see how Dirk the Daring died after the commercial break! Discovering USA Cartoon Express when you first got cable!

    Good times.....goood times.

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Saturday morning cartoons were great and it sucks kids today don't know what that feeling is like, but your source is taking me to an article about Weird Al...
    Saturday morning cartoons are no more - The Washington Post
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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    i hadn't noticed that they were gone. last time i checked, it was years ago, and they weren't even cartoons. they were these CGI things instead.

    anyway, i always liked the Bugs Bunny stuff the best.

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    Pretty sad.

    It reminds me of a moment weeks ago watching some kids (early teens) toss a football around. Not one of them was able to throw or catch! It was incredibly sad to see them fumble about, the ball bouncing off of their chest and hands. Kids don't get out enough and enjoy the sun like I use to when I was a kid.

    Now back to the cartoons... anyone else miss Tom & Jerry? Not the new crap, but the old really violent ones? Like Tom in the zoot-suit? Or Jerry and his crazy cowboy uncle that kept snatching Tom's whiskers to play his banjo?

    God I miss those...

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    Re: Saturday morning cartoons are no more

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Saturday morning cartoons were great and it sucks kids today don't know what that feeling is like, but your source is taking me to an article about Weird Al...
    Weird. I looked at the post code and it was correct, but it took me too the weird al page (which is an entirely differently URL) as well. Just tried to update it, hopefully it's working right now

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