Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons

In yet another sign that the apocalypse is surely upon us, Fox has announced they will no longer air children's programming on Saturday morning. Instead, you will be treated to hours of mind numbing infomercials.

As a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were the gas tank for my imagination. They led to hours of reinactment in the woods out back...Snake Eyes slipping into COBRA base, being chased by Sleestak or saving Polly Pureheart.

At least, it is Fox, which airs my least favorite line up; Biker Mice from Mars...really? This does signal the end of the Turtles, who apparently are returning to the sewer, to draw unemployment, rather than being featured in a Ginsu infomercial.

My favorite Saturday morning programs were the Superfriends and Land of the Lost. What are your favorite Saturday Morning programs?


Daniel said...

I'm from a slightly different age group, but my favorites back then were Scooby Doo, Captain Caveman, The Jetsons, and Bugs Bunny.

Elastigirl said...

With three brothers, I never got to choose! My favorite was Looney Tunes...still is.

Brad said...

Big land of the lost fan also! Also liked Hong Kong Phoey.

Brian Miller said...

Elastigril...thats what brothers are for. lol.
Brad...have season 1 & 2 on dvd...amazing.
Dan...captain caveman rocks!

These comments are bringing back the memories!

Rob said...

Brian, Turtles has moved to the CW. They are still going to be on. Fox's cartoons merged with the CW to create one great morning of cartoons. The turltes are leaving the future and returning to present time. I read about in EW. Aslo my favorite was G.I. Joe, Thundercats, Superfriends, and I loved Batman the Animated Series.

jake (to the) holla said...

I loved TMNT, GI Joe, all the Disney cartoons like Tale Spin & Duck Tales, and of course Captain Planet