Tell GR: What's Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon Of All Time?
Posted on Saturday, May 12 @ 12:00:00 PST by Daniel Bischoff
When I was growing up, we didn't have cable. We just had the antenna and that basically boiled our channel options down to the networks and virtually nothing else. I remember one month we randomly started getting Nickelodeon on channel 20. Channel 20 had originally been the darkest static out of the full 80-channel range, so it was like God opening up and revealing the heavens to me and my brother.
Believe me when I tell you that we had our TV watching down to a delicate science. I just described a static channel to you so you know I mean it when I say that we wrung every drop of good TV out of our Saturday mornings:
8:00-9:00 ABC (channel 7) for Recess, Doug and anything else even remotely watchable... Maybe Magic School Bus for a time.
9:00-11:00 FOX (channel 2) Everything awesome, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Spider-Man, Power Rangers, the violent action stuff (no guns in Spider-Man of course, only lasers and bad guys saying they were going to "destroy" Spidey)... and in the later years tons of 4Kids/Saban joint venture anime, including Digimon, Escaflowne, and more.
11:00-Noon WB (channel 28) If we were lucky Warner Bros would come in clear enough to watch. At the very least we caught two episodes of horribly grainy Pokemon that we couldn't hear.
Noon-1:00 CBS (channel 5) Street Sharks and some other bull sh** I can't be bothered to remember because more often than not I had to go mow the lawns by noon.
But seriously, enough about me....
What's your favorite Saturday morning cartoon of all time?
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