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    No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    The last network to offer Saturday morning cartoons will be dropping them soon. The CW Network was the last. I didn't know they did show cartoons then to be honest. Of course you can still watch cartoons anytime you want on a bunch of 24 hour networks made to just show cartoons.

    When I was a kid I lived for Saturday morning cartoons. I would get up before they even came on and would watch the test pattern and farm reports. The cartoons would start around 7 am and go until around noon. This was the only time you could see cartoons, There was no Cartoon Network or Boomerang that air these shows 24/7 in today's world. I also remember that on a Friday night in September CBS would have a preview show of all the new cartoons for the new season which was starting the next day. I think I would be so excited I could hardly sleep that night in anticipation of seeing the new Hong Kong Phooey Show or The Pink Panther or the new season of The Road Runner Show. I would also devour the TV Guide that previewed the new cartoons too. It was all so great and oh so innocent. I'm glad I grew up when I did even if I couldn't watch cartoons except on Saturday mornings.

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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    ^ Thanks, I will watch all of those eventually.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    No more reason to get up on Saturdays.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Now all you have to do is DVR some cartoons and watch them on demand. Our DVR is full of different cartoons for our 3 year old.

    Sucks for people who can only afford to watch over the air TV though. Does PBS do saturday morning cartoons? They have some good ones.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    [COLOR=#000000]I would also devour the TV Guide that previewed the new cartoons too. It was all so great and oh so innocent.
    Yeah, I remember doing that. I'm a fossil.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    My brother and i used to take the tv channel guide in the newspaper and circle all the cartoons we were going to watch.

    Cartoons today are awful anyway. No explosions or gun shoot outs or anything good. Yet another thing ruined by the pc know it all crowd.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    I grew up watching cartoons, including the wonderful Looney Tune efforts with Bugs and Daffy, and the cheaper Hanna-Barbera 'toons with Yogi Bear, et al. Our local NBC channel also had "Mr. Cartoon," a locally produced effort telecast weekdays at 4 p.m. ( I was even on the show once).
    When our sons were growing up in the 1990s I did discover a few newer cartoons that I thought were good kid fare, such as Rugrats, but most of what was offered was subpar compared to Bugs Bunny.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    My brother and i used to take the tv channel guide in the newspaper and circle all the cartoons we were going to watch.

    Cartoons today are awful anyway. No explosions or gun shoot outs or anything good. Yet another thing ruined by the pc know it all crowd.
    You nailed it with the PC crowd comment. Some of the best cartoons ever were Tex Avery and there's no way that'd ever fly now. He slammed Mother in Laws, women drivers and Mexicans. You think he would be allowed to do Speedy Gonzales today? Instead we're left with mouthing off kids with runny noses

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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by bengalsown View Post
    Now all you have to do is DVR some cartoons and watch them on demand. Our DVR is full of different cartoons for our 3 year old.

    Sucks for people who can only afford to watch over the air TV though. Does PBS do saturday morning cartoons? They have some good ones.
    PBS definitely has animated kids programming. Just a check of the listings this morning shows PBS has Bob the Builder, Sesame Street and Thomas theTank. If H&R Puff'n'Stuff qualifies then those sure do.

    Cartoons are just kinda like MLB...you'll need cable in order to watch it these days. Very few MLB games are on over the air tv these days either

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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    I don't know what Rex Avery is but why would we want kids watching something that disrespected women and minorities?

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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I don't know what Rex Avery is but why would we want kids watching something that disrespected women and minorities?
    Tex Avery created characters like Bugs Bunny and many of the cartoons you know so well. The term "what's up Doc" came from his high school where that was the saying of the day much like today they say "s'up" or what's up.

    I would disagree that he disrespected anyone. It was all humor or what some around here like to call satire. We have to be able to laugh at ourselves

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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    I think the 24-7 Cartoon Network world is a disservice to the kids of today, there was something about looking forward all week to watch The Superfriends or the Smurfs or Scooby Doo on Saturday mornings. Just sad IMO.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I don't know what Rex Avery is but why would we want kids watching something that disrespected women and minorities?
    Some of them are pretty awful in this decade, but we let our kids watch them and we have discussions about the context. Children are smarter than most people give them credit for.
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    Re: No More Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Avery was a genius, some of his content has changed in the ensuing years.

    It has as much to do with liberals as it does with the age old adage of "do on to others"

    Everything changes, process it, deal with it, live with it.

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