Category: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Last article published: 9 July 2016
This is the 6th post under this label
Well, memory can certainly add color. And kids can certainly invent their own stories even if the dialog is more or less gibberish. We might also wonder how long some of these shows were rerun, where, and in what language, all factors that might contribute to my memories of these shows, but clear memories of IN THE NEWS and its spinning globe, so I was probably tuned to CBS itself. Batman and Tarzan, at any rate, were still part of the line-up in 1980.
What do I specifically remember? In addition to the Batman/Tarzan hour, it's hard to not have memories of the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, because all those shorts were packaged and repackaged (and translated) multiple times. I also remember Mister Magoo, but was it this season's material? For better (Loony Tunes) or worse (Mr. Magoo's single basic joke, but I liked it well enough), these are long-lived classics. You could say the same of Fat Albert, but this was the show that told me the morning shows were ending as live action peeked in. I know I also watched the Robonic Stooges and call me a heathen, but when you mention the Three Stooges, my mind probably goes to this weird variant before the real deal. Vague memories of The Secrets of Isis, Woofer & Whimper, and maybe Wonder Wheels. I seem to have switched the channel during The Skate Birds, Mystery Island, Space Academy and Wacko as I have no idea what those are. And was outside playing for the CBS Film Festival.
Now will someone tell me what any of this has to do with bananas? Was Tarzan so big?
Did you watch any of these shows? Drop some memories in the comments section!