Saturday morning revisited

Back in the day, Saturday morning was a magical time. Not to dig too far into the nostalgia rabbit hole (too late), I recall getting up early, my action figures gripped firmly, to catch all of the best cartoons. From the Fantastic Four to Space Ghost to Dungeons and Dragons, the 1970’s through to the 1980’s was rife with majestic material of unending entertainment.

The major stations waged war against each other for the child market with many excellent ideas (the Tarzan/Lone Ranger hour), weird choices (a variety show based on Shazam?) and outright bizarre oddities (the Fonz travelling with an alien?), the morning was a madcap venue of wild colors and excitement. There were also Sid and Marty Krofft shows.

These days, Saturday morning is more about catching up on sleep to be honest, but thanks to the internet and re-releases, one can recreate the experience.

Thundarr the Barbarian

The Herculoids

Spider-Man

Mr. T

 

Available on Amazon:
Thundarr the Barbarian
Herculoids
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series

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