Nuts. One thing I didn’t want to do? Wake up too early today. I woke up just before 6 AM, and forced myself to stay in bed until almost 7. Just couldn’t stay there any longer. As I was laying there, pretending to still be a sleep, I began to think of a post I read earlier over in OMSH-land: Saturday Cartoons.
Some of my earliest memories are me waking up early in the morning, sneaking down stairs, and turning on the TV to watch cartoons. Dad almost always worked Saturdays, and mom deserved to sleep in a little. Not me. I wanted to watch cartoons. I would remember having to keep the volume low on the old 19″ color TV, and sit on the floor right in front of it since it was right across from my parents bedroom door.
Cartoons in the late 70′s were great. (The 80′s too, but that could be another post) Not like the junk on TV today. There was the Justice League, with Superman, Batman and Robin, Aquaman and Wonder Woman in her invisible jet, all trying to keep the world safe from evil. Who wouldn’t be in to that? I don’t know exactly what would be next, but I know some of the other shows were, Scooby Doo, Capt. Caveman, the Flintstones and Hong Kong Phooey. Saturday morning as a kid was something to really look forward to back then.
So, this morning, as I pushed myself out of bed, (a little easier than yesterday) I had a brief thought to myself to see what could possibly be on this morning. To my disappointment, there were few cartoons available on the regular channels. Nothing I wanted to see. Kids today must really be missing out.
What about you? Did you have a favorite Saturday morning carton when you were a kid?
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