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#2 of 6 Things Our Kids Just Plain Won't Get

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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Saturday Morning Cartoons, Late-Night TV or Any Time-Related TV Activity

We used to have to plan our bathroom breaks around commercials because there was no TiVo or video on demand or illegal uploads of the show on YouTube. If you wanted to see a program, your butt had better be in the seat, or it started without you. If you drank a lot of coffee or tea, you were eventually going to have to make a choice between missing crucial plot points or pissing your pants.


Sometimes, that was a lot harder than it sounds.

Do you like cartoons? Not too long ago, those were a valuable commodity for kids because they came only on Saturday mornings, and even then only for three or four hours. Well, at least the good ones did. We had early morning cartoons that came on before school during the week, but most of those were a sh!tty, poor man's version of the real thing.


Or if you were being punished, there was The Bozo Show.

So since they were on only at a very specific time, if you wanted to see them, you got your butt up early on a Saturday even though you had no other reason to get out of bed before noon. Otherwise, you missed them, and you had to wait another whole week to see them again.

Late-night talk shows were on the other end of the spectrum. Want to watch one, but you have to be up early for work? F*#@ you -- you either learned to function on five hours of sleep, or you learned to hate David Letterman.


I tried, but I just can't.


by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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copperswifey
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I remember Saturday cartoons. I looked forward to watching them all week long. :)

mysticalmalissa
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:19 AM

ahhhh...the awesome cartoons of yester-year! I remember them well and would stay glued to the TV on saturday mornings.

We have a couple collections for our son. The cartoons they have today are just to boring. lol

ana1980rosa
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 7:12 AM

I also loved the toy commericals!

apoynter
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM

...and thank God for "Schoolhouse rock"! 

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SabrinaLC
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I remember Saturday morning cartoons

And the TGIF shows I use to watch.

Now that stuff is on all day everyday

mrswillie
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I love Saturday cartoons.

KaylaMillar
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I love Saturday cartoons
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slw123
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I lived for Saturday morning cartoons.

Sisteract
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Looks like everyone loved saturday morning cartoons.

supermeof3
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Saturday cartoons were the best!

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