I have finally convinced myself to do a post from The League Of Extraordinary Bloggers for two reasons. First, I AM Extraordinary and secondly I needed to forgive the snub I got when some of my comments got deleted awhile back.
As we all know, every single pronouncement from my mouth is GOLD and my opinions and tastes are beyond question, at least beyond questioning by an idiot mass audience who wouldn't know COOL if they were locked in a meat freezer.
This week's assignment was to come up with the ultimate Saturday Morning cartoon line-up. I feel sorry for those people who never grew up with a devotion to the weekend cartoons. The 60s and 70s were a golden age for the genre but most of the best animated series were made in the 90s and beyond.
I was never a kid who slept late so it was a perfect time to control the TV. I got to watch what I wanted to watch while eating Pop Tarts and all manner of sugary cereal. My tastes leaned towards the classics.
I loved all the Hanna-Barbara stuff because they had such great voice work, music and animation. Their superhero stuff like Thundarr, Mighty Mightor and Space Ghost, was just as great as their more cartoony shorts. Huckleberry Hound, Pixie and Dixie, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw were all favorites.
In the 90s they made Dexter's Laboratory, Animaniacs, and all the great superhero series like The Adventures of Superman and Justice League Unlimited.
If I liked one series done in the superhero animated style there is a good chance I liked and watched all of them. Static Shock, Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes and Batman - Brave and the Bold were also exceptional.
Saturday cartoons started my weekend. After several hours of quality entertainment I was off to YBC Bowling, a matinee and pizza for super while watching The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour.
I added Isis to my list because sometimes there was nothing better than the live action shows that usually came after the cartoons. Land of the Lost, Ark II, Jason of Star Command, Shazam and Saved by the Bell were memorable for me as were the silent comedy of the Keystone Cops or Buster Keaton.
So here is my list. There were tons of cartoons that got left off because I had to get myself down to a reasonable number. I like each of these examples for the simple fact that they entertained me at whatever stage of life I was in. Some hold up better than others when looked back upon but all are remembered fondly.
Dungeons and Dragons
Any Spider-Man Cartoon
Mighty Heroes (5:00 am)
Tales of The Wizard Of Oz (5:30 am)
New Adventures of Pinnochio (6:00 am)
Wacky Racers (6:30 am)
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio (7:00 am)
Hurculoids (7:30 am)
Yogi Bear (8:00 am)
Lilo and Stich (8:30 am)
Weekenders (9:00 AM)
Kim Possible (9:30 AM)
Catscratch (10:00 AM)
Jackie Chan Adventures (10:30 am)
Batman: The Animated Series (11:00 am)
The Batman (11:30 am)
Justice League (12:00 pm)
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (12:30 pm)
Isis (1:00 pm)