Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Ideal Saturday Morning Lineup!

Over at Poe Ghostal's Points of Articulation, Poe had an assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers: create your ideal Saturday morning schedule. He also says he never watched cartoons before 8 AM, which is crazy: I would get up at five if a good cartoon was on. (I also lived in the Mountain Time Zone, which meant things were on at different times than everywhere else.) By that standard, I should add another two hours here; but my runners-up are probably other people's favorites: Super Friends, classic G.I. Joe and Transformers, and the modern ThunderCats--which didn't really have an intro!

This schedule's pretty much just for me, but here goes:

7 AM: Grandizer


7:30 AM: Battle of the Planets


Otherwise known as, gateway drugs to anime.

8 AM: Space Ghost


8:15 AM: The Herculoids
Embedding disabled everywhere, for some reason...

8:30 AM: Jonny Quest


God, I love the intros for the classic Hanna-Barbera action shows. Great music+two seasons worth of explosions in a minute.

9 AM: Thundarr the Barbarian

Possibly the bleakest set-up for a Saturday morning kid's show ever!

9:30 AM: Sam and Max: Freelance Police

My only comedy pick, although I could've been persuaded for the Tick or Tiny Toon Adventures--although I'm terrified the latter may not have aged well. Still, Sam & Max deserved a longer run and more exposure.

10 AM: Legion of Super-Heroes

Another show that deserved better--I'm not sure if it's all on DVD yet.

10:30 AM: Justice League

If you like the Justice League Unlimited opening better, you are wrong. Just so you know.

11 AM: Avengers

Wait, wait, wait: not that one. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes


That's better.

11:30 AM: X-Men: Evolution

Wolverine and the X-Men might've been a better show, but Evolution wasn't as grim.

What can you tell by my list? I'm both old, and still watch cartoons. That, and I'd watch this lineup every Saturday now.

5 comments:

Brothermidnight said...

I dont know how I managed to completely forget about Sam and Max! This is a great list.

Omega Agent1 said...

Man.......you took me back with this one kid. Superior line up. Add in Young Justice, Tarzan, Zorro power hour and a fried bologna sandwich with a fried egg and you got euphoria.

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah, you are showing your age:)
No, Sam and Max are classic. FOX really dripped the ball on that one, along with Big Guy and Rusty.

IDK what those Hanna-Barbara writers were smoking back then(probably the good stuff) but they were pretty damn creative back in the day. A modern take on most of these past favorites would be pretty cool to see, if pulled off properly enough.


I try to find good cartoons around Saturday morning, but there's shit on basic cable, and I don't get Disney XD, so no Avengers. And hey, the FOX series was alright for its time. They at least had the guts to use Hank Pym as the leader, although that was due more to not having the license for Thor and Cap I think. IDK, they should have since there was talk back then about a Captain America series after how well that flashback episode in the X-Men did so well.

Good list Goo.

SallyP said...

Hey, I used to watch Tarzan and Zorro! The animation was gorgeous. And Jonny Quest. You just forgot Galaxy Rangers by mistake, but I forgive you.

Dale Bagwell said...

Or Brav-Starr:)