Why Did Saturday Morning Cartoons Fascinate Us So?


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Reading, writing, arithmetic and homework. This was the weekly routine during the school year. But whoo-hoo, boy oh boy, when Saturday mornings arrived…Good Morning Hanna Barbera, Looney Tunes, and Warner Brothers! Hello there Yogi Bear, Bugs Bunny, the Flintstones, Tom & Jerry, Flash Gordon, Superman, Batman,Β Spiderman, Underdog, Road Runner and the Coyote!

Wow, those were the days, in the words of the opening to “All in the Family” sung by Edith and Archie Bunker. There was something exciting about those cartoon characters, the action and our glued-to-the-tube engagement that made our Saturday morning cartoon ritual worth waiting for all week. Cartoons were like a drug and we couldn’t wait to get our high on the episodes for that day.

In all of the craziness going on in our world these days, cartoons feel normal. I find myself being lured back to the lighthearted entertainment of what cartoons offer. This week I watched Finding Dory, The Good Dinosaur and The Lion King (again). You have no idea how relaxing this was…but then again maybe you do know! πŸ˜€

The great thing about watching cartoons nowadays is that you don’t have to wait until Saturday mornings to kick back and soak in the classic and modern comics being broadcast on a number of channels! Grab a bowl of cereal and enjoy!Β 

14 thoughts on “Why Did Saturday Morning Cartoons Fascinate Us So?

  1. I remember Saturday morning programs on the radio! Wish I could remember all of them but was thrilled to listen to them. And when TV came along it was like opening a door to a wonderland. I especially loved the one mentioned above,

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  2. Oh my goodness, I know what you mean. ☺ I of course remember the amazing black and white cartoons before everything was colorized. πŸ“Ί The animation always fascinated me as well as entertained. I am so intrigued that you experienced Saturday morning programs on the radio. I think that is awesome. What memories! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet comment and I truly appreciate you stopping by and reading my post. Enjoy the rest of your week! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ€—


  3. aparna12 says:

    Love reading your blogs. I do agree with you. Cartoons are charming and I love watching them even now, I am 40. My most favorite cartoon is undoubtedly Tom and Jerry but I also adore Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck series.

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