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Posted: 10/5/2014 10:41:46 PM EST
Well, according to the "article" / blog at least. I never really watched cartoons on Saturday mornings much anyways. IIRC, most of the stuff that I did watch was in other time slots or on cable channels.
https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/saturday-morning-cartoons-are-but-a-sweet--sweet-memory-192052477.html
I turned on the TV only to discover that the beloved product-placement-heavy 'toons of my own youth were no longer on the big networks. In fact, they weren't anywhere. While the cartoon exodus has been going on for years, this past Saturday morning was the first weekend in 50 years with no morning cartoons of any kind on American television's major networks. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Why? The FCC's rules regarding required educational programming played a big part, Gizmodo reports. In the '90s, the FCC started requiring networks to air several hours of educational programming per week. NBC and CBS buried their cartoon efforts in the '90s. ABC held on until 2004, before giving up the ghost. The CW was the final holdout with The Vortexx.
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:42:51 PM EST
I think they have been dead for a while. Most of what I used to watch as far as cartoons were on in the afternoons or weekends at night. Well, except that is, for the ponies
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:46:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BigPony:
I think they have been dead for a while. Most of what I used to watch as far as cartoons were on in the afternoons or weekends at night. Well, except that is, for the ponies
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I'm lucky if I can catch Hey Arnold or CatDog at midnight.

Hey Arnold, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the blinding morning sunlight. Good times.

But now it's Ponies and Applejacks for breakfast. I'm happy again.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:46:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 10:48:58 PM EST by FishKepr]
I think a big reason is that cartoons are so readily available on demand that Saturday morning is no longer a center point.

A sad offshoot is that many kids no longer have all the songs to Schoolhouse Rock memorized.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:47:50 PM EST
What ever happened to the good Saturday morning shows?
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:51:03 PM EST
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Double sad.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:55:32 PM EST
Foghorn leghorn. The best
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:56:57 PM EST
They went from politically incorrect when I was a kid, into commercials for toys with feelgood messages about everyone being a winner like soccer with no score .
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:57:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 10:57:33 PM EST by 55sixer]
hot dog hot dog hot diggity dawg

and

Jake and the neverland pirates

don't hold a candle to the old classics

tom and jerry

Sylvester and tweety

wiley coyote and roadrunner

bugs bunny

pepe lapeau

smurfs


Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:00:30 PM EST
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Good kids should be outside doing kid stuff

not getting indoctrinated into obsessing overo GI Joe toys
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:02:44 PM EST
If i want to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings, I turn on Netflix.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:03:51 PM EST
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If i want to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings, I turn on Netflix.
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I just read GD

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:04:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Good kids should be outside doing kid stuff

not getting indoctrinated into obsessing overo GI Joe toys
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Instead they're probably inside playing video games or doing social media.

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:04:41 PM EST
Saturday morning cartoons have been dead since the early 1990s.

"Conjunction junction, what's your function?"
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:06:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KZ45:
What ever happened to the good Saturday morning shows?
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That shit stopped when LSD was determined to be a bad for you.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:07:56 PM EST
most of the cartoons i've seen recently were just 30 minute advertisements for some stupid card game or a line of toys...

i miss the classic cartoons.. they can be had on dvd...
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:08:38 PM EST
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That shit stopped when LSD was determined to be a bad for you.
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Originally Posted By paul463:
Originally Posted By KZ45:
What ever happened to the good Saturday morning shows?
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That shit stopped when LSD was determined to be a bad for you.


this.. whomever wrote that stuff was seriously tripping...
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:09:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KZ45:
What ever happened to the good Saturday morning shows?
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Would you like to hangout sometime? We could sit on a park bench and talk about our ailments,both physical and mental.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:30:54 PM EST
Yea all we get on sat morn is either infomercials or yu gi oh crap. So if the kids are home we turn on the xbox till their mom gets up or yells at us for making to much noise

And if they are at their "dads" I'll surf Arf or beat another game again. And if your wondering, no cable for us we have rabbit ears get 3 good channels though.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:32:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 55sixer:

... the old classics

tom and jerry

Sylvester and tweety

wiley coyote and roadrunner

bugs bunny

pepe lapeau...

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That right there!

...and let us not forget Droopy and...
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:32:06 PM EST
I miss the good old days of Dragon Ball Z and all its goodness.
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:37:26 PM EST
They have been for at least 10 years.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:42:47 PM EST
The 80's were awesome Saturday morning cartoon goodness.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:45:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bruins:
They have been for at least 1 20 years.
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fixed
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:46:30 PM EST
I remember the Bugs Bunny - Roadrunner show. Followed by Johnny Quest. + a bunch of Hanna Barbera crap.

Good times ... good times.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 11:57:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dyezak:
http://youtu.be/9C_HReR_McQ
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WTF did I just watch???
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:23:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cletussd:
WTF did I just watch???
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Originally Posted By cletussd:
Originally Posted By dyezak:
http://youtu.be/9C_HReR_McQ
WTF did I just watch???


Don't hug me I'm scared
Link Posted: 10/6/2014 12:27:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By klinc:
The 80's were awesome Saturday morning cartoon goodness.
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As were the 60's

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