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Bings2003
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What was your favourite telly program that used to be on a Saturday morning in the eighties?

Mine was Multi-Coloured Swapshop, you guys from over the pond really missed out on a cool show there.

It had some classic old cartoons and kids shows on there like the Hair Bear Bunch, the Amazing Spiderman, and the Banana Splits(featuring the Arabian Nights). Who can forget Keith Chegwin on location around Britain, usually in the rain stuck in a park, organising hundreds of screaming kids who wanted to swap their toys with each other?

Class.

They ought to bring that back now. You can just see Keith shouting out "And who wants to swap this wrap of speed for................"

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I loved Isis-of course- but she was in the late 70's, and Shazzam/ Captain Marvel. I loved the Kroft Super Show, does anyone else remember Kaptain Kool and the Kongs? I loved Saturday morning tv- especially Land of the Lost!!!
I miss it sooooo much!! I lived for Saturday Morning. I remember even all day Saturdays in the afternoon, on a rainy day, you could find an old black and white Dracula or Werewolf episode on. There used to be these movies- 1 had these things that were like these brains with these spinals cords on them, I forget what that was, they killed people, it was really freaky, and I have never seen it ever. Does anyone also know of a show that used to be on after school-like around 4Pm, had to be around maybe 1978-1980, and it was Japanese-this big man made of Iron/ Metal or I think he might have been gold- he fought all these different monsters, I used to watch it all the time, and I can't remember it. I loved the Banana Splits too!!

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Some things are best left in the past, especially cheggers, hehehe

Im a little younger (born in '82) so was more of the Going Live era, The Racoons, Chipmunks and Spiderman too were the usuals.

Come on everyone Swing your pants, how great was wee Gordon, hehe

Baz

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By calling him that you have reminded me of one of the greatest kids quiz shows ever made........................


Cheggers Plays Pop.

WOW

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Growing up in the 70's I remember setting my alarm clock for 6am Saturday mornings and watching quality cartoons until noon. Then the 80's came along and saturday mornings went down hill in a big way. Now days you will be hard pressed to find a cartoon on Saturday mornings.

I blame the Smurfs for downgrading the cartoons in the 80's and blaming Saved by the Bell for eliminating cartoons on Saturday mornings.

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I was actually glad when Saved By The Bell came along and knocked cartoons off of NBC's saturday morning schedule. If I remember, Kid n Play (based on the rap duo) was one of the last cartoons they had before moving towards live action stuff. A show called " Guys Next Door " (sort of the Monkees meets New Kids On The Block) premiered around the same time as SBTB, I think. Only cartoons I was into in the 80's were 70's leftovers: Fat Albert, Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour and Schoolhouse Rock. [Big Grin]
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I remember watching the gummy bears bouncing here and there and everywhere how sad i still know the song!!!

was that late 80's or early 90's???

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My Saturday morning fav was Fraggle Rock.
Remember that?

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The puppet version or the cartoon version?
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Yeah fraggle rock was cool, does anyone remember 'wake up london' I think that was what it was called and '8.15 from manchester'.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bings2003:
The puppet version or the cartoon version?

Definatley the puppet version.

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Devolution here,

Yeah, I don't know about you but there is no other version of Fraggle rock, only the puppet version.

As for the Gummy Bears,

Dashing and Daring, Courageous and Caring, faithful and friendly with stories to share, Run through the forest they sing out in chorus, marching along as their song fills the air..

I know the whole thing.

We are DEVO

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Devo, you never fail to amaze me.... Every time I reckon I have you taped, there you go again. I'll just have to take my previous picture of you (slightly soiled rebel with great taste in music, an eye for the wild side of life, and interesting clothes) and add pink fur.

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by paulshrimpton:
Devo, you never fail to amaze me.... Every time I reckon I have you taped, there you go again. I'll just have to take my previous picture of you (slightly soiled rebel with great taste in music, an eye for the wild side of life, and interesting clothes) and add pink fur.

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

pmsl

shaz x

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Devolution here,

Paul you almost had it, I think the fact that I come off a little too clean cut is the problem, at least that's what my kids think. I am a maniac teacher. I even wore pink for my first time ever. I think I was just trying to get in touch with my weird side. In all seriousness, you probably hit it right on the head.

We are DEVO

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And you didn't even need to post a picture of yourself... [Wink]

BTW Shaz, just worked out what pmsl means whilst typing this. tee hee hee.

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quote:
Originally posted by paulshrimpton:
BTW Shaz, just worked out what pmsl means whilst typing this. tee hee hee.

[Wink]

shaz x

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care to share Paul?

Tooltes! [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bings2003:
What was your favourite telly program that used to be on a Saturday morning in the eighties?

MONKEY!


Thankfully Channel4 have been re-running it late at night [Smile]

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Devolution here,

PMSL --- going to guess

**** my self laughing?

We are DEVO and that must be a UK thing

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Omg I loved saturday morning cartoons I was borin in 82 so my favs were Jem and the holograms care bears. gummy bears. my little pony and rainbow brite o and muppet babies and snorks and gosh I love all carttons strawberry shortcake o and the wuzzles anyone remember them a little bit of this a little bit of that add all together got personality were the wuzzles ya yay 2 in 1 wrapped and rolled into fun:)
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Hey Crystalgirl u were born the same year as me, it was a good year wasnt it, lol but seriously it was good cause we got to grow up in the 80's, which was excellent.

Baz

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Yes, I loved Saturday morning as well. Though usually I would get around 9 and catch the later stuff.

But why would kids drool over cartoons on Saturday morning where there seems to be a bajillion channels that play cartoons non-stop?
If you search on the web there is actually I lot of discussion and writing about the disappearance of Saturday Morning Cartoons.

It is a sweet childhood memory though.

I remember "The Littles" and "Teen Wolf" and "Galaxy High School". I also remember "The Smurfs" and the "Schoolhouse Rock" things and that weird shaped cartoon guy with a cane who would teach you how to make popsicles with an ice tray some punch and toothpicks. Anyone remember that? I also remember Menudo's music videos playing between cartoons sometimes. I loved Wyle Coyote and Roadrunner too. BEEP! BEEP!

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Does anyone else remember Jabber Jaw- the shark? His voice use to make me crazy, but now I think I would watch him again with a new respect, because he has to be better than I.R Babboon or Ed, Ed, and Eddy, or any cartoon that is out today. My son likes SpongeBob, and The Fairly Oddparents, and I feel like my mom, because she hated my stuff, and I can't watch the stuff my son watches-Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh- make me kringe. They have some of the older shows on a thing called Boomerang on the Cartoon Network, but they are on at 6:30am. Who is up watching cartoons then?
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Well Isis, you should come on over to the UK - we can get Boomerang 24 hours a day on satellite tv. We get JabberJaw, Captain Caveman, Inch High Private Eye,, Undecover Elephant (my personal favorite - the way he'd put those little plastic 'hercule poirot' moustaches on and nobody would know it was him!)and all the rest. I reckon the best of the new toons for me is possibly Dexter's Lab - but my 3 1/2 year old loves watching Tom and Jerry more than anything new!
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