This week's topic for the venerable members of the League is to create the ultimate Saturday Morning cartoon schedule! I feel especially qualified for this because as a kid, that's pretty much what I did on a yearly basis. When the TV Guide featuring the new Saturday morning schedule came out every year, I went through each time slot and highlighted the show I wanted to watch ahead of time. I had to be sure that my Saturday morning experience would be optimally awesome with no time wasted flipping channels.
I didn't stop watching cartoons after my childhood, so this list will include a range of shows spanning three decades. But I'll restrict it to only those cartoons that I watched on Saturday mornings, meaning weekday cartoons like Thundercats and Duck Tales won't be included.
I'll schedule my cartoons in blocks according to themes. So let's start the day with...
ComediesWhen kids first get up, they need some light comedies to get their morning started. It helps for the cartoons to have wacky visuals to give them some much-needed visual stimulus to start their day. With that in mind, we'll start the morning off with two classics from the late 80's. A Pup Named Scooby Doo (7:00) was a great self-parody of the Scooby Doo franchise.
Beetlejuice (7:30) perfectly personifies the gross-out kid culture of the 80's. I remember a different intro from the one below, but this one rocks all kinds of lobster.