You know my mom had to drag me out of bed to get to school on time, but goshdarnit, I managed to wake up at 6 or 6:30 for those Saturday morning cartoons! And I watched them straight through until 11:00, when it shifted back into normal programming.
I bet you anyone who watched cartoons in the 80’s can look at a schedule like this and tell you exactly what their morning lineup was. (Fall 1983: Shirt Tales/PacMan/The Littles or Alvin and the Chipmunks. Spring 1985: Snorks and the Get-Along Gang or SuperFriends, Muppet Babies, Smurfs/Bugs/Alvin depending on the episode, maybe a few minutes of Kidd Video before the tv got turned off.) Just like how any kid in the 80’s or 90’s could tell you what after-school cartoons they watched (She-Ra!), or what their favorite Disney Afternoon lineup was (Gummi Bears/Chip n Dale/Tale Spin/Darkwing Duck). I just went and looked at tomorrow’s Saturday tv schedule… yeah, ho-hum, especially if you don’t have pay-tv.