Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday Morning Memories
There were all kinds of cartoons that would permeate the network. The Snorks, Pac-man, Mr. T, and some of my favorites Spiderman and his amazing friends and The Super Powers Team: The Galactic Guardians (the latest iteration of the super friends.) Within these shows were the other main attraction, The Commercials.
The toy commercials of the era was the best way to inform the kids of the time about what they would find on the toy shelves. They fun and colorful and action packed. They usually told a story with the figures, and showed them being played with by kids.
All of these things made for a fun beginning to another Saturday and was a great way to kick off the weekend. As I breeze through the TV channels now on Saturdays I am confused by the lack of the good creative programming that I had the opportunity to watch when I was growing up. It disappoints me that this up and coming generation will not be able to share the meaning of what Saturday morning is truly about.