My Saturday Cartoon Line Up: Trash Man Challenge Accepted!


So at the end of our up coming podcast “Saturday Morning Cartoons” which is due out July 15th, at BTW! A blogging challenge/event was brought up by Brian Farrell aka The Trash Man (@ItsTrashCulture) for watching morning cartoons and blogging about each one at the same time :).  So sadly I have don’t have may of these on dvd or a download of some kind. But thank god for YouTube!! Down below you’ll find a plot out line of each episode and a little history on each show running length. I have to tell you, watching these again after all these years makes me miss REAL  morning cartoons! I know I have started watching some of these with my kids so they aren’t stuck with the Spongebob craptastic line up… Yes I said it! Haha There are a few shows that didn’t make the list:

Ren And Stimpy, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug, You Can’t Do That on Television…..

I could keep going and going, but I won’t. So I hope you enjoy the read and trip down memory lane!! I made sure/tried not to pick some of the cartoons that were brought up in the podcast. Now check and see if Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks, Diary of a Dorkette, Pop Pop..! It’s Trash Culture answered back!! REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST EcLeCtic MayHem AT!!

Dragon’s Lair:
Here is Episodes 1-4!! Found this wonderful video on youtube 🙂

Dragon’s Lair is a television cartoon series by Ruby-Spears Productions based on the 1983 video game of the same name. Thirteen half-hour episodes were produced from 1984–85, airing on ABC. Between the late ’80s and the early ’90s, the show was rerun on the USA Cartoon Express, and has also aired on Boomerang.

Real Ghostbusters:
Meghan and Kenny Carter are being scared by the Boogieman and go to the Ghostbusters for help. Unfortunately, the children’s parents aren’t happy when the Ghostbusters barge into their homes in the middle of the night and ask them to leave. To make things even better, Egon knows the Boogieman from childhood, and convinces the guys to go after him. But in order to stop him, they’ll have to find another way to get to the Boogieman which leads them to a showdown in his realm.

The animated television series The Real Ghostbusters premiered on ABC on September 13, 1986. It continued airing weekly until the series conclusion on September 28, 1991. After the first season aired, the series entered syndication, during which new episodes aired each weekday. Sixty-five episodes aired in syndication simultaneously with the official second season in 1987. At the start of the third season in 1988, the show was renamed to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters and expanded to an hour long time slot, during which the regular thirty-minute episode aired along with a half-hour Slimer sub-series which included two to three short animated segments focused on the character Slimer. At the end of its seven season run, 173 episodes had aired, including the syndicated episodes and 13 episodes of Slimer, with multiple episodes airing out of production order.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse:
In this very first Playhouse episode, Pee-wee’s friends, including Cowboy Curtis and Miss Yvonne, are introduced when they come over to swim in the pool. Captain Carl would be there too… if he weren’t lost! When he calls in a mayday, it takes Conky and Globey to locate him and guide him to the delicious Sandwich Islands. Speaking of delicious, Pee-wee makes ice-cream soup for the gang when rain drives them back through the Playhouse *Spoilers*”door.”

Pee-wee’s Playhouse is an American children’s television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS. The show was developed from Reubens’ popular stage show and the one-off TV special The Pee-wee Herman Show, produced for HBO, which was similar in style but featured much more adult humor. In 2004 and 2007, Pee-wee’s Playhouse was ranked #10 and #12 on TV Guide‍ ’​s Top Cult Shows Ever.

Bugs Bunny / Looney Tunes Comedy Hour:
A cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresistible “hunk” he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.
A compilation of Warner Bros. cartoons features the adventures of Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Pepe LePew.

BJ’s scoffing behavior lands him in the sandy dunes of Sandworom Land and when he hatches a baby Sandworm, escapes back to the Neitherwolrd. Lydia summons both of them to the Outerworld!

Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based on the 1988 film of the same name, it was developed and executive-produced by the film’s director, Tim Burton. The series focus on the life of Goth girl Lydia Deetz and her undead friend Beetlejuice as they explore The Neitherworld, a wacky afterlife realm inhabited by monsters, ghosts, ghouls and zombies. Danny Elfman’s theme for the film was arranged for the cartoon by Elfman himself.

The Nintendo Power Hour:
The Super Mario Brothers Super Show:
A girl called Patty played by Danica McKellar arrives at Mario and Luigi’s claiming to be an orphan without a family or a place to go, so the plumbers invite her in for a stay. Mario becomes the King of Cramalot in order to drive out Koopa’s forces. Episode is based on The Sword in the Stone. Featured song: Bad Michael Jackson. The Super Mario brothers are spoiling Patty, when her parents show up, ashamed that she’s been taking the plumbers for granted, but they enjoy a family reunion.

DIC Entertainment produced three Super Mario cartoon series. The three shows consist of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989), The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990), and Super Mario World (1991). Altogether, there are 91 animated episodes from the three Mario cartoon series. The series first aired on September 4, 1989, and finished on December 7, 1991.

The Legend of Zelda:
Gannon learns of a magician’s contest behind held at the Castle and disguises himself to enter. As Zelda watches the contest, Ganon sends a bat to find the Triforce of Wisdom, which is being guarded by Link and Spryte. To distract him, Gannon transforms a lizard into a gigantic monster that captures Zelda. As Link goes to rescue her, Gannon steals the Triforce.

The Legend of Zelda is an American animated series based on the Japanese video game series The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The plot follows the adventures of Link and Princess Zelda as they defend the kingdom of Hyrule from an evil wizard named Ganon. It is heavily based on the first game of the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda, but includes some references to the second, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

David the Gnome:
David explains what the daily life of the gnomes is like. He tells about his job as a doctor and the time he saved a goat who had swallowed a wire and a badger that had a splinter in his eye. David also tells that the gnomes have enemies, the trolls.

The World of David the Gnome was based on the world famous children’s books The Gnomes and The Secret of the Gnomes by Dutch authors Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen. David the Gnome, and his wife Lisa, were peace loving Gnomes who lived in a tree. They probably reminded more than a few children of their grandparents. David would travel around on the back of his trusty fox, Swift, who he would summon by whistling to help sick animals and gnomes and other mythical creatures with his medical expertise. Short series that lasted 26 episodes and the episodes were aired Saturday mornings on some channel, then Nickelodeon re-ran it in syndication as a part of their famous Nick Jr. block from 1988 up until fall 1996, then from 1996-1998 it was broadcasted on The Learning Channel. As of 1999 this show no longer airs anywhere in the world.

Gummi Bears:
Cavin, a young 12-year-old knight-in-training in the Dunwyn Kingdom, is left in the woods after a group of ogres run off his human allies. There, he stumbles into the home of the fabled Gummi Bears while trying to find his Great Gummi Medallion, which was left to him by his grandfather. When learning of an incoming attack by Duke Igthorn, Dunwyn’s disgraced knight turned traitor, Cavin must convince his new friends to help stop this enemy while promising to keep the Gummies’ existence a secret.

The series aired on Saturday mornings on NBC from 1985 to 1988. It moved to ABC in the fall of 1989, where it aired as part of The Gummi Bears/Winnie the Pooh Hour until January 1990. In the fall of 1990, the series became a part of Disney’s weekday afternoon syndicated cartoon block, The Disney Afternoon. Season 6 premiered as part of TDA, with new episodes interspersed with reruns of previous ones.


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