I was up early yesterday morning, not feeling particularly well, so I turned on the TV. I caught the end of the [adult swim] loop: episodes of Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies and Stroker and Hoop. After that, I switched to the other Cartoon Network feed and caught an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Then I popped in the Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-ray and watched three of the bonus Justice League episodes. By then, my wife was up and we caught Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo on Cartoon Network and capped off my Saturday morning of animation with an episode of Transformers: Prime on Hub.
|Ahsoka Tano is the coolest character added to Star Wars since Yoda.|
Sure, they ran Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all six days, and I can remember Transformers on Saturday mornings (the three fourth season episodes aired on Saturdays here) and later The Adventures of Batman & Robin aired on Saturdays, after Batman: The Animated Series had been a weekday show.
But for the most part, the stuff they showed on Saturdays was different. Garfield and Friends, The Smurfs, The Tick, The Real Ghostbusters, The Snorkels, Pac-Man and perhaps the greatest of them all, Muppet Babies...you had to catch those on Saturday mornings.
The other part about this was that it was really the only time of the week that child my age was 1) generally allowed to pick what to watch on TV and 2) had to actually make a choice between channels. The rest of the week, even the rest of Saturday, we rarely had more than one channel showing cartoons at the same time. But on Saturday mornings, particularly after Fox really began showing cartoons, it was a frenzy!