Has cable tv killed Saturday morning

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
February 23, 2009 8:31pm CST
cartoons? Remember waking up excited to view a morning full of network tv cartoons? Where do we find them now? Things like Phineas and Pherb, for me just don't cut it. So how do your kids spend those early morning Saturday mornings?
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11 responses
• United States
24 Feb 09
I am inclined to think that cable put the final nail in the coffin, but Saturday morning cartoons have been on a slow fall since the 90's. They started mass producing these 30 min commercials on what toys they want the kids to beg their parents for, and forgot the true art of the cartoon. Actually, now that I think of it, cable and satellite are the only things keeping cartoons alive. Not many network stations show cartoons period nowadays, and the only way you will find the older ones, the ones worth watching, is having some sort of wire in the household.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Yeah, I know what you mean it is like a maze and your trying to find cartoons that are enjoyed by your kids now days. Sometimes she has to settle for things she doesn't really like just to get to watch cartoons. She doesn't like most the cartoons on cartoon network either. So sometimes it is best just to toss a few movies on Saturday that she likes till something worth while comes on.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Thanks for the best response, I appreciated it.
• United States
25 Feb 09
I have noticed this change as well. Well, more I've noticed that cartoons are on almost all the time which rather changes the novelty of saturday mornings.
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
i am blessed to have a son who doesn't care much for tv he would rather go biking. but when my nephew and nieces are here morning till night all cartoons. after watching tv, they'd go play videogames or even on the pc. my son is turning 3 i hope when he grows to be the age of his cousins he wouldn't be like them. i would like to be able to talk to him with him looking at me and not on the monitor or the tv.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Feb 09
My son is all grown now but when he was little there were NO saturday morning cartoons. There was hockey, swimming, soccer etc. The more TV he watched the worse his behavior got, so keeping him busy and tired was my game plan and it worked.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Good grief, aren't saturday cartoons stupid and ridiculous and down right dumb these days!! Or really most any cartoon made these days is so stupid and obnoxious and idiodic! Phineas and Pherb...just heard about that one from my GD but I can top that one for stupidity....2 Stupid Dogs...yes that is the name of the show and it is one dog with a head on each end adn all they do is argue and bicker at each other! Follwo that with Sponge Bob Square Pants...give me a drink and call me stupid, but ya gotta be both to see anything funny or any other reason to watch these cartoons today!! Fred Flinstone and George Jetson and Top Cat to name a few..oh for the good old days! When my grand daughters 3 and 9, come to my house, they don't even want to turn the tv on...they say there are to many other things they want to do at Nanny's house...we do crafts, back, cook, create paper crafts and clay things and so much more. I have to demand they choose a DVD movie and watch it while I take a break on the couch and rest!!!!
• United States
25 Feb 09
I agree were are the cartoon's..Ill tell you all new is on friday night's on cartoon network also the the disnetXO now on brought back STAIC SHOCK 'BATMAN AND SUPERMAN OLD HOUR' it's sad when you can't turn on the TV saturday and watch CARTOON'S So of these new one's are not even in the ballparka as the old one's THUNDERCAT'S-TRANSFORMER'S-KIMBI THE WHITE LION for the old folk's out there LOL Look I even liked yi-gi-oh but it all change the only one who keep's moving along is POKE'MON... so if you have been watching all the new WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN (XO) our all the new ADVENTUR'S OUR HULK you are watching the BLUEPRINT'S for the new movie"s AT END WERE IS CARTOON'S ON SATURDAY'S I hope I helped bob shay
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
24 Feb 09
The joys that many of us had as children waking up for Saturday Morning Cartoons is truly a thing of the past, sadly enough. Our children will never understand how limited our televion watching was growing up in the 70's and even 80's. Cable TV has indeed put an end to this because kids today are so over saturated with entertainment, that is just a right, not a privilage. I remember waking up at 7 AM as a kid with my Sister and watching all the great shows for hours and hours. My favorites were the Hanna Barbara cartoons and live shows like Land of the Lost and Sigmund and the Seamonsters! I know they are coming out with a Land of the Lost movie, but it can't be the same as my wonderful memories of old TV cheese! I do have one small beef with you though (tee hee). I absolutely LOVE the show Phineas and Ferb! I'm kind of obsessed with it, really. It is really clever, and something that my whole family enjoys watching together, even the teenager! Give it another try, you mayejoy it too. It isn't Scooby-Doo, but it's a lot of fun. Thanks for the question and have a great day!
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
hi ermsmommy! well, i dunno, our saturday morning tv, because we have no cable, sucks to the core. we mostly get cartoons that are not be delightful. but well, at least our kids can have more chance to do outdoor activities. i will soon have my first child and i intend to expose her to a variety of experiences. and that means that we will not be having cable tv in our home. i think it is just additional expenses and does not really help the family. take care and God bles syou! happy mylotting! :-)
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
24 Feb 09
deffinitly, there were no paid programs when i was young thank god, i mean why should the kids be able to watch disney or cartoons early when they can have male enhancement commercials, you moms need to stand up and boycot the channels showing that garbage and their products , start something up, cause a rukus, i love it whenthe people have power over the tv companys, many show have been brought back. give em hell
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Feb 09
My son normally sleeps in too late on Saturdays to watch cartoons anyway. When he does wake up in time he watches a few on the CW or one of those other Network television channels. I don't really know which ones.