Saterday Television back when

@deebomb (15323)
United States
September 16, 2012 11:36pm CST
I happen tp be watching the TCM channel when they had a Gene Autry movie. hadn't seen one of those since I was a kid back in the late 50s.If we were lucky my aunt would let us watch Saturday morning tv. We would watch several westerns with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evens show, Cysco Kid, Zorro, Lone Ranger, Wild Bill Hickock. Almost forgot hop-A-long Cassidy. All good with morel lessons and not really violent as most movies are today. As I remember the good guys always wore white hats and always got the girl in the end. Then there was Abbot and Costello, Laural and Hardy, The three stooges, Groucho Marx and his brothers,and how about Tarzan and Jungle Jim. You didn't have to be concerned about letting the little kids watching any of these movies. They were all so simple and came from a simpler time. After watching these shows we would go out and play the movies.
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• United States
9 Mar 13
Saturday TV used to be the bomb, to be so much better. Growing up I loved the cartoons on Saturday mornings and the sitcoms. Nowadays sometimes I wanna gag ha ha.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Hello runningman. It wasn't just Saturday morning but all day long. It was a problem that we didn't want to go out side to play. My aunt finally told us the TV no longer worked. It didn't get fixed for years. My favorite from the time was the "Our Gang Comedies". I learned years later that the shows were not done with a script. The kid were told a theme then told to go and play the theme. We watched a lot of westerns from the 30's and 40'. We watched Felix the cat and Steam Boat willy. When my kid were little and about your age we watched the loonytoons with porky pig, bugs bunny, Yosmety Sam, Daffy duck and so on.
@Fishmomma (11503)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I do miss the earlier years when there was less violence and you knew your children were watching "tame" television. I loved The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels was on many westerns sadly passed from a stroke back in 1980. Clayton Moore was great working with Jay Silverheels. I wasn't happy when there was a salary dispute and Clayton wasn't on for about 50 episodes. Many of the big western stars have passed sadly. I miss them.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
19 Sep 12
Hello Fishmomma. I miss all those older actors. They were good actors and didn't have to depend on action or violence to make a good movie. With all the action they don't have to pay attention to the actors or a good story line.
• United States
17 Sep 12
I know that Saturday Morning Cartoons are back, and I couldn't be more happier. I look forward to watching "Young Justice" and "Justice League Unlimited" every Saturday Morning. I know that I am older, and that I shouldn't be loving animated shows as much as I do, but I love comic books and comic book superheroes and villains, and it brightens my morning when I can watch animated shows. These shows remind me of my childhood because I watched these shows and read comic books as a means of escape. My step-father could be a tough man to put up with, and when I watched my favorite superheroes on television, I would always feel like I could be one, or like I could rise above any problem that I had.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
18 Sep 12
I also enjoyed the comic books. The only super hero I remember being on television back then was superman. Batman came later to TV. I read comic books about the hulk, aqua man, superman, Capetian America. The Archie comics, Little Richie and Lotta. They were cheap back then Only 10 cents.
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
17 Sep 12
I remember those! Saturday wasn't the only time kids could watch TV, though. There was I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Rip Cord, Sea Hunt, Perry Mason, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Don Ameche's Circus Time, Jackie Gleason and so many more. Kids could watch those shows and any adult references were so carefully phrased that they went right over their heads while the adults could laugh or be intrigued. Until I was in my late 40's I really didn't know that Miss Kitty ran a cathouse and that Marshall Dillon stopped in for discreet entertainment at times. When I had kids in the late 80's, on the other hand, about the only thing they were allowed to watch was Mr. Rogers. And now even Sesame Street has Katie Perry parading her "girls" around barely covered. I know every generation bemoans how the current one has deteriorated but really, this generation of entertainment is scraping rock bottom and our kids are suffering. I'm so happy I had the joy of a carefree childhood without all the dangers and crudeness we have now. I remember going to the movies, too, it was 25¢ matinee, popcorn was 15¢ and a pop was 10¢. So for 50¢ Mom and Dad could have a 3-4 hours of peace and quiet because there were cartoons and double features! (This was the early 60s)
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@AmbiePam (49529)
• United States
20 Sep 12
I loved The Three Stooges. They were before my time, but my dad had VHS tape of them when I was younger and they were so entertaining. Of course now a VHS tape is probably only found at garage sales!
• Greece
17 Sep 12
That took me back a bit deebomb! Saturday morning pictures were a part of my life when I was a kid. did you notice that those white hats never fell off! Time has moved on unfortunately and not in the best direction as far as entertainment goes.
@lizrelox (144)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
i started to work at the age of 15. From that time till now I was not able to enjoy watching TV again just like on my childhood years. I miss them.