Friday, June 08, 2007

Times sure have changed!





When I was a child, I can remember racing home to watch afternoon cartoons. Most times they were on channel 50 upn or 32 Wfld. I loved watching such cartoons as the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Top cat, Thundercats, Heman, Inspector gadgt etc.... I also used to watch Batman, Spiderman and Spectreman. I just realized that their are no afterschool specials. There are no cartoons on these networks anymore. Except for King of the Hill and the Simpson. NOt every child has cable. I guess with Disney channel,Nikelodean and Cartoon Network, those networks didn't feel the need to air cartoons anymore. It's just a death of an era I guess. However, I think it's so sad. I would love to share some of these cartoons with my children.....the only cartoon that still comes on is Tom and Jerry and these are the newer versions, not the Tom and Jerry of my day. It's kinda sad. Kwim?

I was flipping through my channels when I realized, hey what ever happened to Afterschool cartoons. I mean they were still doing it when I was in high school too. I watched the flinstones well into my teen years....LOL

I guess, since we have cable, I never noticed this change. I still think its a huge disservice to children who DO NOT have cable. Thank God they still have Saturday morning cartoons.

I don't know what I would have done if I couldn't watch Underdog, Top cat, Mighty Mouse and Droopy...LOL

9 comments:

Renee said...

Nowadays, the afternoons are all filled with Judge shows and other talk TV. I miss the simpler times as well.

Veroncia said...

I totally feel you on this. I have been trying to get Ava into the Boomerang channel on Direct TV. I want her to love Yogi, Fred, Top Cat, and Magillia Gorillia like I do. She is slowly coming around.

Anonymous said...

I would come home every day to watch the Flintstones while my other friends went home to watch The Guiding Light, LOL!

I soooooooo miss those after-school specials! They were so good!

Julie

PS-have you gotten ANY happy mail from other people yet? I've not seen any updates from ya on the thread....

Anonymous said...

oops! read yours wrong...you said after school cartoons! Either way, I still miss those after-school "specials" *wink/wink* Julie

Anonymous said...

You are bring back old memories of the ABC afterschool specials. Or the afternoon movie: I was a teenager runaway. TV changed so much in the last 2o years. I missed all of the cartoons because they took them off the Cartoon Network. I miss Magilla,SS and Morroco Mole. Why must nostalgia end!!

gina said...

I LOvE Droopy dog and Mighty Mouse! I was trying to explain to my kids what the Banana Splits were or the Mickey Mouse club! I never knew about cable till I went to college and we did not have it at old Spelman, lol!

Adrienne said...

You said that girl...remember Smurfs, ThunderCats.....He-man...!?!?!?

Becky said...

I loved the Flinstones, Mighty Mouse, Jetsons, Captain Caveman, smurfs and baby looney tunes! I'm sure there's so many more too!!! Thanks for taking me back :)

melissa said...

you are so right..now the afternoon is filled with talk shows, lol.