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Ah, the Saturday morning cartoons. Whether you grew up with them during their height (the mid-60s to mid-90s) or watched them on cable channels specifically catered to children, the Saturday-morning cartoons are a stable in every child’s life.
However, with the rise in “retro TV” and streaming, people born generations apart may have watched the same cartoons growing up. So, with that said, the question I ask today is: what cartoons did you watch as a child on Saturday morning?
One of my go-to Saturday morning cartoons was 6teen, a popular Canadian animated series that aired in the 2000s. It focused on six teens working at a huge mall (inspired by the West Edmonton Mall and the Toronto Eaton Centre) and starting to find their way. To this day, my brain still remembers its opening theme song.
Some other cartoons I remember watching were The Batman, What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (and all its past incarnations and/or movies), and SpongeBob SquarePants. I mean, I guess I’m the SpongeBob generation. That show peaked in popularity while I was growing up. It’s also one of the only cartoons I remember my dad actually watching with us. Those early episodes really are comedy gold.
I’m sure there are a dozen other cartoons I’m missing, but these are the ones I remember being my favorites. If I saw them on the TV guide, I was watching them above all else.
So what about you, screenagers? What were your go-to Saturday morning cartoons?
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