The only reason to wake up on a long hard week of arithmetic and learning 10 new spelling words was the promise of an amazing set of Saturday morning programming. The crack of dawn until the early afternoon was dedicated to kids. Our parents said, “Don’t you dare wake me up.” You stayed as quiet as possible as you enjoyed classic Looney Tunes and ate hugest bowl of Lucky Charms. Oh, those were the days.
Today you have to stretch to find a network showcasing these kinds of Saturday mornings. Hannah Montana isn’t Saturday, and aren’t kids done with her anyway? Nevertheless, it’s sad kids today have no reason to wake up early on the weekend.
Okay, i can’t diss Ms. Montana. I enjoyed that how too much for an adult, but remember back in the day when the live action offered up to is was badass like Power Rangers and Beetleborgs? And for the Tweens and teens, NBCs TNBC? One World anyone? City Guys? Oh, those were the days.
It’s time to end this rant/appreciation for a time that once was and what it’s turned into. Hopefully TV programmers and parents who grew up with a reason to call Saturday morning a safe haven will do something about it. TV stations offer up more and parents, if they won’t? Buy some old school DVDs and wake your kid up to watch.