In doing some poking around, I found other shows from the 60s and early 70s, however, that reminded me of the glorious days of Saturday morning cartoons. In the days when kids only had a few TV channels to choose from and didn't spend hours and hours every day in front of the tube, Saturday mornings were special. Saturday mornings were devoted to cartoons that were not seen any other day.
You would sleep in just a little, and then, with blanket in hand, drag yourself to your favorite spot in front of the TV. You would switch it on with the knob and turn the dial to ABC or NBC of CBS, and you would settle into the orange shag carpet with your bowl of Fruit Loops and a luke warm glass of Tang for a few hours of comic celluloid bliss. Whiz, Bang, Bop. I was just a little kid when my older sister brought a friend home from college, some guy who slept on the couch in the room where I would be watching my cartoons in the morning. Bright and early, 7:30 am or so, I sneeked in and plopped myself down in front of the TV as usual. Didn't matter to me. It was MY time.
Here are some of my favorites:
Super Chicken: Here is the theme song that I will be singing for the rest of the day.
The Ant and the Aardvark. Agian, the theme song.
Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole. What a squirrel--the theme song.
Are there some I have missed? What did you watch on those magic Saturday mornings?
The theme songs are all featured on Mike Classic Cartoon Themes, along with a CD of 93 themes.