I loved Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. There was nothing better than getting up, getting a bowl of cereal and claiming the bean bag chair for hours to watch them. It was great. I watched Smurfs, Looney Tunes, School House Rocks, all the good ones. Yesterday morning I watched cartoons with Paige. And I realized, once again, Saturday morning cartoons are just crappy. I think part of it is e no longer have to wait for Saturday to watch cartoons. Our cable network has at least 5 channels dedicated to cartoons. Plus Disney Channel which has lots of cartoons.
Saturday Morning Cartoons May 9, 2010
I’m not opposed to new cartoons. Really, I’m not. There are some out there that I really like. Like Phineas and Ferb, and The Fairly Odd Parents. Luckily, Paige likes both of those. In fact, we invited Phineas and Ferb to her birthday party in January. They declined, of course, via Facebook, where Daddy is friends with the creator. It’s just that most of the stuff on the networks on Saturday morning is just yucky. Badly written, badly drawn, badly voiced. We’re sticking with the stuff on Nick and Disney mostly, with some Cartoon Network thrown in.
Of course, we do want Paige to know the good stuff too. We have several season packages of Smurfs and Fraggle Rock. We have all of School House Rocks. She seems to enjoy them. Good thing too. There’s a Smurf movie coming out next year that Mommy wants to see. It’s much better if I can take her with me to see it. I’ll get less funny looks that way.