My Saturday Morning Shuffle

A little while ago, chatting with Erin and Mark on Facebook, we call came to the conclusion that there just aren’t any good shows on Saturday mornings anymore. Certainly no decent cartoons. And I decided that the only way to remedy this, at least until I take over television programming, is to get an enormous DVD player capable of holding dozens of discs and placing the episodes on random shuffle. So I looked at my DVD collection to decide what I would put on that shuffle if I could do so right now…

  • Animaniacs Volume 1 (I so gotta find the rest of these)
  • Challenge of the Super-Friends Vol. 1, 2
  • Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers Vol. 1
  • Count Duckula Season 1
  • DC Super-Heroes: The Filmation Adventures
  • Danger Mouse Seasons 1 and 2
  • Darkwing Duck Vol. 1
  • Ducktales Vol. 1-3
  • Dungeons and Dragons: The Beginning
  • Exosquad Season 1
  • Flintstones: The Complete Series
  • Galaxy High Vol. 1
  • Garfield and Friends Vol. 1-5
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1-3
  • Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection Vol. 1-2 (I desperately need the rest of these)
  • Max Fleischer’s Superman
  • The Muppet Show Seasons 1-3 (Not a cartoon, but I dare you to tell me these don’t deserve to be here)
  • Peanuts 1960s Collection, 1970s Collection Vol. 1-2
  • Pinky and the Brain Vol. 2 (Still need more!)
  • The Pixar Short Films Collection (Because they’re cool)
  • The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle Season 1
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Star Wars Animated: Droids & Ewoks
  • Superman: The Animated Series Vol. 2
  • Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1 Vol. 2
  • TransFormers: The Complete First Season Vol. 1
  • Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White; Silly Symphonies Vol. 1; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit; The Chronological Donald Vol. 2; The Complete Goofy

Looking at this list, my collection seems woefully inadequate. Why have I never finished the Looney Tunes collections? Or Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, or Pinky and the Brain? Why don’t I have the Batman cartoons, Batman Beyond, or the Justice League? (Why has Warner Brothers not yet released a complete set of Static Shock?)


Someday, my friends. Some. Day.

5 Responses to “My Saturday Morning Shuffle”

  1. 1 Vincent J. Krejci
    February 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Sadly true. I think the last good Saturday morning cartoon was Spectacular Spider-man.

  2. 2 Jason Williams
    February 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Spectacular Spider-Man was indeed a good one. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes isn’t bad… it’s no Justice League, but it’s not bad. I still wish they could put Muppet Babies and Little Muppet Monsters on DVD. Too bad copyright laws are keeping it down (due to all the footage from other movies they used).

    • February 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      I’ve often mourned the loss of those DVDs as well, Jason. But right now, I’d be happy if Disney got it together and put out the last two seasons of the original Muppet Show on DVD.

  3. February 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I have vol 1 of Chip n Dale RR
    If you’re nice you can borrow it lol

  4. February 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

    As a kid I loved Saturday morning cartoons. (Heck, as an adult I loved Saturday morning cartoons.) But there really isn’t anything on. And not to sound like a cantankerous old man, but the stuff that is out there for “kids” is definitely not kid appropriate. Disney has a very different understanding of “G” and “TV-Y7” than I do. (Mine includes a whole lot less cleavage.)

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