Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
Well, here we are.
The 1 year mark of SATURDAY MORNINGS FOREVER. For those not in the know, SMF
began as a book concept I had. There were books about every Saturday-like
subject, from cereals to cartoons, but never anything focusing SPECIFICALLY on
Saturday morning fare. Saturdays were very memorable for me, and I’m very
nostalgic for the times when I had nothing to do but relax after a long week at
school and veg out for an entire morning. I know many of you out there are too,
otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this thing today.
So, why the blog?
Because I got impatient working on entries and not being able to show them to
anyone until I was ready to publish who knows when. These things take a LOT of
work, from research to writing to fact checking to finding episode guides to work
off of when full episodes are not available to re-watch. We live in the
information age, that’s true, but sometimes I find myself being the pioneer of
said information. It’s not always easy, and my schedule doesn’t always allow me
to spend ages doing it. But, I try, and I share, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed
my efforts thus far.
Celebrating Sonic's 20th.
When I decided to do
the blog, it was the week of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 23rd anniversary.
Since I was a fan of his SatAM show (as its fans know it), I decided to begin
there. To celebrate mine and his anniversaries, I had planned to bring you
another Sonic offering with Sonic
Underground, but somehow I had mistakenly gotten the idea that it was a
Saturday show. How? I don’t know. That was a product of early initial research.
To replace it, I had planned to do Sonic
X—a Japanese import that WAS actually on Saturday, but that thing proved to
be a bit complicated for a quick research and write-up, so I need to dedicate
more time on that. You’ll also notice Baby
Looney Tunes never made it up during our Babyfication month. Same reason.
Hey, I’m not perfect, but I try to make as few mistakes as possible. Hopefully,
the smattering of Sonic commercials I’ve posted will make up for that.
A smattering of Saturday toons and friends.
Where does that leave
us? Well, minus the two goofs, we’re 78 shows into our 1,000 show journey to
recreate Saturday morning memories for everyone. Along with sonic, we’ve
celebrated the anniversaries of Saved bythe Bell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbustersand Hello Kittywith their related shows. We
marked the release of Dumb and Dumber II with
our first theme month (not counting the recurring Halloween theme preceding it)
celebrating cartoons based on Jim Carrey movies. We joined the rest of fandom
in commemorating the historic and long-awaited release of the 1966 Batman series on DVD with the one cartoon starring both Adam West and Burt Ward in their iconic roles. In 2015,
we began our monthly theme months with Black History Month, and have many more
coming up this year and planned for next. We also began increasing our focus,
going into comics based on Saturday shows. How cool is that?
We're going on..to the future!
So, here’s to the
next however many years I’ve got left to go on this thing before I can compile
it all, re-edit it and make it into the book of my dreams. Thanks for joining
me for the ride so far, and hopefully you’ll continue to stick around. If we
hadn’t gotten to your favorite show yet, I’m sure it’s coming soon.