July 30, 2016



General Mills

            General MillsWheaties cereal has always had a strong tie to sports since it first advertised in Nicollet Park in Minneapolis in 1927. Various sports players have since endorsed the cereal as well as appeared on its distinctive orange box. In the 50s, General Mills did attempt to attract children to the product by switching their sponsorship to kids’ programming, but the sports soon returned and remains to this day.

The cut-out hoop on the back of the box.
            In 1994, General Mills made a renewed attempt to market their cereal to the younger consumers. Instead of changing the cereal’s sponsorship once again, they decided to create a spin-off cereal: Wheaties Dunk-A-Balls. Available for a limited time, the cereal took the classic Wheaties taste and put it into the shape of fully-rendered basketballs (all they were missing was a little “Spalding” stamp). To further entice the youngsters, the back panel of the box came with the image of a hoop that could be cut out and set up over a bowl turning breakfast into a game.

July 23, 2016


Welcome to the golden portion of our 2nd anniversary celebration!

As we celebrate, we figured we'd also take the opportunity to celebrate the various other programs enjoying anniversaries this year (at least at an interval of 5). Some we've covered, some we'll get to covering sooner or later, but all of them represent Saturday morning. For this installment, we recognize those shows turning 55. That's right, the grandparent of Saturday morning television. If our tribute looks a little sparse, that's because in the earliest days of Saturday television networks tended to fill their line-ups with reruns of weekday shows. It wouldn't be until the latter part of the 1960s original programming would become king.

Take a walk down memory lane with us, and feel free to share your memories in the comments, or over on our Facebook group or Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

Now, without further ado, join us in celebrating...

NOTE: Not all intros available at this time.




            In the 1980s, Vince McMahon revolutionized professional wrestling with the creation of the World Wrestling Federation. While wrestling had been overseen by several organizations each with their own territory, McMahon sought to take his company nation-wide with the help of the ever-expanding new technology called cable television. Soon, the WWF would partner with the music industry to create the era known as the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection, and he introduced the World Series of wrestling in WrestleMania.

The four circulated box designs.
            As part of the ever-growing merchandising and promotional push for the WWF, they teamed-up with Ralston to bring the most popular wrestlers of 1991 to the breakfast tables. Ralston’s WWF Superstars cereal featured star-shaped artificially-flavored vanilla pieces. Ralston was sure to print prominently on the box that the cereal contained no “tropical oils” as a means to assure parents the cereal wouldn’t be heavy in saturated fats. During the cereal’s brief run, the boxes came with one of four designs: Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, the Road Warriors (aka The Legion of Doom), and Hulk and Ultimate together. The last box also served as the design for the promotional box sent out to stores to prompt them into carrying the cereal. A fifth unreleased box featuring The Bushwhackers has been revealed recently.

The uncovered fifth box.

            The cereal came with a few premiums promoting itself and the WWF. Eaters could send away for a hat with the cereal’s name on it or find one of three flip books inside the box. There were also two contests: a chance to win free WWF action figures, or a trip to WrestleMania 8

WrestleMania 8 ad.


(FOX, November 20, 1999-March 24, 2001)

Saban Entertainment

Ian James Corlett - Mark “Charger’ McCutchen
Kathleen Barr – Megan “Spitfire” Fassler
Rino Romano – Carlos “Stunts” Rey
Roger R. Cross – Steve “Flyer” Sharp
Paul Dobson – Jack Fassler
Dale Wilson – Douglas “Duck” Dunaka, Mike Hauger
Philip Maurice Hayes – Lyle “The Collector” Owens
Ron Halder – Garner Rexton
Richard Newman – Spex

            During prohibition in the southern United States, bootleggers would use modified cars to get more cargo space for their illegal booze as well as more speed to outrun police, and later tax revenue agents after prohibition was lifted. All that racing around the country backroads, however, stuck and they began doing it for fun as well as for business to create what would become known as stock car racing.

The origins of NASCAR.

            In 1947, Bill France saw the potential for a unified series of racing competitors and created the National Championship Stock Car Circuit (NCSCC). The venture would oversee 40 events over the course of a single season at the Daytona Beach track, with a grand prize of $1,000 going to the winner. Attendance ended up exceeding the venue’s capacity multiple times. By the end of 1947, France and the other 35 men who represented the NCSCC gathered together to bring France’s vision of an organized group of race car drivers to reality. On February 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded.

Bill France, Sr., the founder of NASCAR.

            NASCAR was originally split by three divisions: Modified, Roaster and Strictly Stock, however when Roadster proved unpopular with fans it was soon abandoned. The first Modified race was held at Daytona Beach later that month in 1948, while the first Strictly Stock race ran at Charlotte Speedway in June of 1949. In 1950, Strictly Stock became the “Grand National” division, allowing for modifications to be made to the cars to improve both safety and performance. As foreign manufacturers took notice of their cars being used in the races, they began to show interest in entering the races. In 1952, NASCAR expanded beyond the United States with its first race in Canada.

A garage with Unlimited Division racers.

            Today, NASCAR is a major racing concern still held within the France family and comprised of several different series. In 1999, NASCAR partnered up with FOX Kids to produce an animated series for the younger NASCAR fans. Developed by Saban Entertainment, NASCAR Racers took place in the near future in Motor City. Jack Fassler (Paul Dobson) had pushed for the creation of a new Unlimited Division which would allow for cars to compete that possessed various technology to aid in the races along extreme reality-defying tracks. Amongst these advancements were rocket boosters for speed and jumping, wings and parachutes for gliding, and an inner Rescue Racer that could be ejected if the car was in trouble. To train for these races, racers used an advanced virtual reality simulator.

Team Fastex: Jack Fassler, Duck, Charger, Flyer, Spitfire and Stunts.

            The show primarily focused on Fassler’s Team Fastex comprised of Mark “Charger” McCutchen (Ian James Corlett), a second generation racer; Carlos “Stunts” Rey (Rino Romano), a daredevil who races in order to win money for his ill father; and Steve “Flyer” Sharp (Roger R. Cross), a retired Air Force pilot who suffers some brain damage from an explosion during a mission. After some convincing, Fassler’s adopted daughter (a plot point that played out during the second season) Megan “Spitfire” Fassler (Kathleen Barr) was allowed to join the team. Megan was also responsible for the creation of the team’s cars and their technology. Douglas “Duck” Dunaka (Dale Wilson) was the team’s crew chief. Mark’s brother Miles (Andrew Francis), also an aspiring racer, often helped Duck around the pit.

Spex with Rexton on his view screen.

The primary competition for the Fastex team was Team Rexcor. The team was owned and operated by Garner Rexton (Ron Halder) who attempted to do anything in order to win races as well as destroy Fastex. Amongst his racers were Lyle “The Collector” Owens (Philip Maurice Hayes) who was a spy on the Fastex team, but with his ruthlessness and arrogance behind the wheel was ejected by Fassler; Hondo “Specter” Hines, an incredibly sneaky and spooky driver; Zorina, who was very ignorant and aggressive and often teamed-up with Specter to destroy opposing cars; and Diesel “Junker” Spitz, a gang member recruited by Rexton who managed to trash opposing cars despite being clumsy and very slow in other regards. Spex (Richard Newman) was a cyborg and Rexcor’s crew chief. Other racers included veteran racer Farrell Longstreet, Kent “Demolisher” Steel, an android, and Eve “Wild Card” Kildere, a female stunt driver that initially worked for Rexton.

NASCAR Racers promotional paint jobs on actual NASCAR racers.

The first three episodes aired as a preview movie on November 20, 1999 before the rest of the season began that February. Interestingly enough, the actual NASCAR wouldn’t be seen on FOX until the show’s second season when it began airing in February of 2001. The series blended 2-D traditional animation for the characters designed by Joel Adams with 3-D computer animation used for the racing and action sequences. The series’ music was composed by Jeremy Sweet. To promote the series, four racing teams were tapped to have their cars done in a scheme representative of one of the four hero characters. There would also be a group shot and the show’s title on their hoods. The cars were unveiled at a Winston Cup event on November 14th, 1999. Jeff Gordon’s #24, Bobby Labonte’s #18 and Terry Labonte’s #5 were all involved with the promotion early on, with Andy Petree’s #55 coming on board after some initial challenges navigating around car sponsor commitments. Each design had to be approved by the racing teams, Hasbro, who was handling the toy merchandising, and FOX Kids.

Duck and Spex fighting over tools.

The series was renewed for a second season, and some changes followed. The Unlimited Division cars were replaced with new atomic-powered XPT racers, which looked like sleeker versions of the original cars. The second half of the season saw the introduction of Nitro Racers with high-flux fusion units, many of which had a six-wheel design. Feeling betrayed over not being told about her adoption, Megan left Fastex to form her own team: The Spitfires. They were an all-female team comprised of her, Eve, Zorina after she was booted from Rexcor, and an intimidating racer named Chrome. Replacing Zorina was Tanker, an army veteran whose car resembled a tank. Phil “Octane” Knox worked clandestinely for Rexton and frequently employed a hallucinogen to his foes. The mysterious “Redline” O’Rourke was also introduced and provided competition for Charger both on the track and for Megan’s affections. Fastex also gets a new mechanic in the form of the klutzy “Lugnut” Gooch.

After the second season, the show was cancelled. Despite its short run, a strong merchandising push was given to the series. Hasbro created a variety of cars and tracks featuring the characters and designs from the show. Harper Entertainment published a series of books adapted from the show by Gene Hult under the name J.E. Bright. A set of regular and deluxe foil valentines were made by Paper Magic Group, as were sticker sheets and vending machine sticker cards

Back cover to the video game.

Hon2 Games, Inc. developed a game based on the show for the PC and Game Boy Color released by Electronic Arts. A PlayStation version was planned from Hasbro Interactive but ultimately cancelled when the studio was sold. Fox Home Entertainment released two VHS collections of the show in 2000. The pilot movie was released on Start Your Engines, while Maximum Overdrive featured the episodes “Always” and “Boy vs. Machine”.

Season 1:
“The Real Thing” (11/20/99) – Fastex owner Jack Fassler hires four racers to compete in the new Unlimited Series, but ends up having to fire Lyle “The Collector” Owens for disruptive racing.

“The Stakes” (11/20/99) – Megan fights for her father to allow her to join the team while Lyle challenges Mark to a rigged race at the quarry.

“Heroes” (11/20/99) – Mark ends up in the river and needs saving by his team.

“Duck Out of the Way” (2/5/00) – After Megan is hurt in an accident, Jack blames Duck who quits and joins Rexcor in order to secretly determine if they’re the ones responsible.

“Co-Pilot” (2/12/00) – Lyle tricks Megan into driving for him by hooking up their simulator to his car.

“The Mission” (2/19/00) – Steve is asked by military intelligence to destroy a chemical warfare factory during an off-road race.

“Always” (2/26/00) – When Mark’s car is rigged to die by Lyle, Mark discovers a downed airplane with a man trapped inside.

“Boy vs. Machine” (3/4/00) – Miles is banished from the Fastex garage after accidentally taking over a computer controlled car while Rexton plans to hack the course to attack the Fastex cars.

“Pulp Faction” (4/1/00) – Fastex and Rexcor end up teaming up in order to find and rescue a kidnapped Libby Fassler.

“Daredevil” (4/22/00) – Carlos falls for a female stunt driver who tries to sabotage the team to repay a debt she owes Garner.

“Flag Bearer” (4/29/00) – Thieves hide their stolen goods in Steve’s car, but after they fail to recognize its new paint job they attempt to take it back by force during the race.

“Every Man for Itself (Part 1)” (5/6/00) – The Fastex Team each has their own reasons to win the championship race, losing their teamwork in the process.

“All or Nothing (Part 2)” (5/13/00) – Mark uses the team’s new experimental car in the final race while Miles discovers the Rexcor driver is actually an android.

Season 2:
“Second Chance” (10/28/00) – Carlos is almost sidelined by the new competition until their new mechanic, Lugnut, gets him back into the race.

“Toxic” (11/4/00) – Lyle attempts to rejoin Rexcor and is tasked with taking out Mark before the first race of the season, but ends up on the receiving end of a toxic bath.

“Payday” (11/11/00) – A mutated Lyle is Rexcor’s newest driver, and Mark is determined not to let a dislocated vertebrae keep him out of the race for Lyle’s satisfaction.

“Red Flag” (11/18/00) – Brock Vanleer returns and holds the Motorsphere hostage for his revenge on Team Fastex.

“Chain Reaction” (12/2/00) – Rexcor tampers with Fastex’s temperature gauges to not only take out their cars, but to bomb another fuel center and part of the city.

“Rumble” (12/9/00) – Carlos is tricked into an unofficial race while Team Rexcor attempts to sabotage the Fastex cars with remote-control devices.

“Crash Course” (2/3/01) – Rexcor has one of Fastex’s fusion units for the new Nitro Racers stolen, and the team has to retrieve it and save Gloria who’s trapped on a crashed plane with the thief.

“El Dorado” (2/10/01) – Carlos saves a driver Lyle rams off the road, and in return the driver tells the greatly in-debt Carlos about a hidden treasure.

“The Wild Blue” (2/17/01) – Farrell Longstreet ends up poisoned by Octane with hallucinogenic-laced water that causes him to relive a combat mission during his next race.

“Runaway” (3/10/01) – Accidentally wrecking Farrell causes Mark to reconsider racing while Megan discovers Jack and Libby are not her parents and quits.

“Duck Unlimited” (3/3/01) -  Garner fires Zorina and she joins with the Spitfires and Duck is promoted to driver for Fastex, while Lugnut takes over as pit boss.

“Hostage” (3/17/01) – Jack is abducted during a Rexcor robbery as insurance, and Megan gives up a win in order to help Fastex recover him.

“Last Chance” (3/24/01) – Worth Dwindling tries to get Carlos to throw the final race in order to get his father full funding for his research center, but when it comes down to it Carlos can’t.


Welcome to the golden portion of our 2nd anniversary celebration!

As we celebrate, we figured we'd also take the opportunity to celebrate the various other programs enjoying anniversaries this year (at least at an interval of 5). Some we've covered, some we'll get to covering sooner or later, but all of them represent Saturday morning. For this installment, we recognize those shows turning the big 50--particularly cartoons of the Comic Book Superhero genre, which officially began in 1966 (comic books in general had been animated for television as far back as 1958).

Take a walk down memory lane with us, and feel free to share your memories in the comments, or over on our Facebook group or Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

Now, without further ado, join us in celebrating...

NOTE: Not all intros available at this time.

July 20, 2016


Actor, writer, director and producer Garry Marshall died on Tuesday. You can read the full story here.

Marshall created the 1950s nostalgia show Happy Days, which led to the spin-offs Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. Each show would go on to receive an animated spin-off on Saturday mornings: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Laverne & Shirley in the Army, and Mork & Mindy.

July 16, 2016


We continue our second anniversary celebration!

As we celebrate, we figured we'd also take the opportunity to celebrate the various other programs enjoying anniversaries this year (at least at an interval of 5). Some we've covered, some we'll get to covering sooner or later, but all of them represent Saturday morning. As we roll further down the line, we get up there in years as we hit 45. These are the shows your parents (or even grandparents, depending on your age) were enjoying once upon a time.

Take a walk down memory lane with us, and feel free to share your memories in the comments, or over on our Facebook group or Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

Now, without further ado, join us in celebrating...

NOTE: Not all intros available at this time.


NOTE: Finding a good quality video of the series' intro has become suddenly difficult. The ending video features a good idea of what the intro looked like and will serve as a place holder for now.

(CBS, September 14, 1985-October 18, 1986)

DiC Entertainment, Titan Sports

Hulk Hogan – Himself (live)

Gene Okerlund – Himself (live)

            Despite having existed since the 1940s, professional wrestling didn’t really take off in the United States until the 1980s.

That's showing that shirt who's boss.

            Wrestling, for the uninitiated, is basically a violent soap opera in spandex. There are good guys and bad guys, and not only did they fight in the ring but basically anywhere the two sides came together; all while moving along an ongoing storyline from match to match. Originally, wrestling was broken up amongst several regional divisions that maintained their own territory. In 1983, Vince McMahon purchased Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and combined it with his own company, Titan Sports, Inc. Together, they became what would be known as the World Wrestling Federation (known as World Wrestling Entertainment since 2002 after a name dispute with the World Wide Fund for Nature).

The WWF logo.

            McMahon went against tradition and sought to get WWF programming on syndicated television nation-wide, violating the boundaries of the other organizations. He wanted to take full advantage of the growing cable television and video tape trading markets. His goals were given a significant boost when he hired Hulk Hogan, who had gained notoriety for his appearance in Rocky III, to his organization away from the American Wrestling Association. Rowdy Roddy Piper was signed on as Hogan’s rival and Jesse “The Body” Ventura as an announcer. McMahon’s ranks were further bolstered by talent from the AWA or National Wrestling Association.

Captain Lou and Cyndi Lauper.

            The next innovation came after WWF manager Captain Lou Albano met Cyndi Lauper, a wrestling fan, on a trip to Puerto Rico and was asked by the singer to appear as her father in the video for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. This led to what’s been called the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection, which featured a period of intermingling between WWF and the music industry. It was kicked off on Piper’s interview show, Piper’s Pit, by Albano and Lauper entering into a “feud” to be settled by a match between female wrestlers of their choice. MTV would go on to broadcast this match; the first live match on cable and the first live women’s professional wrestling match between Wendi Richter and The Fabulous Moolah. Other celebrities began participating in events, and Lauper continued to use wrestlers in further music videos. McMahon’s make or break innovation came in 1985 with the debut of WrestleMania, which is essentially the World Series of wrestling. The show ended up becoming the WWF’s most successful promotion and catapulted the WWF to the top of the wrestling pile.

Fuji, Moolah, Piper, Sheik, Nikolai, Mean Gene, Hulk, Lou, Andre, Superfly, Hilbilly and Junkyard.

            With Hulk Hogan’s popularity at an all-time high, it was decided to use him to try and make a project to appeal to the younger wrestling fans.  Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling was developed by Jeffrey Scott and produced by DiC Entertainment. It featured two groups of wrestlers: the faces, or the good guys, and the heels, or the bad guys. Hulk (Brad Garrett, making his lead debut in an animated series) led the faces comprised of Junkyard Dog (James Avery), Captain Lou Albano (George DiCenzo), Andre the Giant (Ron Feinberg), Wendi Richter (Jodie Carlisle), Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (Lewis Arquette), Hillbilly Jim (Pat Fraley) and Tito Santana (Joey Pento). Piper (Charlie Adler) led the heels which featured the Iron Shiek (Aron Kincaid), Nikolai Volkoff (Ron Gans), the Fabulous Moolah (also Carlisle), Big John Studd (Chuck Licini) and Mr. Fuji (Ernest Harada). Announcer Mean Gene Okerlund (Neil Ross) also made an appearance in several episodes. Originally, Mad Maxine was meant to be one of the heels, but while the show was in production she suddenly left the WWF and was replaced by her manager, Moolah. Although WWF Magazine’s August/September 1985 issue showed some earlier more realistic character designs, the final models used on the show were a bit more simplified and exaggerated. Each character also drove a vehicle that matched their theme, such as Piper driving a hot rod with bagpipe-like exhausts and Junkayrd driving a truck with a doghouse on the back.

Character models featuring Mad Maxine.

            The show debuted on CBS on September 14, 1985 and was aired in an hour-long block of two episodes. Most episodes featured two 11-minute segments while several were full 22-minute stories. Episodes would depict the wrestlers getting into wacky situations, most often leading to competition between the two teams. Because of FCC regulations at the time, actual wrestling was very minute in presence in favor of delivering slapstick-laden pro-social messages. While the various wrestlers would appear in live-action segments between story segments, professional actors voiced their animated counterparts (interestingly enough, Albano would go on to become a voice actor on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show in 1989). A lot of the live material would be excised when the series entered syndication in order to pare down the episode running times. The show used Jim Steinman’s “Hulk Hogan’s Theme” for its intro, which was Hogan’s entrance theme at the time. Score Productions handled the rest of the show’s music. The series was animated by HanHo Heungup Studios, Wang Film Productions and Studio Shaft.

Hulk, Lou and Wendi going ghost busting.

            Because of the long production times in making an animated series, the storyline of the show couldn’t keep up with the events transpiring at the WWF. In July of 1985, Snuka left the WWF and went to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling before returning to America in the AWA. That November, Richter left after McMahon orchestrated an unscripted defeat of her using Moolah in disguise over disagreements about her compensation. However, both characters remained throughout the show’s two-season run.

Superfly and Junkyard vs. zombies.

            While the show was on the air, a new wave of merchandise centered around it came out. Winston Toys released six erasers (eight if you count the Hulk and Snuka variants) that resembled action figures (in fact, four of them better resembled the LJN bendable figures than the show’s character designs). Other merchandise included a bed sheet set, lunchboxes by Thermos, a collectible sticker album by Diamond, a raincoat, a card game, puzzles and a series of coloring books by Golden, and a schoolbag. DiC released several episodes to VHS during and after the show’s run, which were later repackaged and re-released by WWF Home Video in the 1990s. In 2014, episodes were made available on the WWE Network. However, all content featuring Hulk Hogan was removed in July of 2015 after he was fired and blacklisted for racist comments he made in a leaked video. While some content was eventually restored, Rock ‘n’ Wrestling was not amongst them beyond concept art and a photo gallery.

Season 1:
“The Junkyard 500 / Junkenstein” (9/14/85) – Piper and Junkayrd compete to see who’s better for an acting role. / Andre and Junkyard make their own metal monster who runs amok.

“The Four-Legged Pickpocket” (9/14/85) – A horse with a biting problem and a pair of jewel thieves follow the wrestlers around town.

“Clean Gene / Andre’s Giant Problem” (9/21/85) – The wrestlers offer to clean Gene’s house, but Piper intends to trash it over Gene’s badmouthing them. / The wrestlers help Andre pretend to be a pastry chef when his mother comes for a visit.

“Gorilla My dreams” (9/28/85) – Andre’s gorilla costume sees him being accused of a jewel theft committed by an actual gorilla.

“Cheaters Never Prosper / Driving Me Crazy” (9/21/85) – The evil wrestlers attempt to rig the Junior World Series. / Iron Shiek attempts to learn how to drive and cheats on the test.

“The Wrestler’s New Clothes / A Lesson in Scouting” (9/28/85) – When Andre’s suitcase goes missing Hulk and Hillbilly Jim attempt to make him a new suit. / Tito, Wendi and Junkyard take the Grizzly Scouts, including Moolah’s bratty niece Donna, on a camping trip.

“Hog Society / Wrestling Roommates” (10/5/85) – Hillbilly Jim’s sisters’ future in-laws don’t approve of her marrying their son. / When Captain Lou is evicted from his apartment he stays with the other wrestlers and becomes a real house pest.

“Moolah’s Ugly Salon / Ballot Box Boneheads” (10/5/85) – Trouble abounds with Moolah and Nikolai are tasked with watching a beauty salon. / The wrestlers try to replace a crooked mayor by helping their friend’s campaign against him.

“The Duke of Piperton / Robin Hulk & His Merry Wrestlers” (10/12/85) – Piper has to beat his cousin in a jousting contest in order to inherit a castle in Scotland. / A visit to Captain Lou’s uncle sees the wrestlers transported back in time.

“Small But Mighty” (10/12/85) – Hillbilly Jim’s remedy for his sick raccoon accidentally ends up turning the other wrestlers into children.

“Rock ‘n’ Zombies” (10/19/85) – Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s new amusement park was built over an old graveyard, causing a case of zombies.

“The Last Resort” (10/26/85) – The wrestlers have to investigate throughout a hotel to find a stolen jewel.

“Bucket” (11/9/85) – Junkyard meets an alien and offers to help him find his space ship, but the government is hot on his trail.

Season 2:
“Ali Bano and the 40 Geeks” (9/13/86) – Captain Lou gets a lamp for his birthday, and it turns out to have an ineffectual genie inside.

“Captain Lou’s Crash Diet / Muscle Madness” (9/13/86) – Hulk, Andre and Junkyard try to help Captain Lou lose enough weight to stay in wrestling. / The evil wrestlers decide to help Moolah win a contest with Wendi to determine who’s the strongest lady in wrestling.

“10 Little Wrestlers” (9/20/86) – The wrestlers must work together to find out why people are disappearing on the cruise they were invited on.

“Big John’s Car Lot / Big Top Boobs” (9/27/86) – Piper takes over a used car lot and starts cheating customers. / Piper and his cohorts attempt to ruin the faces’ time working at the circus.

“The Foster Wrestler” (10/11/86) – Tito’s food and supply shipments to India end up stolen and the wrestlers have to find the culprit.

“Ballet Buffoons / Battle of the Bands” (10/11/86) –  When his sister hurts her leg, Nikolai tries to find a replacement ballerina to save her show. / A fundraising concert is turned into a battle of the bands between the wrestlers.

“Amazons Just Wanna Have Fun” (9/20/86) – Plane troubles lead the wrestlers to land in the Amazon where they’re captured by a group of Amazons.

“The Art of Wrestling / The Blue Lagoons” (10/11/86) – Hulk models in Wendi’s art class. / Helping Iron Sheik lands him and Hulk on a deserted island.

“The Superfly Express” (9/27/86) – A train ride turns into a battle against the plot of some jewel thieves.

“Junkyard Dog’s Junkyard Dog / My Fair Wrestler” (10/4/86) – After another robbery, Junkyard gets a new dog to guard his junkyard. / Captain Lou goes to England to learn how to be a gentleman.

“Ghost Wrestlers” (10/4/86) – The wrestlers help an old wrestler remove ghosts from his boarding house.

“The Wrong Stuff” (10/18/86) – Hulk and Nokolai are chosen to go into space, but Piper and Iron Shiek plan to sabotage their mission.

“Rowdy Roddy Reforms / Three Little Hulks” (10/18/86) – Piper is forced by court order to reform, but his friends want the original back. / Hulk gets a visit from his disruptive nephews.


We continue our second anniversary celebration!

As we celebrate, we figured we'd also take the opportunity to celebrate the various other programs enjoying anniversaries this year (at least at an interval of 5). Some we've covered, some we'll get to covering sooner or later, but all of them represent Saturday morning. For this installment, we recognize those shows turning 40. The big 4-0.

Take a walk down memory lane with us, and feel free to share your memories in the comments, or over on our Facebook group or Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!

Now, without further ado, join us in celebrating...