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Saturday Morning Schedule for Fall 1980

Discussion in 'Saturday Morning Forever!' started by Jermaine Mack, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Jermaine Mack

    Jermaine Mack New Member

    Jul 23, 2015
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    This is the Saturday Morning Line-Up for the 1980-81 Television Season

    ABC's 1980-1981 Saturday Morning Line-Up (You and Me and ABC)
    8:00AM The Superfriends Hour
    9:00AM The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
    9:30AM The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
    10:30AM Thundarr the Barbarian
    11:00AM The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show
    11:30AM The Plastic Man/Baby Plas Super Comedy Show
    12:00PM The ABC Weekend Specials
    12:30PM American Bandstand

    NBC's 1980-1981 Saturday Morning Line-Up (Proud as a Peacock)
    8:00AM The Godzilla/Hong Kong Phooey Hour
    9:00AM The Flintstone Comedy Show
    10:30AM The Daffy Duck Show
    11:00AM Batman and the Super 7
    12:00PM Jonny Quest
    12:30PM The Jetsons

    CBS's 1980-1981 Saturday Morning Line-Up (Looking Good Together)
    8:00AM The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle
    8:30AM The Tom & Jerry Comedy Show
    9:00AM The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
    10:30AM The All New Popeye Hour
    11:30AM Drak Pack
    12:00PM The New Fat Albert Show
    12:30PM The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour
    1:30PM 30 Minutes
  2. TnAdct1

    TnAdct1 Ravioli, Ravioli

    Aug 3, 2002
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    In terms of 1980-1981, my guess as to the big winner that year was ABC, for two main reasons:

    1. Scooby-Doo/Richie Rich. Yeah, Scooby was entering its "dark period" with the two main elements of it (annoying Scrappy-Doo, moving away from the mystery aspect) in full force here. However, said changes was what helped Scooby-Doo become popular in the ratings again and last through the early half of the 1980's (with things getting better once Scappy got toned down and Daphne returned to the cast, alongside the mystery aspect).

    2. Thundarr the Barbarian. Not only one of the first "big" Ruby-Spears titles, but also helped set the stage for some of the darker Saturday morning cartoons of the 1980's and 1990's.

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