Saturday Morning Schedule for Fall 1984

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  1. Dennnis Toppenberg

    Dennnis Toppenberg New Member

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    This is the Saturday Morning lineup for the 1984-85 television season:

    ABC

    8:00 Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
    9:00 The Mighty Orbots
    9:30 Turbo Teen
    10:00 Dragon's Lair
    10:30 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
    11:00 The Scary Scooby Funnies
    11:30 The Littles
    12:00 ABC Weekend Special
    12:30 American Bandstand

    CBS

    8:00 Shirt Tales
    8:30 The Get Along Gang
    9:00 Muppet Babies
    9:30 Saturday Supercade
    10:30 Pole Position
    11:00 Dungeons & Dragons
    11:30 Pryor's Place
    12:00 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
    1:30 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

    NBC

    8:00 The Snorks
    8:30 Pink Panther and Sons
    9:00 The Smurfs
    10:30 Alvin and the Chipmunks
    11:00 Kidd Video
    11:30 Mr. T
    12:00 Going Bananas
    12:30 Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
     
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  2. TnAdct1

    TnAdct1 Ravioli, Ravioli

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    In terms of 1984, the winner this season was definitely NBC, thanks to the one-two punch that is The Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks. However, CBS ensured that the remaining years of the Smurfs' run wasn't going to be easy with the introduction of Muppet Babies.
     
  3. wonderfly

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    Isn't that the year "Muppet Babies" premiered? Did NBC really spend an hour and a half airing "Smurfs"??

    Those times are probably Eastern Standard Time, so they all started one hour earlier, for where I lived in the Midwest...

    I would flip back and forth between channels - of the shows listed, my viewing habits went like this (if I recall right):

    8:00: Superfriends (I remember passing over "Snorks", it looked like a Smurfs knockoff)
    8:30: The Get Along Gang (or I might watch the full hour of Superfriends, but I do remember watching some "Get Along Gang").
    9:00: Smurfs (until I discovered "Muppet Babies")
    9:30: Turbo Teen or Saturday Supercade (I liked both)
    10:00: Dragon's Lair or Smurfs (I liked both)
    10:30: Back and forth between "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Pole Position"
    11:00: Dungeons and Dragons (I think I discovered "Kidd Video" in reruns later in the 80's when CBS got the rights).
    11:30: The Littles
    12:00: Back and forth between "The ABC Weekend Special" and "The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show".
    12:30: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (this was all re-runs by this point, but I still loved the show). Of course, by this point, my mom would be yelling at me to stop watching TV and to go play outside. ;)

    But that's what I remember watching, at any rate. Thanks for the memories!
     
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    TnAdct1 Ravioli, Ravioli

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    On Muppet Babies: It sure was, with the show capitalizing off a certain scene from The Muppets Take Manhattan.

    On The Smurfs being on for 90 minutes: Besides NBC realizing the popularity of the show, the 90 minutes format allowed for reruns of the show to air in a period where the show didn't have enough episodes yet to air in syndication.
     
  5. Dennnis Toppenberg

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    The Muppets Take Manhattan, third installment of the Muppets' movie series, was released in the same year Muppet Babies began.
     
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    ABC's 1984 Saturday Morning Line-Up (We're with You on ABC)
    8:00AM The Puppy's Great Adventures
    8:30AM Superfriends the Legendary Super Powers Show
    9:00AM The Mighty Orbots
    9:30AM Turbo Teen
    10:00AM Dragon's Lair
    10:30AM Wolf Rock TV
    11:00AM The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
    11:30AM The Littles
    12:00PM The ABC Weekend Specials
    12:30PM American Bandstand


    NBC's 1984-1985 Saturday Morning Line-Up (Let's All Be There)
    8:00AM The Snorks
    8:30AM The Pink Panther and Sons
    9:00AM The Smurfs
    10:30AM Alvin and the Chipmunks
    11:00AM Kidd Video
    11:30AM Mr. T
    12:00PM Going Bananas
    12:30PM Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends


    CBS's 1984 Saturday Morning Line-Up (We've Got the Touch)
    7:00AM Captain Kangaroo
    8:00AM Shirt Tales
    8:30AM The Get Along Gang
    9:00AM Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
    9:30AM Saturday Supercade
    10:30AM Pole Position
    11:00AM Dungeons & Dragons
    11:30AM Pryor's Place
    12:00PM The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
    1:30PM The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
     
  7. superdude

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    Poor ABC Once Muppet Babies took off and successfully went head-to-head against Smurfs ABC was kinda lost in the shuffle. They would transition away from Scooby and Superfriends and launch mostly forgettable cartoons for the next few years before regrouping with TRG, Beetlejuice, Winnie-the-Pooh and BB&T.
     
  8. hobbyfan

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    Actually, The Real Ghostbusters essentially replaced Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians in the center of ABC's lineup in September 1986. The Bugs Bunny-Tweety show came that same year, either directly behind Ghostbusters or at 11. The others you cite came about 2-3 years later.
     
  9. TnAdct1

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    Actually, ABC actually picked up the Looney Tunes library from CBS in 1985, although it would be another year before the show was referred to as The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show.
     
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    I knew that.

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  11. SpaceCowboy

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    The late comedian Richard Pryor had a kid's show? The heck?
     
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  12. hobbyfan

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    Which is what I was referring to.
     
  13. Mr Flintstone

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    Those were some great schedules. Miss those days.
     
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    Muppet Babies was the best. As much as I loved Transformers or TMNT as a kid, I think Muppet Babies was still my favorite.
     
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    Thanks for the schedule. Were you sharing this for a specific reason?
     
  16. superdude

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    I assume that he just loves the Muppet Babies and they did debut in this season. The ones I remember best are the NBC cartoons, Super Friends, Scooby-Doo, Littles and most of the CBS cartoons. I have little to no recollection of Mighty Orbots, Turbo Teen, Dragons' Lair, Pole Position and Supercade. Must've been because they were opposite The Smurfs on NBC.
     

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