The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast

The Best Saturdays of our Lives chronicles the origins of competitive Saturday Morning Television from the “big bang” of the 1966-67 season though the 1990s.

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Mark McCray
Dan Klink

Best Saturdays of Our Lives – Tom Cook & Bill Golliher @SCCC

SC Comicon! South Carolina’s premier comic convention recently hosted Tom Cook and Bill Golliher, two giants of the animation and comic book industry. Armed with great questions provided by Mark McCray, and with the assistance of Mike Faber and the ESO Network, Dan had an opportunity to speak with these

Best Saturdays of Our Lives 29 – Sweet Swee’Pea’s Baadasssss Dad!

We’re mixing it up with all your favorite cartoon dream daddies! Single parenthood is rough especially for sailors, cavemen and superheroes. We’ll gladly hear you on Tuesday if you listen to us today – the Best Baadasssss Saturdays of Your Life! 00:00:24: I Yam What I Yam 00:22:25: And Son!

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives #28 – Batman vs. Batman

Super Friends vs. Star Trek! The Dark Knight and Boy Wonder vs. Superman and Wonder Woman! The Caped Crusader vs. Space Ghost! Season Two opens with a double dose of BIFF, POW, and ZING as your Best Saturdays Dynamic Duo Mark & Dan return to ask “Who owns it?” 00:00:25

Episode #27 The Cutesy Era – Part 3

Recorded in 2019, this is the last of what we had in the can. I conclude our “Cutesy Era” discussion with the Gummi Bears, Flintstone Kids, and a whole lot more. Stay tuned for the premiere of Season 2 of The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast coming this Spring!

Episode #26 The Cutesy Era – Part 2

In part two, trends in both marketing and child psychology coalesce. We might talk a bit more about the Care Bears then we intended, but this is what you get from an episode recorded back in 2019. Part two also explores Disney’s leap into Saturday Morning market. 00:00:24 Attack Them

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives # 25 The Cutesy Era – Part 1

There’s nothing tiny about this trend! From Tex Avery’s last animated work to Jim Henson’s first, we shrink it down and look at all that was small on Saturday morning.  00:00:24 Squishable Plushable Boss Hog 00:15:23 Muppet Babies 00:25:00 Don’t Miss It! TOTAL RUNNTIME: 00:27:21 The ESO Network  #esonetwork  Mark

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Ep# 24 – Wonder Woman 1968?

Wonder Woman made her small screen debut almost fifty years ago, but not in a way you would expect. Mark and Dan explore her Saturday morning origins all the way through the modern cable era. You’ll be fascinated by both when, and how, Diana Prince finally got animated! 00:00:25 The

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast Ep#21 – A Tribute to Ken Spears

In Episode 21 Mark and Dan pay tribute to the life and legacy of Ken Spears who, along with his partner Joe Ruby, changed the animation landscape forever! 00:00:24 The Early Years 00:21:44 The Later Years 00:31:20 Thank You TOTAL RUNTIME: 00:33:36 The ESO Network Mark McCray The Best


The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast – Ep#20 Not PBS Kids part 2

In part 1 of “Not PBS Kids” we brought you the landscape. Now we dive into the shows! Romper Room hits the pre-K crowed while Schoolhouse Rock hits all the right notes with endearing lessons in civics! Celebrated journalists bring the news to Saturday morning and beyond, and children become


The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast – Ep# Not PBS Kids part 1

Censorship! Educational Programming! Degrassi High! In episode 19 Mark and Dan jump all over the place. From the Lawrence Welk show and the Rural Purge to Action for Children’s Television and PBS, we drop a lot of knowledge in this one. And knowing is half the battle! 00:00:24 ACT 1

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