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

Ep# 36 – The Best Theme Songs of Our Lives!

From Magilla Gorilla to Robotech, H.R. Pufnstuff to The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Mark & Dan invite you to listen to some of their favorite Saturday morning tunes – this time on The Best Theme Songs of Our Lives! 00:00:25 Magilla Gorilla 00:07:52 Mysterious Cities of Gold 00:16:06 H.R. Pufnstuff

Hanna-Barbera vs. Hanna-Barbera

The Olympics are finally here! The Laugh Olympics, that is. Mark and Dan discuss the legal web caused when a smarter than average bear goes from snatching picnic baskets to a full blown adrenaline junkie. Go for gold with a Dastardly Baron and a couple of Mutts, this time on

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives – Nintendo on Saturday Morning

Playa Two Has Entered the Game!  Your podcast Mega Man, Mark McCray, recounts the Legend of Mario as portrayed by Captain Lou Albano.  But it’s not all ,B,A START. SEGA has its own Saturday Sonic genesis while Dan ports his arcade failiers to the home console. Time to blow on

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast

Episode #33 – Hip-Hop on Saturday Morning

We are 2 Legit 2 Quit on Hammerman, delivering the definitive break down of our MC from Oaktown’s shuffle on Saturday morning! Plus Mark and Dan hit up Kid ‘n Play around the way to Jellystone Mall as we beatbox back to when your Liquid Television came In Living Color.

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives #32 – Ghostbusters vs. Ghostbusters

Go Go, Ghostbusters! Remember when Busting made us feel REAL good on Saturday Morning? Mark & Dan give a blow-by-blow account of when Filmation and DIC squared off in a paranormal-busting brawl for our hearts, minds and money. There’s something strange in the neighborhood this time on The Best Saturdays

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast

The Best Saturdays of Our Lives – Atari on Saturday Morning

1Up Playa Playa! Mark and Dan take you beyond the Saturday Supercade to Pacland and back with all your classic arcade favorites. We also hear what Trench Warfare’s opinion was on the 80’s Roller Rink scene. Drop that quarter and pop that cartridge, this is Atari on Saturday Morning! 00:00:25

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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

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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

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