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
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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

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The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Ep# 23 – The Best Christmas Carols of Our Lives

A Christmas Carol is one of the most adapted holiday classics and we’re bringing you two of the best! Join Mark and Dan as they dive into Charles Dickens, Mr. Magoo and Mickey too! 00:00:28 Mickey’s Christmas Carol 00:22:59 Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol 00:41:16 A Charlie Brown Christmas TOTAL RUNTIME:

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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 https://esonetwork.com#esonetwork Mark McCray The Best

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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

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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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Ep. #17 Live Action in Animation – Part 4

Remember that episode of Happy Days when the Fonz and gang got lost in time with a traveler from the future? In part four we Punky out to Gilligan’s Planet with Mork & Mindy while Star Wars and Ghostbusters land on Saturday morning with mixed results!   00:00:11 Somethin’ Somethin’

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Ep. #16 Tribute to Joe Ruby + Live Action in Animation – Part 3 

In this special episode Mark pays tribute and we say goodbye to one of the giants of Saturday morning animation, Joe Ruby.  We continue our “Trek” into the live action to animation genre through the 1970’s with The Jackson 5, (most of) The Partridge Family, and so much more while

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Live Action in Animation – Part 1

Celebrities get animated! We begin with an examination of the MGM and Warner Bros. Hollywood satires of the 1930’s and 40’s to the early age of television when parody became participation. Then we return as guest stars to the town of Bedrock! 00:00:52 parody to participation 00:20:35 Twist! Twist! 00:26:53

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