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Flopcast 501: ABC Saturday Morning 1971 – Funky Phantoms, Secret Chimps

Flopcast episode 501! Let’s wrap up our look at the Saturday morning TV landscape of 1971! ABC’s lineup was probably the strongest of the three networks, but it’s still quite weird. There were classics like Road Runner and Jonny Quest, alongside oddities like Filmation’s Jerry Lewis cartoon, the Rankin/Bass animated version of the

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Flopcast 499: NBC Saturday Morning 1971 – Problematic Pirates

Flopcast episode 499! Our examination of Saturday morning TV from fifty years ago continues with the NBC schedule, and it’s one of the weirdest lineups we’ve found so far. Among familiar old favorites like Woody Woodpecker, Pink Panther, and Deputy Dawg, we encounter psychedelic Krofft reruns, a two-headed llama, a comeback from Mr. Wizard,

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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

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Flopcast 445: NBC Saturday Morning 1990 – Everybody’s Miserable

Flopcast episode 445! Let’s wrap up our review of 1990 Saturday morning TV with a look at the bizarre lineup on NBC. We had a couple of cartoonified SCTV stars taking care of weird kids (John Candy in Camp Candy and Rick Moranis in Gravedale High), Captain N: The Game Master (with a shameless parade

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Flopcast 441: CBS Saturday Morning 1990 – Dink!

Flopcast episode 441! It’s another cartoon-themed episode, as we continue our look at the Saturday morning TV landscape of 1990. This time we’ve tuned into CBS and found some long-running favorites (Muppet Babies, Garfield and Friends, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pee Wee’s Playhouse) and a couple of short-lived oddities (Bill and Ted’s Excellent

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Flopcast 439: ABC Saturday Morning 1990 – Jordan Sponge

Flopcast episode 439! A few months back, we examined the Saturday morning cartoon schedules of each major TV network from the year 1980. Now we’re jumping ahead by a decade for three more cartoon-themed episodes, starting with ABC’s Saturday morning schedule from the ridiculous year of 1990. How ridiculous was

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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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THUNDERVERSE ASSEMBLE!

THE WAIT IS OVER… Phase 1 of the Thunderverse concludes as Johnathan Wheatley of the History of Comic Books and Mark McCray of The Best Saturdays of Our Lives Podcast lead the charge! Sexy Thor’s Ring of Thunder reminds Dan who Thunder Talk’s Mightiest Avenger is. And the Dynamic Duo,

Flopcast 174: Saturday Morning Cartoon Fever

Flopcast episode 174! Kevin has abandoned Chickentown to join the crazy people at DragonCon! Assuming he isn’t captured by Sleestaks, we’ll have a full report in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, here’s a special panel we recorded on the Fourth of July at CONvergence in Bloomington, Minnesota! Kevin is joined

Earth Station One Episode 242 – From Comics to Cartoons

Recorded Live from Borderlands Comics & Games in Greenville, SC! The ESO crew made a run for the border and gathered up some folks to talk cartoons and comics! Mike, Mike, J.R. Mounts, Peter Cutler, Ravyn, and Tara Lynne revealed their favorite animated series that originated from four color funny

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