Saturday Mornings in the 1960s and 1970s

As a kid growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, Saturday mornings were always special. In those days before everything was available 24/7 on the Internet, kids had to wait until Saturday mornings to catch a string of mindless fun programs aimed at their age group.

I remember anticipating the new season of shows every year. I looked forward to waking up early on Saturdays, pouring myself a bowl of Quisp cereal, and sitting back in my own world of television. Occasionally, there were some lessons, such as in the Schoolhouse Rock segments, but mostly it was just for fun.

The following video compiles clips from Saturday morning cartoons and commercials. If you grew up during this time span, the video will bring back a lot of memories of your favorite shows, as well as memories of the toys you had and the ones you always wanted. Maybe you remember when the child Mason Reese was famous for his commercials, or maybe you remember The Hudson Brothers, or maybe you remember commercial catchphrases like “I’m the sole survivor!”

On the other hand, if you did not grow up during this time, the video will show you what we used to do in the old days. For example, before we had cell phones we had to play Spirograph and a game that shoved a pie in our faces. Check it out.

What is your favorite Saturday morning memories? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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    2 thoughts on “Saturday Mornings in the 1960s and 1970s”

    1. Oh lord, H R Pufnstuf! I had such a crush on Jack Wilde! The Looney Tunes were always my favorite (Bugs Bunny).

      Mr. Magoo
      Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space
      Mr. Sherman and Peabody
      Rocky and Bullwinkle
      Bob McAllister’s Wonderama (although I think that was local to NY)

      I’ll probably think of more!

      1. Those were all great ones, although I don’t recall “Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space.” I just looked it up and see that it was syndicated, so maybe it was not shown in my area. I loved “H.R. Pufnstuff” too, although it was such an odd show. Thanks for the comment!

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