Well here’s something that just made my Frosted Flakes soggy! The CW Network (CBS/WarnerBros) just dropped the proverbial anvil on Wylie Coyote by pulling the plug on running Saturday morning cartoons! The CW was the last man standing, but finally had to succumb to the fact that things just “ain’t like they used to be”.
I remember vividly how I looked forward to Saturday mornings as a young child. Pajamas, a bowl of Cocoa Puffs (Jethro-sized), getting into fights with my sister over whether we were going to watch Underdog (my personal favorite), or the Jetsons...which came on at the same time on different channels...of which there were two. We would sit there for a few hours, lost in a blissful world of animated adventure. But come mid-day, Mama & Daddy would kick us out of the house to go play in the yard.
Looking back, that was really the only TV we watched all week. Saturday mornings were anticipated and had a “feel” about them that made them special. Those days are gone forever. Children today, and we as adults, are an on-demand society. We have the technology and ability to get what we want, when we want it.
Sadly, that on-demand wherewithal and access has a detrimental effect. It normalizes the simple, precious things in life to the point that they’re not “special” anymore. It’s a numbing and dumbing “effect” - that results in requiring something bigger and better to “affect” us. Don’t believe it? Compare the movie theaters & productions, a concert, professional sporting events of today versus 20 years ago. Obviously, it takes more and more to impress us these days, excite us...create anticipation.
So goodbye Bedrock - Fred, Wilma, Barney & Thelma
Goodbye Spacely Sprockets - George, Jane, Elroy, Judy & Astro
So long Sweet Polly Purebred
Goodbye Scooby & Shaggy
Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam (CLICK HERE FOR YT CLIP)
Tom & Jerry
Roadrunner & Wylie Coyote
Popeye, Olive Oil, Brutus & Wimpy
And last but certainly not least….Porky
Ba Ba Deeb...Ba Ba Deeb...that’s all folks!
"Things are not as bad as they seem...they are worse!"...Bill Press