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Wicked Lester

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Monster Kids Saturdays
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:22:48 AM »
This was SOOOO Damn cool I had to post this. AAAHH to be 9 years old and ignorant of the REAL world again For EVEEER1 8).

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Tell me that this stuff wasn't a totally huge part of your life back then. And now we know the REAL world. :( >:( WTF This IS VEEEERY cool but kinda long.  If you are in your lat 50's or so you WILL love this walk down memory lane.


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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 02:50:04 AM »
Thanks! That was a lot of fun!  :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 06:26:29 PM »
It continues to fascinate me that there were 20-25 years (?? 1950-1975 ??) where the TV industry offered large blocks of daytime and weekend programming, catering to kids and teens.  The Saturday noon westerns & Sherlock & Charlie Chan flicks...Three Stooges... but I'm not sure what the intended age-group for the late-night monster hosts.  I still think "young teens" was a focus for those - "send off for your 3D glasses" is a running gag on SCTV's skits, but those apparently were based on some actual marketing schemes.   I mean, did they really think 20-somethings were buying those?  "Send in boxtops and bottle-caps..."  Those really sound like marketing for school kids, right?

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 06:50:27 PM »
"Send in boxtops and bottle-caps..."  Those really sound like marketing for school kids, right?

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Re: Monster Kids Saturdays
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 06:53:37 PM »
At just before the 12 min mark there is a commercial for Busy Buz Buz. A stupid plastic bee.
That is a term from the old school days when I was home in my 20's ,my wife would pull a half a day of O.T
I would gt up short;]ly after her on a Saturday,Eat a couple bowls of Cheerios toast and a glass of OJ
Within an hour I was listening to Anthrax,Dead Kennedys Nuclear Blast etc and literally clean our entire apt.
In retrospect , pot ,metal and punk saved my ass and made me a productive person./ All Hail and a big Shout Out to my early years.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 07:04:24 PM »
It continues to fascinate me that there were 20-25 years (?? 1950-1975 ??) where the TV industry offered large blocks of daytime and weekend programming, catering to kids and teens.  The Saturday noon westerns & Sherlock & Charlie Chan flicks...Three Stooges... but I'm not sure what the intended age-group for the late-night monster hosts.  I still think "young teens" was a focus for those - "send off for your 3D glasses" is a running gag on SCTV's skits, but those apparently were based on some actual marketing schemes.   I mean, did they really think 20-somethings were buying those?  "Send in boxtops and bottle-caps..."  Those really sound like marketing for school kids, right?

 I whole hardheartedly agree Christine
6 am to noon were very special liimes for TV when I was a kid.
Frosted Cheerios ,toast and a glass of Tang started to whole weekend out greatly, Then on Sundays would be anything frpm Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes to Chaney as the WolfMan

So many good times back then.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 12:32:45 AM »
Damn!!  If I remember correctly, the Flintstones were on prime TV on Fridays, Top Cat was on Thursday, and the Jetsons were on on a Wednesday?  Early Saturday morning I would literally jump out of bed with so much energy and catch (was it) Bill Bennets Farm show first thing, then the cartoons, Tennesee Tuxedo, Go, Go Gophers, Deputy Dog, Bullwinkle, Underdog with Sweet Polly, The Beatles cartoons, Milton the Monster, Fearless Fly, and a lot of others! Drinking Tang was a regular, Chocks vitamins, all those cool prizes digging down deep in the cereal box making sure mom didn't see, Bosco chocolate milk, Shake-a Pudding, and all the rest! 

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 01:40:14 AM »
Damn Skully. Sounds like we both had the exact same childhood. Up at 6:30 to get ready for a few hrs of Saturday cartoon heaven and of course Cheerios, Tang and Chocks vitamins were a must. At noon my older sister would come downstairs as the next TV show was Dick Clark and American Bandstand.

Great times for sure. 8)

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 02:48:31 AM »
Yes, Dick Clark was a mainstay for many of us, including Ed Sullivan, and remember Shindig, and Hullabaloo!!  It was absolutely the time of our lives!  The toys, the comics, the candy, the food, tv, our bicycles, wagons, scooters, staying up real late Friday and Saturday nights, Drive-ins, all the cool cars of the time, I'd give up practically anything to go back for a day!!