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I miss Saturday Morning Cartoons. I remember being a kid and waking up on Saturday mornings with nothing on my agenda except plopping down on the couch for a mega-block of brightly colored entertainment. Life was good. At some point Saturday Morning Cartoons got the ol’ heave-ho from the TV networks in lieu of cheaper-production-cost, easier and faster to crank out programming. Here’s a list of Saturday Morning Cartoons from the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s – some you’ll remember, some you won’t. Hopefully they’ll bring back a memory and a smile.

  • SHIRT TALES

    “Shirt Tales” premiered on NBC in 1982 and ran for 23 episodes.

  • LASSIE'S RESCUE RANGERS

    “Lassie’s Rescue Rangers” ran for one season from 1972 to 1973 on ABC.

  • ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES

    “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” ran from 1990 to 1991 for 2 seasons with a total of 21 episodes.

  • WUZZLES

    “Wuzzles” only ran for 1 season (13 episodes total) in 1985.

  • THE NEW ADVENTURES OF GILLIGAN

    “The New Adventures of Gilligan” ran from 1974-1975.

  • LIFE WITH LOUIE

    “Life With Louie” ran for 3 seasons on FOX starting in 1994.

  • PAC-MAN

    “Pac-Man” ran for 2 super-sized seasons, cranking out 44 episodes from 1982-1983.

  • THE BRADY KIDS

    “The Brady Kids” ran for 2 seasons, premiering on ABC in 1972.

  • BIKER MICE FROM MARS

    “Biker Mice From Mars” premiered in 1993 and lasted for 3 seasons (65 episodes).

  • HULK HOGAN'S ROCK 'n' WRESTLING

    “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling” aired for 2 seasons, premiering in 1985. It aired 26 episodes in total.

  • LAND OF THE LOST

    Not a cartoon… but this show’s reruns used to scare the BLEEP out of me every weekend. “Land of the Lost” aired for 3 seasons starting in 1974.

  • BANANAMAN

    “Bananaman” ran from 1983-1986. It was a British show, originally airing on the BBC. I think I remember watching it on Nickelodeon?

  • ReBOOT

    “ReBoot” was a Canadian-produced show. I grew up in Vermont so I saw it a ton – was it on in Boston too? Anyway, it was creepy-weird and ran from 1994 all the way through 2001.

  • GET ALONG GANG

    The “Get Along Gang” premiered in 1984 and only lasted for 13 episodes.

  • THE LITTLES

    I loved “The Littles.” It ran for 3 seasons, airing 29 episodes starting in 1983.

  • SAMURAI PIZZA CATS

    “Samurai Pizza Cats” aired 52 episodes between 1990 and 1991.

  • BEETLEJUICE

    “Beetlejuice” the cartoon series was actually very successful, airing for 4 seasons and 94 episodes.

  • ADVENTURES OF THE GUMMI BEARS

    “Adventures of the Gummi Bears” made me want gummiberry juice so freaking bad. It ran from 1985-1991.

  • HAMMERMAN

    “Hammerman” lasted for only 13 episodes, airing on ABC between 1991 and 1992.

  • MUPPET BABIES

    “Muppet Babies” is iconic and beloved – I had to include it because the theme song still randomly gets stuck in my head to this day.

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