Saturday Morning Champ
Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!
So, giving the SUPER FRIENDS a break, what was on the other channel during CHALLENGE OF THE-?
Same thing that had been on, in one form or another, since 1962. And a couple years in Prime Time before that. And which would be on network TV into the 21st Century, before going to cable, and most recently to broadcast digital subchannel MeTV.
THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW is like a slasher movie star. No matter how badly the censors mutilated the classic WB ‘toons, they still drew an audience. The wabbit headlined the First String collection of theatrical shorts, with Porky and others getting their own shows at times, featuring the strong Second String, while the lesser entries of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies got syndicated for your local afternoon kiddie shows. Eventually, the second string shows merged with Bugs’… By 1978, we had the BUGS BUNNY / ROAD RUNNER SHOW that ran 90 minutes.
Our sample today isn’t that long. But it does spare you the commercials and is free of the killjoy censorship of ’70s TV! Featuring a collection of three Merrie Melodies shorts, including the Chuck Jones 1955 masterpiece, One Froggy Evening. More from the OldHorseman.