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- Mar 23, 2012
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Ohh, nonononono--There were the "Afternoon Bugs", the old 40's ones, and then there were the "Saturday Bugs", the highbrow premium Chuck Jones classics. You knew you weren't going to see "One Froggy Evening", "Rabbit of Seville" or "Duck, Rabbit, Duck!" on the afternoon local stations.I did watch Tarzan and the Super, Shazam/Isis and a few episodes of Space Academy but I think I switched to those when ABC and NBC were on reruns. When WAC released Clue Club I wondered why I didn't remember it when 1976 was right in the middle of my prime Saturday morning viewing. When I found out it was on CBS that explains it. ABC and NBC just had more cartoons than interested me. I always considered the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner show a cheat or a waste because those cartoons were on everyday before and after school.
(Which all dates back to Warner taking a handful of their shorts out of public-domain in the 60's for a TV show, and leaving the rest for the cheap stations, but we didn't learn that until years later.)
Back in those days, every network had an identity: ABC was Hanna-Barbera, Scooby-Doo and Schoolhouse Rock, CBS was Filmation and Shazam/Isis, and NBC was Sid & Marty Krofft and the Pink Panther.