Only a true Seventies kid can name all these cartoons from 1979

There sure were a lot of ghosts on Saturday morning.

Yes, we recently suggested that 1969 was the best year for Saturday morning cartoons, but 1979 was nothing to sneeze at. Many familiar animated faces remained, from Bugs and Daffy to Popeye and the Jetsons.

In fact, if you were born a decade later, you had some pretty cool bragging rights. You got to enjoy the Globetrotters.

We gathered a bunch of Saturday morning cartoons from 1979 (plus a live-action show and a special). See if you can recognize them! Only a totally Seventies kid will ace it.

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  1. In 1979, Hanna-Barbera introduced Scooby-Doo's nephew. His name was in the show.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. The Flintstones returned in 1979. What was the name of this cartoon?
    Image: Warner Bros.
  3. The Flintstones also had a holiday special in 1979. Looking at this image, what was it called?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. This episode was a sort of spoof on The Lord of the Rings. Which cartoon is it?
    Image: Warner Bros.
  5. You probably recognize Casper — but who were his friends?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Who is this big green fellow?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. She was the alter-ego of Jessica Drew.
    Image: Marvel Entertainment
  8. Kids could have a ball with this character.
    Image: Warner Bros.
  9. Here's a question: Can you name this shape-shifter?
    Image: Hanna-Barbera / Warner Bros.
  10. This Hanna-Barbera cartoon starred a mystery solving bloodhound.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. Who the heck is the guy without a shirt?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. Finally, cartoons were not the only shows on Saturday morning. Can you name this live-action sci-fi adventure? It had James Doohan!
    Image: The Everett Collection
  13. On The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, what was the name of Mighty Mouse's girlfriend?
    Image: The Everett Collection

Only a true Seventies kid can name all these cartoons from 1979

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DerekBird 3 months ago
You got 12 out of 13
See? There's nothing to be afraid it. It's just cartoons. How did you do?

I still hate Crappy Doo.
Missed #13 - I never watched Mighty Mouse.
TheFanFromUNCLE 3 months ago
11/13. Not bad for a guy who was 2 when these cartoons were on.
Caretaker245 3 months ago
12/13... I turned 9 in 1979 and had a brother who was 1 and a sister who was 2... I spent as much time as possible outside! BUT... there was nothing better than watching Saturday morning cartoons while eating a big bowl of cereal. Then when either American Bandstand or Soul Train came on, it was all over until the next weekend.
Jacki 4 months ago
Nightshade1972 Jacki 3 months ago
Same here. The only ones I missed were shows I never watched/never heard of.
vinman63 4 months ago
First quiz I ever aced. Btw I hated 1979.
DIGGER1 4 months ago
Only a true Seventies kid can name all these cartoons from 1979
You got 12 out of 13
See? There's nothing to be afraid it. It's just cartoons. How did you do?
I missed the last question again, but that's only because I answered it too quickly without reading it properly. "SILLY ME!"
cabugi 5 months ago
6/13 ... I was 13 in 79 and apparently NOT watching cartoons. Back then, we weren’t glued to the TV anyway. Once we ate our cereal, we were out the door; walking to the gas station to get candy, or to the mall and hang out. Went to the park to play kick ball or baseball or watch my brothers shoot hoops. We were never inside.
jconrad cabugi 5 months ago
Me too, 13 yrs old that is but here winters were pretty cold -20 to -30F at times so we spent a lot of time in front of the tube.
cabugi jconrad 5 months ago
Doesn’t get that cold in Indiana (cold enough) but I just don’t recall us vegging in front of the tv, even in the winter. We played games like Red Light Green Light, we played my Mom’s records and played band. I just don’t recall the tv being on.
CharleneFrench 5 months ago
I was 23 and working 2 jobs in 1979. Not watching cartoons anymore at that point.
dmarcus 5 months ago
11/13...age 4 in 79. But watched the re-runs in the early 80's. Best time for Saturday morning cartoons. Kids growing up now will never have that experience. Watched G.I. Joe / Transformers during the week after school, but the best cartoons were Sat. morning. I remember switching the channel dial between ABC, CBS, NBC... Made it all the more memorable. Good Times.
Toonhead 5 months ago
9/13... my only excuse is that I was an older kid in ‘79, (27) and I had discovered girls so many Saturday mornings found me recovering from the experience lol
RickBrosh 6 months ago
8/13. Not bad, considering I was 4 in '79.
Stoney 7 months ago
10 for 13. So glad to see Plastic Man, one of my all-time favorites, included here.
Dajj 7 months ago
7/13, ouch!! Some of those I didnt watch much.
Mike 8 months ago
10/13, I think I could/should have done better
SSLAGO 8 months ago
I ❤️ this all the old shows !
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