This is the Saturday morning TV lineup of 1966. Can anything top it?
Was this the best cartoon lineup of all time?
Even though we've grown up, we still haven't lost our passion for Saturday morning cartoons. We recently explored what the Saturday morning TV lineup looked like in 1976, and it stirred up a big debate. Most notably, one of our readers commented that the lineup in 1966 was much better. So, being avid lovers of Saturday morning TV, we decided to take a look and see why our reader made this claim.
Looking back at the spring of 1966, there were definitely some classics in here, like Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and The Jetsons, not to mention some great live-action series and a dash of rock & roll. The slate was filled with familiar 'toon names like Quick Draw McGraw, Underdog, Magilla Gorilla and Secret Squirrel. Horse lovers had multiple options, too.
What's your favorite cartoon on this schedule? And tell us: Was 1966 the best year for Saturday morning TV?
10AM - The Porky Pig Show
10:30AM - The Beatles
11AM - The New Casper Cartoon Show
11:30AM - The Magilla Gorilla Show
12PM - The Bugs Bunny Show
12:30PM - Milton the Monster
1PM - The Adventures of Hoppity Hooper
1:30PM - The New American Bandstand
8AM - Captain Kangaroo
9AM - The Heckle and Jeckle Cartoon Show
9:30AM - Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales
10AM - Mighty Mouse Playhouse
10:30AM - Linus the Lionhearted
11AM - Tom and Jerry
11:30AM - Quick Draw McGaw
12PM - Sky King
12:30PM - The Adventures of Lassie
1PM - My Friend Flicka
9AM - The Jetsons
9:30AM - The Atom Ant Show
10AM - The Secret Squirrel Show
10:30AM - The Underdog Show
11AM - Top Cat
11:30AM - Fury