This was the Saturday morning TV lineup in 1977. How many do you remember?

Forty-three years ago, Scooby-Doo and the Super Friends took over our TV sets on Saturday.

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Let's set the clock back 43 years. There were only a few TV channels to choose from, and kids had to wait until Saturday for control of the dial. Life's hardest decision back then was choosing between Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny. 

This is what the Saturday morning TV lineup looked like in the winter of 1977. There were some old classics (Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker) mixed in with soon-to-be fan favorites (Jabberjaw, Super Friends).

Was this the best year in cartoon history? Take a look.

ABC

8AM - The Mumbly Show 

Hanna-Barbera Productions

8:30AM - Jabberjaw 

Warner Bros. Television

9AM - The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show 

Warner Bros. Television

10:30AM - The Krofft Supershow 

11:30AM - Super Friends 

Warner Bros. Television

12PM - The Oddball Couple 

CBS Television Distribution

12:30PM - American Bandstand 

Dick Clark Productions

CBS

8AM - Sylvester and Tweety 

Warner Bros. Television

8:30AM - Clue Club 

Warner Bros. Television

9AM - The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show 

Warner Bros. Television

10AM - Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 

10:30AM - The New Adventures of Batman 

Warner Bros. Television

11AM - The Shazam!/Isis Hour 

NBCUniversal

12PM - Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 

NBCUniversal

12:30PM - Ark II 

CBS

NBC

8AM - Woody Woodpecker 

Warner Bros. Television

8:30AM - It's the All-New Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Show Introducing Misterjaw 

MGM Television

10AM - Speed Buggy 

Warner Bros. Television

10:30AM - Monster Squad 

NBC

11AM - Space Ghost and Frankenstein Jr. 

Warner Bros. Television

11:30AM - Big John, Little John 

CBS Television

12PM - Land of the Lost 

CBS Television

 
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Howlingatthemoon 14 months ago
Me-TV...you need to take the initiative and make Saturday Morning Cartoons a thing again! There are so many great toons from the past that you could air! The Flintstones is a great first step, but there are so many others your viewers are dying to watch again!
Amen! Please make it happen MeTV!
I don't get why they don't do this either. Seems like a no-brainer. How much could access to these old shows cost? Me and my bowl of cereal are ready and waiting.
VaughnBaskin 14 months ago
Don't forget The ABC Weekend Special MeTV! ;)
RJOwles 14 months ago
Land of the Lost was my jam!
JoeSHill 14 months ago
Saturday Morning Television in Fall 1977 was very interesting. on NBC, you had "I AM THE GREATEST-THE ADVENTURES OF MUHAMMAD ALI" about the famed boxer. the cartoon series was produced by Fred Calvert's Farmhouse Films but had a short-lived run. another NBC cartoon that Fall was "PANGY PANTS AND THE NITWITS", also unique, since it re-united the two characters from NBC's old "LAUGH-IN" series, Ruth Buzzi & Arte Johnson reprising their "Gladys and Tyrone" characters were cartoon characters in this half-hour series from DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. then, there was "THE CB BEARS" from Hanna-Barbera Productions, and the final season of The Archies as NBC and Filmation Associates aired "THE NEW ARCHIE/SABRINA HOUR", which was later changed to "THE BANG SHANG LALOPOLUZA SHOW" and "SUPER WITCH", which finished their decade long run on Network Saturday Morning TV since their debut on CBS in Fall 1968. another NBC cartoon series was "THE YOUNG SENTINELS" (later changed to "THE SPACE SENTINELS") another impressive Filmation-produced series about three young people trained from an alien world are super-powered guardians assisted by techno advanced computer called Sentinel One and his Maintenance Operator, a C3PO type of droid. NBC also had the live-action "THUNDER" & "THE KIDS FROM C.A.P.E.R." that complimented their 77-78 TV lineup. but CBS also had an Impressive lineup starting with "SPACE ACADEMY", a live-action Filmation series that brought back "LOST IN SPACE" star Jonathan Harris as "Gampu", the senior commander of an academy built on an asteroid. then, there was "THE SKATEBIRDS", a failed but impressive Hanna-Barbera live-action and animated format that was pretty much like "THE BANANA SPLITS" series that Hanna-Barbera made in 1968. one of the segments on this show was the live-action "Mystery Island" serial, that re-used The Robot from "LOST IN SPACE" (1965-68) but re-designed as a computer robot called POPS. another CBS show was "WHAT'S NEW, MISTER MAGOO" bring back the voice of Jim Backus from the animated series from the late 50s/60s, it was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and UPA. CBS also brought back Filmation's animated "TARZAN" and teamed him up with The Caped Crusader in "THE BATMAN-TARZAN ADVENTURE HOUR", along with a live-action series called "WHACKO" that starred Bo Kaprall, Julie McWhirter, and Charles Fleisher (the voice of "ROGER RABBIT") while ABC had their official second season of "THE ALL-NEW SUPER FRIENDS HOUR" and Hanna-Barbera's "SCOOBY'S ALL STAR LAFF-O-LYMPICS" and "THE KROFT SUPERSHOW" 77.
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