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The pastime of Saturday morning cartoon watching is over, at least in a traditional sense. It has been in decline for many years though. Now, the only reason to get up on Saturday mornings is to wait for college football to take over TV, and other more adult things. But the joy of cereal bowls and hours on end of classic cartoons will never be forgotten.
Below, you'll be able to put your memory banks to the test in identifying 10 Saturday morning cartoons of yesteryear. We'll give you the network and the plot, plus the year the show premiered, although most of these have lived on in syndicated infamy. Others may leave you scratching your head with three fingers. Pour yourself a big glass of chocolate milk and read on.
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Plot: Four intelligent New York City men work together in an effort to rid the city of its evil vermin. Ghastly hijinks ensue.
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Plot: Based on a stand-up routine, this series was ahead of its time in mixing social education and adult themes in with its core cast of clowns and goofballs.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Plot: In this school-based series, the only class these kids have time for deals more with society than textbooks.
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Plot: This comic book superhero somehow hasn't become a major franchise yet, despite attempts by the Wachowski siblings.
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Plot: Because trends in the 1980s often skewed classic characters to a younger audience, this group of old-time munchkins came into being.
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The Flintstone Kids
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Plot: Old-looking kids solve crimes. If you don't get this one, I'm sending old Mr. Wetherby to find you.
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You
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Plot: Don't call it a ripoff. This post-apocalyptic action cartoon took its inspiration from seemingly everywhere at once and had some of the best comic book men in the business working on it.
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Thundarr the Barbarian
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Plot: This kind-hearted and optimistic pet gets into some of the most dangerous situations imaginable. (There was even an X-Files tie in.)
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Eek! the Cat
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Plot: This city-saving hero's existence actually began decades earlier, but it was legendary animator Ralph Bakshi's work with the character that makes him unforgettable.
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Plot: A macabre alternate dimension-spanning comedy with one of the strangest best friend combos in TV history.
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How Many Cartoons Could You Name?