So way back in 1983, I would have been just 5 years old. Even though I was that young, I can still vividly remember this lineup, and watching the heck out of it on Saturdays. I seriously doubt I ever changed the channel, because I know I watched ALL of these shows, with the exception of The Flintstone Funnies. Maybe I was eating cereal at time of morning, who knows.
This lineup is a who’s who of some of my absolute favorite cartoons from any era. The Shirt Tales were a perennial favorite with Bogey and Rick being my guys. The Smurfs never disappointed, and even today I still watch those classic episodes with my daughters. Same goes for Alvin and the Chipmunks as well, as we own all of the DVD compilations that were released several years ago. Mr. T is easily in my top 5, and once his show was over, I would break out my Mr. T action figures and relive the action. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and The Incredible Hulk were big in my house too due to my brother being a huge comic book fan. And rounding out the lineup was Thundarr the Barbarian, which was my favorite cartoon of that genre right up until He-Man came along and took over the world….err, Universe.