Friday, May 11, 2012

ABC Saturday Morning Pac Preview Party (1982)

ABC Saturday Morning Cartoon Preview ad, 1982

4 comments:

Danno Baker said...

I am ashamed to admit I watched this live way back then.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Go upstairs without supper young man!

Just kidding! :-)

Incidentally, there's a rather cool story about how "Mr. Cool" came to be that Scott Shaw! brought up on "Stu's Show" some months back I enjoyed finding out about. At the time of producing that horrid cartoon, the network somehow wanted a dog for The Fonz so everyone in the studio submitted designs for such a pooch destine for stardom (or not). Scott apparently worked with someone who once worked on Walt Kelly's Pogo comic strip and as a joke to this person, he drew a dog that was a sort of bastardized mix of Wile E. Coyote and Pogo Possum. He never thought the network would approve his design but apparently they fell in love saying "That's Fonzi's dog!"

And now you know, the rest of the story!

Danno Baker said...

You know, I never understood why they put Luverne and Shirley in the army. And I never liked that Little Rascals cartoon, either. I can't remember the Mork Cartoon. I feel good about that.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I'm surprised I still remember watching Pac-Man there. This was the dead period of animation just to remind us of why these things happened. It was best we did forget it ever happened.

 
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