Can We Guess Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon?

By: Ian Fortey

Can We Guess Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon?
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About This Quiz

Saturday morning cartoons were a staple of life that future generations will never know about. Just look at how we watch TV now — you can binge full seasons any time of day or night from your phone, a tablet, your computer. There's no need for a kid to wake up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday and rush downstairs. They could watch all the Ninja Turtles they want on their iPhone at midnight. You can't really express how much fun it was to someone who has never experienced it, either. It's a ritual that will be lost to time like going to the well to get some water or waiting for the milkman to drop off some fresh, new bottles.

But hey, things change, and that's how the world is supposed to work. Still, never hurts to look back and remember how much fun things were. Grabbing a bowl of Frosted Flakes and sitting yourself down right in front of the screen so you could spend a couple of hours watching everything before your parents even woke up. Now that was a Saturday morning.

Think we can guess which cartoon it was that you were looking forward to the most every Saturday? There's one way to find out. Take the quiz and see!

What time did you head downstairs on a Saturday to start watching cartoons?
Around 8
7 maybe?
9 or so
Before sunrise

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What was your go-to sugary cereal on a Saturday morning?
Cap'n Crunch
Lucky Charms
Frosted Flakes
My parents didn't buy me that stuff.

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Was it just you watching cartoons or did you have company?
My siblings would be there.
I had my dog.
My parents would watch, too.
Just me

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Strictly speaking, did it even matter what cartoons were on?
As long as I got to see my one favorite? Not really.
Yes! It was very important.
I was good with anything.
I liked a few shows, so yeah.

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How long did you get to watch cartoons for on an average day anyway?
Until someone snagged the remote from me
Just an hour or two
Until lunchtime
Until everyone else woke up

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Was there ever a time when there were no cartoons on?
That sounds dreadful. No.
Yeah, if the power was out.
If my parents wanted to watch something else.
Yeah, if they got pre-empted maybe or I had to go somewhere.

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Do you ever watch anything now that you watched back then and think it's terrible?
No, my old favorites are still awesome.
Oh, yeah
I like them for different reasons now.
Don't really watch that stuff anymore.

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What cartoon seemed super popular that you didn't really care for at all?
"Care Bears"
"He-Man"
"Thundercats"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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Lots of old cartoons are getting remade as live-action movies. What cartoon do you think needs the movie treatment?
"Thundercats"
"Jackie Chan Adventures"
"Street Sharks"
"Hammerman"

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Did you freak out if you missed your cartoons for any reason?
You bet I did.
Nah, I could handle it.
I got pretty upset.
It's just cartoons.

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Cats have been a staple of cartoons for about as long as cartoons have existed. Who's the best cartoon cat?
Tom from "Tom and Jerry"
Garfield
Sylvester from "The Bugs Bunny Show"
Heathcliff

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You can't talk about cartoon cats and not mention cartoon dogs! Who's your favorite?
Odie from "Garfield"
Scooby-Doo!
Wile E. Coyote
Goofy

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If you're planning on watching a movie, what genre do you think you'll choose?
Sci-fi
Horror
Comedy
Art house

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How did you settle who got to have control of the TV remote in your house?
Dad had control.
We shared.
Mom had control.
Whoever got it first

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Did you ever watch old black and white cartoons?
I hate black and white.
Nope
Yeah, those were cool.
Sometimes!

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"Transformers" and "He-Man" were actually made specifically to sell action figures. Did you have the toys to go along with your favorite show?
I had tons!
I had a couple.
Not really
Maybe?

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In general, did you lean towards the more serious cartoons or the goofy ones?
Serious
Right in the middle
Definitely goofy
Depended on my mood

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How old were you when you stopped watching cartoons?
Maybe 13 or 14
15 or 16
I still watch every now and then.
Stopped?

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Who was the best cartoon villain of all time?
Megatron
Gargamel
Plankton
Mumm-Ra

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What else did you typically do on a Saturday when you were a kid?
Play with friends
Clean the house
Homework
Have family time

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Now that the Saturday cartoon era is over, what do you do with your Saturday mornings?
Sleep
Workout
Whatever I want
Have family time

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Generally speaking, do you think things were better back in the day or are they better now?
Things are way better now.
I think we think things used to be better when they really weren't.
Back in the day for sure
Some things are better now, some aren't.

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Did you have a lot of friends when you were growing up?
Tons
A few close friends
I had my best friend.
Not really

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How often did you have sleepovers as a kid?
As often as I could
Just for my birthday
A couple of times a year
Never

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Ever catch your parents watching cartoons on their own?
Never
I never caught them but I had my suspicions.
All the time
Sometimes

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Did your parents ever forbid you from watching certain cartoons?
Anything that was on past my bedtime
The "adult" cartoons
Not that I can recall.
Of course not

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What's the best animated movie of all time that wasn't made by Disney/Pixar?
"Pokemon"
"Coraline"
"Charlotte's Web"
"Spirited Away"

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What's your current favorite animated show?
"Family Guy"
"Archer"
"The Simpsons"
"Bob's Burgers"

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What did you used to do on Sunday morning?
Hang out with friends
I can't even remember.
Church
Play outside

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What was more fun — Saturday morning cartoons or video games?
Video games
Cartoons for sure
I wasn't a huge fan of games
Why not both?

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You Got:

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