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I'm Just a Symptom of the Moral Decay That's Gnawing at the Heart of the Country: The Ten Strangest Saturday Morning Shows of Yore

By Cindy Davis | Lists | December 1, 2011 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | December 1, 2011 |

It’s around this time of year that some of us have want to spend a little more time around our extended families…and it’s during that extra time that we start to notice just how strange and freaky and odd our relatives really are. Now, when a movie pokes fun at family get-togethers with a demented uncle or a grandmother who grabs a blossoming breast it’s one thing, but in real-life situations our crazy relatives sometimes make us feel like running from the asylum as fast as we can. When we suggest perhaps some sort of psychotherapy might be in order (imagining Aunt Loretta crying over her stern father, who never showed her enough affection), there is something that we may be forgetting to add to the blame-mix. Perhaps something from her childhood was even more nefarious (insert ominous music here); something which may even have affected our own warped psyches. Just maybe, it was those fucking whackeriffic Saturday morning shows we watched. Take a looksie and see if any of these ring a bell, you may be able to save yourself some therapy money.

10. The Banana Splits:

9. Hong Kong Phooey:

8. The Mighty Heroes:

7. Lidsville:

6. Grape Ape:

5. New Zoo Revue:

4. Thundarr the Barbarian:

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3. H.R. Pufnstuf:

2. Captain Caveman:

1. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters:

Honorable Mention, Thundercats (and still warping minds today):


Cindy Davis blames Sid and Marty Krofft for most of her “quirks”.

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