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May 21, 2017

It’s time to run through our perfect lineup for 1982. At 8:00AM we’ve got the Super Friends on ABC, followed by Shirt Tales on NBC at 8:30. Will we regret that we voted for either of these shows? Will guest Joe Kociuba think we’ve started to lose it? Will Rich remember not to mix up Wonder Woman and Supergirl? Find out this week!

 

Show Links: 

Super Friends (ABC)

“Trial of the Super Friends” (S3E5A – 10/7/78) http://dai.ly/x24yku0   

“History of Doom” (S3E16A – 12/23/78) http://dai.ly/x2527mt

Shirt Tales (NBC)

Not available online

 

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Apr 22, 2017

It’s Easter (sort of) so we are staying in 1982 and looking at two Easter specials from that year. 11:30 to 12:00PM timeslot. First from NBC we have The Smurf Springtime Special, then we watch CBS’s A Family Circus Easter. Two specials that aired against each other on April 8, 1982 and couldn’t be more polar opposite.

 

Show Links: 

The Smurfs (NBC)

“The Smurf Springtime Special”  http://dai.ly/x27ntkm

 

Family Circus (CBS)

 “A Family Circus Easter” https://youtu.be/ZgAZK3P-pNo

 

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Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2017

We wrap up our run through the 1982 season with the 11:30 to 12:00PM timeslot. It includes The Puppy's New Adventures on ABC, Meatballs & Spaghetti on CBS, and The Amazing Spider-Man on NBC. We also look at The Dukes which was a mid-season replacement on CBS.

 

Show Links: 

The Puppy's New Adventures (ABC)

Intro showing Petey the Puppy  https://youtu.be/ulliImqWeOU

 

Meatballs & Spaghetti (CBS)

“Mixed Up Medical Reports” (S1E2 - 9/25/82) IN GERMAN          

Part 1 https://youtu.be/66ObOdgurYQ

Part 2 https://youtu.be/LWulf25Iwyk

 

The Amazing Spider-Man (NBC)

“A Firestar Is Born” (S2E2 - 9/25/82) http://dai.ly/x2ememf

 

The Dukes (CBS)

“Jungle Jitters” (S1E2 - 2/12/83) http://www.toon.is/the-dukes-02-jungle-jitters-video_4e51099a2.html

 

 

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Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Apr 3, 2017

Today we’re talking about the 11:00 to 11:30AM timeslot from the 1982 television season.  In this slot we have The Incredible Hulk on NBC, Scooby & Scrappy Doo on ABC, and Pandamonium on CBS.

 

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Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Mar 20, 2017

The 1982 season continues with the 10:00 to 11:00AM timeslot. It includes The Gary Coleman Show on NBC, the Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour on ABC, and Gilligan’s Planet on CBS. If you like jumping into stories with no context or background, you'll love this crop of shows.

 

Show Links: 

The Gary Coleman Show (NBC)

“Fouled Up Fossils” (S1E1 - 9/18/82) http://dai.ly/x18mzol  

 

Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (ABC)

Mork & Mindy: “Beauty or The Beast” (S1E8 - 11/13/82) http://kisscartoon.se/Cartoon/Mork-and-Mindy/Episode-008-Beauty-Or-The-Beast?id=49854

 

Gilligan's Planet (CBS)

“I Dream of Genie” (S1E1 - 9/18/82) http://www.toon.is/gilligans-planet-01-i-dream-of-genie_eb8270222.html

 

Contact Us:

Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

Email: SMTMPodcast@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Mar 12, 2017

Our look at the 1982 season moves to the 9:00 to 10:00AM timeslot. It includes the Pac-Man portion of The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show on ABC, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show on CBS, and The Smurfs on NBC.

 

Show Links: 

The Smurfs (NBC)

New Intro: https://youtu.be/IonDDngoctE

“The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No” (S2E1 - 9/18/82) http://dai.ly/x33ylsz

“The Cursed Country” (S2E3 - 9/18/82) http://dai.ly/x33ylt1

 

The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show (ABC)

Pac-Man: “Presidential Pac-Nappers” (S1E1 - 9/25/82) http://dai.ly/x2g6np9

Pac-Man: “Picnic in Pacland” (S1E2 - 9/25/82) https://youtu.be/bqs9OQHJQpc?list=PLxELtjtD6UGtgt90Ll6FJJZ0A9ptxjgU6

 

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (CBS)

Intro: https://youtu.be/T6k8OttXOqk

 

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Mar 5, 2017

We continue our look at the 1982 season as we move into the 8:30 to 9:00AM timeslot. It includes the first half hour of The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show on ABC, The Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy, and Speedy Show on CBS, and Shirt Tales on NBC.

 

Show Links: 

Shirt Tales (NBC) 

5 minutes of “The Case of the Golden Armor” (S1E1 - 9/18/82) http://dai.ly/x2swsqk

 

The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show (ABC)

Little Rascals: “Rascals’ Revenge” (S1E1 - 9/25/82) http://dai.ly/x2iahkb

Richie Rich: “Born Flea/How Human” (S3E1 - 9/25/82) http://dai.ly/x2ian05

 

Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy, and Speedy Show (CBS)

“Skyscraper Caper” (1968) http://dai.ly/x1yu5ez

 

Contact Us:

Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

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Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Feb 12, 2017

It’s the first episode in our series on the 1982 Saturday morning television lineup. We’re talking about the 8:00 to 8:30AM timeslot, which includes Speed Buggy on CBS, The Flintstone Funnies on NBC, and Best of the Super Friends on ABC. Make sure to stay tuned until the end where our first attempt at voting one of these shows into the “perfect” lineup quickly goes off the rails.

 

Show Links: 

The Flintstone Funnies (NBC)

Flintstone Family: “Fred vs the Energy Crisis” (10/17/81) & Pebbles Dino & Bamm-Bamm: “A Night of Fright” (9/12/81) http://dai.ly/x2xz46c

Speed Buggy (CBS)

“Speed Buggy Went That-A-Way” (Ep 1, 9/8/73) http://www.toon.is/speed-buggy-01-speed-buggy-went-that-a-way-video_cbfe9f85a.html

Best of the Super Friends (ABC)

Challenge of the Super Friends (S3E1): “Wanted: The Super Friends” (9/9/78) http://dai.ly/x24xo8q

 

Contact Us:

Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

Email: SMTMPodcast@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Feb 4, 2017

We're starting our series on the 1982 cartoon television season, so we are kicking off with a preview special. We're going to talk about our show format changes, the cartoons we'll be watching this series, and ABC's Saturday Morning Pac Preview Party.

 

Show Links: 

ABC Saturday Morning Preview Show (links to all 5 video parts are on this site): http://www.retroist.com/2011/03/09/saturday-morning-pac-preview-party-1982/  

 

Contact Us:

Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

Email: SMTMPodcast@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Michael Meras

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Jan 22, 2017

Our final episode on the 1981-82 season is here, and we're talking about the 11:30 to 12:00AM timeslot from the Spring 1982. It includes the second half of Space Stars on NBC, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Classics on ABC, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on CBS.

 

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Email: SMTMPodcast@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Kyle Ward, Gabrielle Atkins

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

Jan 8, 2017

It's our penultimate episode on the 1981-82 season, and we're talking about the 11:00 to 11:30AM timeslot from Spring 1982. It includes the first half of Space Stars on NBC, Blackstar on CBS, and Scooby-Doo Classics on ABC.

 

Show Links: 

Space Stars (NBC)

Episode 9: http://www.toon.is/space-stars-09-trouble-in-martian-empire-video_2765d0678.html

Blackstar (CBS)

“The Zombie Masters” (S01E13): http://www.toonova.com/blackstar-episode-13

Scooby-Doo Classics (ABC)

“Spooky Space Kook” (original broadcast 12/20/69 S01E15) http://www.toon.is/scooby-doo-1x15-spooky-space-kook_99bb37849.html

 

Contact Us:

Twitter: @SMTMPodcast

Email: SMTMPodcast@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks:

Show Artwork - Kyle Ward, Gabrielle Atkins

Theme Music - Starbolt by Slime Girls

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