Category Archives: Saturday Morning Cartoons

Some more Hostess snacks with your Saturday Morning TV?

Some great retro ads just in to compliment two of TVTA’s favourite categories. You can see the original Saturday Morning TV section here and Superhero Hostess Twinkies, Cup Cakes and Fruit Pies here

For now, Here are the newbies. Thanks for looking.


NBC Saturday Morning TV featuring Spider-Man, the Smurfs, Mr.T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and other cartoon favourites.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


CBS Saturday Morning TV featuring Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Tarzan and others.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Superman.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Wonder Woman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Red Tornado.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Ghosts. 1981.


Saturday morning TV: US network television adverts from the 1970s and 80s

Saturday mornings for many pre-internet kids growing up in the 70s, 80s and 90s often meant a whole morning dedicated to watching TV shows. Cartoons like Scooby-Doo, the Flintstones, the Smurfs, Spider-Man, Bugs Bunny and Wacky Races were all regular fixtures and dominated the schedules of US network giants such as ABC, NBC and CBS.


US. New Mutants. 1985.

US. New Mutants. 1985.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


US. Iron Man. 1979.

US. Iron Man. 1979.


NBC a DC Legion of Superheros 306 1983 POST

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.


US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.


ABC Kids Saturday DC Legion of Superheros 306 1983

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.


US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.


US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.

US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.


US. Weird War Tales. 1981.

US. Weird War Tales. 1981.


Further reading: List of United States network televison schedules