Tag Archives: Saturday morning TV

Nothing is impossible

Fearless fighter of evil in seconds? Impossible! Not with the authentic Superman costume it isn’t.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Fear no man? Impossible! No, not with unbeatable self-defense made easy!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Build strong muscles fast. Impossible? See results in ten days or your money back!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Shazam! Live in person? On a Saturday morning? CBS? Impossible? No.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And the Harlem Globe Trotters and Rod Hull and Emu live in person too on CBS? Impossible? Nope, it’s veritable.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Olympic prizes or cash? Impossible? Heck, no.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

Impossible-to-believe prizes?

In 1975 model maker Monogram offered up a fantastic prize competition for customers who purchased from their range of ‘Big-Scale Kits’. First prize was a full-size ‘Replicar’ sports car! Second prize was six Harley-Davidson X90 mini bikes! And the third prize was eight 10-speed racing bikes. Runners up prizes included 235 model kits – and all for the price of a $3.99 model containing the entry form! I wonder who the lucky winners were?

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And lastly, turn your room into the Black Hole? Impossible?

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

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. 1974.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. The Invincible Iron Man. 1979.

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