Saturday Morning Schedule for 1985-86

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JaredCap43™

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These are the schedules for ABC, CBS, and NBC's Saturday Morning Blocks during the 1985-86 season. New shows in Bold. Shows that were pulled in the next season are underlined. Keep in mind, I wasn't alive back then, so you can share your memories on this thread. Another user was doing Saturday Morning schedules, but stopped at 1984-85, so I decided to continue.

ABC (You'll Love It):
Fall and Early Winter (September - January):
8:00 A.M. The Bugs Bunny / Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (Renamed "The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show" in the next season)
9:00 A.M. Star Wars: Ewoks
9:30 A.M. Star Wars: Droids
10:00 A.M. The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
10:30 A.M. The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo
11:00 A.M. Scooby's Mystery Funhouse (Reruns of Scooby-Doo series from 1980 - 1984)
11:30 A.M. The Littles (The only surviver (outside of the obvious 2 that come after it) from the previous season)
12:00 P.M. ABC Weekend Special
12:30 P.M. American Bandstand (In the winter, it was cut from an hour to 30 minutes)

Late Winter - Summer (February - August):
8:00 A.M. Pink Panther and Sons (Not to be confused with "Pink Panther and Pals")
8:30 A.M. The Littles
9:00 A.M. The Bugs Bunny / Looney Tunes Comedy Hour
10:00 A.M. Laff-A-Lympics
10:30 A.M. Star Wars: Ewoks
11:00 A.M. Star Wars: Droids
11:30 A.M. The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
12:00 P.M. ABC Weekend Special
12:30 P.M. American Bandstand

Bumpers: For this season, ABC got rid of the Rick Reinert bumpers, and made a new set featuring a comedian and a dog doing funny stunts, such as blowing balloons, fishing in a kiddie pool, and building sandcastles. These bumpers lasted until sometime between September 1987 and Mid 1988

CBS (We've Got the Touch):
8:00 A.M. The Berenstain Bears Show (not to be confused with the Nelvana series, which is just simply "The Berenstain Bears")
8:30 A.M. The Wuzzles
9:00 A.M. Muppet Babies
9:30 A.M. Little Muppet Monsters (This show only ran for 3 weeks, not because of ratings, but because of production issues. It was later replaced by an additional episode of Muppet Babies)
10:00 A.M. Hulk Hogan's Rock n' Wrestling (X2)
11:00 A.M. CBS Storybreak (later replaced by Richie Rich)
11:30 A.M. Dungeons & Dragons
12:00 P.M. Land of the Lost (The 1974 series, not to be confused with the 1991 show of the same name, Reruns only)
12:30 P.M. The Charlie Brown & Snoopy Show
1:00 P.M. The Get Along Gang (slot later returned to affiliates)
1:30 P.M. Pole Position (Reruns only, same as "The Get Along Gang")

Bumpers: 4 new bumpers were made for this season, two being "We'll Return After These Messages" (Kite and Parachute Cloud), and two "We Now Return To [SHOW]" bumpers (Hat and Treasure Chest). These bumpers only lasted for this season. Strangely, Muppet Babies used the set from the previous season, as did Berenstain Bears, which was a new series. Charlie Brown and Snoopy did use the new set, despite having the "Space" set for the previous two seasons.

NBC (Let's All Be There):
8:00 A.M. The Snorks (Moved to Syndication after getting pulled from NBC's lineup)
8:30 A.M. Adventures of the Gummy Bears
9:00 A.M. The Smurfs (X3)
10:30 A.M. Punky Brewster
11:00 A.M. Alvin and the Chipmunks (It's a shame they never considered expanding this show to an hour, though I do love Smurfs too.)
11:30 A.M. Kidd Video
12:00 P.M. Mr. T
12:30 P.M. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (Reruns only)

Bumpers: For this season, there was a set of bumpers involving a roller coaster ride, it goes on for a few seconds, and then an image of a show is seen with the text "[SHOW] will return after these messages", and it has an accompanying voiceover (done by the late Casey Kasem, the voice of Shaggy) to go with it. When a show returns, there is only the background with the image, and the voiceover says "We now return to [SHOW]".

Rankings: For this season, NBC is the winner without a doubt. CBS is right in the middle, while ABC is in last, but this season was a little better than last season.

How I'd watch (if I were alive in 1985):

8:00 A.M. Back and forth between The Berenstain Bears Show and the Bugs Bunny / Looney Tunes Comedy Hour
8:30 A.M. Adventures of the Gummy Bears
9:00 A.M. Muppet Babies
9:30 A.M. I will watch Little Muppet Monsters for 3 weeks, and then see Smurfs
10:00 A.M. The Smurfs
10:30 A.M. Punky Brewster
11:00 A.M. Alvin and the Chipmunks
11:30 A.M. Kidd Video
12:00 P.M. Mr. T
12:30 P.M. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
1:00 P.M. The Get Along Gang (If it's on in my area)
1:30 P.M. Pole Position
 

superdude

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How I kinda remember five-year old me watching back in '85 (didn't get a vcr till x-mas '86)....

8:00 Snorks (sometimes Bearenstain Bears)
8:30 Disney's The Wuzzles (yes, I chose The Wuzzles in the 8:30 Disney vs. Disney battle)
9:00 The Smurfs/Muppet Babies (roughly 50/50 over the course of the year, next year my loyalty would mainly be with the more zany humor of MB with an occasional switchover to Smurfs)
10:00 Hulk Hogan (switching with Super Powers and 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and Smurfs. Hulkamania was running wild brotherrr!)
11:00 Alvin and The Chipmunks
11:30 The Littles
12:00 Mr T (Weekend Special if there was an animated episode on)
12:30 Charlie Brown and Snoopy (usually didn't air locally)