SMYT: Saturday Morning You Tube
July 31, 2010 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Pop music in the '60s ran the gamut from Bobby Russell's "Saturday Morning Confusion" to "Come Saturday Morning" (from the soundtrack of "The Sterile Cuckoo"* and performed by the same guys who sang of "Guantanamo -mera"). And they still write songs today about "Saturday Morning" (with pancakes! and vampires!).

The first thing Disney did when it took over ABC was "One Saturday Morning"**. But then there are the "REAL Saturday Morning Watchmen" (remixed from previously on MeFi). (other Saturday Morning video posts)

*yes, that is a very young Liza Minnelli
**I'll never forgive them for canceling "Reboot" and "Bump in the Night", the only Saturday toons I still enjoyed, because they weren't produced by Disney

posted by oneswellfoop (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's weird how certain memories stay with you but one of mine is being in the sixth grade and stuck in a classroom watching the school choir rehearse "Come Saturday Morning" (over and over and over again). Interesting to know the source material for a song that's stuck in my head ever since.
posted by blucevalo at 5:23 PM on July 31, 2010

One Saturday Morning was five hours long? Damn, I truly must not have had anything to give a fuck about when I was eight.
posted by EmGeeJay at 6:19 PM on July 31, 2010

Huh, I never made the connection between Guantanamera and Guantanamo. Now I feel kind of silly about that!
posted by lunasol at 6:45 PM on July 31, 2010

When Saturday Comes
posted by grounded at 7:24 PM on July 31, 2010

I started buying singles with my allowance in 1971. "Jesus Christ Superstar" was the first one I ever purchased. "Saturday Morning Confusion" was the second.
posted by davebush at 8:08 PM on July 31, 2010

Would you look at the time?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:13 PM on July 31, 2010

Why was the One Saturday Morning intro about going to work?
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 9:26 PM on July 31, 2010

That "Bump in the Night" intro made me flash back so hard my nose is bleeding.
posted by castlebravo at 10:20 PM on July 31, 2010

Reboot got way serious drama near the end. It foreshadowed a common arc to be found years later in a wide range of web comics.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:31 PM on July 31, 2010

You goony virgin!
posted by readyfreddy at 12:07 AM on August 1, 2010

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