Hey Hey Hey, You're Gonna Have A Good Time!
It's predawn Saturday morning. You and your brother are the first ones up, gathering pillows and blankets and the TV warms up to the weekly Farm Report. Then, just as the sugar cereal kicks in, you begin your descent into the happy-spazzy TV world of Space Ghost, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Hong Kong Phooey, The Herculoids, and for the hard-core Saturday morning junkie, live-action shows like Jason of Star Command.
Little did you know that this cherished world was also the battleground where greedy toy advertisers, network flacks, cutthroat cartoon companies, opportunistic politicians, and concerned parents struggled for the attention-deficit souls of America's youth.
Brothers Tim and Kevin Burke bring us a loving, insightful, and hilarious examination of all aspects of Saturday morning television. Tune in and get ready for some fun.
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"Timothy and Kevin Burke deftly counter the glib technological determinism that has so far prevented our culture from having a sane and serious discussion about television's impact on children. They proceed on the heretical (and bracingly nonacademic) assumption that the people who actually consumed Saturday morning kidvid might know something about it." --James Morrow, author of Blameless in Abaddon
"Fun . . . Insisting that watching TV never hurt anyone, the authors discuss Saturday morning ads and then wax nostalgic about their favorite sugar cereals and childhood toys. Sidebars such as "Cartoon Animals We'd Like to See" ("Woogums the naked mole rat") and "The missing G.I. Joes" will likely strike a chord with readers of a certain age. For those who've always wondered who would win if Space Ghost and Birdman fought a duel to the death, this book will prove indispensable." ---Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
Timothy Burke is a professor at Swarthmore college in Pennsylvania.
Kevin Burke was an editor of Film Threat and Wild Cartoon Kingtom magazines and now works for a film company in Los Angeles. Neither brother regrets watching lots of television.
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Descripción St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 17AUG0427
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