Saturday, May 23, 2015

The 1980s In 20XX!

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Full House sequel on the way. 

Retro television reboot.... As with Disney's Ducktales the possibility of more 80s theme sitcoms and animation are steamrolling into your home.

I got to say that if it wasn't for ABC's The Goldbergs, I wouldn't be so happy to see the past come back. I mean I grew up in the 1980s when television was good. Cable became just a switch box with 40 channels and Saturday mornings were cartoons and cereal.

Now in 2015. If you don't have cable, your mornings will be likely woken to infomercials, Litton educational programs, news blocks, and reality television (i.e. courtroom shows, Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer, and Ellen).

I will blame the Obamas for this only. Last year The CW ended its Saturday morning animation block. That was the last animation block to ever air on a major television broadcaster.

It was the end of an era. While some blame the rise of cable and the numerous other animation shows, I have to blame President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Health Eating (Let's Move) Program was a factor. The first lady was concerned that too many children weren't getting enough exercise and eating high calorie foods such as McDonald's.
Full House cast. John Stamos is confirming that a sequel is go.
Now that some of the incentives went into effect, you hardly see any animated commercials featuring General Mills, Kellogg's and Post characters. Matter of fact, you hardly see any animation in commercials.

Walmart, McDonald's, Kellogg's, Pillsbury, Wendy's, and other business decided to cut the cord on the smiley face, Ronald McDonald, Tony The Tiger and the Doughboy.

The networks decided that cartoons were a factor to children being overweight and not exercising.

So in order to meet federal mandates and eliminate a costly time block, they ended the Saturday morning cartoons. ABC, CBS, The CW have partnered with Litton Entertainment. Now on Saturdays you either get a huge news block, infomercials, and this bullshit.

Yeah, I fault Obama for it.

John Stamos, Bob Saget, Mary-Kay and Ashley Olsen. Stamos is pissed that the Olsen twins declined the offer to return to television. They have declined to appear on the Full House reboot.
The genre's popularity declined in the 1990s and 2000s after cable and satellite television, and later the Internet, began providing 24-hour access to cartoons for children. The format has continued in a reduced manner through the present day as a way of meeting educational television mandates.

Minor television networks continue to air Saturday morning cartoons while meeting those mandates (for now).

This issues are the reasons to why Saturday Morning Cartoons are non existent. I am a fan of animation. It gave me a sense of leaving the meaningless and gave me a sense of fantasy. Imagining that I could be the hero or villain in a show. Gave me something to relax to instead of the partisan rancor of politicians. I didn't want to know what goes on in a reality television star's personal life.

But on the bright side, some of the series I've watched are coming back for new seasons.

The Flash is speeding into season two on The CW.

The Odd Couple gets a second season on CBS.

Girl Meets World is on Disney and its a sequel to Boy Meets World. Disney gave it a go for a second season.

Now Full House is Fuller House. And it's going to premiere on Netflix in Fall 2016.

Miller-Boyett Productions, Warner Bros. teamed up again with Jeff Franklin and John Stamos to relaunch the hit sitcom to Netflix. In this edition Candace Cameron Bure (DJ) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy) living in a home with their children trying to adjust to being mothers.

The series will feature Stamos (Jesse), Bob Saget (Danny), Dave Coulier (Joey), Jodie Sweetin,(Stephanie), and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca) in supporting roles.

What's missing is Mary Kay and Ashley Olsen. The twin sisters were playing one role, Michelle.

Now the 28 year old sisters have confirmed that it's a "NO GO" for them. For the time being, the feud between them and the rest of cast stems over contractual disputes.

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