With the plan to move Super Hero Time to a 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. timeslot in Japan I just want to recall the 90s. Yup, the bittersweet 90s which I thought about Kiddie Show Friday, Kiddie Show Saturday and Kiddie Show Sunday but not every "kiddie show" was much of a kiddie show. Some of them can be very horrible memories (ex. IBC-13's repeated airing of several shows without offering variety) or I felt like my childhood was ruined.
Kiddie Show Fridays during the 90s
Kiddie show Saturdays
Saturday mornings were another era and right now the trend is a dying one thanks to the digital age and the rise of Cable TV. Back then I remembered Saturday morning cartoons with GMA-7 and ABiaS-CBN as well as Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening cartoons. Boy, I can't forget how much I quarreled with my elders because I wanted to enjoy my childhood. I really thought about how I can't even balance everything. Then came the inevitable time that my elders would make me choose one to two shows and only that and no more.
Others I could remember are The Super Mario Bros. Super Show which was part of my childhood. After all, we had a Family Computer and the Super Mario game though years later, I ended up having the first Playstation. But there's still the fond memories of the Super Mario games even if I don't own any Nintendo system right now nor do I intend to save my earnings to get a Wii U either. There was also the Yaiba Anime which sadly only covered up to the Kaguya arc in the Anime. I wish the Anime series featured everything the Yaiba Manga had to offer. Oh I couldn't forget watching VR Trippers and Saban's Mashed Rider and I personally don't want to rewatch them. Those shows would never match up to the quality offered by Metalder, Spielban, Shaider and Kamen Rider Black RX.
Kiddie show Sundays
This was probably where my memory is at the blur right now or not? When I hear the "Super Hero Time" catchphrase whenever I watch Super Sentai, I remembered the time I used to shout "Kiddie Show Sunday" though most of the cartoons I watched were pretty nonsensical. I could remember some 90s cartoons that had very few episodes yet ABC-5 kept reairing them without looking for other shows. Some of these shows are like the short-lived like the Wizard of Oz cartoon series by DIC, Mighty Orbots, Looney Tunes, Tazmania and then I could think about how most of the Toku shows aired on SUNDAY.
Later on, I just had a hard time accepting I was a teenager. ABC-5 would later air Janperson which I didn't expect to be part of Toei's list of properties. I found it to be way better than the American-made Robocop TV series (and the character is obviously based on Robocop which came first). I just didn't think it was part of Toei until I found out everything about Super Sentai, Metal Hero and Kamen Rider. I thought about how maybe, must maybe I don't cherish my childhood in totality yet part of it could still be cherished.