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.
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.