The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show Blog

Welcome to the online home of 89.1 WIDR's Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, hosted by DJ Beta and DJ Muppet every Saturday from 9-11am.

Our podcasts contain the same cartoon episodes, theme music, rocked out covers, and in-show musical acts you've come to love on the air. The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show is definitely a part of this balanced breakfast.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

We're creepy and we're cooky, we're The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show!

Good news, everyone! Today's installation of The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show contains all the tentacles, cauldrons, and explosions you need to complete this balanced breakfast. Seriously, this is good stuff, my friends. It's The Addams Family, for goodness sake! Animated and larger than life, which is saying something considering the shenanigans we normally get up to on this show.

If you're interested in the art of Charles Addams, his official website is a good starting place for current projects, including the Addams Family musical that's just finishing it's workshop, but as always, the Wikipedia article on him covers a lot more ground, though on a somewhat superficial level. A quick image search will provide you all kinds of cool examples of his work, both Addams Family and not. But I know you guys, you're clever enough to find plenty on your own and you want the podcast!

We also had a request from a long time listener for a song that we'd played a cover of not ten minutes before he called, so to make up for not being able to play his song, I promised to post it here. So, you know, here it is. :)

If you need help downloading any files in the blog from MegaUpload, there's a link to a spectacular tutorial from The Deuce Project blog just to your left. That bad boy'll not lead you astray. The comments section is open for anyone, with or without a screen name, so feel free to leave us a note if you're of a mind.

Next week is going to be a banner week for me, because I've adored Beany & Cecil since I was but a wee Muppet, and the urge to share this surprisingly hip and savvy show with the WIDR family has been quite strong. If you can't listen live, make it a point to either subscribe to our podcast through iTunes or to download the show here at the blog, because if you like slapstick, broad villainy, and surprisingly smart machine gun puns, this is a show tailored for you. :)


- DJ Muppet

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, Charlie Brown!

Evening all and welcome to The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show blog's all Peanuts post!

Beta and I know there are some serious Charlie Brown fans among our listeners, because you call and write to tell us so. Since we love playing what you want to hear, this week's show is all about that poor little not-actually-bald-like-everyone-thinks boy who love baseball and little red headed girls. In fact, the two 'toons we aired deal with those very thing: Charlie Brown's All-Stars and You're In Love, Charlie Brown. We figured that while everyone seems to like the Peanuts gang around Halloween and Christmas, ol' Chuck just can't catch a break during the holidays and deserved to be heard having something good happen to him, though you'll have to wait until the end of the second hour to witness it. A link to the podcast and some bonus material are below. If you need help downloading anything, check out the link on the sidebar to your left. It should take care of everything you need to know.

In addition to the Peanuts goodies, this episode of the SMCS is chock full of cartoon themes, including some from across the pond you may not be familiar with yet. Tune in next week for the delightfully ghoulish antics of The Addams Family

Don't forget that you can subscribe to the SMCS podcast (and all of your other WIDR faves)  directly through iTunes using the link to your left. You can also use this blog or our e-mial address to request music and cartoons you'd like to see on future episodes. We aim to please, after all. :)


- DJ Muppet