Excuse the grainy image above. An explanation is on the way…
So, a couple of weeks ago I posted about my current obsession with nostalgia.
Oh, who am I trying to kid? There’s nothing ‘current’ about it – I’m always getting nostalgic!
Anyway, the nostalgia train has got me bad at present, resulting in me revisiting the ‘90s a heck of a lot right now.
Well, putting aside my regular brush with the decade, in the shape of my long-running movie post, 90 from the ‘90s, I’m also revisiting the 1990s every Saturday… without fail.
Let me explain.
Towards the end of 2018, Batman: The Animated Series arrived on Blu-ray. Not only did the Blu-ray release kick-start a mammoth re-watch of the show, but it also got me feeling rather nostalgic for the Saturday morning kids show What’s Up Doc? – the show that originally aired episodes of Batman.
You may recall that for two (of its three) years in existence, What’s Up Doc? was a huge hit! So much so that at one point it was the No.1 Saturday morning show.
And I loved it
I loved it so much that I’m currently re-watching What’s Up Doc? from the very beginning, all thanks to YouTube!
As previously mentioned on this blog, the entire series is available online so I’m giving it as many hours of my time as I can (between everything else).
Every Saturday morning, I start the weekend off with an episode – sometimes two if I’m having a lazy morning – and it’s fabulous.
Not only does watching the show whisk me back to a more care-free time in life (1992/1993), it also reminds me how much fun I used to have watching shows like this on a Saturday morning! Without sounding like a crotchety old fogey, Saturday morning TV simply isn’t this good any more – these sorts of shows made weekend telly awesome.
So yes, every Saturday morning (since November last year), I wake up, I pop on an episode of What’s Up Doc?, I make some breakfast and I briefly live in the past. It’s glorious.
Oh sure, the picture quality isn’t great (it’s grainy and often difficult to see – especially on a widescreen TV), but it doesn’t matter – I’ll take what I can get.
I think my husband thinks I’m barmy.
There are just over 100 episodes of What’s Up Doc? on YouTube and at present I’m up to episode 26. I shall be watching episode 27 this weekend (and possibly episode 28 too) and I really can’t wait to dive back in.
I genuinely can’t wait.
Saturdays have become so much fun again and it’s all thanks to a show that aired 27 years ago… and the magic of YouTube.