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Why The Death Of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Great News For Geeks.

The internet's heart broke when Saturday morning cartoons were cancelled last month. But here's why you should be celebrating.

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On October 4th, Saturday morning cartoons died.

The CW was the final network to pull its weekend children's programming, effectively killing Saturday morning cartoons as we know it.
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The CW was the final network to pull its weekend children's programming, effectively killing Saturday morning cartoons as we know it.

The internet was heartbroken.

Many people understandably mourned the end of an era.
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Many people understandably mourned the end of an era.

But let's take a step back for a moment.

Consider this: What if this is actually, somehow, a good thing?
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Consider this: What if this is actually, somehow, a good thing?

Back in the day, Saturday was the ONLY time you could watch cartoons.

Animation was ghettoized to a couple hours on weekends or after school, tops.
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Animation was ghettoized to a couple hours on weekends or after school, tops.

Today, there are entire channels dedicated to cartoons, 24 hours a day.

And some of those shows are amazing.
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And some of those shows are amazing.

You can stream cartoons whenever you want.

And nearly every cartoon you can think of is a mouse click or dvd purchase away.

Even this exists.
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Even this exists.

In your lifetime, you didn't just lose 5 hours of cartoons a week.

You gained 168.

That's 8,736 hours in which you can watch cartoons each year.

8,373 more than you can watch the NFL.
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8,373 more than you can watch the NFL.

Saturday morning cartoons are the biggest movies on the planet.

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These days, even the prom king and queen know who Tony Stark is.

That's because geek culture has achieved world domination.

That couple hours of Saturday morning cartoons are gone because we don't need them anymore.

The inmates have taken over the asylum.

And we turned every minute of every single day into Saturday morning.

You're just a pair of pajamas away.
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You're just a pair of pajamas away.

My fellow geeks, scream it loud and proud:

We didn't just lose Saturday morning cartoons.

We won the war.

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