TODAY & THIS WEEK: Jerry on Stu’s Show

Once again, I will be the featured guest today on Shokus Internet Radio’s Stu’s Show. It’ll air live today beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific (7:00 p.m. Eastern). You are encouraged to call in with your questions and comments on the station’s toll-free telephone number.

Stu’s Show airs live each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. PST, with rebroadcasts at the same time each day through next Tuesday March 29th. Access to the station’s feed is free, with no registration required, and is available either by clicking on the Enter Site button on the home page (www.shokusradio.com), by choosing one of the audio player links on the site’s main page. What do we talk about? Topics usually revolve around DVD releases of classic cartoons, and as always, whatever Stu or the listeners want to talk about. This video below sort-of sums up the mindset of the hosts and the listeners:


  • Kevin Dougherty

    I hate to sound snarky, but don’t let the Shokus radio website’s godawful-geocities-1996 design throw you off (and it really, truly is that bad.) They have lots of great interviews in the archive, animation-related and otherwise. Last week was a Hanna-Barbera show with Scott Shaw! and others.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      I’m sure the Shokus crew would love to change it, but I feel they have enough on their hands at the moment so they probably don’t consider their website top priority for the moment besides doing just enough so we can get there.

  • Jay Sabicer

    I think I understand the Saturday Morning TV programming executive: Make progressively worse programs, so the kids will actually prefer (and therefore remember) the commercials (with a few exceptions, of course).

    I had recalled about 90% of what was shown, my memories of TV starting around 1968. I’m still looking for that ‘Like Father, Like Son’ PSA against cigarettes.

    I’ll be on the road about halfway through the live show, but I plan to listen to it in a later, repeat broadcast.

    • Greg Ehrbar

      The “Like Father, Like Son” audio version is on an album called “The Commercials” on Tee Vee Toons records. It was released on vinyl and CD.

    • Chris Sobieniak
  • Sleezy Exec

    Wow they were even scraping the barrel even back then.

  • Anthony D.

    Wiill you tell us why the Roadrunner Super Stars disc was delayed on today’s show?

  • AaronSch

    …dedicated to all the creative people who filled my Saturday mornings with wonder.

  • Greg Ehrbar

    Loved that video and appreciate how much time it took to put together. What a wondrous ride through Saturday Morning memories. May I quote Jack Wild as Jimmy on “H.R. Pufnstuf,” by saying, “How lucky I am” to have enjoyed it. Even the silly cheesy stuff. And I couldn’t believe how many of those games I’d either owned or played at a friend’s house!

    Regardless of the quality or lack of it in some of the shows, you really could tell one studio’s work from another and that was part of the fun.

  • http://www.theartcenter.edu Farley

    I remember my mom bought me a very small B&W TV when I was a little kid, so I could watch this stuff in my room on Saturday mornings and let her sleep in. I’d wake up at 5:30am, sneak into the kitchen and make myself a bowl of cereal, sneak back to my room and watch many of these cartoons for hours. This was an amazing trip down memory lane for me. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sardonic Tuba

    If you sawed open my skull, this is what would come flooding out. Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

  • John A

    Sid and Marty Croft existed to keep Billy Barty employed.

  • http://www.classicparamountcartoons.blogspot.com ParamountCartoons

    You’re going to have a whole flood of phone calls about Saturday Morning cartoons, Jerry! If you’re going to embedd a video like that on this post- please, retrospectively, you should have done it like in 2006 or 2007.

    I watched Saturday Morning cartoons on ABC and Kids WB, but no place for watching cartoons on TV was more evident for my childhood than Cartoon Network in my time- not just the original programming that I liked, but the classics you grew up with and a few things you’d usually get on other channels at the time (60′s-90′s animated films- both DTV and theatrical, Wallace and Gromit, UM&M/NTA-owned Paramount cartoons).

    And keep in mind that people my age or a little older/younger call in (or e-mail) because they like classic cartoons on a regular basis too (not just Scooby-Doo).

    And besides, we’re not just listening for old cartoons. We’re listening for news on the contempary stuff as well.

    Here’s a hint for you listeniners- Stu calls Jerry “The King Of ALL THINGS Cartoons”. There may be stuff “our highness” hasn’t seen, but he is a cartoon expert for both past and present.

  • Justin Delbert

    Always look forward to your visits Jerry, and I unoficially call this the Selection Sunday of Cartoons. Some things I hope you’ll talk about:

    a possible Tom and Jerry Golden Collection (we’re getting another Fur Flying Adventures)
    the Censored 11
    Warner Archive
    Looney Tunes on Blu-Ray
    Shout Factory (they’re starting to sub-licence with Paramount starting with some Nicktoons)
    Now that the Looney Tunes are back on television, is there intrest in restoring the whole library
    Looney Tunes Super Stars (and why the Road Runner is being delayed)

    Less than a couple hours aways as of this post and still counting. Can’t wait to here the King of All Things Cartoons! Hail to the King!

  • http://ratso.podomatic.com Carl Russo

    Having been born in 1963 (12 hours before JFK was shot), this was my childhood television experience. After about 2-1/2 minutes, I saw (and heard) so many things I hadn’t seen since the 60s–and forgot all about–that I felt a bit ill. I didn’t have a horrible childhood or anything, and nostalgia can be really fun to wallow in. But I wonder if there have been any studies that measured the psychological effect of nostalgic images on people. Something wrong with this picture. Did it dig too deeply into the formative years?

  • Steve K.

    I remember most of that stuff and, born in 1966, I am nowhere near the age of a baby-boomer!