Foundation: What Were the Rules of Saturday Morning Before the Japanese Imports?

  • Gina O’Melia


O’Melia begins her in-depth analysis of the transformation of the conventions within the programs on Saturday Morning by establishing a baseline for comparison. In this foundational chapter, she analyzes Looney Tunes, Garfield and Friends, The Real Ghostbusters, and Saved by the Bell, observing how their narratives are constructed and presented, as well as the ideological assumptions underpinning the tropes and conventions used in them. Then, despite the diverse genres of all four programs, she highlights the commonalities that united the series together and the narrative culture that had developed on Saturday Morning before the Japanese imports that began with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina O’Melia
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  1. 1.Division of Social SciencesHudson County Community CollegeJersey CityUSA

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