The Final Years of Saturday Morning
In this chapter, O’Melia analyzes the final years of Saturday Morning in the United States. Deviating from her previous chapters’ model that focuses on a Japanese phenomenon and the popular programs that emerged around it, she concentrates on how the tropes and conventions of Japanese media as presented in the ascension of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! had become the common narrative culture of Saturday Morning. She does this by demonstrating it was these tropes and conventions that acted as the unifying force between Tai Chi Chasers, a South Korean program, and Justice League Unlimited, The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures, all American superhero programs based on intellectual properties that were not strangers to Saturday Morning scheduling.