The 1970s were a pretty trippy time. No, make that a very trippy time.
As the Mad Men generation started to lose its grip on reality due to all that drinking, smoking, infidelity, sexism, self-righteousness, narcissim and, worst of all, commuting, their contribution Saturday morning kids shows got totally weird.
Talking chimps? Magic flutes? A world of magical hats lorded over by Charles Nelson Reilly? Today, you’d be able to share the insane folly of these creations immediately with your friends via social media. Back then, however, kids had no way to get in-the-moment feedback from their peers about the wackiness unfolding before them on their television screens.
And then, by the time they got to see their friends at school on Monday morning, the mind-bending damage was already done.
So if you have a loved one who grew up back then, maybe this list of the 5 Insane Saturday Morning Shows from the 1970s will help you understand them a little bit better.