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Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society
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For the development and execution of a synchronized 1980's Saturday Morning viewing party!

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This community is dedicated to the planning, coordinating and execution of our Virtual Saturday Morning Cartoon Viewing Party! Kind of like a Civil War Re-enactment Society, only with less guns and more Cookie Crisp cereal.

One Livestream.com channel created specially for this event. Seven in the morning till 1 in the afternoon, SIX HOURS of semi-historically-accurate programming from 1980's Saturday Mornings. COMPLETE WITH COMMERCIALS. But that's just the beginning...

You *could* just watch this stuff on your own. You *could* just skip over the cartoons you don't like. You *could* just skip the commercials and everything and not have to get up early and watch this stuff all alone in your darkened office after you finish off those TPS reports.

But where's the fun in that? That's not what made the cartoons special when you were a kid.

What made Saturday Mornings special went so far beyond just the cartoons... it was the RITUAL and the PAGEANTRY of it all! It was about waking up at the crack of dawn and knowing that all across the nation OTHER KIDS were doing THE EXACT SAME THING at the EXACT SAME MOMENT. It was about having to decide between Scooby-Doo and Flintstones. It was about waiting till the commercial break to go use the bathroom. It was all this and so much more!

And THAT'S what we're trying to recreate and celebrate here. Not just the shows, but the EXPERIENCE

So here's what we do. We create a special private LiveStream.com channel that will only be available during our scheduled Saturday Morning Watch-Along. Like I said before, SIX HOURS of Saturday Morning programming complete with commercials, able to be joined whenever you want to get up and join us. Once you hit "Play", you don't stop. It's a MARATHON, just like when you were a kid! And of course we also have a text chat going along at the same time so you can share your experience with other like-minded folks all over the globe... it's kind of like the morning after a big sleep-over!

We held our very first ever 1980's Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment on September 3rd, 2011. Since we had only planned on maybe a fist-full of participants, we were BLOWN AWAY when the chat room started out with 9 people at 6AM! AND THEN IT JUST GOT BIGGER! The most I personally counted in the chat room at one time was 27 people, and most of them spoke of people watching along with them in their own household!

Not too shabby, considering that I had planned on *maybe* 5 people!

We plan to do these events as often as we can... one of them may even be a LIVE EVENT some day (more information when/if that becomes a possibility)! One way or another, though, we will ALWAYS try to have a watch-along on or near the first Saturday in September (the traditional Birthday of the new Saturday Morning Fall Line-Up).

Keep an eye on our community for when the next event is coming!