Ep 268: Saturday Morning Showdown Part Two

Last Week Paul and Eli pulled apart what made Tiswas and Swap Shop work, and this week it’s part two of their Saturday Morning Showdown! The 2nd generation of kid’s breakfast TV shows were Number 73 on the ITV regions and Saturday Superstore from the BBC. Both are very different to each other, and in some respects, from the trailblazing programmes that came before them. The question is, “Which is the ULTIMATE show?” Will nostalgia cloud our opinions or has distance made us more critical? Which one has Sarah Greene in? That will probably be the best one. Ahem. The Cheap Chaps have amassed another collection of clips to review as well as some of the purchasable merchandise that came with the shows at the time of broadcast! You can expect tie-in books, novelty songs and even something lovely to pin to your lapel! At the end of the day, only one of these shows can be crowned Overlord of Saturday Morning and Paul and Eli have a lot to think about in this proper chunky edition of the economy comedy podcast. They also have a LOT of angry opinions on Mike Reid, Paul reveals his childhood crushes and Eli reveals WAY too much about his local swimming pool antics! It’s a shocker! So somewhere in between the mucky talk, weird asides and bitter rants, there is an actual podcast in here! Sometimes…

With thanks to Stuart Millard for use of his Saturday Superstore Clip!

Number 73 Vs Saturday Superstore

Number 73 Vs Saturday Superstore

Number 73 Book Front Door

Number 73 Book Front Door

Number 73 Crew

Number 73 Crew

Number 73 Cartoon Spread

Number 73 Cartoon Spread

Dawn Skates in the Park

Dawn Skates in the Park

The No 73 Crew as The A Team

The No 73 Crew as The A Team

Kim Goody Song

Kim Goody Song

Fashion Dawn Spread

Fashion Dawn Spread

Frank Sidebottom Article

Frank Sidebottom Article

Kim Goody Single

Kim Goody Single

Number 73 Door Bell

Number 73 Door Bell

Number 73 Book Rear

Number 73 Book Rear

Saturday Superstore Book Front

Saturday Superstore Book Front

Mike Reid Finger Guns

Mike Reid Finger Guns

The Pop Panel

The Pop Panel

Cheggers

Cheggers

Icke on a Bike

Icke on a Bike

John Craven's Jumper

John Craven's Jumper

Drawn Superstore Team

Drawn Superstore Team

Mike Reid and his Guitar

Mike Reid and his Guitar

The Silver Broom

The Silver Broom

Sievehead

Sievehead

018118065 Guests

018118065 Guests

Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene

Down at The Superstore Theme Single

Down at The Superstore Theme Single

Mike Reid's Jukeboxes

Mike Reid's Jukeboxes

Crow Geronimo Front

Crow Geronimo Front

Crow Geronimo Rear

Crow Geronimo Rear