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Most homes in the '70s had one TV and four channels—PC—that's pre-cable, not politically correct. There were no remotes. We had rabbit ears tinged in foil, antennas and channel dials. We lived for Saturday mornings when we could've slept in, but got up early to fight over Saturday morning cartoons. Until noon we sat plastered on the floor in front of the tube, with Mom warning that we'd hurt our eyes sitting so close, but never making us get up. In the '80s, the fight for cartoon control began to include the remote. We sat across the room and "Land of the Lost" gave way to "The Smurfs" and some funky looking ninja turtles.