Warner Home Video experimented with the Saturday Morning Cartoons line of compilation DVD's at the end of the last decade. The first volume of the 1960's portion of the series was an eclectic mix of comedy and adventure. All but one of the series sampled on the 2-disc set have previously been covered here, the lone exception being Japan's Marine Boy, which we will get to in due course.
*Quick Draw McGraw (2 episodes): The series actually launched in 1959, but the episodes in the set are from season 3. The second one has its episode order slightly skewed, with Augie Doggie leading off instead of Quick Draw. Go figure.
*Atom Ant (1965)
*Peter Potamus (1964): Includes the season 2 closing bumper with Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long, replacing Breezly & Sneezly.
*Secret Squirrel (1965)
*Marine Boy (imported to the US by Seven Arts around 1966-7 or so)
*The Porky Pig Show (1963): Comes complete with bumpers and closing credits, the latter having not been seen in syndication. When the series was syndicated in the 70's, the original title opening & closing cards for each short was used, and the credits card was deleted. As it turns out, Barbara Cameron, who composed the Road Runner theme three years later, was also responsible for Porky's theme song.
*Space Ghost & Dino Boy (1966)
*The Herculoids (1967)
*Frankenstein, Jr. & The Impossibles (1966)
*Magilla Gorilla (1964): A syndicated print is used, with the original sponsor (Ideal) ID deleted. In short, this is the version most of you have seen.
*The Jetsons (1962): Title card from the 1980's revival has been added to the episode, "Rosey the Robot".
*The Flintstones (1960): "The Happy Housewife" showcases Wilma, which makes Fred jealous.
*Top Cat (1961): The Millionaire is parodied in the episode, "The Tycoon", which, ironically, would be the name of a live-action sitcom that would air on ABC a couple of years later, after they jettisoned TC and friends.
I realize the lineup is not in order, but that is what we have, plus a couple of mini-documentaries.
The Herculoids: First Family of Quasar: Zandor and co.'s home planet wasn't really identified as Quasar until 1981's Space Stars. In 1967, it was known simply as Amzot. Don't ask. This was mostly a discussion on the influence artist Alex Toth had on the staff at that time.
Monsters of Rock: The Adventures of Frankenstein, Jr. & The Impossibles acknowledges the shortfall to the superhero shorts of the period, that being that the heroes' origins were never explained, save for the adaptation of Marvel's Fantastic Four (1967).
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call attempts to recreate the promos from the 60's, particularly those for CBS recorded by Gary Owens (Space Ghost), whose voice has clearly lost its heroic timbre by 2009. It was more evident when the Phantom of the Spaceways guest-starred in a once in a lifetime meeting with Batman on The Brave & The Bold a couple of years later. Unfortunately, Wake-Up Call is not available on YouTube, unlike the others, which were uploaded by Cartoon Lagoon.
Sadly, most of the shorts are unavailable as well for one reason or another. We'll keep an eye out for them as time goes on.