January 13, 2008 at 10:42 am 1 comment

Jot! A cartoon name as simple as its animation. A name as simple as the cartoon’s moral premise…good vs. evil. Jot was a Christian sponsored cartoon that aired in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area during the late 1960’s. Whether their family was religious or not, a kid growing up in the suburban Patio Culture watched Jot on Sunday mornings. You had to…there was no other kid programming on TV (except Davy and Goliath) on Sunday morning. Usually it was the non-religious families that found Jot playing on their televisions because they were enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning and not getting ready for church.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with a little dose of morality in a cartoon world then filled with violence and moronic behavior. Looking back at Jot, one must also appreciate the Jesus meets Zen psychedelic wrapper in which the moral message was wrapped. If the message became too heavy for the impatient nine year old, there was always another option…actually go outside, rouse your other heathen friends, and play.


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  • 1. Chuck Cox  |  April 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Although we were Baptists, my Dad always said the Lutherans did a much better job of childrens’ programming with “Davey & Goliath”!

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