Once in a great while, I suppose when the atmosphere was just right, we could get them in a very snowy picture from a station in another city a hundred miles away - but that was rare. It goes without saying that all the cartoons on television were in black and white - you had to go to the movies to see a color cartoon.
Young'uns today have no concept of a TV show they just can't see by any means, I guess. But y'all can see this one right here and now - in color, even! Enjoy.