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70s Cartoons: Saturday Morning Fun!

Updated on December 27, 2016
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Glory loves sharing her memories about the cool 70 cartoons and live-action shows she watched on Saturday mornings during her childhood.

It's a 70's Saturday Morning All Over Again!

It is time to take a fond look back at just a few of the 70s cartoons and live-action shows that aired on Saturday mornings.

Some shows have become classics, still as popular today with fans as they were when they first aired. Other shows simply vanished after their initial run, never to be seen again, except perhaps as a video on a Youtube channel.

What you will find on this page are plot lines, trivia, photos and videos. Of course, not every cartoon can be listed on a page this size.

Please feel free to share your favorite 70s Saturday morning cartoon memories in the guestbook.


The Addams Family

  • Hanna-Barbara gave us this 16 episode series that ran on NBC from September 8 to December 22, 1973.
  • Our favorite mysterious and spooky family was traveling across country in their Victorian RV.
  • While all of the familiar characters were included in this series, only Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan voiced their characters.
  • On September 23, 1972, the Addams Family made a stop on the cartoon series, The New Scooby Doo Movies in the episode Wednesday is Missing. John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan would lend their voices to this episode.
  • When The Best of the New Scooby Doo Movies was released onto DVD, this episode was left out due to legal issues.

Filmation's ARK II

  • Set in the distant future (the 25th century) Filmation gave us this live-action series that showed the earth and civilization after it had been all but destroyed by war, pollution and waste.
  • Three young scientists, Jonah (Terry Lester), Ruth (Jean Marie Hon) and Samuel (Jose Flores) along with their pet chimp, Adam traveled the barren country side in their high tech RV, searching for survivors. Their intention was to help them get back on their feet and to heal the planet.
  • The character's names had been picked from the Bible and the series was inspired by the story of Noah's Ark from the book of Genesis.
  • The show ran for one season on CBS, from September 11, 1976 to December 18, 1976, but was shown in reruns for several years after.
  • Was released onto DVD in 2006.
  • Terry Lester (Jonah) gained fame working on daytime television after the series ended. He originated the role of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless and played the role from 1980 to 1989. Sadly, Lester passed away of a series of heart attacks in 2003 at the age of 53.
  • Dean Jeffries who created the RV-like vehicle used in the 1977 feature film Damnation Alley is credited with creating the vehicle for this show, but this is not true.

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

The World's First Superhero!!

  • Imprisoned in a block of ice for millions of years, Captain Caveman was set free by three cute teenage girls known as the Teen Angels. Taffy, Brenda and DeeDee, along with Cavie (his cute nickname) would solve mysteries.
  • The Teen Angels were based on the prime time series, Charlie's Angels.
  • Mel Blanc voiced the Captain, with Vernee Watson as DeeDee, and Marilyn Schreffler as Brenda and Laurel Page as Taffy.
  • This was a Ruby-Spears creation that was produced by Hanna-Barbera.
  • Originally began as a 10 minute segment on the Scooby's All Star Laff-A Lympics and The Scooby All-Stars from 1977-79. Became a stand alone series in 1980.

Captain Caveman Disappoints TV Guide

  • When TV Guide was studying 27 different cartoon shows to determine their educational value, their panel of experts could find "no redeeming values" associated with the series.

Casper and the Angels

  • A Hanna-Barbera roduction that aired on NBC from September 22, 1979 to December 14, 1979 with a total of 13 episodes (which had two 15 minute segments) produced.
  • Possibly a cartoon take-off on the prime time series Charlie's Angels (remember another cartoon take-off of that series with Captain Caveman?) and the show C.H.i.P.S.
  • Casper was in space and helped two bumbling female motorcycle space cops, Minnie and Maxie, solve crimes. Casper was also helped by another ghost Hairy Scary who would scare troublemakers and villains.
  • Never released onto DVD, but there are some VHS tapes floating around out the somewhere.

Devlin

  • Inspired by 70s real life stunt rider/motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel.
  • A Hanna-Barbera production that aired on ABC from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974.
  • Wasn't your traditional laugh-out-loud cartoon. Was a family drama that centered around 22 year old Ernie Devlin as the caregiver and guardian of his two siblings, brother, Tod and sister Sandy.
  • The three traveled with a circus, with Ernie as the star of the daredevil show.
  • The show focused on realistic topics like adopting a stray dog, being blamed for things you didn't do, overcoming your fears.
  • Deviln would usually end up using his motorcycle skills in some way to bring about a satisfactory conclusion to the episode.
  • This often forgotten cartoon series saw its first release onto DVD on May 24, 2016!

The Funky Phantom

Collectible Trading Card
Collectible Trading Card

The Spirit of 1776!

  • Hanna-Barbera produced cartoon series that ran on ABC from September 11, 1971 to September 2, 1972 for a total of 17 episodes.
  • Muddlemore was a bit of a coward during the American Revolutionary War. He hid from British troops in the old grandfather clock in his house and then couldn't get out and died there. Fast forward to modern day and when teenagers Skip, Augie, April and their dog Elmo decide to take refuge from a rain storm in Mudsy's house. When they set the time on the old clock out pops The Funky Phantom himself!
  • Was a Scooby Doo rip-off. The kids solved mysteries and even Augie sort of looked a little bit like Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
  • Mudsy had a pet of his own, his ghost cat appropriately named Boo! Elmo and Boo were always playing pranks on each other.
  • Released onto DVD.
  • Voices: Mickey Dolenz, Tommy Cook, Kristina Holland, Don Messick and Daws Butler.
  • Inspired a 13 issue comic book series by Gold Key Comics (at least 5 of those issues 2, 7, 10, 11 and 12 were also released simultaneously under the Whitman brand.)

Filmation's The Ghost Busters

A fun publicity pose with Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker and Bob Burns in his gorilla suit.
A fun publicity pose with Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker and Bob Burns in his gorilla suit.
  • Produced by Filmation and ran on ABC from September 6, 1975 to December 13, 1975 with a total of 15 episodes.
  • Starred Larry Storch as Spencer and Forrest Tucker as Kong as two bumbling detectives whose cases usually always turned out to have something to do with ghosts and haunted places.
  • They were assisted on their cases by Tracey a gorilla who drove their old beat up jalopy of a car. (It was Bob Burns in a gorilla suit---I have no clue why this character even existed on this series?)
  • Spawned an animated 1986 cartoon series that had the leads as the sons of Spenser and Kong.
  • Has nothing to do with the big screen feature film The Ghost Busters that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis from 1984.
  • Tucker and Storch sang the theme song to the series.
  • The series was released onto DVD in 2007 and contains the entire series, naturally, a photo album, interviews with cast and crew, television bumpers as well as an episode of the cartoon version of the show that Filmation also produced.
  • Storch and Tucker starred together in the 60s sitcom F-Troop.

The Groovy Goolies Show

  • Produced by Filmation and meant to be a funny take-off on the Universal monsters.
  • Aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 to September 4, 1971 as Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies. In 1971 they got their own solo show, The Groovie Goolies.
  • Every episode featured at least two musical segments.
  • Chick-a Boom, a song used on one of the Goolies' episodes was a hit song for Richard Mondo using the name Daddy Dewdrop.
  • Howard Morris (who you might remember as Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show) and Larry Storch (from F-Troop fame) provided most of the voices for the show.
  • Complete series available on DVD. There is also available, a five episode DVD which might be the better choice for you if you have never seen the show and would like a sample or simply want a bit of a refresher before buying the complete series, which can be a bit pricey.

The Harlem Globetrotters

  • The Harlem Globetrotters was a Hanna-Barbera production and aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 to September 2, 1972 with a total of 22 episodes.
  • When it was repeated on NBC it was called The Go-Go Globetrotters.
  • In 1979, a 13 episode series called The Super Globetrotters aired on NBC .This time the Globetrotters were superheroes like Multi Man, Gismo Man, Sphere Man, Spaghetti Man and Fluid (Liquid) Man and fought villains all over the world and was released onto DVD in 2014.

Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

  • Produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran on CBS from September 11, 1971 to January 8, 1972.
  • There were 16 thirty minute episodes.
  • Three bears, Square, Bubi and Hair, who reside at the Wonderland Zoo and who are always looking for ways to have fun and or to get rich quick. Equally determined to prevent them from having any kind of fun is zoo director Eustace P. Peevly.
  • The one thing never really explained in the series is how Square Bear could kick start an invisible motorcycle when the guys needed a quick means of escape.
  • Complete series is available on DVD.

The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show

  • Aired on CBS from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974 with 16 episodes produced.
  • The Hudson Brothers, Mark, Brett and Bill had a ratings success with their 1974 prime time summer replacement series on CBS lead to a Saturday morning show. The Razzle Dazzle Show had the brothers singing, dancing and doing comedy skits.
  • Rod Hull, an English actor and writer was on board doing comedy with his Emu puppet who would often attack him or those around him. It made for some entertaining moments.
  • The Hudson Brothers were real brothers, Brett, Mark and Bill. They were real musicians and released several albums but couldn't seem to get beyond the image of being just a novelty act.
  • Series is available on DVD, but their prime time summer series has yet to made it to DVD.

Josie and the Pussy Cats

  • Josie and the Pussycats was a Ruby-Spears creation and ran on CBS for one season (September 12, 1970 to January 2, 1971) with a total of 16 episodes. It was viewed by many as simply another Scooby Doo rip-off.
  • Of course, if you haven't figured it out by now, Josie and the Pussycats was a rock band made up of Josie on lead guitar, Valerie the tambourine, and air-headed blonde, Melody, on drums.
  • Manager Alexander sort of reminded me of Shaggy from Scooby Doo and Alan, Josie's boyfriend (or maybe band groupie?) was drawn in the style of Freddy from Scooby Doo. Alexandra (who was Alexander's sister) was always trying to get her hands on Alan, but things never seemed to work out..
  • Each week the group would be on route to some concert or to some place where their talents would be needed and they would always find themselves mixed up in a mystery and the villain would usually be a spy or a mad scientist or some goof who simply wanted to take over the world (this was years before Brain!) and it would be up to the gang to put a stop to their dastardly designs! There would be these crazy chase scenes in which a Josie song would play. (Remember the chase songs in Scooby Doo episodes?)
  • This series had one of the first black characters in Valerie. For the singing voice of Melody we find a gal by the name of Cheryl Ladd who would in a few years become one of Charlie's Angels. In 1972 and lasting for a season, Josie and the Pussycats were jettisoned into space in their new show Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space . I have no clue what the rationale was for changing the show to something so silly.

The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.

A cast publicity photo of The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.  Top Row: Left to right:Robert Lussier and Robert Emhardt Bottom Row:Left to right: Biff Warren, John Lansing, Cosie Costa and Steve Bonino
A cast publicity photo of The Kids From C.A.P.E.R. Top Row: Left to right:Robert Lussier and Robert Emhardt Bottom Row:Left to right: Biff Warren, John Lansing, Cosie Costa and Steve Bonino
  • Aired on NBC from September 11, 1976 – September 3, 1977.
  • This was a live action show. C.A.P.E.R. stood for "Civilian Authority for the Protection of Everybody, Regardless". This team of four guys operated as an undercover unit for the town of Northeast South Weston.
  • Steve Bonino was P.T., who was the leader of the group and who had a passion for gadgets and a strong sense of smell.
  • Cosie Costa was Bugs who had super strength and speed and would fill with rage every time the word "bananas" was uttered, which happened usually when he was trying to catch a bad guy. I don't remember if it was ever explained why that word set him off, does anyone remember...did they even give a reason? I guess it might not have been on the air long enough for the writers to have gotten that far into explaining things. :) .
  • Super cute Biff Warren was Doomsday, he was a gentle and sweet soul who had the ability to talk to animals. Sadly, Biff passed away, at age 38 back in 1993.
  • John Lansing was Doc, the handsome, suave, smart hunk of the foursome who made girls swoon, but looking back now, I think Biff was the real sweetie of the group. John is still active in the entertainment business doing lots directing and producing with a lot of work on the popular series, Walker, Texas Ranger and Scoundrels.
  • The show lasted for only 13 episodes, inspired an album (which didn't include the catchy theme song) and has never been released onto DVD as far as I know.
  • Reading an interview with one of the actors, who said the series had fairly decent ratings but NBC decided to cancel it anyway for reasons only known to them it seems.

The Krofft Supershow

Kaptain Kool Second Season
Kaptain Kool Second Season
  • A Sid and Marty Krofft anthology show with live-action segments. The show aired on ABC beginning September 11, 1976.
  • Hosted by Kaptain Kool and the Kongs: Kaptain Kool (Michael Lembeck), Superchick (Debra Clinger), Turkey (Michael McNeel), Nashville (Louis DuArt), Flatbush (Bert Sommer)
  • Clinger began her career as part of the Clinger Sisters, a singing group who made regular appearances on The Andy Williams Show.
  • Kaptain Kool and the Kongs wore glittery makeup perhaps inspired by real life rock group KISS.
  • Sommer as well as the glittery glam look was dropped from the group for the second season.
  • The group did record an album on Epic Records in 1978. It produced no chart singles.
  • Inspired a series of comic books under the title of The New Krofft Supershow released under the Whitman and Gold Key brands.
  • Original show was 90 minutes in length, but was eventually pared down to 60 minutes.
  • Final season of the show ended up on NBC in 1979.

First Season Segments:

  • Dr. Shrinker: Jay Robinson was Dr. Shrinker, a "mad man with an evil mind". Working at his deserted island lair, he had invented a shrinking ray. He tested it on three teenagers, Brad Fulton (Ted Eccles), B.J. Masterson (Susan Lawrence) and her brother Gordie (Jeff MacKay), who crashed their plane onto his island. Each week, Shrinker tried to capture his little escaped experiments while they tried to reverse the effects of his shrinking ray. The segment lasted only one season and I don't recall if there was ever a satisfactory resolution to their problems or not?
  • Electra Woman and Dyna Girl: When villains like the Empress of Evil, Ali Baba, The Pharaoh, came to town and started making trouble, you didn't call the cops, you called, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Diedre Hall (who would go onto fame on daytime TV as Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives") was Lori and her friend Judy (Judy Stangis) was Dyna Girl. Aided by gadgets made by inventor and friend, Frank Heflin (Norman Alden) the super duo always managed to save the day. There were 16 episodes (8 two part segments) of this show and it has never been released onto DVD. However, on the 2010 release of the "Sid & Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits", DVD, you can find one episode of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.
  • Wonderbug: The third and final live action segment on the Super Show for the first season. Wonderbug was a snazzy little dune buggy that was the alter-ego of Schlepcar, a broken down, beat up little old dune buggy found at a junk yard by three teenagers, Barry Buntrock (David Levy), C.C. McNamara (John-Anthony Bailey) and Susan Talbot (Carol Anne Seflinger). By placing a magic horn onto the car, it could transform into the wonderful Wonderbug.
  • The Lost Saucer: The first six episodes of this series was shown. Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors as Fi and Fum, two time traveling androids who invited Jerry (Jarrod Johnson) and his babysitter Alice (Alice Playten) into their craft and end up taking off and getting lost in time.

Second Season Segments:

  • Gone was Dr. Shrinker, and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, and The Lost Saucer and in their place.
  • Bigfoot and Wildboy:(Joseph Butcher) was a orphaned at a young age and taken in and raised by Bigfoot (Ray Young). The duo were protectors of the forest and each week they had to fight some bad guy who had the intention of doing what he shouldn't be doing. The segments were about 15 minutes long and became popular enough for the show to become a 30 minute stand alone series 1979. Ray Young who donned the Bigfoot makeup for this show passed away July 6, 1999.
  • Magic Mongo: One day, teenagers, Donald (Paul Hinckley), Lorraine (Helaine Lembeck) and Kristy (Robin Dearden) find a bottle and discover that it's the home of genie Mongo (Lennie Weinrib). Each week the three friends would find themselves involved in some sort of adventure that was usually made that much more interesting by the botched attempts at magic done by Mongo.

The Third Season Brought Major Changes to the Show

  • Now airing on NBC with new hosts and real pop group The Bay City Rollers.
  • The show got a new name, too, The Krofft Superstar Hour. Some sources claim it was The Krofft Superstar Hour with the Bay City Rollers.
  • New live action segments included: Horror Hotel, a comedy segment with Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) and Hoodoo (Pale Gale) running a hotel and The Lost Island where various characters from other Krofft shows would do their best the stay one step ahead of evil Dr. Deathray (Jay Robinson).
  • One more name change came before cancellation in 1979, The Bay City Rollers Show.

Lidsville

Hoodoo
Hoodoo

The Land of Living Hats!

  • A Sid and Marty Krofft production that aired on ABC from September 11, 1971 – September 2, 1973.
  • The series aired for 17 episodes.
  • Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster from The Munsters) was Mark a young boy who fell into a large magican's top hat and ended up in Lidsville, where all of the residents are hats.
  • Charles Nelson Reilly was Hoodoo the evil magician who rules Lidsville.
  • Mark spent each episode trying to find a way back home and protecting the good hat people from Hoodoo who just always seemed to be in a bad mood for some reason.
  • Mark was forever trapped in Lidsville as the show ended before he found a way home.
  • Released onto DVD.
  • Inspired a series of collectible comic books printed by Golden Key Comics.

Mission:Magic!

  • Produced by Filmation and aired on ABC from September 8, 1973 to December 22, 1973.
  • A spin-off from The Brady Kids cartoon series.
  • Rick was an up and coming singer here in the US in the early 70's and as a way to add to his teen idol status, it was decided that he would star in a cartoon in which he would sing and solve mysteries.
  • Along for the fun were the Adventurers Club, a group of high school students, Vinnie, Carol, Franklin, Kim and Harvey who were led by their witchy teacher, Miss Tickle. Each week, Rick would contact the kids on a gramophone in their classroom and Miss Tickle, with help from her magic cat, Tut Tut, would draw a door on the chalkboard in her classroom and off into Rick's world they would go. The stories were fun and the music was great as we got to hear Rick sing a song each week that usually tied in with the moral of the cartoon.
  • Rick still had his sexy Australian accent in this cartoon series.
  • Sadly, the series lasted only one season and Rick seemed to all but vanish from the music scene. He did keep busy as an actor making appearances on popular 70's TV series. Then of course, he hit it big in 1981 with his huge hit Jessie's Girl and he hasn't looked back.
  • The complete series has been released onto DVD.

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon

  • Produced by Filmation and aired on NBC from September 22, 1979 – November 6, 1982.
  • A total of 32 episodes produced.
  • The first season was shown in serial format. The second season went into episodic format and proved to be less popular with audiences.
  • Considered to be one of the most faithful adaptions of the Flash Gordon story.
  • Was originally intended to be a made for TV movie, but NBC decided to turn it into a Saturday morning show, instead.
  • Released onto DVD in 2009.

The Shazam/Isis Hour

Oh Mighty Isis!

  • Produced by Filmation and aired on CBS from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1977.
  • Two seasons with 22 episodes produced and aired as part of the hour-long The Shazam/Isis Hour. In 1978, Isis would be put into syndication and the new title would be The Secrets of Isis.
  • Joanna Cameron starred as Andrea Thomas a high school science teacher who found a magic amulet endowed with the powers from the Egyptian goddess, Isis. This allowed her to transform into superhero Isis.
  • Filmation which produced SHAZAM wanted to have a superhero they held the rights too, so they created Isis specifically for this series.
  • The complete series has been released onto DVD.

(S)olomon, (H)ercules, (A)tlas, (Z)eus, (A)chilles and (M)ercury spells SHAZAM!

  • Produced by Filmation and ran on CBS from September 7, 1974 to October 16, 1976.
  • Michael Gray was Billy Batson and Jackson Bostwick was Captain Marvel.
  • Filmaton fired Bostwick when they mistaken believed his failure to turn up for a days filming was an attempt to get more money. He was, instead, seeking medical treatment at a local hospital for an injury sustained on the set. Bostwick sued Filmation and they had to pay him for the remainder of his contract.
  • Filmation then hired John Davey to assume the role of Captain Marvel.
  • Released onto DVD


The Superfriends

  • Hanna-Barbera production that aired on ABC from September 8, 1973 to December 22, 1973.
  • Sixteen episodes of the exploits of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin and Aquaman.
  • Also starring superheroes in training Wendy and Marvin with Wonder Dog, their pet. The trio had no super powers to speak of unless you counted Marvin's klutziness as a special power.
  • Cancelled after one season, but did come back to televsion under a variety of titles: The All New Super Friends Hour, The Challenge of the Super Friends, The Worlds Greatest Super Friends with new superheroes being brought into the mix.
  • In the "second" season, Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog were replaced with The Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna who were shape-shifters. They weren't the best replacements, and in fact, I preferred Wendy and Marvin.


Valley of the Dinosaurs

Deep in the Heart of the Amazon!

  • Produced by Hanna-Barbera and aired on CBS from September 7 – December 21, 1974.
  • The Butler family, husband John, his wife, Kim and their two children, Katie and Greg along with their dog Dipper found themselves pulled down in a whirl pool while out canoeing on the Amazon River. They ended up in prehistoric times and are befriended by a caveman Gorak and his wife Gara and their son Lock and daughter Tana.
  • The series has been released onto DVD.
  • Series inspired a series of comic books from Charlton comics.


Uncle Croc's Block

  • Produced by Filmation and aired on ABC from September 6, 1975 to February 14, 1976.
  • Started out as an hour-long venture, but was eventually cut down to 30 minutes.
  • A spoof of kids shows, possible Captain Kangaroo in particular?
  • Charles Nelson Reilly wore a crocodile suit and hosted a kids show.
  • Mixed in with Uncle Croc's wild antics were cartoon segments with titles like M.U.S.H (Mangy Unwanted Shabby Heroes) which was take-off on M.A.S.H. Fraidy Cat about a cat haunted by the ghosts of his 8 former lives. Wacky and Packy, about two Stone Age guys who were transported to modern day and had to figure out how to fit in.

The show also had guest segments:

  • Robert Ridgely was Steve Exhaustion, The $6.95 Man, which of course, was a parody of the then popular show The Six Million Dollar Man that starred Lee Majors as Steve Austin.
  • Marvin Kaplan was Captain Marbles, a take off on Captain Marvel and the series Shazam!. Bill Bratson would utter the word "shazowy" and the transformation would take place.
  • Phyllis Diller was Witchie Goo Goo a take off on Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf.
  • Alice Ghostly, who made us laugh as inept nanny/witch Esmeralda on Bewtiched was Junie the Genie, a takeoff on Jeannie from the classic 60's TV series, I Dream of Jeannie.
  • Sherlock Domes and Dr. Watkins was a parody of, of course, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
  • The show has never been released onto DVD, but the cartoon segments Wacky and Packy and Fraidy Cat have shown up as VHS releases and possibly are on DVD.


Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

  • A Hanna-Barbera production that aired on NBC from September 7, 1974 to August 30, 1975.
  • The show was 30 minutes long and broken down into segments each about 6 minutes in length.
  • Wheelie was a cute little red Volkswagen Beetle who made his living as a stunt and race car.
  • The Chopper Bunch was a group of four motorcycles headed up by boss, Chopper who wore a spiked helmet for a head. He was jealous of the cute little red beetle. The other three members of this gang were Scrambles, the youngest member of the group because he was a mini bike who secretly liked Chopper and would try to warn him about any of the groups plans. Hi-Riser who was tall but dumb and Revs, a motorcycle that seemed like he needed a good tuneup because he sputtered and coughed a lot and who had a habit of mixing up his words.
  • Wheelie was in love with the sweet little yellow car named Rota Ree who was the object of Chopper's unwanted affection.
  • Released onto DVD
  • The series inspired a seven issue comic book series by Charlton Comics.


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    Brannon 6 weeks ago

    I was born in 1967, and I remember all these shows listed here and more. Remember the preview shows that aired the Friday nights before the start of the new season, which began the next morning(Saturday). I remember, like my generation does, living for that stuff. Lets see, Scooby Doo, Jabberjaw, Hong Kong Phooey, Superfriends, anything Krofft(Supershow) Land of the Lost, which was my favorite, Shazam/Isis, Run Joe Run, The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show, The Pink Panther. A show that slips under the radar sometimes, called Westwind. The Bay City Rollers Show, and many many more. How about those toy commercials, and cereal commercials. Remember School House Rock? Im 50 now, and I really miss those days.

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    Nathan M 2 years ago from Tucson

    Some long forgotten cartoons in your article. I used to watch the Harlem Globetrotters show, but had completely forgotten about it. The Groovie Ghoulies was fun as well. Some of the others were new to me though. Fun reading.

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    frodobilbo 3 years ago

    @anonymous: Goober & the ghostchasers

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    becky-deadman1 3 years ago

    Does anyone remember Bluey? The cartoon globe that sang about being a pen pal with someone "maybe far mabe near, maybe in the town of Clevland..." I was hoping to find a video or lyrics or something.

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    mphilpot01 3 years ago

    Hi., I just found this page because I was looking to see if I could find the name of a big hairy brown monster in any of the live action shows from the 70's. I vaugely recall that he had really long arms and you really could not see his face. Anyone have any idea who or what this "monster" is called?

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    donna-scheerer-7 3 years ago

    @Spikey64: I remember him, he was a Looney Toon character. He had a cousin named Slowpoke Rodriguez.

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    Coreena Jolene 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh!! I remember so many of these great cartoons of the 70's. These sure take me back to the good 'ol days ;)

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    larry919 3 years ago

    i wish these shows were still on for the younger generation in my family i grew up watching most of these shows and really enjoyed them and som even had a comment or to at the end for a moral message like shazam and isis

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    lustfrog 4 years ago

    @anonymous: That might be Funimation's Ghostbusters (not the REAL Ghostbusters)

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    Spikey64 4 years ago

    Anybody remember speedy Gonzales ? Great lens brought back some great memories.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: im not sure if this is what i have been trying to remember ........it was like 78 or 79....i grew up in NE Ohio.....it was on late afternoons. thanks i think that was it from the description.....dracula guy and bald heavy set igor .......

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Anybody remember a Scooby-doo copycat show where the kids had a "spectre detector" and other ghost hunting devices??

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @tedwritesstuff24: yes! i have been searching for the name of that cartoon. thankyou!!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @tedwritesstuff24: my god.COOL McOOL.iremember him.the beatles,jackson five.i loved a lot of there songs.brings back memories.if I remember right,i think COOLMcCOOL had a moustache.i think.im 54 now,so its been a long time.

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    Glory Miller 4 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: Yep, I remember Sigmund and the Sea Monsters produced by Sid and Marty Krofft who gave us other shows like The Bugaloos, Lidsville, H.R. Pufnstuf and more! Thanks for the visit.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Anybody ever heard of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters? That was my fave when I was little but not many people have heard of it.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Iwas trying to find manta and moray and also super stretch and microwoman

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Don't know if you found the answer, but it was The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Sounds like you're thinking of "Tales of the Wizard of Oz." Try looking for that on youtube.

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    TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

    My stepsister has a picture of Rick Springfield and her on the wall. I also loved a cartoon called Cool McCool and the Beatles had one I liked too. Oh and who wouldn't love a cartoon version of little Michael Jackson in the Jackson 5. ABC easy as 123.

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    Glory Miller 4 years ago from USA

    @IamShea: Yep, the Jackson 5 had their own cartoon as did the Osmonds. Thanks for the visit and the comment. :)

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    IamShea 4 years ago

    Wow, this is awesome! I liked Devlin, Capt. Caveman, and especially Super Friends. I thought it ran for a few years, not just one season! I thought the Globe Trotters were cool and didn't the Jackson 5 have a cartoon? What a trip down memory lane.

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    Eric Mayo 4 years ago

    The Jackson 5 Cartoon was the best!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I'm looking for a cartoon does called The Wizard of Oz or the the cartoons were drawn with the pencil and at the beginning they were coming down a rainbow back 1970. I've been looking forever and I use to live in Detroit Michigan if anybody knows please let me know

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: the herculoids

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: The Herculoids

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    RetroMom 4 years ago

    All those cartoons are fun and entertaining! Thanks for bringing back those childhood memories!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    im trying to find a cartoon that was full of idioms such as chewing the fat, raining cats and dos and hot-footing it out of there, my sister and always bring it up but cannot find it. its hysterical

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: the herculoids

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Dark Shadows??

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I'm looking for a cartoon, not sure if it ever came out in the states, i first it in Germany in the late 80's, it was in english so it may have come out in the states at some time. I remember it was sort of a puppet character, he had a favorite blanket, i think the little boys name was Wilber or Gerber, something like that, please help

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Could it have been the Shmoo???

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I remember some show to that sort as well, but for the life of me can't remember the name of it.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Wait i think i just saw it! I think it was called the herculoids!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I am trying to find info on a 70's cartoon. It had a human family living on a planet and they had several creature/animals to help them. The alpha Dad rode a dragon that had laser eyes. The mom and daughter rode what looked like fat rhinoceroses that shot "bullets" out of their horn. There was also a "blob" and a baby "blob" that changed shapes. It was my favorite show but I cant remember the name! The humans were dressed up sort of "cave-man" looking and were always trying to survive against whatever the planet threatened them with next. Can you help me?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    My brother was recently asking me about a show he says we watched as kids in '70s on Washington DC's WDCA 20. It was on in the late afternoon/early evening, before the news. His description: "It was some kind of hounted house show, and you had a favorite character, the 'Librarian'. The opening had a Dracual-like character and some Igor...thing, a pale makeuped bald guy with cheesy mustache, singing something that if I recall was based on the tune for the Battle Hymn of the Republic." I don't remember anything like that--do you?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: that would have been the Wacky Racers.....D//

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Big John Little John great show with cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I think you are actually thinking of Spectreman, not Space Giants. There was an episode about Terrifying Monster Show that I seem to remember took place at a carnival. The kid in Spectreman would summon him with a device...in Space Giants the robots were summoned with a whistle ( one blow for Gam, two for Silvar, three for Goldar).

    Also look at Ultraman and Giant Robot as possibilities.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I think you are right - I looked at the episode guide, but I can;t find the one where the kid was turned into a chicken monster. At the risk of being a beggar and a chooser.... any idea which episode this was in? What about the one where they travel to the planet and see the people walking through each other?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: THE SHOW WAS CALLED SPACE GIANTS. THE FATHER ROBOT WAS CALLED GALDAR, THE MOTHER WAS CALLED SILVAR, THE BOY WAS CALLED MICO, AND HIS FRIEND WAS NAME GAM. THE ARCH ENEMY WAS NAME RODAK.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    OK - trying to remember a live action show that I watched growing up in the 70's - was japanese-based and the kids had a device they could use to call the superhero. I remember a few details: one time the kids went to another planet and saw the inhabitants has the ability to walk wight through one another. On another episode, one of the kids was lured into a carnival ride and was turned into some sort of chicken creature... can anyone help?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Herculoids, I believe.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I believe the cartoon you are referring to is called Herculoids, The show debuted on September 9, 1967 on CBS, although the original 18 episodes were rerun during the 1968â69 television season, with The Herculoids ending its run on September 6, 1969. Eleven new episodes were produced in 1981 as part of the Space Stars show

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    john carter reminded of a cartoon from way back. trying to remember the cartoon where a blond guy and his family had dinosaurs with super powers. one shot stuff out of its horns, another had pyscic type powers .....

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I remember that one too. Idk, But I was trying to think of the one 'Squiddly and the Sea Monsters?? Had real actors and some in sea monster costumes... the set was in Hawaii i think. Was on for years. Oh man... no responsibilities and a bowl of CoCo Puffs. The world was perfect.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone remember large puppets where grownups in monochromatic leotards would get entirely inside the featureless creepy puppets? It was some sort of slow-motion dance routine, silent except some faint shuffling sounds, and there was a big slinky-tube that swallowed people.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: That would be "These Are The Days" by Hanna-Barbera. I know I used to watch it, but I was too young to remember much about it. Looking it up on the internet, I am told it was an animated Waltons-like show.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Maybe Captain Chesapeake. He always opened the show by saying," Ahoy crew members!"

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Are you talking about Capt. Kangaroo?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone remember a cartoon from the 70's that was set at the turn of the century, 19th to 20th?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone remember a cartoon with an Italian cowboy. My son has been racking his brain to find this out

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: It was Snuffy Smith

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone remember who was like the host that introduced the saturday morning cartoons, it was some man with red hair, captain something, anyway I was on his show when Iived in SanAntonio Texas and I was in the 4th grade and I'm trying to google it and I can't seem to find it or remember who it was.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    does anyone no the name of a cartoon that started off something like yuk yuk yuk great balls of fire im bodacious ...im gonna chuck chuck chuck with all of my mite , something like that

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    Glory Miller 5 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: It sounds like Lidsville to me. HooDoo, the evil magician in the show wore a top hat, that when tossed into the air, came back down big enough for him to crawl into it and fly around. It was his "hatamaran". Lidsville along with Pufnstuf were both creations of Sid and Marty Krofft.

    If anyone else can think of a show that fits this description other than Lidsville, please don't hesitate to post!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Does anyone know the name of the 70's children's show that starts off with a man/witch? taking off his top hat, throwing it into the air, and when it lands the hat is enormous? It was on about the same time as H.R. Pufnstuff and Banana Splits. I was a kid, so can not remember the name.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    This relly is a trip down memory lane. You don't see cartoons like these hardly any more. Clean cartoon. I loved sigmand and the sea monster, and lidsvile, and a whole mess of them but I did see some that I have never seen to my recollection. But I didn't see speed buggy listed.. Great Job.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Great memories. But were is WonderBug

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    Hulk63 6 years ago

    Does anybody know where are there any Claws of the Cat comics to be found anywhere,besides the usual #123&4 issues to be found everywhere?

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    Hulk63 6 years ago

    @anonymous: think you mean Thee Banana Splits comedy hour.Which was on cbs and not abc.

    Does anybody remember Marine boy?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    does anyone remember the name of the show that had The dogs at the amusment park on roller coasters ect ? Came on tv just after Pufnstuf!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I think it was in the 70's, there was a song on the radio about Saturday morning cartoons in general and how they were the saving grace of all parents. Don't know who sang it and don't remember the words but would love to find it. Any ideas ?

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    Hulk63 6 years ago

    @cinstress: I can remember another cartoon show that there's absolutely no info,that can be found ,at all.And that's the Sad Sack cartoon from the 60's that aired at the beginning of the 70's too,but just for only a brief time.If you Know anything about this cartoon just as about Bailey's comets send me a reply.on both..

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    does anyone remember the cartoon that featured a teenaged dracula, wolfman and frankenstein? I think it was in the 1970s but maybe in the 1980s.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Does anyone remember a show from 1970 (or the early 70s) either called "The Glink" or featuring a cartoon character named "the Glink"? It was on CBS. I have 2 pillowcases that show the character, and the pillowcases also have an ark and animals (2 by 2) on them. My google searches have been fruitless, so hope someone can help me! Thanks.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Many thanks Louie. Any ideas on how to find the cartoon version? I can only find the versions that have humans in costumes.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: I believe that was the New Zoo Review

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Does anyone remember the name of the cartoon that had a hippopotamus in a tutu with a high-pitched voice and she was always so dainty (set in a jungle???)?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: I just found the name ... it was called Where's Huddles ... i think it was a summer replacement

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    Thomas Holley 6 years ago from Evansville, IN

    OMG! I can't believe you have Ark II listed! I spent years trying to remember what the name of that show was. I could remember some scenes so vividly, but couldn't remember the name of the show. Everyone I would ask didn't even remember the show. I was beginning to think I may have been the only person to watch it, then I stumbled across it on a website a year or so ago. Now, here it is again! I've GOT to buy the DVDs...

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    cinstress 6 years ago

    Captain Caveman... that was funny. Thanks for sharing

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Does anyone know what the cartoon was called of 2 Football players, there was kind of like a Fred and Barney team only they was football players. not sure if it was a 60's or 70's cartoon.

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    CarolynPile 6 years ago

    I loved JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS IN OUTER SPACE. I can't remember any particular episode, but I do remember that I enjoyed that show in the seventies. :D

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    TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

    OMG - the only one of those shows I ever remember watching is Josie and the Pussycats but that was probably in reruns. It was fascinating to read and see Deidre Hall as Electra Woman. That was news to me. I used to love watching her on DOOL.

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    sprint100 6 years ago

    @anonymous: That's the one -- my memory was a bit fuzzy on the details, the projector showed thru the top of his head, not his beak -- but that's definitely it! Thanx for the help!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @sprint100: That might have been Compy the Computer Bird on "Dodo, The Kid From Outer Space". He was Dodo's sidekick and had kind of a sarcastic New York accent...

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    sprint100 6 years ago

    @anonymous: To me, that sounds like Walter Brennan's character yelling at the Mexican farmhand "Pepino" on the "Real McCoys"

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    sprint100 6 years ago

    Does anyone remember a cartoon character called Kombi (Combi?) It was a bird-like robot whose beak opened up into a film projector -- I thought maybe it was from the Tennessee Tuxedo series, but I can't find any info. Anyone?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: I think that was "Shazzan"; it came out in the '60s, but it was probably in reruns for a long time...

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    JWilson88 6 years ago

    @anonymous: All I can think of is Wonder Twins Activate.........

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hey there was a cartoon in the late 70's about a brother and sister who found two rings. When the rings were joined and they said "Shazam!" (I think), a genie or something would come to rescue them. anyone know the name of the cartoon?

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    Glory Miller 6 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: I think you are thinking of the series, "Run, Joe, Run" about a male German Shepherd named Joe who is accused of attacking his trainer and the dog then goes on the run with his trainer trying to find him. It was from 1974. You can find a blurb about it here MORE! 70's Saturday Morning Fun

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    There was a show a bout a police dog that was trying to find his person & everyone thought he had turned rogue. But he was good. What was that?

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    Glory Miller 6 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: You might be thinking of actor Kevin Brophy who had the lead role in the prime time series called "Lucan" about a boy raised by wolves in a 1977 TV movie that was eventually made into a series that ran for about 12 episodes.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Help! I can remember guy named Kevin something. I was thinking he was on Bigfoot and Wildboy, but no. I want to say maybe he played an Indian or something. It's driving me crazy. I think I saw him on a show recently, but didn't see the credits. Anyone know who I am thinking of?

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    I always had a heck of time trying to explain to my nieces and nephews Witchiepoo crashing her broom and the funny sound effect they used without sounding like a total loon....btw, where's Hong Kong Phooey, Misterjaw and the toon with the ant that talked like Dean Martin and the aardvark that sounded like Jackie Mason??

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    italianizeyours 7 years ago

    I remember some of these were on in the 80s. Captain Caveman was a favorite of mine. Scooby Doo is a classic. Now cartoons are just weird. At least back then the characters were based on actual people and animals...instead of sponges and whatever pokemans are.

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    ktarv66 7 years ago

    Wow! This is a great lens. I was born in 1966 so I remember all of these. Funny that you put up the "Ghost Busters" because I have been told so many times by lots of people that this Saturday morning show didn't exist. Have to direct them to this page so I can prove it!

    Here is a few I remember also.

    The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty

    Westwind

    Thumbs up!

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    Glory Miller 7 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: Hi Jayne.

    Possibly The Gruesome Twosome and their Creepy Coupe from the Wacky Racers Show. In 1977, I think these guys would be added to the "Really Rottens" team on "Scooby's Laff -A-Lympics". This team also had as members, a family called "The Creepley's" who resembled the Addams Family. The Creepley's had their origins back in the 1960's from the Flintstones. If anyone else can think of any other shows this could possibly be, please feel free to chime in.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Again looking for an old fav. It was like the Aadams family but it wasn't them as I have looked. This one the only thing I remember is that they had an old limo and a cloud travelled over the top of the car all the time.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    @Glorymiller: Hi, I found the cartoon i was looking for it was Misson:Magic thanks everyone.

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    Glory Miller 7 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: Hi Jayne,

    Hmm, well you could be thinking of "Miss Switch" from the animated special "The Trouble With Miss Switch" which was an "ABC Weekend Special" presentation back in 1980. She was a substitute teacher who was a witch and she had a cat who could talk named, Bathsheba. The cartoon was based on books written by Barbara Brooks Wallace.

    Anyone else out there have any ideas what the name of the cartoon could be? Don't be afraid to share your input. :)

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Hi

    I am looking for the name of a cartoon in the 70's about a witch or group of witches that had a cat statue I think the leader may have been a teacher. The cat statue had something to do with them changing to witches. Thats about all I can remember except its was very cool

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    @anonymous: Snuffles! He appeared in the Quick Draw McGraw Show.

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    Glory Miller 7 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: It sounds like you are thinking about characters from the cartoon series "The Herculoids" that ran in the late 1960's and was shown in reruns in the 70's.. Zok was the dragon, Igoo was a rock ape, Tundro was a rhino that shot exploding rocks out his horn, and Gleep and Gloop who could stretch into different shapes.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Im looking for a name of a cartoon that had a dragon shooting fire from it's tail a eye's also a dinasaur that shoot fire balls from his horns. also one ore two blobs thatcould strech for ever. help please it been bugging me fo r weeks.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Wow! Do my wife and I feel feel so young again. Seeing all of these great 70's cartoons and kids shows that we both gre up watching on Saturday mornings, was something else. It's been like traveling back in time, listening to her fond memories of what she remembers, and me telling her what I used to watch. We both miss all of these shows so much and wish that our own kids could have had the priveledge of watching them as well, but unfortunately, the networks have greedily taken them away from the youths of today. After looking at all of the things you have on your website here, my wife, Debbie, and I, would like to say thank you for bringing back so many happy moments to us. Keep up the good work.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    What was the name of the cartoon short from the early 70's, where a jet pilot was a super hero, and he would take a pill from his ring for extra strength.

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    Glory Miller 7 years ago from USA

    @anonymous: There were two cartoon dogs who did this....Snuffles on the Quick Draw McGraw cartoons... and then some years later, Muttley who was Dick Dastardly's pooch would do the same thing when he was given a medal by Dastardly.