Glory loves sharing her memories of the cool (and not so cool) 70 cartoons that aired 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
This 30-minute 16 episode cartoon series ran on NBC from September 8, 1973 to August 30, 1975 was a Hanna-Barbera Production.
Our favorite mysterious and spooky family was traveling across the country in their Victorian RV and found themselves involved in “hair raising” adventures and honestly, this is the Addams Family, what other kind of adventures would they have? While all of the familiar characters were included in this series, only Ted Cassidy (Lurch) and Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester) voiced their characters.
This series is available on DVD
This Filmation live-action Saturday morning show ran for one season on CBS from September 11, 1976 to December 18, 1976. Set in the 25th century, we saw an Earth that had been devastated by war, pollution and waste. Three young scientists, Jonah (Terry Lester), Ruth (Jean Marie Hon), Samuel (Jose Flores) along with their pet chimp, Adam, traveled the barren countryside in their high tech RV, searching for survivors. Their intention was to help them get back on the feet and to heal the planet.
It is also a popular and persistent story the Dean Jeffries, who created the RV-like vehicle used in the 1977 feature film Damnation Alley, created the RV for t his series, he didn’t.
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Most likely inspired by the prime time series Charlie’s Angels, this Hanna-Barbera venture gave us Captain Caveman, a prehistoric caveman who had been frozen for millions of years in a block of ice, and who was set free by three cute teenagers, Brenda, Taffy and Dee Dee. Together, this foursome solve mysteries.
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Each of the episodes in this series actually were segments from Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (September 10, 1977 – September 2, 1978) and The Scooby All-Stars (September 9, 1978 – September 8, 1979), both on ABC. The network used the series as a replacement for the canceled Spider Woman cartoon.
Captain Caveman disappointed TV Guide who had done a study on 27 different cartoon shows to determine their educational value. Their panel of experts could find no redeeming values associated with the series at all.
Casper and the Angels
Produced by Hanna-Barbera and airing on NBC for 13 episodes from September 22, 1979 to May 3, 1980.
More than likely inspired by two prime time shows, Charlie’s Angels and C.H.i.P.S as it featured Casper the ghost in space who was helped by two female motorcycle cops, Minnie and Maxie to solve crimes. Also helping Casper was fellow ghost Hairy Scary who would scare troublemakers and villains.
Probably one of the most forgotten 70's Saturday morning cartoons ever made. It has never been released on DVD, but there are a few VHS tapes floating around out there.
Devlin Opening Theme
This series probably qualifies as one of the forgotten cartoons of the 70’s. I think you either liked it or hated it, there didn’t seem to be an in between kind of reaction to it.
This was a Hanna-Barbera Production that aired on ABC from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974. It was inspired by the exploits of 70's stunt rider and motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel.
Not a laugh-out loud cartoon, instead it was a family drama that was centered around 22 year old Ernie Devlin, a stunt rider for a traveling circus, who was caregiver to his two siblings, brother Tod and sister Sandy. The show focused on realistic topics like adopting a stray dog, being blamed for things you didn’t do, overcoming your fears and so on. Ernie usually had to use his skills as a stunt rider to bring about a satisfactory conclusion to each episode.
If you missed it the first time around, it was released on DVD on May 24, 2016 and as of this writing, isn’t really all that expensive on Amazon unlike some other 70's releases which can get pretty pricey.
The Funky Phantom
This was a Hanna-Barbera series that ran on ABC from September 11, 1971 to September 2, 1972 for a total of 17 episodes. It featured the ghost of Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore who during the American Revolutionary War,proved to be a bit of a coward when he took refuge from British troops in the old grandfather clock in Muddlemore Mansion 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!
Without a doubt, this was a Scooby Doo rip-off as the kids solved mysteries and Augie sort of looked a bit like Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo.
This series 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 live-action Filmation produced series that aired ABC from September 6, 1975 to December 13, 1975 with a total of 15 episodes.
Starring Larry Storch as Spenser and Forrest Tucker as Kong (yes, you might remember this duo from the 60's sitcom F-Troop) as two bumbling detectives whose cases usually featured something to do with ghosts and haunted houses much to their displeasure. They were assisted in their ghost busting by Tracey, a gorilla who drove their beat up old jalopy of a car. Bob Burns wore the gorilla suit and I honestly have no idea why this character was even included in this series.
This series was released on 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.
The Groovie Goolies Show
Produced by Filmation and meant to be a funny take-off on the popular Universal monsters. It aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 to September 4, 1971 as Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies.
In 1971, the popular Goolies got their own show. Each episode featured at least two musical numbers and had humor much like Laugh-In, but of course, written for kids.
The song Chick-Boom, a song used on one of the Goolie’s episodes became a hit song for Richard Mondo better known as Daddy Dewdrop.
The series is available on DVD and can be a bit pricey. There is also a five episode DVD which might be a better choice if you have never seen the show and want to check it out before buying the complete series.
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.
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. Meadowlark Lemon, Curly, Gip, Bobby Joe and Geese traveled the world and used their skills at basketball as a way to defeat evil wherever they found it.
The show would move to NBC which aired reruns under the title of The Go-Go Globetrotters which also featured other Hanna-Barbera favorites like The Herculoids and the C.B. Bears.
In 1979, The Super Globetrotters would air and this time our favorite funny basketball team would take on super hero identities; Multi-Man, Sphere Man, Gismo Man, Spaghetti Man and Fluid Man. They fought villains all over the world! This series would last three months before NBC decided to combine it Godzilla and turn it into the The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour.
Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch
Produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran on CBS from September 11, 1971 to January 8, 1972 with a total of 16 30-minute episodes.
Three bears, Square, Bubi and Hair resided at the Wonderland Zoo and were always looking for ways to trick zoo director Eustace P. Peevly into improving their living conditions. A story goes that producers wanted actor Joe Flynn (from McHale's Navy) to be the voice actor for Peevly, but he didn't get the job because, "Joe Flynn didn't sound enough like Joe Flynn". Go figure that one out.
In 1972, Golden Key Comics adapted the cartoon into a 13 issue comic book series using the title The Hair Bears.
The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show
This live action musical comedy series aired on CBS from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974 with 16 episodes produced. It featured real-life brothers, Mark, Brett and Bill Hudson who were given this Saturday morning venture thanks to successful 1974 prime time summer replacement show on CBS. The network liked what they saw and felt that the brothers would do better on Saturday morning and thus The Razzle Dazzle Show was born. It featured 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.
I think its a shame that the brothers didn’t have a more successful career in music as they were very talented and had a nice sound. I think that many folks possibly saw them more as a novelty act than serious musicians.
Series is available on DVD, but their prime time summer series has yet to made it to DVD.
Josie and the Pussycats
This Hanna-Barbera Production aired on CBS for one season (September 12, 1970 to January 2, 1971) with a total of 16 episodes.
Josie and the Pussycats was a rock band made up of Josie on lead guitar, Valerie on 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 episode saw the group getting involved in mysteries that required their talents to solve and of course, a chase song (inspired by Scooby Doo's chase songs?) would play as the villains would be chasing Josie and her friends all over the place.
This series had one of the first black characters in Valerie and for the singing voice of Melody, we find a lady named Cheryl Ladd, who would in a few years, would become one of Charlie's Angels. Hey, remember in 1972 and lasting for a season, when Josie and the Pussycats were jettisoned into space in their new show Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space? You are trying to forget that, you say, well, me too, honestly.
The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.
This live action show aired on NBC from September 11, 1976 – September 3, 1977.
C.A.P.E.R. stood for "Civilian Authority for the Protection of Everybody, Regardless" and 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. 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.
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
A Sid and Marty Krofft anthology show with live-action segments that was originally a 90 minute venture and would eventually be paired down to 60 minutes. For its first two seasons, it aired on ABC beginning September 11, 1976 and would eventually move to NBC where it aired under two different names before being canceled in 1979.
For the ABC airing, the show was hosted by Kaptain Kool (Michael Lembeck) and the Kongs: Superchick (Debra Clinger), Turkey (Michael McNeel), Nashville (Louis DuArt), Flatbush (Bert Sommer). The group wore glittery makeup and might have found their inspiration in the rock group KISS. During the second season, Bert Sommer as well as the glittery glam rock look were dropped.
The NBC venture saw the replacement the Kaptain Kool and the Kongs with real-life pop group The Bay City Rollers. The show also got a new name as well The Krofft Superstar Hour with some sources claiming it was The Krofft Superstar Hour with the Bay City Rollers. One more name change would come along, that of The Bay City Rollers Show, but that did nothing to change the fate of the show, it was canceled in 1979.
First Season Segments:
- Dr. Shrinker: Jay Robinson was Dr. Shrinker, a "mad man with an evil mind". Three teenagers, Brad Fulton (Ted Eccles), B.J. Masterson (Susan Lawrence) and her brother Gordie (Jeff MacKay)crash landed on Shrinker’s private island and he shrank them with his shrinking ray. They spent each episode trying to reverse the effects of ray and escape from the island. 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 featured Wonderbug, 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 crime fighting Wonderbug.
- The Lost Saucer: Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors starred 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 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
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).
Lidsvile Opening Theme
A Sid and Marty Krofft production that aired on ABC from September 11, 1971 – September 2, 1973 for 17 episodes.
Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster from The Munsters) was Mark, a young boy who fell into a large top hat and ended up being transported to Lidsville, where all of the residents were hats.
Charles Nelson Reilly was Hoodoo the evil magician who ruled Lidsville and liked to zap them as he piloted his hat-amaran high above them in the skies. 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.
This series, a spin-off from The Brady Kids cartoon, was by Filmation and it aired on ABC from September 8, 1973 to December 22, 1973.
As a way to enhance teen idol Rick Springfield's career, it was decided that he would star in a cartoon as himself. Living in an alternate universe and having a friendship with teacher Miss Tickle, Rick would contact her each week on the the magic gramophone in her classroom. With help from her magic cat, Tut Tut, she would draw a door on the chalkboard which opened into Rick’s world. Along for the fun was the Adventurers Club, five of Miss Tickle’s favorite students, Vinnie, Carol, Franklin, Kim and Harvey.
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 wonderful Australian accent in this cartoon series. The complete series has been released onto DVD.
The Shazam Isis Hour
(S)olomon, (H)ercules, (A)tlas, (Z)eus, (A)chilles and (M)ercury spells SHAZAM!
This 30 minute live action show was produced by Filmation and aired on CBS from September 7, 1974 to October 16, 1976. Michael Gray starred as Billy Batson, a young man who traveled, in an RV, with his friend and mentor, aptly named, Mentor (Les Tremayne) all across the country learning about life and getting mixed up in the lives of those they met along the way. When in trouble, Billy simply uttered the word “SHAZAM” and was able to transform into Captain Marvel (Barry Bostwick and later John Davey).
The second 30 minutes of this hour long show featured Isis and had lovely Joanna Cameron 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.
Sadly, the lovely Joanna Cameron died of complications from a stroke October 15, 2021.
The Super Friends
This Hanna-Barbera Production aired on ABC from September 8, 1973 to December 22, 1973 with 16 episodes and showed 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.
The series was canceled after one season, but did come back to television 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
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 and it also 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. The show started out as an hour-long venture, but was eventually cut down to 30 minutes.
It was a spoof of kids shows, possible Captain Kangaroo in particular and featured Charles Nelson Reilly as Uncle Croc who wore a crocodile suit and hosted a kids show.
Mixed in with Croc’s “wild antics” were cartoon segments:
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 "shazowie" and the transformation would take place.
- Phyllis Diller was Witchie Goo Goo a take off on Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf.
- Alice Ghostly 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, too.
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
This Hanna-Barbera Production aired on NBC from September 7, 1974 to August 30, 1975. The show was 30 minutes in length and broken down into segments about 6 minutes longs.
Wheelie was a cute little red Volkswagen Beetle who made his living as a stunt and race car, often found himself at odds with the Chopper Bunch, four motorcycles, Scrambles, Hi Riser, Revs and gang leader Chopper because of his romance with Rota Ree, whose heart belonged to Wheelie and who often found herself being subjected to Chopper's attempts at romance.
A seven issue comic book series published by Charlton Comics between May of 1975 and July 1976.
The series is available on DVD.
Hey! You have made it to the end of this article and I hope that it has been a pleasant way to spend a few minutes online and has brought back some good memories for you.
© 2008 Glory Miller
A 70s Saturday Morning TV Guestbook!
cwf1701 on April 27, 2019:
to answer becky-deadman1 question, that show was Big Blue Marble. that show ran from 1974-83. The early seasons had comedy skits mixed in with the segments. I been trying to find a skit i liked when i saw the show in the 1970. That live-action skit was set in a Bowling alley and showed a boy about to bowl when he goes to throw the ball down the lane, he gets pulled over the line and to the pins for a strike. The ending of the skit the boy looked liked he was about to get pushed in with the pins he knocked down. I wanted to be the boy in the skit after i saw it. anyone else remember the skits on Big Blue Marble (74-77 era)?
LemmyCaution on December 21, 2018:
@mphilpot01 There was a small hairy being in the 1970s Land of The Lost. I think an orphaned predator who travelled with the family. But I wonder if you're thinking of the Bigfoot character who was really an alien on a few episodes of Six Million Dollar Man.
Brannon on August 31, 2017:
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.
Nathan M from Tucson on November 03, 2014:
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.
frodobilbo on April 17, 2014:
@anonymous: Goober & the ghostchasers
becky-deadman1 on April 12, 2014:
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.
mphilpot01 on April 08, 2014:
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?
donna-scheerer-7 on March 25, 2014:
@Spikey64: I remember him, he was a Looney Toon character. He had a cousin named Slowpoke Rodriguez.
Coreena Jolene on March 11, 2014:
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 ;)
larry919 on February 22, 2014:
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
lustfrog on October 11, 2013:
@anonymous: That might be Funimation's Ghostbusters (not the REAL Ghostbusters)
Spikey64 on September 11, 2013:
Anybody remember speedy Gonzales ? Great lens brought back some great memories.
anonymous on August 08, 2013:
@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 .......
anonymous on July 20, 2013:
Anybody remember a Scooby-doo copycat show where the kids had a "spectre detector" and other ghost hunting devices??
anonymous on July 17, 2013:
@tedwritesstuff24: yes! i have been searching for the name of that cartoon. thankyou!!
anonymous on July 04, 2013:
@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.
Glory Miller (author) from USA on June 29, 2013:
@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.
anonymous on June 27, 2013:
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.
anonymous on June 02, 2013:
Iwas trying to find manta and moray and also super stretch and microwoman
anonymous on April 15, 2013:
@anonymous: Don't know if you found the answer, but it was The Hilarious House of Frightenstein
anonymous on March 30, 2013:
@anonymous: Sounds like you're thinking of "Tales of the Wizard of Oz." Try looking for that on youtube.
TedWritesStuff on March 15, 2013:
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.
Glory Miller (author) from USA on March 05, 2013:
@IamShea: Yep, the Jackson 5 had their own cartoon as did the Osmonds. Thanks for the visit and the comment. :)
IamShea on March 05, 2013:
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.
Eric Mayo on February 18, 2013:
The Jackson 5 Cartoon was the best!
anonymous on January 26, 2013:
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
anonymous on January 25, 2013:
@anonymous: the herculoids
anonymous on December 12, 2012:
@anonymous: The Herculoids
RetroMom on December 11, 2012:
All those cartoons are fun and entertaining! Thanks for bringing back those childhood memories!
anonymous on December 08, 2012:
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
anonymous on October 28, 2012:
@anonymous: the herculoids
anonymous on October 27, 2012:
@anonymous: Dark Shadows??
anonymous on October 26, 2012:
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
anonymous on October 24, 2012:
@anonymous: Could it have been the Shmoo???
anonymous on October 03, 2012:
@anonymous: I remember some show to that sort as well, but for the life of me can't remember the name of it.
anonymous on September 29, 2012:
Wait i think i just saw it! I think it was called the herculoids!
anonymous on September 29, 2012:
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?
anonymous on September 17, 2012:
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?
anonymous on August 23, 2012:
@anonymous: that would have been the Wacky Racers.....D//
anonymous on July 15, 2012:
Big John Little John great show with cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch
anonymous on March 31, 2012:
@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.
anonymous on March 27, 2012:
@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?
anonymous on March 24, 2012:
@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.
anonymous on March 15, 2012:
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?
anonymous on March 12, 2012:
@anonymous: Herculoids, I believe.
anonymous on March 12, 2012:
@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
anonymous on March 07, 2012:
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 .....
anonymous on March 03, 2012:
@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.
anonymous on February 28, 2012:
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.
anonymous on February 22, 2012:
@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.
anonymous on February 12, 2012:
@anonymous: Maybe Captain Chesapeake. He always opened the show by saying," Ahoy crew members!"
anonymous on February 07, 2012:
@anonymous: Are you talking about Capt. Kangaroo?
anonymous on January 24, 2012:
Does anyone remember a cartoon from the 70's that was set at the turn of the century, 19th to 20th?
anonymous on January 09, 2012:
Does anyone remember a cartoon with an Italian cowboy. My son has been racking his brain to find this out
anonymous on January 06, 2012:
@anonymous: It was Snuffy Smith
anonymous on January 04, 2012:
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.
anonymous on January 01, 2012:
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
Glory Miller (author) from USA on November 21, 2011:
@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!
anonymous on November 20, 2011:
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.
anonymous on November 06, 2011:
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.
anonymous on October 29, 2011:
Great memories. But were is WonderBug
Hulk63 on August 15, 2011:
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?
Hulk63 on August 09, 2011:
@anonymous: think you mean Thee Banana Splits comedy hour.Which was on cbs and not abc.
Does anybody remember Marine boy?
anonymous on August 09, 2011:
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!
anonymous on August 01, 2011:
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 ?
Hulk63 on August 01, 2011:
@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..
anonymous on July 18, 2011:
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.
anonymous on July 07, 2011:
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.
anonymous on June 27, 2011:
@anonymous: Many thanks Louie. Any ideas on how to find the cartoon version? I can only find the versions that have humans in costumes.
anonymous on June 16, 2011:
@anonymous: I believe that was the New Zoo Review
anonymous on June 14, 2011:
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???)?
anonymous on March 31, 2011:
@anonymous: I just found the name ... it was called Where's Huddles ... i think it was a summer replacement
Thomas Holley from Evansville, IN on March 29, 2011:
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...
cinstress on March 28, 2011:
Captain Caveman... that was funny. Thanks for sharing
anonymous on March 25, 2011:
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.
CarolynPile on March 20, 2011:
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
TeacherSerenia on March 18, 2011:
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.
sprint100 on January 09, 2011:
@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!
anonymous on January 08, 2011:
@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...
sprint100 on January 08, 2011:
@anonymous: To me, that sounds like Walter Brennan's character yelling at the Mexican farmhand "Pepino" on the "Real McCoys"
sprint100 on January 08, 2011:
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?
anonymous on December 15, 2010:
@anonymous: I think that was "Shazzan"; it came out in the '60s, but it was probably in reruns for a long time...
JWilson88 on December 08, 2010:
@anonymous: All I can think of is Wonder Twins Activate.........
anonymous on December 05, 2010:
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?
Glory Miller (author) from USA on December 03, 2010:
@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
anonymous on December 03, 2010:
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?
Glory Miller (author) from USA on December 02, 2010:
@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.
anonymous on December 01, 2010:
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?
anonymous on October 10, 2010:
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??
italianizeyours on September 18, 2010:
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.
ktarv66 on August 13, 2010:
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
Glory Miller (author) from USA on May 29, 2010:
@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.
anonymous on May 28, 2010:
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.
anonymous on May 28, 2010:
@Glorymiller: Hi, I found the cartoon i was looking for it was Misson:Magic thanks everyone.
Glory Miller (author) from USA on May 28, 2010:
@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. :)
anonymous on May 27, 2010:
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
anonymous on May 10, 2010:
@anonymous: Snuffles! He appeared in the Quick Draw McGraw Show.
Glory Miller (author) from USA on May 01, 2010:
@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.
anonymous on May 01, 2010:
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.
anonymous on April 18, 2010:
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.