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Saturday Morning cartoons 1970

Saturday Mornings - 1970

Saturday TV showsCBS dropped its formerly popular 'Wacky Races' and 'Perils of Penelopy Pitstop' shows and combined them as the 'Dastardly and Mutley Hour' in the 1:00pm graveyard hour.

The superheroes are mostly gone now, thanks to parent groups that had been complaining about television violence for years, especially on Saturday mornings. 'In the Know' debuted on CBS, 1 1/2 minute mini-documentaries that ran on the hour, between shows.

"The great thing about Saturday morning is that it's a whole new ballgame every season. It can take you years to climb from third to second place indaytime programming, and even longer in nightime. But kids are fickle viewers, and you can jump from third place to first in a single season."
- George Newi, VP Daytime Sales at ABC in 1969.

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8:00
Speedy Gonzales
Bugs Bunny /
Road Runner Hour
/ CBS
Series started in 1968, ended this season, got renewed in 1975 and ran for nine more years.

Bugs Bunny first turned up on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1962, before that he was on in prime-time for two years.

Saturday morning cartoons

Featuring Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird and Sylvester, PePe Le Pew and the whole Warner Brothers cartoon stable.

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9:00
Sabrina cartoon

Sabrina and the
Groovy Goolies
/ CBS
(debut)
The Archies were hot, so Sabrina the Teenage Witch got her own cartoon series that ran for four years.

This was an hour-long show with separate segments starring the Groovy Goolies, who also provided the musical interludes ala The Archies.

Groovie Goulies cartoons

In 1971, Sabrina and the Goolies split into two separate (but practically identical) shows.

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10:00
Josie & the pussycats cartoons

Josie and
the Pussycats
/ CBS
(debut)
Long-running cartoon series in the Archie vein, from Hanna-Barbera. The ditzy Pussycats are a singing group that reluctantly gets involved in espionage on their whirlwind travels. Janet Waldo as Josie and Cheryl Ladd ('Charlie's Angels') provides the voice of Melody.

"I remember eating about 16 boxes of Sugar Pops to collect the four 45 RPM Pussycats records they put out, and eating something else (I forget what) to get Josie and the Pussycats erasers."
- Hamsterbrain

10:30

Harlem Globetrotters / CBS
(debut)
The famous basketball team gets the cartoon treatment with Scatman Crothers as the voice of Meadowlark Lemon (he was also the voice for Hong Kong Fooey). The Globetrotters continued on Saturday Mornings for most of the decade in one form or another. In this format, the ballplayers search the world for opponents like robots and wild animals.

11:00

Archie's Funhouse
Featuring the Giant
Jukebox
/ CBS

The show is revamped with a giant Jukebox and variety show format with more songs and psychedelic montages in an hour-long bombardment. The MTV of the Seventies, with strobe effects and bright, jerky animation.

There was an Archie show on the air every year from 1968 - 1978, but this version was the best and lasted only one year.

Archies records

Archies' records could be found on the back of Post Honey Comb cereal - simply cut out the cardboard record and put it on your turntable.

12:00

Scooby Doo,
Where are you?
/ CBS
What would Saturday morning in the Seventies be without Scooby-Doo?

Second season for the show that ran forever, this is the original half-hour format with Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, Velma and Freddy. Don Messick provides the voice of Scooby, with Casey Kasem as Shaggy.

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12:30

The Monkees / CBS
Reruns of the popular 1966-68 primetime series were a staple of the CBS and ABC Saturday morning schedules for most of the Seventies.

Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, and Mike Nesmith star.

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Occupying the 1 PM time period on CBS was Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines, replays from the previous season.


The Jetsons aired
from 1:30 - 2:00pm

8:00

Reluctant Dragon
and Mr. Toad
/ ABC
(debut)
Based on the "The Wind in the Willow" children's book series by Kenneth Grahame. Lasted only one season. The networks were desperate for non-violent content and were having a tough time finding anything that otherwise appealed to kids. Follows the antics of Sir Malcolm and Tobias, a 400 year-old dragon that freaks out when he sees daisies. A Rankin-Bass ('Frosty the Snowman') production.

8:30

Motor Mouse cartoons
Motor Mouse / ABC
(debut)
Fast cars and chases were popular on the cartoon shows ever since the 'Wacky Races' debuted in 1968 and this show was one of an endless parade of imitations from Hanna-Barbera.

Motor Mouse was featured originally on the 'Chatanooga Cats' Show, starring the voice of Marty Ingels as Auto Cat. 'It's the Wolf' was a pretty funny segment of the show, with the voice of Paul Lynde ('Storybook Squares').

9:00
Lancelot Link photo

Lancelot Link,
Secret Chimp
/ ABC
(debut)
Real life chimps (with human voices overdubbed) act out spy spoofs interspersed with clever songs by the Evolution Revolution - an all-chimp band.

Sixty minutes of pure entertainment featuring Lance and Mata Hairi (a 48 pound Virgo), secret agents of A.P.E. headed by their grey-haired leader Darwin.

Dr. Strangemind, Dragon Woman, Wang Fu, Ali Assa Seen (he rides around in a dune buggy), Creto and Baron von Butcher, head of C.H.U.M.P. were just some the villains.

One highlight was seeing the chimps in leather jackets riding around on motorcycles with training wheels.

Diane Bernard and Jeff Krulick produced a wonderful documentary called I Created Lance Link - a lighthearted look at the guys who wrote and produced this unique series.

Lance Link

10:00

Will the Real
Jerry Lewis Please
Stand Up!
/ ABC
Possibly the longest title of any show in television history.

Created by Jerry Lewis, this animated treat ran for two years, longer than his multi-million dollar flop ABC variety show in 1963. Animation by the Filmation studio.

10:30
Double Deckers TV cast

Here Come the
Double Deckers
/ ABC
(debut)
Produced in England, this live action sitcom about seven Londoners who live on a double-decker bus featured: Billie (Gillian Bailey), Brains (Michael Aunderson), Sticks (Bruce Clark), Scooper (Peter Firth), Spring (Brinsley Forde), Doughnut (Douglas Simmons), Tiger (Debbie Russ) and their older friend Albert (Melvyn Hayes). On the opening episode, a hover-craft causes problems for the gang.

Double Deckers Saturday show

11:00

Hot Wheels / ABC
Second and last season for this popular cartoon based loosely on the toy line about a group of teens who form a racing club with their mentor.

Episodes end with safe driving tips, but if you were old enough to drive, why were you watching this show?

11:30

Sky Hawks / ABC
Second season for this cartoon about an air service called Skyhawks, Inc., run by the Wilson family. Grandpa, son and granson perform daring feats of rescue all over the globe. Series ends this year.

Sky Hawks

12:00

Hardy Boys / ABC
Second season for the animated series about a gang of super-sleuths who are also rock stars touring the world.

There were two albums with songs from the show.

12:30
Dick Clark

American Bandstand / ABC

Now in its twenty-third year. Starring Dick Clark as the world's oldest teenager, host of the world's longest running dance party. Clark turned forty in 1970, and it made headlines all over the country because he looked so young.

Did you know almost all stars routinely shave 7-10 years off of their real age - the studios and networks would kill me if they knew I told you that!

8:00
Saturday morning cartoons 1970

Heckle and
Jeckle
/ NBC
New Filmation cartoon wrapped around the original Terrytoons creations. This show originally ran in 1955 -1960, came back in 1965 - 66, and back again in 1969. Featuring Gandy Goose and Dinky Duck, Little Roquefort, Percy the Cat and The Terry Bears.

8:30
Woody Woodpecker

Woody
Woodpecker
/ NBC
(debut)
More moldy cartoons, another revival of animated short features from the Forties with some new wrap-around material. The first TV incarnation of Woody came in 1957 on ABC and only lasted one year.

This show features Gabby Gator, Chilly Willy, and Andy Panda along with some nice narration and behind the scenes segments with Walter Lantz.

9:00

Tom Foolery / NBC
(debut)
NBC had the lamest cartoons in 1970, and this was one in a long string of losers created to be non-violent and educational. Stories based on the classical children's literature by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear with characters like the Worrying Whizzing Wasp..

9:30

The Bugaloos / NBC
(debut)
H. R. Pufnstuf was a big hit in 1969, so NBC went back to the well for Sid and Marty Krofft at their most bizarre. Martha Raye stars as Benita Bizarre, a witchy-woman surrounded by an odd assortment of theme-park creatures called the Bugaloos that she feels she has to possess.

The Bugaloos are a teen singing group that can fly like bees, played by Caroline Ellis, John Philpott, John McIndo and Wayne Laryea.

10:00

Dr. Doolittle / NBC
(debut)
Animated adventures of the good doctor and his animal pals as they travel the world with The Grasshoppers, a rock group.

10:30

Pink Panther / NBC
In it's second season, understated and clever cartoons by the DePatie-Freleng studio. Features the Texas Toads, Inspector Clouseau, and The Ant and the Aardvark.

11:00

H.R.Pufnstuf / NBC

Second season for this Sid and Marty Krofft classic. Supposedly the H.R. stands for 'Hand Rolled'.

Jack Wild stars as Jimmy, keeper of Freddie the Flute in a strange land of brighly colored foam-padded theme-park characters. Billie Hayes is brilliant as Witchiepoo, this season is all reruns.

H.r. pufnstuf

11:30

Here Comes
the Grump
/ NBC
Last season for the story of Terry Dexter, Princess Dawn and Bib the dog in a magical cartoon-land looking for a key hidden by the Grump.


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12:00

Hot Dog / NBC
(debut)

Clever half-hour featuring Woody Allen, Jo Anne Worley, Jonathan Winters and other stars explain how things are made (for instance, what makes bubble gum bubble, how lead gets into a pencil or how money is produced).

Tours of factories and laboratories show step by step how things like popcorn, bricks, footballs, hot dog rolls, noeon signs and sneakers are made, in addition to the wonders of nature and science. Lee Mendelson (Peanuts specials) and Frank Buxton produced.

How Toothbrushes are made with Jonathan Winters.

"I also remember 'Hot Dog'. Each segment would start off with a kid's question like, "How do they put milk in milk containers?" Then they would interview celebrities like Woody Allen and Joanne Worley to get gag answers, and then show a film from some production line. I still remember the episode where they asked how they made hot dog buns with the opening for the hot dog already in them. Woody Allen said that they baked each half of the bun separately, and women with hot dog bun-colored thread would sew them together."
- Fdonrx

Here's another short clip from Hot Dog.

12:30

Jambo / NBC
For a second year, Marshall Thompson and Judi the Chimp ('Daktari') tell stories from nature illustrated with films of wild animals in action.

Typical plot: A countess searches for a magic leopard.

 

 

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