Episode 90: The Silver Age of Hanna-Barbera


The Roman Holidays

Hanna-Barbera’s OTHER out-of-time family comedy.

Tonight’s episode is dedicated to the Hanna-Barbera explosion of the 70s. Hanna-Barbera’s output ballooned exponentially during this period. They became the undisputed kings of Saturday morning. There is so much content from this era that it alone was enough to fuel the early days of Cartoon Network and later Boomerang.

Joining us tonight is the always delightful Kittyhawk, artist and writer of Sparkling Gneration Valkyrie Yuuki. For seventy minutes, the three of us sit and compare notes from our favorite cartoons from this era. There is so much that we each brought stuff to the table that nobody else had heard of.

We talk about:
The All-New…
Boomerang
Cartoons based on sitcoms
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
The Roman Holidays
Blue Falcon & Dynomutt
Jabberjaw
Speed Buggy
All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
Help! It’s The Hair Bear Bunch!
The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show/The Flinstone Comedy Hour
Captain Caveman & The Teen Angels
Mutley/Mumbly
Robonic Stooges
Pac-Man
Devlin
and Godzookiiiiiii
…IN SPACE!!!

Devlin

You jumped over some of my buses!


Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch

No wonder Kittyhawk calls this the drug era.


Partridge Family 2200 AD

Hmm… This setting looks familiar!


All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

Well, at least Hanna-Barbera kept its star roster active. Even if it was in the Laff-A-Lympics.


Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

I don’t even remember this episode.



One thought on “Episode 90: The Silver Age of Hanna-Barbera

  1. No GoBots mentioned unless you count that more as late H-B. The knock-off that really came first only by toy line though. Never really watched the show just made fun it for being a knock-off with terrible toys.

    Super Friends might just be the longest running superhero show lasting almost 10 seasons. The whole point of the Wonder Twins was to give morals and put down Zan because he can only turn into water/ice even an ice rocket if that makes sense. Super Friends in the 80s became the Super Powers Team with introducing Firestorm. Plus they also added Dr. Clawsied and Cyborg voiced by Ernie Hudson. I assume Hudson got the role after being turned down to voice Winston in the Real Ghostbusters. You forgot the best part of that Batman crying episode he was voiced by Adam West.

    Yogi’s Ark Lark and Gang can stuff it I can liter if a want to, that’s right I make Indians cry. They reuse that dumb perfect place song 5 times and even travel into outer space like its no big deal no oxygen needed for Yogi. Captain Planet is a huge improvement over this even if its still heavy handed in its message.

    I assume Goober and the Ghost Chasers will be addressed in the Scooby episode. I have only seen 1 episode but don’t remember much about it. For the Scooby episode there needs to be Scooby Dumb vs Scrappy in which is more useless and total waste of space.

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