Have a gander at this selection of old cartoons and relive your childhood! These were shown not only on U.S. TV, but also here in the British Isles, too.
I'd almost forgotten about this old cartoon, until I stumbled across it on Youtube!
Produced by Hanna-Barbera, Captain Caveman was originally shown on ABC from September 1977 to June 1980. For the first two series, the cartoon featured as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics and Scooby's All-Stars. But in 1980 (third season) Captain Caveman and The Teen Angels had its very own half-hour slot.
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels centred on the
mystery-solving adventures of the Teen Angels — Brenda, Dee Dee and
Taffy — and their friend Captain Caveman (or Cavey for short), a
prehistoric caveman whom the girls discovered and thawed from a block
The concept and general plot for the show was seen as a parody
of Charlie's Angels, and was first shown in 1977.
First shown in 1974, this American cartoon series starred Hong Kong Phooey, the “number one super guy” who travelled about the city in his “Phooeymobile”, fighting crime with the aid of his manual, The Hong Kong Book Of Kung Fu.
The stories usually began at the police headquarters, where Hong Kong Phooey's
alter ego, Henry, worked as a janitor under the glare of
Sergeant Flint ("Sarge").
Also at the police station was Rosemary, the telephone operator, who had a crush on Hong Kong Phooey. After Rosemary received a call and explaining the crime, Penry ran into a filing cabinet and (always getting stuck) transformed himself into Hong Kong Phooey.
A rather incompetent super-hero, Phooey’s crime solving is done either by fortunate blunder or, most likely, with the help of his faithful companion, Spot the striped police cat. However, Hong Kong Phooey always got the full credit for Spot’s success!
By the way, thousands of people each month search on Google for Hong Kong Fuey, Fui, Fue and Hung Kung Fuey - tee, hee!
This brilliant cartoon series ran from 1964 until 1979, with seven different titles. Other cartoon shorts were also shown as part of each show and the characters included; The Inspector, Crazy Legs Crane, The Ant and The Aardvark, Tijuana Toads, Mister Jow, Roland and Ratfink, The Blue Racer, Hoot Kloot and The Dogfather.
The New Pink Panther Show (The Ant and the Aardvark replaced The Inspector) and the All New Pink Panther Show (featuring Crazy Legs Crane) were also re-run on BBC2 during the latter half of 2011.
Anyway, I always enjoyed the cartoons - they made me laugh out loud back in the 70s - although they weren't to everyone's taste.
In many of the Yogi Bear episodes, Yogi and his best friend, Boo Boo, would often try to steal picnic baskets from tourists, but were always foiled by Park Ranger Smith. Sometimes, Yogi's girlfriend Cindy Bear turned up and would usually disapprove of Yogi's schemes to steal food from park visitors.
it or not, the original Yogi Bear show was first aired in 1961 and ran
until 1963, so it's older than all of the other cartoons featured on this page. The repeats were often shown during the 70s and into the
1980's (in the UK, at least) and I couldn't get enough of them!
The New Yogi Bear Show was launched in 1988 and contained 45 new episodes combined with re-runs of the original 1961-63 series.
This is one of my favourite American cartoons, and the original series featuring the futuristic Jetson family, and comprising 24 episodes, was produced between 1962 and 1963 and was re-run for decades. Its continuing popularity led to further episodes being produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987.
The Hair Bear Bunch DVD isn't available here in the British Isles - darn!