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Cartoon Show is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and featuring the titular
, a cartoon dog. It was broadcast on ABC from September 11, 1976 to September 3, 1977.
Cartoon Show" was broadcast in these following formats on ABC:
In his villainous appearances, Mumbly's former occupation as a police detective is never referenced and there is no in-universe explanation for his retcon as a villain. Nor is
simply Muttley by a different name although one episode of "Laff-A-Lympics" accidentally refers to
as Muttley in a script blooper. While Muttley was consistently depicted as a villain's sidekick and comic foil,
was depicted as independently clever and cunning in both his heroic and villainous appearances. Additionally, "Laff-A-Lympics",
was the leader of the Rottens team with Dread Baron acting as his right-hand man.
Since the original run,
was syndicated with all 16 6-minute episodes repackaged as "The
Cartoon Show" in 1977; it was shown as part of USA Network's "Pumpkin Creek" in the mid-1980s and The Family Channel's "Toon Toast" in summer 1994. A clip from a
cartoon (episode #85-2, "The Great Hot Car Heist") was heard in the 1979 Peter Sellers film "Being There".
Muttley is sometimes confused with the crime-fighting dog
looked similar to Muttley. They had a similar laugh. But, their ears were different and
had blue fur and wore a trenchcoat.
later showed up as the captain of the villainous Really Rottens in "Laff-a-Lympics" along with his accomplice, "The Dread Baron," who resembles Dick Dastardly. The Dread Baron and
later appeared in the TV movie "Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose". It is not certain why
was retconned as a villain, neither is it certain why he and Dread Baron were apparently used as substitutes for Dastardly and Muttley, especially in the Yogi Bear movie where Paul Winchell voiced the Baron instead of Dastardly (and in the scene where the Baron's crashed plane is shown, it is Dick's plane from "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", complete with the "D" on the side). In that story,
had once utilized his tail to fly just like Muttley does in "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines". The reason most suggested is that the Wacky Races characters (including Dastardly and Muttley) were not fully owned by Hanna-Barbera as the show was a co-production with Heatter-Quigley Productions.
appeared on the animated series "The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/
Show" (1976) and "The Tom and Jerry/
Show" (1976–77). He made a brief cameo appearance in an episode of "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" (1976). Ironically,
later appeared on the opposite side of the fence as the captain of the villainous Really Rottens on "Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics" / "Scooby's All-Stars" (1977–79), alongside Dread Baron, who bore a great resemblance to Dick Dastardly.
was the only member of the Really Rottens that wasn't created for "Laff-A-Lympics". The good-guy teams, The Scooby Doobies and The Yogi Yahooeys, were composed of characters from previous cartoons.
is a cartoon dog character famous for his wheezy laugh, voiced by Don Messick.
appears to be the twin brother of Muttley from the animated series "Wacky Races" and "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines". Like Muttley,
does not really talk; he mumbles and grumbles unintelligibly, and often uses his trademark snicker. Detective Lieutenant Mumbly's boss is Schnooker (inspired by Telly Savalas' Kojak detective and voiced by John Stephenson), an aptly named egotistical police chief who tries to take credit for nearly all of Mumbly's heroic deeds.
Cartoon Show", in which starred a canine version of Peter Falk's Columbo, also featured a caricature of Kojak/Savalas called "Schnooker" as the title character's sidekick.
Another voice Stephenson was often called to do was the high nasal Joe Flynn-inspired voice. This voice was usually given to characters that were either rude, or smart-alecks, or flat out mean. They were also short-tempered; examples include Mr. Peevly from "Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!", Mr. Finkerton from "Inch High Private Eye", "Schnooker" from "Inspector
", a segment from "The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/
Show" and Captain Snerdley from "Galaxy Goof-Ups"..
In September 2007, Cooper released his debut in the children's book world under the pseudonym Hector
. The book is titled "Bagel's Lucky Hat". (ISBN 0-8118-4875-2)
In 1975, Tom and Jerry were reunited with Hanna and Barbera, who produced new "Tom and Jerry cartoons" for Saturday mornings. These 48 seven-minute short cartoons were paired with "Grape Ape" and "
" cartoons, to create "The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show", "The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/
Show", and "The Tom and Jerry/
Show", all of which initially ran on ABC Saturday mornings between September 6, 1975 and September 3, 1977. In these cartoons, Tom and Jerry (now with a red bow tie), who had been enemies during their formative years, became nonviolent pals who went on adventures together, as Hanna-Barbera had to meet the stringent rules against violence for children's TV. "The Tom and Jerry Show" is still airing on the Canadian channel, Teletoon, and its classical counterpart, Teletoon Retro. This 1975-styled format was no longer used in the newer Tom and Jerry entrees.
The reason for the use of Dread Baron and
as substitutes for Dastardly and Muttley is not certain. The most commonly suggested reason is that the Wacky Races Characters (including Dastardly and Muttley) were created as a co-production with Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley Productions, meaning that they were not fully owned by Hanna-Barbera, and thus could only be used with permission.
would return as a villain alongside Dread Baron in the 1987 TV movie "Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose".
In the TV series "Laff-A-Lympics", there was a similar looking (and sounding) character to Dastardly named "The Dread Baron", voiced by John Stephenson. In fact, the similarity caused the translators in Brazil to mistake him for Dastardly (in issue #12 of the "Laff-A-Lympics" comic book by Marvel Comics, Dread Baron and Dastardly are twin brothers). The character's name, "Dread Baron", is an obvious pun on the name of the infamous World War I fighter pilot, the Red Baron (he also bears some similarities to the Red Max, another character from the "Wacky Races" series). In this series, the Dread Baron was seen wearing a World War I-era German fighter pilot's uniform. The Dread Baron accompanied
, a dog that was very similar to Muttley, only with grey fur, and an orange trenchcoat.
actually had his own series in which he was a detective, and in a role-reversal,
acted as the team captain of the Really Rottens in Laugh-a-Lympics with the Dread Baron and others serving as team members. The two later appeared in the made-for-TV movie "Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose", where the Dread Baron and
are first seen in Dick Dastardly's plane from "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines".
Donna Bowman of "The A.V. Club" gave the episode a A- saying "But I think this was Modern Family back in cracking good form. Not everything worked perfectly, but this is a great start to what amounts to a three-part season finale." She also noted "Ed O'Neill's
, wounded bitterness really makes it work."
In 1979, Hanna-Barbera released a "Laff-A-Lympics" Old Maid card game that included Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Dynomutt, Blue Falcon, Hong Kong Phooey, Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Grape Ape, Quick Draw McGraw, Pixie and Dixie, Yakky Doodle,
, Dread Baron, Snagglepuss, and Mildew Wolf.
may have been inspired by Peter Falk's TV character "Columbo", as the two share a similar sartorial style and speech patterns. In addition, both are police lieutenants, wear trench coats, and drive old broken down cars. A further link is that Muttley was based on a similar premise to Peter Falk's character Max Meen in "The Great Race".
"How to Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself" (1958) is a how-to book, illustrated by Robert Paul Smith's wife Elinor Goulding Smith. It gives step-by-step directions on how to: play
-peg; build a spool tank; make polly-noses; construct an indoor boomerang, etc. It was republished in 2010 by Tin House Books.
A "Laff-A-Lympics" hand-held pinball game was released in 1978. The game featured Scooby-Doo, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Blue Falcon, Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Grape Ape,
, Dread Baron, Mr. Creepley, Dalton Brothers, Snagglepuss, and Mildew Wolf.
The track "
" uses a sample of Muttley, the canine sidekick of Dick Dastardly, the main villain in Hanna-Barbara's Wacky Races. It also uses the same chord progression as track 6 on "Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3", and an unidentified sample of a woman ("You know, I don't even know why you bother talking").
This reportedly was one of Larry Fine's favorite shorts to watch repeatedly during his last years in the Motion Picture House. It is one of the only Stooge shorts in which he plays a different character than usual: tougher, more domineering, and speaking in a gravelly,
voice in a broad parody of Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire".
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