Tuesday, June 07, 2005

DC Comics November 1975 Ad #4!

Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Here's the centerspread from the DC November 1974 cover-dated comics... promoting CBS' Saturday morning line-up! Remember when the networks used to promote those in the comics?

All in all, there was some pretty impressive stuff to be seen! Well, some of it, anyway... The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm show, which saw the teenage stoneage hijinks of the Flintstones' and Rubbles' kids was pretty lame by any standards. Then again, after that, you couldn't go wrong with classic Warner Brothers cartoons, eh? Those were a staple of CBS' line-up for a very long time.

Following that was the first, and best, of the various Scooby-Doo shows, "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?" Anyone wanna argue with me about that?

Then, we had what I believe was the second season of "Shazam!", joined by "Isis," two of Filmation's live-action programs... and both were fun to watch! I understand a lot of daddies watched the latter show with their kids, probably because of Joanna Cameron's costume with the nice short skirt, eh?

I must've been mostly watching CBS shows that year, because I have very clear memories of the remaining shows... Far-Out Space Nutts featured Bob Denver, Gilligan himself, and Chuck McCann as two NASA service employees who were accidentally blasted off into space. I don't know what kind of fuel their ship had, but it must've had excellent mileage, considering how many planets they visited!

Ghost Busters reunited Larry Storch and his F-Troop co-star, Forrest Whitaker, and their co-star, Tracy the Gorilla (played by Bob Burns, if I recall correctly). The trio received their orders Mission: Impossible style to hunt down the ghosts of various monsters.

Next up was Valley of the Dinosaurs, a Hanna-Barbera show that even spawned a comic book! Typical HB program, a family is stranded in a lost valley in which dinosaurs and caveman still exist, and they can't find their way out (I wonder if this was the same valley that Dino-Boy, formerly of the Space Ghost show, was lost in?).

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was next, and I think even then, the number of new episodes per season was dwindling.

And finally, the CBS Children's Film Festival, hosted by Kukla, Fran and Ollie!

But I can't let this post go by without mentioning "In the News," a news program aimed at kids, that aired between each program. I remember these being very interesting!


1 comment:

  1. Jon,
    Re: "Ghost Busters reunited Larry Storch and his F-Troop co-star, Forrest Whitaker"

    That would have been an interesting show (well, maybe not, Forest Whitaker was 14 in 1975), but you mean Forrest Tucker.


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