Archie's TV Funnies

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Archie's TV Funnies
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Created by Bob Montana (characters)
John Goldwater (comic)
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Starring Dallas McKennon
Howard Morris
Jane Webb
John Erwin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Production
Producer(s) Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Filmation
Release
Original channel CBS
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 11, 1971 (1971-09-11) – September 1, 1973 (1973-09-01)
Chronology
Preceded by Archie's Funhouse
Followed by The U.S. of Archie
Related shows Fabulous Funnies

Archie's TV Funnies is a Saturday morning cartoon animated series produced by Filmation which appeared on CBS from September 11, 1971 to September 1, 1973. The series starred Bob Montana's Archie characters.

Overview[edit]

The fourth in a series of Archie shows, which in turn replaced Archie's Funhouse in CBS' schedule, this was the first show in the popular series to move away from the series' earlier successful formula of comedic segments and musical segments performed by The Archies musical group. Archie's TV Funnies would each week feature Archie Andrews and his friends running a local television station which would feature short animated adaptations of several popular newspaper comic strips of the early 1970s. A typical episode would start with one of the gang reporting on a story that was occurring in Riverdale that day, then several of the animated strips would be shown to the viewing audience as the reporter continued to report the story, and the episode would then conclude with the entire gang appearing at the end of the story. Although the series ran on CBS for two years, it was replaced in 1973 with Everything's Archie which returned the series to its more familiar formula.

When this program (along with other Archie TV shows) was rerun on the Odyssey Channel (now the Hallmark Channel), for unknown reasons it was shown after The U.S. of Archie. Archie's TV Funnies was originally created before U.S. of Archie.

Comic strips featured (as introduced in the opening sequence)[edit]

Some of the above featured comic strips were later adapted again as part of "Fabulous Funnies", another Filmation production.

Episodes[edit]

Title Air date
1 "Circus" 11 September 1971
2 "Bank Robbery" 18 September 1971
3 "Coach Kleats Climbs Mount Riverdale" 25 September 1971
4 "Escaped Hippo" 2 October 1971
5 "Flying Saucer" 9 October 1971
6 "The Ghost of Swedlow Swamp" 16 October 1971
7 "Mom's Chicken Sickle Stand" 23 October 1971
8 "Mount Riverdale Woods" 30 October 1971
9 "Opening of New Fully-Automated Dept. Store" 6 November 1971
10 "Our Town, Riverdale" 13 November 1971
11 "Outside Interference" 20 November 1971
12 "The Reggie Game" 27 November 1971
13 "Reggie's Soap Opera" 4 December 1971
14 "Riverdale Talent Tournament" 11 December 1971
15 "Rodney Rinkydink" 18 December 1971
16 "Wacky Races (Archie Style)" 25 December 1971

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