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
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Audio format Monaural
Original run 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.

Episode titles[edit]

  1. "Circus" / 1971.09.11
  2. "Bank Robbery" / 1971.09.18
  3. "Coach Kleats Climbs Mount Riverdale" / 1971.09.25
  4. "Escaped Hippo" / 1971.10.02
  5. "Flying Saucer" / 1971.10.09
  6. "The Ghost of Swedlow Swamp" / 1971.10.16
  7. "Mom's Chicken Sickle Stand" / 1971.10.23
  8. "Mount Riverdale Woods" / 1971.10.30
  9. "Opening of New Fully-Automated Dept. Store" / 1971.11.06
  10. "Our Town, Riverdale" / 1971.11.13
  11. "Outside Interference" / 1971.11.20
  12. "The Reggie Game" / 1971.11.27
  13. "Reggie's Soap Opera" / 1971.12.04
  14. "Riverdale Talent Tournament" / 1971.12.11
  15. "Rodney Rinkydink" / 1971.12.18
  16. "Wacky Races (Archie Style)" / 1971.12.25

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