Casper and the Angels

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Casper and the Angels
Genre Animation
Directed by George Gordon
Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Voices of Julie McWhirter
Diana McCannon
Laurel Page
John Stephenson
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Art Scott
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Harveytoons Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 22, 1979 – May 3, 1980

Casper and the Angels is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired for one season (1979–80) on NBC. Casper the Friendly Ghost was a guardian angel for two female motorcycle space cops named Minnie (who was rather ditzy and had a Southern accent) and Maxie (who was a much more intelligent African-American woman) in the year 2179. They were joined by a rambunctious ghost named Hairy Scary, who would scare villains and troublemakers, but unlike most other ghosts, was accepting of the fact that Casper was a gentle ghost who did not like to scare people. The show was apparently Hanna-Barbera's second attempt to cash in on the popularity of Charlie's Angels, the first being Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (Laurel Page also voiced for that show).

Twenty-six 15-minute segments shown as thirteen 30-minute episodes were produced, as well as two 1979 television specials: Casper's Halloween Special and Casper's First Christmas.The show was shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang for a few years.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Two segments aired per 30-minute episode:

Title Air date
1 "Casper's Golden Chance / Space Circus" 22 September 1979
* Casper's Golden Chance: Minnie and Maxie try to track down space hijackers who are after a gold bullion, while Harry Scary tries to teach Casper to scare.
  • Space Circus: Casper and Harry Scary go to the Space Circus, where a diamond smuggler gets a pickup. With Minnie and Maxie in pursuit, Casper and Harry catch the smuggler.
2 "Casper Ghosts West / Casper's Camp Out" 29 September 1979
* Casper Ghosts West: Minnie and Maxie have an assignment to protect Sandy Gulch from thugs disguised as ghosts. Harry Scary takes the liberty of scaring the phony ghosts.
  • Casper's Camp Out: Maxie and Minnie are assigned to be camp directors. A river dam receives damage, but Casper arranges help before it arrives.
3 "Strike Four / The Space Pirate" 6 October 1979
* Strike Four: Minnie, Maxie and Casper go to baseball stadium to keep an eye on Don Button who is the Space City Dogers champion, but someone is impersonating him.
  • The Space Pirate: Minnie and Maxie search for Captain Spacebeard, while Casper and Harry Scary board his ship. Together they stop Spacebeard before he can execute his plan to rob a bank.
4 "Ship-Wrecked / The Cat Burglar" 13 October 1979
* Ship-Wrecked: Minnie and Maxie drive a new Space Bus, but Harry Scary accidentally gets them stranded on a remote planet. After an encounter with the savage inhabitants, they all escape.
  • The Cat Burglar: Nerdley and Fundo investigate a cat burglary, but Minnie and Maxie take over where they fail. With Harry Scary's help they set a trap to catch the cat burglar.
5 "Something Fishy / The Smiling Lisa" 20 October 1979
* Something Fishy: The Angels, Casper and Harry Scary go to the Space Aquarium, but the seal Snowy gets held for ransom. After rescuing Snowy, Harry proceeds to pursue the culprits.
  • The Smiling Lisa: Minnie and Maxie are sent to safeguard the Smiling Lisa, but when Casper and Harry Scary come it is stolen. They find out it was stolen by an imposter who after the insurance money.
6 "A Pocket Full O'Schemes / A Tale of Two Trashmen" 27 October 1979
* A Pocket Full O'Schemes: Minnie and Maxie search for a pickpocket called the Snatcher who steals things that he doesn't really want. When they do catch him there is a dispute on who gets the credit.
  • A Tale of Two Trashmen: The Angels, Casper and Harry Scary investigate a burglary. The refuse collectors salvage the stolen items in their scow. The Angels and ghosts track and catch them.
7 "Fatula / T.V. or Not T.V." 3 November 1979
* Fatula: Fatula plots revenge on Minnie and Maxie who convicted him. Fatula lures the Angels into trap, but Casper and Harry Scary come to the rescue.
  • T.V. or Not T.V.: Minnie and Maxie have been awarded to star on television. At the same time Slippery Sam has escaped prison, but before he can make a fool of the Angels, Casper and Harry Scary scare him away.
8 "Gone to the Dogs / Private Eyeball to Eyeball" 10 November 1979
* Gone to the Dogs: Casper gets a dog called Sunspot. The dog however is not his to keep and a dog catcher is stealing owners' dogs. Harry Scary goes as a dog catch the dog catcher.
  • Private Eyeball to Eyeball: Harry Scary volunteers to be a private eye. The crooked detective Snoopy is after the gold bullion Minnie and Maxie are guarding. Casper saves the Angels and gets Snoopy under arrest.
9 "Champ for a Day / The Ghost Robbers" 17 November 1979
* Champ for a Day: When "The Champ," a famous wrestler, has his cherished teddy bear stolen, he refuses to get into the ring. It looks like sabotage! While the Angels track down the one responsible, it's up to Hairy to take the Champ's place.
  • The Ghost Robbers:
10 "Aunt Mary Scarey / The Ice Heist" 24 November 1979
* Aunt Mary Scarey: Harry tries to impress his Aunt Mary by pretending to be Police Commander.
  • The Ice Heist: he ghosts help the angels uncover jewel thieves at the space towers hotel.
11 "A Shoplifting Experience / The Impossible Scream" 1 December 1979
* A Shoplifting Experience:
  • The Impossible Scream: Notorious (and nearsighted) bully Muscles McSnort is out causing trouble in Space City and its up to Officers Mini and Maxi to collar him. But, they'll have to do it without the help of Hairy Scary, who upon failing to frighten McSnort has lost faith in himself.
12 "Prehistoric Hi-Jinx / The Commander Is Missing" 8 December 1979
* Prehistoric Hi-Jinx: Mini and Maxi get assigned to guard a scientist's lab, and Casper, Hairy, Nerdly and Fungo follow them to keep an eye on things. When the boys arrive at the lab, all but Casper accidentally trigger a time machine and wind up in prehistoric times, and its up to the others to rescue them.
  • The Commander Is Missing:
13 "Love at First Fright / Saving Grace in Outer Space" 15 December 1979
* Love at First Fright: Hairy falls head over tailsheet for Zsa Zsa Amour the stage actress after seeing her image on a poster. When Mini and Maxi get assigned to guard Zsa Zsa's dressing-room to protect her diamond tiara, Hairy begs to come along.
  • Saving Grace in Outer Space:

Home media[edit]

On September 5, 1995, Turner Home Entertainment released two volumes The Boo Zoo and Stars & Frights on VHS.[1] This release contains 5 episodes from the series. It has been discontinued and is now out of print.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Casper-Stars-Frights-Dick-Beals/dp/B0000060T0

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