Casper and the Angels
|Casper and the Angels|
|Directed by||George Gordon
|Voices of||Julie McWhirter
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions
|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.
- Julie McWhirter - Casper
- Diana McCannon - Space Patrol Officer Maxie
- Laurel Page - Space Patrol Officer Minnie
- John Stephenson - Harry Scary, Commander
Two segments aired per 30-minute episode:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|11||"A Shoplifting Experience / The Impossible Scream"||1 December 1979|
|* A Shoplifting Experience:
|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.
|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.
On September 5, 1995, Turner Home Entertainment released two volumes The Boo Zoo and Stars & Frights on VHS. This release contains 5 episodes from the series. It has been discontinued and is now out of print.
- Casper and the Angels at the Internet Movie Database
- Casper and the Angels at TV.com
- Casper and the Angels @ The Big Cartoon DataBase