Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

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Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
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Also known as Scooby's All-Stars
Genre Animation
Comedy
Children's television series
Directed by Ray Patterson
Voices of Don Messick
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Running time 120 minutes (1977- Nov 4th 1978)
90 minutes (November 11th 1978-79)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Taft Broadcasting
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 10, 1977 – September 8, 1979
Chronology
Preceded by The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1977)
Related shows The Scooby-Doo Show

Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics was a two-hour programming block of Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Running from September 10, 1977 to September 2, 1978 on ABC, the block featured five Hanna-Barbera series among its segments: The Scooby-Doo Show, Laff-A-Lympics, The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, and reruns of Scooby-Doo, Where are You!.

DURING/in the middle of the second(2nd) season 1978–1979, the show was reduced from 120 minutes(sep 9 - nov 4 1978) to 90 minutes(nov 11-dec 23 1978) (dropping Dynomutt, Dog Wonder and Scooby-Doo, Where are You!) and re-titled Scooby's All-Stars. This season aired from September 9, 1978 to September 8, 1979 on ABC.

Each week's program included six cartoon segments:[1]

  • Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (one episodes, 11 minutes): Comedy/mystery show about three teenage detectives and their companion, a prehistoric caveman superhero thawed from a block of ice. Sixteen episodes were produced.
  • Laff-A-Lympics (one episode, 22 minutes): Based on Battle of the Network Stars, this series featured 45 Hanna-Barbera characters, including Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Mumbly, and others competing in Olympics-styled events. Thirt episodes 24 were produced.
  • The Scooby-Doo Show (one episode, 22 minutes): Comedy/mystery show about four teenage detectives and their talking dog, Scooby-Doo. Eight first-run episodes were produced for the second(2nd) season in 1977-78, with 16 from the first(1st) season(from 1976-77) re-run, following the final first-run episode. Two of the new episodes, as well as two others from 1976–77, feature Scooby-Doo's cousin Scooby-Dum as a recurring character.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where are You! (one episode, 22 minutes): reruns of the first Scooby-Doo series, originally run on CBS from 1969-70.
  • The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt (one episodes, 11 minutes each): New episodes featuring the superhero Blue Falcon and his bumbling cyborg dog sidekick Dynomutt, introduced the previous year(1976) in the "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" segments of "The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour"(1976). The new Dynomutt episodes were two-part cliffhangers, of which eight episodes (four stories total) were produced for the new season.

When the show became "Scooby's All-Stars" during mid-season 3 (in the middle of the 1978-79 season), starting from November 11th 1978 until December 23rd 1978, the "The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt" and "Scooby-Doo, Where are You!" segments were dropped and two Captain Caveman segments were broadcast instead of just one. Eight (8) new "Laff-a-Lympics" and eight (8) new "Captain Caveman" segments were produced for the block. "The Scooby-Doo Show" began the 3rd(third) season in re-runs(sep 9-nov 4), though starting from November eleventh(11th) 1978 seven new episodes (produced for an aborted revival of "Scooby-Doo, Where are You!" as a separate half hour) were run as part of "Scooby's All-Stars".


For the 1979-80 season, the block was cancelled and Scooby-Doo became a half-hour show as Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. Laff-a-Lympics said Captain Caveman would resurface on ABC during the latter part of the season in 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lenberg, Jeff (1991). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. New York: Facts of File. ISBN 0-8160-6599-3 p. 409-411.

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