Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire
|Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire|
|Written by||Robert Askin|
Judy Rothman Rofé
|Directed by||Joe Barruso|
Christopher J. Brough
|Theme music composer||Mike Watts|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (plus 1 special)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bob Einstein|
|Running time||30 minutes (with commercials)|
|Production company(s)||DIC Animation City|
|Original network||FOX (Fox Kids)|
|Original release||September 12, 1992 – 1993|
In the United States, the show premiered on September 12, 1992 on FOX. The series was cancelled after its first season, but a special based on the series titled The Super Dave Superbowl of Knowledge aired on January 29, 1994.
The show starred and was based on the comedy of late actor Bob Einstein and his Super Dave Osborne persona. Both Bob Einstein and Art Irizawa provided the voices for Super Dave and his assistant, Fuji Hakayito, and also appeared as their characters in live-action skits which ended each episode.
Halfway through the show's initial run, Irizawa was asked to modify his voice for Fuji, following complaints to Fox from Asian-American groups that the character was an offensive stereotype. Irizawa subsequently re-recorded his dialogue for all of the show's episodes.
Although short lived, the show was a success at the time. Strangely enough, to date is has been released on DVD exclusively in South Korea and nowhere else globally in any form after its initial broadcast.
- Bob Einstein — Super Dave Osborne
- Art Irizawa — Additional Voices
- Charles Adler — Additional Voices
- Jesse Corti — Additional Voices
- Don Lake — Additional Voices
- Katherine Soucie — Additional Voices
- Frank Welker — Additional Voices
- Jack Angel — Additional Voices
- Brian George — Additional Voices
- Susan Silo — Additional Voices
- B. J. Ward — Additional Voices
- Louise Vallance — Additional Voices
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