Wake, Rattle, and Roll

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Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Wake, Rattle, and Roll.jpg
Title Card for Wake, Rattle, and Roll.
Genre Comedy
Created by David Kirschner
Written by Laren Bright
Brady Connell
Don Dougherty
David Kirschner
Ken Knox
Linda Krause
Earl Kress
Kristina Luckey
Bill Matheny
David Schwartz
Carl Swenson
Marlowe Weisman
Directed by Doug Rogers
Steven J. Santos
Creative director(s) Rick Schneider-Calabash
Starring R.J. Williams
Avery Schreiber
Ebonie Smith
Terri Ivens
Voices of Charlie Adler
Greg Burson
Tim Curry
Richard Gautier
Marvin Kaplan
John Mariano
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Pat Musick
Rob Paulsen
Neil Ross
Arnold Stang
John Stephenson
Shadoe Stevens
Jean Vander Pyl
Janet Waldo
Frank Welker
Paul Winchell
Jonathan Winters
Patric Zimmerman
Theme music composer Joe Curiale
Composer(s) Joe Curiale (Race segments)
Udi Harpaz
Bob Mithoff
Michael Tavera (Monster Tails)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Shukri Ghalayini
David Kirschner
Ron Ziskin
Cartoon segments:
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Cosmo Anzilotti
David Casci
Jim Crum
Jeffrey Hilton
Jeffrey Scott
Kelly Ward
Kay Wright
Editor(s) Terry Moore
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises[1]
(former)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
(current)
Release
Original network Syndication
The Disney Channel
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release September 17, 1990 (1990-09-17) – 1991 (1991)
Chronology
Related shows Monster Tails
Fender Bender 500

Wake, Rattle, and Roll (retitled Jump, Rattle, and Roll when it aired on The Disney Channel on weekday afternoons in 1991[2][3]) is a live-action/animated television show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Four Point Entertainment that premiered in the fall of 1990. The show's title was inspired by the song "Shake, Rattle and Roll". After its single season on the air in syndication, Wake, Rattle, and Roll moved exclusively to The Disney Channel under the title Jump, Rattle, and Roll.[2] Jump, Rattle, and Roll ran on The Disney Channel from October 7, 1991 to 1994 becoming the only Hanna-Barbera cartoon to air on Disney Channel [3].[4][5] It has also been screened on Network Ten in Australia while the animated segments were broadcast on ITV in the UK as part of the short running Saturday morning children's programme TV Mayhem, becoming the first series to debut on ITV during tv mayhem

Plot[edit]

The series was about a boy named Sam Baxter (played by R. J. Williams) and his robot D.E.C.K.S. (voiced by Rob Paulsen; built from old audio/video equipment and a Sony U-Matic videotape head; an acronym for Digital Electronic Cassette-Headed Kinetic System) and their adventures in the basement, which has a time machine that can bring back historical figures. In some cases, Sam and D.E.C.K.S. occasionally have remote fights in which they each have a remote control and start pressing buttons changing each other from Hanna-Barbera stars to famous movie stars.

Basement Tech[edit]

Sam's grandpa Dr. Lester T. Quirk (played by Avery Schreiber) is a brilliant inventor and is constantly supplying Sam and DECKS with sci-fi technology to add to their basement bedroom:

  • People Processor – A teleporter used to send or retrieve people to and from anywhere in the world. Sometimes, it could even send people through time.
  • Mondo-View – A supercomputer that was used for several reasons on the show. For example, Sam is able to talk to Grandpa Quirk anywhere in the world.
  • Debbie Detector – A video monitor used by Sam and DECKS to communicate with Sam's older sister Debbie (played by Terri Ivens) which lessens the amount of time Debbie spends in the basement. It often makes an alarm sound when she approaches.

Cartoon segments[edit]

After a short live-action skit, D.E.C.K.S. would turn on the television screen on his torso and display an animated short. There are two new Hanna-Barbera series made exclusively for this program.

Monster Tails[edit]

Monster Tails is about a group of pets who live in a castle in Transylvania with their guardian Igor Jr. (voiced by Charlie Adler), the son of Igor (Iggy for short). Each of them had a similar personality to their masters, who are in Hollywood making movies:

Monster Tails was also shown in the UK, on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast in 1993.

Episodes[edit]

  1. Pet Styles of the Rich and Gruesome -
  2. Purple Brain -
  3. Elsa Dearest – After ingesting a formula made By Mr. Snyde, Elsa becomes as evil as She's obsessed with cleaning, annoying Catula, Frankenmutt, Iggy, and Veeny.
  4. Sleepwalk, Don't Run – While trying to sleep, Mumfrey sleepwalks getting him and his fellow monster pets into Calamity.
  5. Journey to the Center of Iggy -
  6. To Leech His Own- Catula tries to rid the castle of a leech that's been drinking up his tomato juice supply.
  7. The Moatside Bassanova - A Moat Monster becomes obsessed with romancing Angel who doesn't want to have anything to do with Him.
  8. Mighty Iggy at the Bat -
  9. Pet-refined Fortress -
  10. Monster Olympics -
  11. Driving Mr. Iggy -
  12. Ma Igor -
  13. Curse of the Mumphrey -
  14. Mayhem -
  15. Mumphrey's the Word -
  16. Garbage Mouth -
  17. Tse-tse, Tse-tse, Goodbye -
  18. Goodbye, Mr. Chump -
  19. The Minus Touch -
  20. Dr. Veeny's Beanie -
  21. Night of the Living Food -
  22. Mumphrey's Big Sleep -
  23. The Flea -
  24. Attack of the Monster Shadows -
  25. Luck, Don't Leap -
  26. The Counter Mental Divide -
  27. Dog Date Afternoon -
  28. That Darn Yarn -
  29. New Corpses on the Slab - Dr. Veenie, Frankenmutt, and Catula become a rock band called New Corpses on the Slab when Iggy was unable to get tickets for the Graveyard Gang's concert.

Fender Bender 500[edit]

This was the Wacky Races of the 1990s in which the racers drove monster trucks made for racing. Each vehicle had a different theme, specific to its drivers; e.g., Yogi & Boo Boo's truck resembled a giant picnic basket on wheels. Game show announcer from "The New Hollywood Squares" and disk jockey Shadoe Stevens provided the voice of the race announcer. Since they were in the aforementioned series, Dastardly and Muttley reprised their roles as cheaters with their new vehicle based on the Mean Machine called the Dirty Truckster. Although the segment wasn't a series of its own, this is the fourth all-star sports show from Hanna-Barbera.

Competitors (listed by alphabetical order) included:

Episodes[edit]

  1. The Nippon Tuck 500 – The racers compete in a race in Japan. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo. The prize was a model of a mountain.
  2. The Cow Sow & Plow 500 – The racers compete in a race in the rural U.S. countryside. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. The prize was a lifetime supply of Blackberry Preserves much to Yogi Bear's chagrin who complained about not getting his pie... then momentarily got a pie thrown in the face.
  3. The Calypso 500 – The racers compete in a race on a Spanish island. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. Dick stole their treasure chest prize, not knowing there were Balloons in it, as the announcer stated something dealing with Da Balloons which Dick misunderstood for Golden Doubloons.
  4. The Philly Freedom 500 – The racers compete in a race in Philadelphia. Won by Pixie and Dixie.
  5. The Hup, Two, Three, Four, 500 – The racers compete in a race that goes through a military course as some of them are put through military training. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo. The prize was a bowling ball.
  6. The Frances a Lot 500 – The racers compete in a race in France. Won by Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.
  7. The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500 – The racers compete in a race in Holland/The Netherlands. Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.
  8. The Rocket Gibraltar 500 – The racers compete in a race on the Isle of Gibraltar. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.
  9. Bombay Flambe 500 – The racers compete in a race in Mumbai, India. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky. The prize at the beginning of the race Dick thought had something not to be "Sorry" about thinking it was riches. However, the prize was a sari.
  10. The Way Down Under 500 – The racers compete in a race in Australia. Won by Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.
  11. Fondue 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  12. The Kenya Win It 500 – The racers compete in a race in Africa. Won by Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.
  13. The Fettuccini 500 – The racers compete in a race in Italy. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.
  14. Monumental 500 – The racers compete in a race in Washington, D.C. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. The prize was the "seal" of approval.
  15. The High Stakes 500 – The racers compete in a race that goes from the Hoover Dam to Las Vegas. Although Dick Dastardly and Muttley were seen crossing the finish line, Huckleberry Hound informed them that Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey crossed the line an hour ago.
  16. Great Golden Gate 500 – The racers compete in a race in California. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  17. The Highland Fling 500 – The racers compete in a race in Scotland. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. The prize was the Loch Ness Monster.
  18. Rush to Rushmore 500 – The racers compete in a race to Mount Rushmore. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky.
  19. Pound for Pound 500 – The racers compete in a race in London. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. The prize was tea for two.
  20. The Great Greek 500 – The racers compete in a race in Greece. Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey. The prize was a statue of Dick Dastardly and Muttley.
  21. The Log Jammer 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  22. The Clambake 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  23. We’ll Get Bayou 500Location: a bayou Winners: Unknown
  24. The Funhouse 500Location: a carnival, fair, or amusement park Winners: Unknown
  25. Space Race 500 – The racers compete in a race at Cape Canaveral. Won by Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo. The prize was a picnic basket full of space food.
  26. Wicki Wacki 500 – The racers compete in a race in Hawaii. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky.
  27. Big Apple 500 – The racers compete in a race in New York City. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. The prize was a big apple.
  28. Panda-Monium 500 – The racers compete in a race in China. Won by Pixie and Dixie. Unfortunately, Dick Dastardly stole their fortune cookie prize thinking it had riches, but the fortune read "Cheaters never prosper..."
  29. The Tumbleweed 500 – The racers compete in a race in Texas. Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey. The prize was chili.
  30. Jungle Bungle 500 – The racers compete in a race in the Amazon Rainforest. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  31. Silver Screen 500 – The racers compete in a race in Hollywood, California. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  32. Sheik to Sheik 500 – The racers compete in a race in Saudi Arabia. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. The prize was water.
  33. The Cotton Pickin’ 500 – The racers compete in a race in the southeast United States region. Won by Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla.
  34. The Oom-pa-pah 500 – The racers compete in a race in Germany. Won by Pixie and Dixie. The prize was Braunschweiger Sausage, which they didn't eat because of the bratwurst they ate earlier in the race.
  35. The Fountain of Youth 500 – The racers compete in a race in the Okefenokee Swamp. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. The prize was the Fountain of Youth.
  36. The Fiesta Fantastica 500 – The racers compete in a race in Mexico. Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.
  37. The Big Top 500 – The racers compete in a race at a circus. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo. The prize was two red clown noses.
  38. The Russian Around 500 – The racers compete in a race in Russia. Won by Dick Dastardly and Muttley. The prize was a red square paper.
  39. The Dash to Nashville 500 – The racers compete in a race in Nashville. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky.
  40. The Trans-Transylvania 500 – The racers compete in a race in Transylvania. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky. The prize was a bat in a cage which was a "monster" of a prize.
  41. The Run Down to Ghost Town 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  42. The Go for the Gold 500Location: California Winners: Unknown
  43. The Golden State 500Location: also California Winners: Unknown
  44. The Hit'n Mississippi 500 – The racers compete in a race along the Mississippi River. Won by Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla. The prize was a mini-soda.
  45. The Alligator Alley 500Location and Winners: Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla
  46. The Brazilian Million 500 – The racers compete in a race in Brazil. Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  47. The Emerald Isle 500 – The racers compete in a race in Ireland. Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. The prize was a leprechaun.
  48. The Nile a Minute 500 – The racers compete in a race in Egypt. Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky
  49. Unfathomable 500 – The racers compete in a race at the bottom of the ocean. Won by Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo. The prize was a lifetime visit to an all you can eat seafood restaurant which Yogi was glad to know. Unfortunately, the seafood restaurant is located in Atlantis.
  50. The Yukon Win It 500 – The racers compete in a race in Canada. Won by Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.

Filler segments[edit]

Due to the Disney Channel airing the program without any commercial breaks due to being a premium service at the time, an additional animated segment aired after the last live-action scene. These consisted of two shorts from the H-B archive:

Cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Voice cast[edit]

Monster Tails:

Fender Bender 500:

Crew[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting (PDF). Broadcasting Publications. January 15, 1990. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Toonarific Cartoon Archive. "Wake, Rattle, & Roll @ Toonarific Cartoons". toonarific.com. 
  3. ^ a b The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 5, September/October 1991: pp. 20, 36, 45.
  4. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 5, August/September 1994: pp. 24-25, 32.
  5. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 6, October/November 1994: p. 36.

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