Television

“Hey, baby…we’re gonna go to Vegas…”

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Sure, I could have used a lyric from the Faith Hill tune Let’s Go to Vegas—but as I was rummaging around in the Big Honkin’ Music Warehouse that I lovingly refer to as my computer, I found an mp3 of country legend Bobby Bare’s Vegas (sung back then with wife Jeannie) and decided to go with that (the reason for which will become clear in a paragraph or two). But first off, I’d like to apologize profusely for neglecting our award-winning serial Jungle Queen (1945) this weekend. I have no other excuse than I was simply not motivated enough to put it in the DVD player and watch Chapter 2, preferring instead to take multiple naps, goof off on Facebook and watch several Henry Fonda films (The Best ManAdvise & ConsentThe Wrong Man, and The Grapes of Wrath) during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars festival. (I swear I’ll pick up Chapter 2 this coming Saturday.)

hannabarberaBut since my sabbatical, I noticed that I’ve been remiss in putting up some classic television announcements for a while, so I thought I’d get the ball rolling by doing the Debra Messing/Grace Adler “Told You So” dance and report that TVShowsOnDVD.com has updated the content on the upcoming collections Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s, Volume 2 and 1970s, Volume 2. I predicted there would be a correction when I mentioned the two sets in this post, and even though it’s a pain in the tuchus to type out all this information I will do so—TSOD has a block on their site that doesn’t allow you to cut and paste (apparently some evil websites were using TSOD’s information for their own nefarious purposes and neglecting to give them proper credit):

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s, Volume 2

Disc 1
1) Quick Draw McGraw Show (with Snooper & Blabber and Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy) – Mine Your Manners/Vacation Tripped/Person to Prison
2) Space Kidettes/Young Samson & Goliath – Show #5: Space Heroes/The SSX-19
3) Bugs Bunny Show #23 – Big House Bunny/Canned Feud/Home Tweet Home
4) Porky Pig Show #3 – Scaredy Cat/Baton Bunny/Feather Dusted
5) Adventures of Young Gulliver – Dangerous Journey
6) Wally Gator (with Touché Turtle and Lippy the Lion & Hardy-Har-Har) – Droopy Dragon/Whale of a Tale/Sea-Saw
7) Jetsons – Elroy’s Mob

Disc 2
1) Quick Draw McGraw Show (with Snooper & Blabber and Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy) – The Mark of El Kabong/Party Pooper Pop/Chilly Chiller
2) Peter Potamus Show (with Breezly & Sneezly and Yippie, Yappie and Yahooey) – Wagon Train Strain/Missle Fizzle/Black Bart
3) Road Runner Show #1 – Zip and Snort/The Jet Cage/The Wild Chase
4) Atom Ant Show (with Precious Pupp and Hillbilly Bears) – Atom Ant Meets Karate Ant/Bowling Pinned/Picnic Panicked
5) Tom & Jerry –Saltwater Tabby/Mutts About Racing/Just Ducky
6) Magilla Gorilla Show #3 (with Mushmouse & Punkin’ Puss and Ricochet Rabbit) – Private Magilla/Army Nervy Game/TV Show

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s, Volume 2

Disc 1
1) Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch – Keep Your Keeper
2) New Adventures of Gilligan – Off Limits
3) Sealab 2020 – Deep Threat
4) Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan – The Mardi Gras Caper
5) Shazzan! – The Living Island/Master of the Thieves
6) Yogi’s Gang – Mr. Bigot

Disc 2
1) Bugs Bunny-Road Runner Hour – For Scent-imental Reasons/Stop, Look and Hasten/Hare-way to the Stars/Duck, Rabbit, Duck!
2) Valley of the Dinosaurs – Forbidden Fruit
3) Tom and Jerry/Great Grape Ape Show #1 – No Way Stowaway/That Was No Idol, That Was My Ape/The Ski Bunny/The All American Ape/Stay Awake or Else
4) Banana Splits Adventure Hour – Joining the Knights/The Littlest Musketeer/’Danger Island’
5) Inch High Private Eye – Diamonds are a Crook’s Best Friend
6) New Adventures of Batman & Robin – Sweet Joke on Gotham City

kidettesWhen this set first came out I knew something was amiss because the characters on the box set art didn’t match the content, but I just sat back patiently, knowing that I would soon be vindicated. (Okay, I’m sounding a bit full of myself—I’ll stop now.) I am pleased to see some of the new additions that have been announced, though—particularly with regards to the 60s Volume 2 set, with childhood faves like Wally, Touché, Lippy & Hardy, Breezly & Sneezly, etc. and especially the Space Kidettes, which was a show that came on at my house around 7:30am on Saturdays…much to my father’s obvious displeasure. My memories of the series are a bit fuzzy with age but I do remember that voice king Daws Butler played Captain Skyhook, the villain of the piece, and in the opening he would introduce himself along with “his evil pal Static.” (Chris Allen also worked on this show, a talented female artist best known for her portrayal of Jay Ward creation Hoppity Hooper.)

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