Cereal, Cartoons, and Krofft Brothers: Saturday Morning in the 70s

by grendelkhan | created - 19 Sep 2012 | updated - 12 Oct 2016 | Public

Saturday morning was a ritual in the 70s, often starting before the station sign-on (we didn't have 24 hours of local programming, in those days) and lasting at least until American Bandstand. Here are some of those programs of that era and my memories (some are from the end of the 60s, but were still in reruns at the beginning of the 70s, while a few are from the very early 80s). Your mileage may vary...

ps. This list used to include Tom and Jery, which was shown on CBS, from 1965-1972. It was a network show, consisting of the Tom and Jerry Cartoons, like the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show. However, the listing has been deleted by IMDB.

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1. Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

Stars: Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick, Danny Bravo

Votes: 3,774

This was in re-runs in the 70s, but the powers that be hadn't really messed with the content. It is still one of the most imaginative adventure cartoons ever. People died, there was real peril, some monsters, genuine creeps, amazing machinery and good characters. You can't do much better than this.

2. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1968–1978)

55 min | Animation, Comedy

Bugs Bunny and all his cartoon friends are stage performers entertaining audiences with 7 features per show, all of which are classic theatrical cartoons from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet, Julie Bennett

Votes: 7,989

Lasting through several variations, from the 60s through the 80s, this was still the best cartoon show on Saturday morning. It was on ABC, then CBS in that era and was even 90 minutes long, at one point. It eventually migrated to NBC, then back to ABC. Again, the censors hadn't gotten out of hand yet, so you still had the gunshots and some of the wilder antics that were edited out by the 80s.

3. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,083

Scooby Doo was a classic by any standard! Things got greatly watered down with the later shows, but this one is still memorable. The show was formulaic but the scripts were pretty inventive and the visuals were quite wild. Added bonus, no Scrappy Doo.

4. H.R. Pufnstuf (1969–1970)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.

Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib, Joan Gerber

Votes: 1,375

This was surreal, to put it mildly. You have a weird combination of live actors, people in puppet costumes, and actual puppets. The colors were bright, the humor was silly, and the stores were bizarre, but it had an immense charm. Witchiepoo is still the best!

5. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,763

The first of the Super Friends shows, it suffered from the heavier standards imposed after the 60s, so no one could ever grab one of the villains (with their own hands) and there weren't many real villains (certainly not from the comics), but it had some creative stories. Some of the character names were real groaners (Dr. Shaman, with his Shaman U device).

6. Lidsville (1971–1973)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

A boy finds himself trapped in a land populated by living hat-people which is ruled by a crotchety magician.

Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Billie Hayes, Butch Patrick, Sharon Baird

Votes: 306

Another weird Krofft show. The characters were all hats, with personalities to match. Not as creative as Pufnstuf, but it is hard to forget the image of a green skinned Charles Nelson Riley flying through the air in a giant top hat!

7. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,276

Probably the most popular of the Krofft Shows, featuring a lost world of dinosaurs (in bad stop motion and puppetry), strange humanoids (the Pakunis), and Sleestaks. Very imaginative but held back by budget and technology. Many of the Sleestaks were actually basketball players from UCLA and USC.

8. Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson

Votes: 162

One of the last of the Hanna-Barbera adventure shows (apart from the Super Friends), it featured aquatic adventures with ecological focus. Featured Ross Martin of The Wild Wild West. It would later spawn Adult Swim's Sealab 2021.

9. The Funky Phantom (1971– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Three teenagers and the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution set across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination.

Stars: Daws Butler, Tommy Cook, Jerry Dexter, Micky Dolenz

Votes: 138

Basically in the mold of Scooby Doo, but with a cowardly Revolutionary War ghost. Not the greatest but not the worst.

10. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 2,775

Fun series that tried to jump onto the kung-fu bandwagon. Very slapsticky and repetitive but succeeded on the strength of Scatman Crothers as the voice of the hero.

11. Inch High, Private Eye (1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

Animated childrens show about a private detective who's only a few inches tall. Aided by some normal sized teenagers, he solves a variety of mysteries.

Stars: Jamie Farr, Kathy Gori, Ted Knight, Bob Luttrell

Votes: 182

Pretty much a one gimmick show with little to recommend. It was one of those shows you watched because the competition didn't have anything better.

12. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976–1978)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Jack Bannon, Ted Cassidy, Robert Chapel

Votes: 200

Great show from Filmation, using rotoscoping (animating over live footage) to give the character more movement. It looked great but they used the same shots over and over. The writers defaulted to lost civilizations a lot but it was memorable.

13. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 5,295

Animated version of the classic series. It looked good and featured the original actors, though their delivery was often wooden. The stories were great and stand alongside any from the live series.

14. Space Sentinels (1977)

23 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

A trio of teenage superheroes, representing three different racial groups, use their powers to fight against evil forces.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Evan C. Kim, Dee Timberlake, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 142

Filmation's own attempt at a superhero show, with some Star Wars elements thrown in. The trio of heroes were racially diverse and from different eras and fought a variety of menaces, including rogue Sentinels. It stole heavily from DC's Green Lantern (which stole from EE Smith's Lensmen Saga). The idea was good, though execution was shaky.

15. Groovie Goolies (1970–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Sabrina's involved with a band of monsters, The Groovy Ghoulies; a rock band with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein; who scare people for their own amusement.

Stars: Jane Webb, John Erwin, Dal McKennon, Larry D. Mann

Votes: 225

Fun series in its day, but the humor doesn't hold up as well as you age. Sabrina carried over from the Archies, but the Goolies were the reason to watch. It was essentially Laugh-In, with the Universal monsters.

16. Flash Gordon (1979–1982)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the comic strip space hero and his friends as they battle the tyranny of Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Alan Oppenheimer, Diane Pershing, Allan Melvin

Votes: 759

Great adaptation of the comic strip. It started as a movie for prime time and so impressed NBC that they asked for a series. The series ended up broadcast before the movie (which expanded things to include the beginning of WW2 and the Nazis). The second season jettisoned the serialized format and added a cute dragon that killed the show.

17. The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971–1976)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the children of the Flintstones and the Rubbles as teenagers.

Stars: Sally Struthers, Carl Esser, Gay Hartweg, Mitzi McCall

Votes: 361

My memories are pretty hazy here, other than Pebbles and Bam Bam as teenagers, complete with a band. Not quite up to the original Flintstones standards but entertaining enough.

18. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969–1970)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 2,808

Spun off from Wacky Races, here Dick Dastardly and Muttley tried to stop Yakee Doodle. It was pretty much swiped from the movie Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines, with Dick Dastardly taking the Terry Thomas role. The planes were pretty wild, as I recall.

19. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance.

Stars: Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Don Messick

Votes: 1,418

Another spinoff from Wacky Races, with Penelope Pitstop and the Anthill Gang matching wits with the Hooded Claw (Paul Lynde). It was pretty run of the mill, with tons of serial cliffhangers and plenty of bondage themes for future fetishists.

20. Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977–1979)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.

Stars: Marilyn Schreffler, Julie Bennett, Joe Besser, Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,046

Essentially a remake of Wacky Races, this series grew out of the 1976 Olympics, in Montreal. You had three teams; one led by Yogi Bear, another by Scooby Doo, and a third comprised of all of the villains. It was pretty much the same thing every week.

21. The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–1974)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie - renamed The New Saturday Superstar Movie in its second season - is a series of one-hour animated TV-movies (some of which also contained live action), ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Messick, Joan Gerber, John Stephenson, Richard Long

Votes: 72

An interesting experiment that provided a showcase for cartoon series pilots. A few, like the Brady Kids and Lassie's Rescue Rangers, made it to series but most didn't. Style-wise, the height of the show was Oliver and the Artful Dodger, which featured designs from Alex Toth and provided a sequel to Oliver Twist. The show also featured a meeting between the Looney Tunes gang and the Groovy Goolies (with horrible animation from Filmation), an animated Lost in Space, cartoons based on Bewitched and Nanny & the Professor, and a Popeye feature with all of the King Features Syndicate cartoon characters.

22. The Brady Kids (1972–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Brady kids form a pop group and go on adventures with their newfound friends: two pandas, a shaggy dog and a magical bird.

Stars: Larry Storch, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen

Votes: 112

Animated version of the Brady Bunch, sans Mike, Carol, and Alice. Instead, we got a pair of panda bears and a mynah bird. the cast did their own voices for the first season, but several bowed out for the second and were replaced by the children of producer Lou Scheimer. the stories weren't anything to write home about, but they did meet up with Superman, Wonder Woman (her first animated appearance) and the Lone Ranger.

23. The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The further misadventures of the inept sailor, Gilligan and his fellow castaways, in an animated series.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 98

Filmation version, minus Tina Louise. As was typical of these adaptations, they didn't really expand things much. Jane Webb voiced Maryann and Ginger (Dawn Wells wasn't available and Tina Louise said no). It was't great, but was much better than the later, even sillier, Gilligan's Planet (they escape the island in a rocket and end up marooned on another planet!).

24. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North

Votes: 3,616

First sequel to the original series, it featured guest stars voicing themselves, ranging from Sonny and Cher to Batman & Robin, with an eclectic bunch in between. The mysteries weren't as inventive and episodes varied greatly, depending on who was the guest star. The pair of Batman episodes were pretty good.

25. The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1978)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series.

Stars: John Stephenson, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Don Messick

Votes: 2,714

More of the same from Scooby Doo; but, Dyno Mutt brought some superhero goofiness. Frank Welker (Fred on Scooby Doo) provided the voice, while Gary Owens (Laugh-In and Space Ghost) voiced Blue Falcon. Played a bit too much for cheap laughs it was still a pretty fun show.

26. Harlem Globe Trotters (1970–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

The adventures of a basketball comedy team.

Stars: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Rudy Clark, Scatman Crothers, Robert DoQui

Votes: 137

Animated adventures of the Globetrotters. Not especially memorable; it was about average for cartoons of the era.

27. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 179

Interesting British show that played here in the states. A gang of kids has a clubhouse in an old double-decker bus, in a junkyard. I have very vague memories, but it was a very inventive show with a lot of charm. It took me the better part of 20 years to verify that this show existed. Thank you IMDB (and a bio of the Harlem Globetrotters, that gave me a possible name for the show).

28. The Monkees (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music

The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 3,380

This was from the 60s, but was repeated a couple of times in the 70s. Loads of fun from the gang.

29. Space Ghost (1966–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.

Stars: Gary Owens, John David Carson, Tim Matheson, Don Messick

Votes: 1,366

Another show repeated in the 70s, alongside the Herculoids (especially after Star Wars). Great designs, voicework and stories, though the earlier ones are the best. The show would return in the early 80s, in a new format.

30. The Herculoids (1967–1969)

10 min | Animation

In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

Stars: Mike Road, Virginia Gregg, Ted Eccles, Don Messick

Votes: 800

Repeated, alongisde Space Ghost, in the 70s. Tells the tales of a family of adventurers, on a primative world. Zandor was at one point going to be called Zantar, but I suspect the lawyers said to change it. The monster characters were the real draw. It was inventive, but the stories got repetitive after a while (a common theme with H-B).

31. Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (1971– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated series centering on three bears who live in a zoo. Every now and then they try to sneak out of the zoo. So the zoo keeper and his assistant try to stop them or apprehend them when ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, William Callaway, Paul Winchell, John Stephenson

Votes: 490

Another H-B show, borrowing more than a bit from Tennessee Tuxedo, in terms of the zoo setting. Not especially funny, compared to other shows; but, it was entertaining enough to kill a half hour until a better cartoon came along.

32. Speed Buggy (1973–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

Animated 'Saturday-morning' television cartoon about a race car.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Arlene Golonka, Alan Oppenheimer, Michael Bell

Votes: 268

Essentially Scooby Doo, but with a talking dune buggy and its race team. It was ok.

33. Jabberjaw (1976–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Stars: Tommy Cook, Regis Cordic, Ron Feinberg, Barry Gordon

Votes: 701

Scooby Doo underwater, with Curly Howard's personality borrowed for the shark. The underwater setting gave it a bit more than the other Scooby Doo ripoffs.

34. The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 14,103

Like Bugs Bunny, this was a Saturday morning showcase for the theatrical cartoons, though they made new ones. The overall quality was good, though the individual cartoons varied. Also featured the The Ant & the Aardvark (very much a Road Runner and Coyote swipe) and the Inspector, and animated version of Inspector Clouseau.

35. Yogi's Gang (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When his natural habitat is threatened to be overrun by civilization and pollution, Yogi Bear, together with his faithful sidekick, Boo Boo Bear, and a gaggle of cartoon notables ranging ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Josh Albee, Julie Bennett, Tom Bosley

Votes: 157

Spun off from the ABC Saturday Superstar Movie feature, Yogi's Ark, this featured the H-B gang of cartoon characters in environmentally themed episodes, travelling aroung in a balloon. It was kind of preachy and not as fun as the old shorts.

36. Around the World in Eighty Days (1972–1973)

22 min | Animation, Comedy

Phileas Fogg was passionately in love with Belinda Maze, whose uncle, Lord Maze, sternly disapproved of the commoner Fogg marrying his niece. Fogg proposed a wager: if he could travel ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ross Higgins, Max Osbiston, Janet Waldo

Votes: 171

Taking its lead more from the movie, rather than the Verne story, this series was produced in Australia, for Hanna-Barbera. H-B acquired interests in an Australian studio and farmed a lot of their work out to them during this era. It wasn't bad, but it didn't stand out either.

37. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Two boys try to maintain normal lives while secretly having adventures with families of sea monsters and genies.

Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty, The Krofft Puppets

Votes: 651

Another Krofft show. Not quite as memorable as the earlier stuff. Featured Johnnie Whitaker of Family Affair (he played Jodie). Billy Barty, I think, was Sigmund.

38. The Bugaloos (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

The Bugaloos are a rock-n-roll band with bug wings who live in a magical forest. Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them ... See full summary »

Stars: John McIndoe, Wayne Laryea, John Philpott, Caroline Ellis

Votes: 394

Another early Krofft show. The music elevated this one a bit. Martha Rae got to chew a lot of scenery. I only vaguely remember this, which has only slightly been helped by clips that appeared in the 90s Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits video album (based on the CD, with 90s bands covering various cartoon theme songs).

39. Partridge Family 2200 AD (1974–1975)

30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Family

The adventures of a futuristic version of the Partridge Family.

Stars: Joan Gerber, Chuck McClendon, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 57

This was actually meant to be a Jetsons sequel, but the designs were shoehorned into a series with the Partridge Family. It stunk!

40. Jeannie (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Comedy

Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. He opens it, and a beautiful genie named Jeannie emerges. Her bumbling, corpulent ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie McWhirter, Mark Hamill, Joe Besser, Bob Hastings

Votes: 91

Animated I Dream of Jeannie, minus Majors Nelson and Healy and everyone else from NASA, not to mention, Barbara Eden. Typical H-B. The character design would pop up again in Laffalympics.

41. The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Variety show hosted by singing group The Hudson Brothers.

Stars: Bill Hudson, Mark Hudson, Brett Hudson, Ted Zeigler

Votes: 95

Attempt at a variety show, with the Hudson Brothers band. It failed. The only real connection to today is that Kate Hudson is the daughter of one of the band members.

42. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,302

By far the best of the Super Friends shows, with actual villains from the comics comprising the Legion of Doom. This was the way the rest of the Super Friends shows should have been done. Frank Welker's voice for Toyman will set your teeth on edge, though.

43. Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978–1980)

90 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

An anthology series featuring various fantasy action heroes.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt

Votes: 88

Tarzan was teamed up with other cartoons, including: Web Woman, Manta & Moray, Super Stretch & Micro Woman, and the Freedom Force; plus, the live action Jason of Star Command (itself a sequel to Space Academy). Not bad, though Jason of Star Command was the most memorable element (apart from Tarzan). It was a space opera, heavily influenced by Star Wars, with Sid Haig as the villain, and James Doohan as the leader of Star Command (later replaced by John "Lawman" Russell).

44. Space Academy (1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the students of an outer space military school.

Stars: Jonathan Harris, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson

Votes: 245

Filmation's attempt at cashing in on Star Wars and Star Trek. It preceeded Jason of Star Command, though it didn't quite have the same level of excitement. It did have Jonathan Harris, of Lost In Space.

45. Ark II (1976–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need.

Stars: Terry Lester, Jean Marie Hon, José Flores, Moochie

Votes: 355

Another Filmation live-action series. This time, a team of scientists travels across a post-apocalyptic Earth, trying to get ceivilization back up to speed. The main feature was the Ark, which was inspired by Damnation Alley, though the design was different.

46. Shazam! (1974–1977)

30 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, John Davey

Votes: 1,121

Live action adaptation of Captain Marvel, featuring Michael Gray as Billy Batson, Les Tremayne as mentor, and Jackson Bostwick as Captain Marvel. Biily and Mentor travelled around in an RV, helping people in need, sans violence. It tried but the restrictions from the network really restrained the show. Led to the Isis spinoff and several crossovers. The Republic serial is far more entertaining; but, this has it's fans.

47. The Secrets of Isis (1975–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang, Ronalda Douglas

Votes: 814

Spinoff from Shazam, featuring an original heroine in Isis. Archeologist and teacher Andrea Thomas discovers the amulet of Isis and is endowed with her abilities (mainly the ability to fly). Star Joanna Cameron was beautiful and played it straight, rivalling Lynda Carter's performance as Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, Filmation's writers didn't deliver much out of the ordinary, but the team-ups with Captain Marvel were highpoints.

48. Far Out Space Nuts (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

The misadventures of two maintenance workers who are accidentally launched into space.

Stars: Bob Denver, Chuck McCann, Patty Maloney, Robert Dunlap

Votes: 181

Another Krofft show, with Bob Denver as star. Standard Krofft low budget and lame jokes. The most memorable part was the opening, where Denver's partner yells, "I said lunch, not launch!" later used for riffs in MST3K.

49. The Krofft Supershow (1976–1978)

Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.4