A List Of Hard To Believe Saturday Morning Cartoons

Somehow these shows actually made it to television.

Sometimes you see things that are spoof what kids cartoons were like in the past. They seem ridiculous like they could never have been on television. Well, most of the time they kinda were.

The Super 6 - (1968)

The Super 6 was not a traditional team, like the Mighty Heroes were, rather they were all part of Super Service, a superhero agency where trouble calls were received.

The Chief, would take the calls in his dispatcher's booth and send the most appropriate, or in Super Bwoing's case available, hero out on the job. Our six headliners were not the only members of Super Service. Though they rarely took part in the stories, many other superhero types were frequently seen in the Super Service offices, waiting around for assignments.

Super President - (1968)

Yup, Super President. President James Norcross is given superpowers as the result of a cosmic storm. The President now has increased strength and morphing abilities.

But the best part is the way he runs 0:36 seconds into the video. :)

The show was canceled midway through its second season on NBC because critics and TV watchdog groups had issues with its depiction of a national leader who was an invincible superhuman.

Misterjaw - (1976)

The primary goal of Misterjaw and Catfish was to catch Harry Halibut. The duo was pursued by Fearless Freddy the Shark Hunter.

The cartoon, believe it or not, was created to cash in on the popularity of the Jaws movie that had just come out.

The Barkleys - (1972)

The Barkleys was the Saturday morning cartoon version of All in the Family...except they were dogs.

if Arnie Barkley's voice sounds familiar, it’s Henry Corden. He was the voice of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed, who originally voiced Flintstone, died in 1973.

Bailey's Comets - (1973)

Bailey's Comets is pretty much an animated Roller Derby race around the globe.

Here Comes the Grump (1969)

The main character in Here Comes the Grump was a small, grumpy wizard who put a spell of melancholy on the kingdom of Princess Dawn. The Princess and her friend Terry Dexter (a boy from the "real" world) searched for the Cave of the Whispering Orchids to find a crystal key to break the spell, while the Grump tried to stop them.

A recurring gag was that at the very last minute when the Grump was about to catch up with Princess Dawn, the Dragon would sneeze and burn the little wizard.

Tijuana Toads - (1969)

The series was about two toads, Toro and Pancho, who live in the Mexican city of Tijuana. Throughout the cartoon, they try to eat their prey, but always get out-smarted. They would sometimes themselves be targeted by a bird, Crazylegs Crane, and would in turn always out-smart him.

When series began airing in 1976 as part of The Pink Panther Show, NBC redubbed Tijuana Toads and renamed it Texas Toads to make the series “less offensive”. A laugh track was added to the new soundtrack, and the toads were given the new names of Fatso and Banjo.

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