Bailey's Comets

Bailey's Comets
Genre Animated
Created by David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Written by Dalton Sandifer
John W. Dunn
Larz Bourne
Voices of Jim Begg
Daws Butler
Carl Esser
Kathy Gori
Bob Holt
Sarah Kennedy
Don Messick
Karen Smith
Frank Welker
Theme music composer Doug Goodwin
Opening theme "Bailey's Comets Theme", sung by 'Every Thing Under the Sun'
Ending theme "Bailey's Comets Theme" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Doug Goodwin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 32 (16 half-hours)
Executive producer(s) David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Producer(s) Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Production company(s) DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Original network CBS
Original release September 8, 1973 (1973-09-08) – August 31, 1975 (1975-08-31)

Bailey's Comets is an animated cartoon series that aired on CBS in the 1973/74 and 1974/75 seasons. The second season consisted entirely of reruns. The series was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and was created by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng in association with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears


Different roller skating teams compete in a worldwide race to different locations searching for clues that will lead them to the million-dollar prize. Besides the teams interfering with each other, there were also outside forces and subplots that would step in to hinder the racing teams' progress.


Bailey's Comets

The team most favored to win the million-dollar prize were a group of teenagers called Bailey's Comets. This team consisted of:

Other Teams

The Comets were constantly being hindered by the other skating teams which consist of:


There were also two commentators named Gabby (voiced by Frank Welker impersonating Howard Cosell) and Dooter Roo (voiced by Daws Butler) keeping constant track of the proceedings from a helicopter. Very rarely, however, did they ever get involved in the actual race goings-on.


  1. Skateroo to the Carlsbad Clue - The skating teams race to Carlsbad Caverns. Auntie Hag of the Broomer Girls gives a hillbilly girl a love potion to make any boy skater that she catches fall in love with her. The clue is seen by all of the teams.
  2. To Win or Toulouse - The skating teams race to Paris, France where Bailey's Comets gets mixed up with a smuggler named Pierre who had smuggled a diamond into one of the bananas that came into Pudge's possession. The Ramblin' Rivets, the Duster Busters, and the Yo Ho-Ho's plan to take advantage of this by making sure that Bailey's Comets doesn't catch Pierre. Afterwards, the clue is found by Bailey's Comets.
  3. Raja and Out - The skating teams travel to the palace of the Raja of Punjab, India who holds the next clue. The Raja then has the skaters compete to rescue his daughter from an evil Fakir in order to get the next clue. The clue is founded by the Broomer Girls.
  4. Ghost of a Clue - The skating teams are in London in a race to Nottingham Castle. When Bailey's Comets end up in another castle, they come across the Ghost of Sir Tremblelot whose Family Coat of Arms was stolen which ends up intensifying the search when the other teams get involved. The clue is founded by Bailey's Comets.
  5. Heading Home -
  6. Roman Race Run -
  7. Transylvania Mad Transit - The skating teams race through Transylvania to get to Frankenstein's Castle. Auntie Hag of the Broomer Girls casts a thunderstorm spell that causes Bailey's Comets and the Jekyll-Hydes to stumble upon Dr. Dracula's castle where he plans to make both teams act like the other. The clue is founded by Bailey's Comets.
  8. Philippine Flip Flop - The skating teams are in the Philippines where Bailey's Comets stumble into a valley where Pudge unknowingly saves a tribe of natives from a giant lizard and the natives want Pudge to deal with a giant gorilla. The Yo Ho-Ho's, the Ramblin' Rivets, the Hairy Mountain Red Eyes plan to make sure that Bailey's Comets never leaves the valley. The clue is founded by Bailey's Comets.
  9. Space Race -
  10. Slow 'n' Go to Tokyo -
  11. Loch Ness Mess - The skating teams are in Scotland where the clue is in the Lochs which ends up getting the Loch Ness Monster involved and Bailey's Comets is ordered by a police officer to get it back to Loch Ness in two hours or they'll go to jail. The Texas Black-Hats, the Jekyll-Hydes, and the Ramblin' Rivets plan to take advantage of this by planning to keep the Loch Ness Monster from going back into Loch Ness. Although Bailey's Comets finds the clue, the rest of the skating teams managed to see it from a distance.
  12. Deep Blue Clue -
  13. South American Slip Up -
  14. Goldfever Goof Up - The skating teams are in Mexico heading to the Mayan ruins to find the next clue. Auntie Hag of the Broomer Girls casts a Gold Fever spell on Pudge that causes him to get mixed up with some prospectors. The clue is founded by Bailey's Comets.
  15. A Kooky Clue and a Mummy Too -
  16. Kenya Catch That Clue -
  17. An Abominable Clue -
  18. Madagascar Mix-Up -
  19. Bear Blunder Down Under -
  20. Trans Turkey Foul Up - The skating teams race through Turkey to the Istanbul Museum. Bailey's Comets encounter Bad Luck Ali Booboo and bring him along in a plan to change his bad luck streak. During the race, Ali Booboo's bad luck causes problems for Bailey's Comets and the other skating teams. The clue is founded by Bailey's Comets.
  21. Amazon Jungle Bungle - The skating teams are in the jungles of Brazil where they are racing towards the Sugarloaf Mountain. When Wheelie falls into the Amazon River following the Jekyll-Hydes shrinking the bridge, he is saved by an Amazon Jungle Woman named Magogo who doesn't want Wheelie to go. Things get worse when Magogo's old boyfriend Bruto shows up to dispose of Wheelie. The clue is founded by the Rockin' Rollers.
  22. Swiss Swap Switch -
  23. Hawaii Five Uh-Oh -
  24. Heidelberg Robot Hang Up -
  25. Netherland Bubble Trouble -
  26. Too Strong for Hong Kong -
  27. A Doggone Danish Clue -
  28. Hungarian Cluelosh -
  29. Gobi Desert Goof Up -
  30. Sargasso Sea You Later -
  31. Fast Lap in Lapland -
  32. What's Buzzin' Canadian Cousin -


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