Fabulous Funnies

Fabulous Funnies
Genre Cartoon series
Voices of June Foray
Jayne Hamil
Bob Holt
Michael Mandy
Alan Oppenheimer
Composer(s) Dean Andre
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Running time 22 min.
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 9 (1978-09-09) – December 2, 1978 (1978-12-02)

Fabulous Funnies is a Filmation cartoon series on NBC that ran for one season in 1978; it features animated versions of newspaper comic strips and attempted to teach moral lessons to children.


Like the earlier series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, this series placed more emphasis on teaching the audience moral lessons than on entertaining them. Each half-hour episode consisted of animated versions of newspaper comic strips, including Alley Oop, Nancy, Broom-Hilda, Emmy Lou, The Captain and the Kids, and for a while, Tumbleweeds; acting as a "master of ceremonies" for this show was Foozy, a character from Alley Oop who always spoke in rhyming verse. Topics covered in this series included honesty, alcoholism, prejudice, and safety, among others.

This was not the first time Filmation used animated comic strips in a cartoon series; they first did this in Archie's TV Funnies, which featured some of the above comics and others, and placed more emphasis on entertainment than on moral lessons.

Fabulous Funnies ran for one season of 13 episodes.


No. Title Original air date
1"Animal Crack-Ups"9 September 1978 (9 September 1978)
2"School Daze"16 September 1978 (16 September 1978)
3"Comic-ition"23 September 1978 (23 September 1978)
4"Bods and Clods"30 September 1978 (30 September 1978)
5"Save Our World"7 October 1978 (7 October 1978)
6"But, Would You Want Your Sister to Marry an Artist?"14 October 1978 (14 October 1978)
7"Money Madness"21 October 1978 (21 October 1978)
8"Fear"28 October 1978 (28 October 1978)
9"Different Jokes for Different Folks"4 November 1978 (4 November 1978)
10"Death"11 November 1978 (11 November 1978)
11"Safety Second"18 November 1978 (18 November 1978)
12"Drinking"25 November 1978 (25 November 1978)
13"Shot in the Light"2 December 1978 (2 December 1978)

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