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Cool McCool (1966)

Cool McCool features the adventures of a hip, trenchcoated spy, who defeats villains despite being comically inept.


Here Comes the Grump (1969)

Here comes the Grump is a modern fairy tale, that begins with a curse over the Princess Dawn's kingdom. For break it, she needs to find the Crystal Key (hidden in the Cave of the Whispering Orchids). For help her, join forces with Terry Dexter (a boy from the earth) and Blip (his psychedelic dog). In the way, Grump (an unhappy Dwarf) and his allergic dragon, try to make them fall. All in surreal animated stories.


The Houndcats (1972)

"The Houndcats" was a cartoon produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises that ran on NBC for only one season from 1972 to 1973. It was loosely based on the adventure series "Mission: Impossible" and featured a team of three dogs and two cats working to serve justice where there is wrong-doing.


Roman Holidays (1972)
NBC,

1972

| Animation

Similar in theme to both "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons," "The Roman Holidays" brought a look at life in Ancient Rome, around 63 AD (with a 1970s touch), as seen through the eyes of Augustus "Gus" Holiday and his family.


Monster Squad (1976)

The series stars Fred Grandy (who also starred in The Love Boat and was later elected to the United States House of Representatives) as Walt, a criminology student working as a night watchman at "Fred's Wax Museum". To pass the time, Walt built a prototype "Crime Computer" hidden in a large stone sarcophagus near an exhibit of legendary monsters. When Walt plugged in his computer, "oscillating vibrations" brought to life the wax statues of Dracula (Henry Polic II), the Wolfman (Buck Kartalian) who here was named "Bruce W. Wolf" (with one episode revealing that the "W" stood for "Were"), and Frankenstein's Monster (Michael Lane) who was referred to as "Frank N. Stein" in the credits.


Big John, Little John (1976)

The show centers around a forty-year-old middle school science teacher named John Martin (played by Edelman). While vacationing in Florida, he drinks from a spring which turns out to be the legendary Fountain of Youth sought by Juan Ponce de Leon. The water has the effect of changing him into a twelve-year-old boy (played by Rist), and back again. Martin has no control over when the changes will occur, because he only took a sip of the water, and not a full drink, which explains why the changes are recurring and not permanent. Only his wife, Marjorie (Joyce Bulifant) and son, Ricky (Mike Darnell) know his secret, though Martin's students (who befriend him as "Little John") and his boss, principal Bertha Bottomly, become suspicious that something unusual is going on. The Martin family explain the younger John as their nephew, staying with them. Throughout the series, "Big John" unsuccessfully tries to find a cure for his predicament, but his experiences as "Little John" often give him insight into what his students are facing.


The New Shmoo (1979)

This show follows a favorite plot structure of Hanna Barbara in the 1970's. A "Gang" of teens and loveable creature find adventures and inevitably solve the mystery. In this flavor: Mickey, Nita (notably a Latina Character) and Billy Joe solve mysteries and crimes with their friend, Shmoo. Shmoo who is a two legged stretchable, white side-kick with the very familiar voice of Frank Welker. The Character originally appeared in Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner on August 31, 1948. Interestingly Jake the Dog of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time with Fin and Jake" displays a similar power. The kids investigate reports of strange occurrences for their publication: Mighty Mysteries Comics.


T.H.E. Cat
NBC,

1966

| Drama
Rating: 4/5

"Out of the night comes a man who saves lives at the risk of his own. Once a circus performer; an aerialist who refused the net. Once a cat burglar; a master among jewel thieves. And now, a professional bodyguard. Primitive, savage, in love with danger- The Cat."


The Girl with Something Extra
NBC,

1973

| Comedy

The Girl with Something Extra was a comedy about the relationship between a normal man and a wife who happens to have a paranormal power: newly married couple John Burton (played by John Davidson) and Sally Burton (played by Sally Field), and their misadventures after John discovers that Sally has ESP. This ability allows her to read other people's minds.


The Wackiest Ship in the Army

The series is set in the Pacific theater of World War II and centers about the crew of the USS Kiwi, a leaky wooden twin-masted schooner whose mission was to place spies behind Japanese lines.