Archie's TV Funnies

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Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies.jpg
Premiere September 11, 1971
Finale January 8, 1972
Based on the comics created by
John Goldwater
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Filmation Associates
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Archie's TV Funnies is an animated comedy that aired on CBS. It is the fourth series starring characters from the Archie comic series.

In this edition, the Archie gang are at a TV control center where they bring popular newspaper comic strips to life via animation. The strips featured and their creators:

  • Dick Tracy (Chester Gould)
  • The Captain & The Kids (Rudolph Dirks)
  • Nancy (Ernie Bushmiller)
  • Moon Mullins (Frank Willard)
  • The Dropouts (Howard Post)
  • Alley Oop (V.T. Hamlin)
  • Broom Hilda (Russell Myers)
  • Smokey Stover (Bill Holman)
  • Emmy Lou (Marty Links)

Voices of the comic strip stars include June Foray, John Irwin, Jayne Haime and Alan Oppenheimer.

A recurring storyline with the Archies in covering a story for their station was used in between the comics features. Several of these comic strips would be animated again in 1980 for Filmation's NBC show The Fabulous Funnies. Three features had been previously animated--Dick Tracy (UPA, 1961), Nancy (Terrytoons, 1942), and The Captain & The Kids (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939). A two-episode pilot for Moon Mullins was produced by Cambria studios (makers of Clutch Cargo) but it never developed into a series.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Dal McKennon Archie Andrews
Hot Dog
Jane Webb Betty Cooper
Veronica Lodge
Big Ethel
Howard Morris Forsythe P. "Jughead" Jones
Big Moose
John Erwin Reggie Mantle


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 11, 1971 January 8, 1972 16

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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