Archie's Funhouse

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Archie's Funhouse
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Premiere September 12, 1970
Finale January 9, 1971
Creator John Goldwater (comics)
Network CBS
Style 60-minute animated comedy
Company Filmation Associates
Seasons 1
Episodes 17
Origin USA

Archie's Funhouse was an animated comedy airing Saturday mornings on CBS.

Episodes from The Archie Show were shown at the tail end of the original hour-long format of this show. Many people mistake this for the hour-long version of "The Archie Comedy Hour" in 1969. "The Archie Comedy Hour" was actually comprised of all new material; none of it had been shown on the previous season's The Archie Show. On the night following the show's premiere, CBS screened a primetime special titled Archie and His New Pals. In the special, Sabrina is introduced as the newcomer and with all the hustle and bustle regarding a school election she has difficulty making friends. School hulk Big Moose eventually befriends Sabrina (after Moose himself making a shambles from election activities) and she helps Moose win the election over egomaniac Reggie Mantle.

Essentially the show was the previous season's The Archie Comedy Hour without Sabrina the Teenage Witch, who went on to her own show (Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies). The discernable difference was that the animated Archie gang performed on stage to a live-action audience of children. The Giant Jukebox really served no other purpose save for flashy decoration. The Archies performed songs, but none of them begat a hit single as before.

The next season, Archie's show would be reduced to 30-minutes and become Archie's TV Funnies.

Filmation Associates produced the series. DreamWorks, which now owns some of the Filmation properties (including its shows based on the Archie Comics properties), is the show's distributor. DreamWorks had recently bought out Classic Media, which had owned certain cartoon properties including several Filmation shows.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dal McKennon Archie Andrews 1
Mr. Weatherbee 1
Coach Cleats 1
"Pops" Tate 1
Jane Webb Betty Cooper 1
Veronica Lodge 1
Miss Grundy 1
Big Ethel 1
Howard Morris Forsythe P. "Jughead" Jones 1
Dilton Doiley 1
Big Moose 1
John Irwin Reggie Mantle 1
Ron Dante Archie (singing voice) 1
Toni Wine Veronica (singing voice) 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 12, 1970 January 9, 1971 17

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
The Complete Series March 4, 2008 3

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