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CB Bears

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CB Bears
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Premiere September 10, 1977
Finale December 3, 1977
Network NBC
Style 60-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

CB Bears is an animated comedy that aired on NBC. It was an umbrella title by Hanna-Barbera Productions that featured six different elements:

  • CB Bears featured three ursine detectives driving a garbage truck who took their orders via their on-board C.B. radio from an unseen female named Charlie (obviously a tilt at Charlie's Angels). Selected episodes were replayed in 1982 on the weekend Captain Kangaroo show on CBS.
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll were three ghosts who ran a hotel for ghouls, monsters and other supernatural entities. Attempting to close their business for good is ghostchaser Sidney Merciless.
  • Blast-Off Buzzard was a dialogue-less feature a la The Road Runner, pitting a hungry buzzard after its prey, Crazy Legs Snake. This feature was revived in the early 90s on the Tom & Jerry Kids Show.
  • Heyyyy! It's The King was a Happy Days clone with a cast of animals. The King was a lion in the persona of Fonzie. (Happy Days would actually become animated in 1980 as Hanna-Barbera's Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.)
  • Undercover Elephant was a private eye pachyderm who was assisted--and sometimes hindered by his rodent assistant Loudmouse.
  • Posse Impossible was a spinoff of Hong Kong Phooey (the series finale, Comedy Cowboys, to be exact) starring three inept deputies--Duke, Stick and Blubber.

At mid-season, CB Bears was absorbed into the two-hour Go Go Globetrotters show.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Susan Davis Charlie 1
Daws Butler Hustle Bear 1
Undercover Elephant 1
Duke 1
Stick 1
Henry Corden Bump Bear 1
Chuck McCann Boogie Bear 1
Blubber 1
Paul Winchell Shake 1
Lennie Weinrib Rattle 1
Yukayuka 1
The King 1
Joe E. Ross Roll 1
Bob Hastings Loudmouse 1
Marvin Kaplan Skids 1
Sheldon Allman Big H 1
Don Messick Clyde 1
Ginny McSwain Sheena 1
Bill Woodson Sheriff 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 10, 1977 December 3, 1977 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show yet.

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