Fred and Barney Meet The Thing
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Fred and Barney Meet The Thing (1979) is an animated comedy / superhero action program. It was a package show which featured new and rerun episodes from two unrelated shows, The New Fred and Barney Show and The Thing. Although the name would imply that the characters from the different shows interacted with another, this only happened in the intro and bumpers, and not in the episodes themselves. After running only 11 weeks, it was expanded to 90 minutes and became Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo.
The Thing segment involved the orange rock-skinned hero from the Fantastic Four but his other self is completely unrelated. This Ben Grimm is a teenager who becomes the Thing when he joins the two halves of his ring together and chants "Thing Ring, do your thing!"
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There has not been a DVD release for this show.