George of the Jungle (1967)
George was the Tarzan-like hero of Africa's Mgwegwe province, even though he was prone to running into trees while swinging on vines, and unable to tell that Shep was an elephant (to George, Shep is a "big-nosed, peanut-loving puppy," and Shep acts accordingly so). Ape is a British-speaking renaissance primate, and much smarter than George. Ursula is George's mate, who he usually calls "Fella" during bouts of stupidity.
Super Chicken follows the crime-fighting exploits of millionaire playboy Henry Cabot Henhouse III, who becomes Super Chicken after drinking Super Sauce (a potation of dubious quality). Fred, his companion, is a lion.
Tom Slick is a hero race car driver, creator of the Thunderbolt Grease Slapper, which can be converted for any terrain. Assisting him is his girlfriend Marigold and mechanic Gertie Growler. Attempting to thwart Tom in many races is the evil Baron Otto Matic and his stooge Clutcher.
George of the Jungle is a cult favorite but was the first show to lose money for the Jay Ward studio. That was due to the show attracting an adult audience on Saturday mornings, where advertisers covet the 2-to-11 age bracket.
|Baron Otto Matic||1|
|Season One||September 9, 1967||December 26, 1967||17|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete Original Series||February 12, 2008||2||