The Archie Show

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The Archie Show
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Premiere September 14, 1968
Finale December 28, 1968
Creator John L. Goldwater (characters)
Network CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Filmation Associates
The Archie Company
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Archie Show is an animated comedy that aired on CBS. It was the first in a line of successful Archie cartoon shows.

Essentially it was the Archie comic books through the medium of animation (under Filmation's production values). Each half hour was comprised of two Archie cartoons as bookends, and in the middle was a dance segment (featuring movements no flesh-and-blood human could do without sustaining a traumatic injury) and a song by the Archies. It begat a top 40 hit on Kirschner records, "Bang-Shang-A-Lang." Two thirty-second blackout segments with Jughead were also featured.

Episodes were seen in 1969 on The Archie Comedy Hour and in 1970 on Archie's Funhouse Starring the Giant Jukebox.

The Archie Show was produced by Filmation Associates. Classic Media, which now owns some of the Filmation properties including its shows based on the Archie Comics properties, is the show's TV and DVD distributor (pending Comcast/NBC's acquisition of the Classic Media library).

Contents

Cast

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

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 14, 1968 December 28, 1968 16

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series July 31, 2007 2

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