The Cattanooga Cats
From The TV IV
- The Cattanooga Cats themselves were a quartet of musical felines--Country, Groove, Scoots and Kitty Jo--who traveled to gigs on their lifelike bus Gashopper and got involved in escapades that involved trouble. Assisting them is their sheepdog Teeny Tim.
- It's The Wolf had a cute little lamb, Lambsy, being protected by his guardian Bristle Hound from the wise-cracking carnivore, Mildew Wolf. Lambsy would usually meet Mildew, who would go under a disguise or alias, prompting Lambsy to wonder "Is it a sad sack from Hackensack? Or a jerky turkey from Albuquerque? Uh-uh. I know who it is...It's the Wol-uf!! It's The Wol-uf! (That's who it is--the wol-uf!)" Bristle Hound would show up and launch Mildew over the horizon.
- Motormouse and Autocat is best described as Tom and Jerry with Formula One engines. Motormouse, a motorcycling rodent, lives at the Spin Your Wheels garage, where it's Autocat's job to get rid of him. Selected episodes were shown on NBC in 1978 on the mid-season replacement Go Go Globetrotters (which featured replays of 1970's The Harlem Globetrotters) and in 1982 on CBS on the weekend edition of Captain Kangaroo.
- Around The World In 79 Days is a revisionist series version of Jules Verne's tale. Phineas Fogg (nephew of the original Phileas Fogg), along with companions Jenny and Happy, has 79 days to circumnavigate the world in order to win his uncle's inheritance of a million pounds, while Phileas' former gentleman's gentleman Crumdon--who stands to win the inheritance if Phineas loses--and his assistants Bumbler and simian stooge Smirky try to thwart him.
Also included were blackouts with the Cattanooga Cats (many featuring them trying to ditch Chessie, an obsessive fan seeking their autographs) and a musical number with the group.
After the first season, Motormouse and Autocat was split off into a separate show, taking It's The Wolf! with it. The Cattanooga Cats, now a half-hour, was moved to Sunday mornings. In 1994, there were plans to revive The Cattanooga Cats as a revolving middle feature for the second season of 2 Stupid Dogs, but the plans were never carried out.
|Julie Bennett||Kitty Jo||1|
|Paul Lynde||Mildew Wolf||1|
|Allan Melvin||Bristle Hound||1|
|Bruce Watson||Phineas Fogg Jr.||1|
|Season One||September 6, 1969||December 27, 1969||17|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There has not been a DVD release for this show yet.