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The Harlem Globetrotters

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The Harlem Globetrotters
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Premiere September 12, 1970
Finale October 16, 1971
Creator Abe Saperstein
Network CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 2
Episodes 22
Origin USA

The Harlem Globetrotters was an animated comedy airing Saturday mornings on CBS. It is based on the live-action comedy basketball team of the same name.

The series focused on the Globetrotters traveling from place to place in their red-white-and-blue bus (driven by their coach Granny and assisted by their dog mascot Dribbles) only to become engaged in conflict with ne'er-do-wells. The Globetrotters sought to make things right and still make time for a basketball game.

Cartoon liberties are taken with the Globetrotters' court antics, as the team used anything from kites to motor scooters to even a legal court dias to score against their opponents. The team's live-action performances usually involved sleight-of-hand with the ball and general mischief with the referees.

In 1972 and 1973, the Globetrotters appeared on The New Scooby-Doo Movies. In 1978, the Globetrotters' show was slotted in by NBC as a mid-season replacement under the umbrella title Go Go Globetrotters. In 1979, they were turned into superheroes as The Super Globetrotters, and the same year they made an apperance in a segment of Fred and Barney Meet The Thing.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Scatman Crothers Meadowlark Lemon 1 2
Stu Gilliam Curly Neal 1 2
Richard Elkins Gip 1 2
Eddie Anderson Bobby Joe Mason 1 2
Johnny Williams Geese Ausbie 1 2
Robert DoQui Pablo 1 2
Nancy Wible Granny 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 12, 1970 January 9, 1971 16
Season Two September 11, 1971 October 16, 1971 6


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