The Skatebirds

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The Skatebirds
Premiere September 10, 1977
Finale January 7, 1978
Creator William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
Network/Provider CBS
Style 60-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Origin USA

The Skatebirds was a children's variety series airing on CBS.

The Skatebirds were Satchel (a pelican), Knock-Knock (a woodpecker) and Scooter (a penguin), three live-action costumed birds who loved to rollerskate. Their sketches revolved around the nasty Scat Cat trying to get the best of them.

The hour-long show featured The Robonic Stooges, starring the Three Stooges as inept superhero robots; Mystery Island, a serialized adventure; Wonder Wheels, starring a high schooler on a clunker of a motorcycle that secretly turns into a crimefighting machine; and Woofer and Wimper: Dog Detectives, which was edited episodes from the previous season's Clue Club.

At midseason, the show was pared down to a half-hour, retaining Mystery Island and Wonder Wheels, while The Robonic Stooges was split off into a separate half-hour, took Woofer and Wimper with it and was billed on-screen and in TV listings as The Three Robonic Stooges.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast - The Skatebirds
Don Messick Scooter 1
Bob Holt Satchel 1
Lennie Weinrib Knock-Knock 1
Scatman Crothers Scat Cat 1
Main Cast - The Robonic Stooges
Paul Winchell Moe 1
Joe Baker Larry 1
Frank Welker Curley 1
Ross Martin 000 1
Main Cast - Mystery Island
Stephen Parr Chuck Kelly 1
Lynn Marie Johnston Sue Corwin 1
Larry Volk Sandy Corwin 1
Michael Kermoyan Dr. Strange 1
Frank Welker P.A.U.P.S. 1
Main Cast - Wonder Wheels
Micky Dolenz Willie 1
Susan Davis Dooley 1
Main Cast - Woofer & Wimper: Dog Detectives
David Jollife Larry 1
Patricia Stich Pepper 1
Bob Hastings D.D. 1
Tara Talboy Dotty 1
Paul Winchell Woofer 1
Jim MacGeorge Wimper 1
John Stephenson Sheriff Bagley 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 10, 1977 January 7, 1978 16


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