Arabian Knights (segments)
- This article is about the TV series. For the team itself, see Arabian Knights. For The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang episode, see Arabian Knights (episode).
On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 7, 1968—January 4, 1969
Arabian Knights is an American animated fantasy action series of segments as part of the live-action variety show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning programming. It ran from 1968 and 1969, airing 18 episodes that spanned one season. The series takes inspiration from the classic work of Middle Eastern literature, Arabian Nights.
In the series, Bakaar, the Black Sultan, has invaded Baghdad and taken the throne of Prince Turhan by force. Narrowly escaping capture and possibly death, Turhan heads to his cousin's city just in time to save her. In his rescue of Princess Nida, he was aided by Fariik, the magician, the superhuman Raseem, his super spinning pet donkey, Zazuum, and Bez, who can magically shapeshift into any animal he chooses. Together, they pledge to drive Bakaar and his men out of Baghdad by forming the Arabian Knights.
The entire series has been released on DVD.
|Episode||Number||Original air date|
|"Joining of the Knights"||1x01||September 7, 1968|
|"The Ransom"||1x02||September 14, 1968|
|"A Trap for Turhan"||1x03||September 21, 1968|
|"The Great Gold Robbery"||1x04||September 28, 1968|
|"The Wizard Ramnizar"||1x05||October 5, 1968|
|"Sky Raiders of the Desert"||1x06||October 12, 1968|
|"The Challenge"||1x07||October 19, 1968|
|"Isle of Treachery"||1x08||October 26, 1968|
|"The Sultan's Plot"||1x09||November 2, 1968|
|"The Reluctant Empress"||1x10||November 9, 1968|
|"The Coronation of Bakaar"||1x11||November 16, 1968|
|"The Great Brass Beast"||1x12||November 23, 1968|
|"The Fabulous Fair"||1x13||December 30, 1968|
|"The Desert Pirates"||1x14||December 7, 1968|
|"The Jewels of Joowar"||1x15||December 14, 1968|
|"The Spy"||1x16||December 21, 1968|
|"The Prisoner"||1x17||December 28, 1968|
|"The Royal Visitor"||1x18||January 4, 1969|
- Jay North as Prince Turhan
- John Stephenson as Fariik and Bakaar
- Frank Gerstle as Raseem
- Shari Lewis as Princess Nida
- Henry Corden as Bez
- Don Messick as Zazuum
- Paul Frees as Van Gor