Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures
|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures|
Orion Television Entertainment
|Original release:||September 15—December 22, 1990|
|Run time:||23 minutes|
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Chuck Leob|
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures is an American animated sci-fi comedy-adventure television series produced by Hanna-Barbera, in association with Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Entertainment, for CBS' Saturday morning block. It is a continuation of the 1989 live-action film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, with the same actors reprising the titular characters. It ran in 1990, airing 13 episodes that spanned one season. It did technically receive a second season of eight episodes in 1991, but this was produced by DIC for Fox Kids, instead, who hired different actors to coincide with the replacements starring in a 1992 live-action TV series for Fox, as well. The lesser DiC incarnation won't be covered here.
Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan are destined to one day bring the world together through their music which will bring about a utopian society, but only if they complete their high school education together in San Dimas. To ensure this great task, they are aided by Rufus, a visitor from the future, who supplies them with a time machine shaped like a common phone booth (stored at the back of their favorite convenient store), which they regularly use to go back in time to speak with historical figures of art, literature, music, etc. While we did not see them fulfill out this destiny in the cartoon (as if that was going to happen), the duo did graduate in live-action form by the time we see them again in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1992, and then in 2020, they did finally fulfill their destinies in the third and final film, Bill & Ted Face the Music.
The theme song was performed by Randy Peterson and Kevin Quinn. The music was composed by Chuck Leob for Score Productions. Bodie Chandler was the director of music production.
|Episode||Number||Original air date|
|"One Sweet & Sour Chinese Adventure—To Go"||1x01||September 15, 1990|
|"The Birth of Rock & Roll or Too Hip for the Womb"||1x02||September 22, 1990|
|"A Most Excellent Roman Holiday"||1x03||September 29, 1990|
|"Model 'T' for Ted"||1x04||October 6, 1990|
|"The More Heinous They Are, the Harder They Fall"||1x05||October 20, 1990|
|"Birds of a Feather Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth"||1x06||October 27, 1990|
|"A Black Knight in San Dimas"||1x07||November 3, 1990|
|"Pocket Watch Full of Miracles"||1x08||November 10, 1990|
|"This Babe Ruth "BABE" is a DUDE, Dude"||1x09||November 24, 1990|
|"When the Going Gets Tough, Bill & Ted Are History"||1x10||December 1, 1990|
|"Never the Twain Shall Meet"||1x11||December 8, 1990|
|"A Job, a Job, My Kingdom for a Job"||1x12||December 15, 1990|
|"A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book"||1x13||December 22, 1990|