Blast-Off Buzzard (segments)

From Hanna-Barbera Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
This article is about the segments. For the main title character, see Blast-Off Buzzard.
Blast-Off Buzzard
BOB 101 title card.png
Title card of the first episode.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 10-December 3, 1977

Starring: Daws Butler
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Bill Ackerman
Haskell Barkin
Barry Blitzer
Tom Dagenais
Karl Geurs
Orville Hampton
Don Jurwich
Jon Kubichan
Joan Maurer
Ray Parker
Howard Post
Dick Robbins
Jerry Winnick
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols

Blast-Off Buzzard is a series of animated segments as part of the CB Bears, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming debuting. It ran in 1977, airing 13 episodes.

Many fans call the segments "Hanna-Barbera's versions of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner," and there's no telling why they do: The segments follow a Buzzard named Blast-Off Buzzard, who tries numerous attempts to catch a snake named Crazylegs, most likely for food purposes.

Also just like Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, they don't speak and usually just make sounds instead, up until their Tom & Jerry Kids appearances, where they actually can talk.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


CB Bears

Episode Number Air date
"Buzzard, You're a Turkey" 1x01 September 10, 1977
"Hard Headed Hard Hat" 1x02 September 17, 1977
"Hearts and Flowers, Buzzards and Snakes" 1x03 September 24, 1977
"The Egg & Aye Aye Aye" 1x04 October 1, 1977
"Testing 1-2-3" 1x05 October 8, 1977
"Ho, Ho, Ho, It's the Buzzard's Birthday" 1x06 October 15, 1977
"Wheelin' and Reelin'" 1x07 October 22, 1977
"Buzzard, Clean Up Your Act" 1x08 October 29, 1977
"Backyard Buzzards" 1x09 November 5, 1977
"Spy in the Sky" 1x10 November 12, 1977
"First Class Buzzard" 1x11 November 19, 1977
"Freezin' and Sneezin'" 1x12 November 26, 1977
"Cousin Snakey is a Groove" 1x13 December 3, 1977

Tom & Jerry Kids Show

Episode Number Air date
"Destructive Construction" 1x01 September 18, 1993
"Abusement Park" 1x02 September 25, 1993


In other languages

Language Name
Brazilian Careta e Mutreta
French Buzzard et Vermisso