On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 7—December 21, 1974|
|Run time:||23 minutes|
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Director(s):||Charles A. Nichols|
Art Scott (voices)
Wally Burr (voices)
Stunt motorcyclist Ernie Devlin travels with his younger siblings in a circus, teaching morals and life lessons wherever they go.
The entire series has been released on DVD.
Drawing inspiration from motorcyclist Evel Knievel — a daredevil known famously in the '70s for his death-defying stunts — Hanna-Barbera produced the series for ABC in their Saturday morning line-up. The original title for the show was Wild Wheels, and the title character would have been called "Dare" Devlin. Concerned that the show might get potential backlash for glorifying dangerous stunts, ABC nixed the title, changed the character's name to Ernie, and mandated the regular presentation of safety tips. It was one of the few H-B shows of the decade that focused on dramatic elements.
|Episode||Number||Original air date|
|"Victory Over Fear"||1x01||September 7, 1974|
|"Hero Worshipper"||1x02||September 14, 1974|
|"Save That Lion"||1x03||September 21, 1974|
|"Tod's Triumph"||1x04||September 28, 1974|
|"Up, Up and Away"||1x05||October 5, 1974|
|The Challenge"||1x06||October 12, 1974|
|"Sandy's Choice"||1x07||October 19, 1974|
|"Sandy's Idol"||1x08||October 26, 1974|
|"The Big Blast"||1x09||November 2, 1974|
|"Innocent or Guilty"||1x10||November 9, 1974|
|"Like Father, Like Son"||1x11||November 16, 1974|
|"Jester's Secret"||1x12||November 23, 1974|
|"The Stowaway"||1x13||November 30, 1974|
|"Sandy's Turn"||1x14||December 7, 1974|
|"Sandy's Decision"||1x15||December 14, 1974|
|"The Storyteller"||1x16||December 21, 1974|
- Michael Bell as Ernie Devlin
- Micky Dolenz as Tod Devlin
- Michelle Robinson as Sandy Devlin
- Norman Alden as Hank
|Title||Number||Original air date|
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "The Devlin Made Me Do It"||1||April 25, 2004|
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "Grodin"||2||October 29, 2006|
30 years later, Ernie made several guest appearances on the Adult Swim spoof Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, now elderly and in a marriage with Tangy Devlin. He also took on counter prescription drugs, which made the once-famed hero into a bad role model for highly impressionable children. Outside of the two main guest spots, he had cameos in other episodes, as well as the TV special, Harvey Birdman: Attorney General.
- Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981. Scarecrow Press. pp. 79–81. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
- Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 152–153. ISBN 978-1538103739.