Heyyy, It's the King!
|Heyyy, It's the King!|
On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 10—December 3, 1977|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
Heyyy, It's the King! 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.
The King is a parody of the Fonz, played by Henry Winkler, from the live-action sitcom Happy Days. As it happens, three years later Hanna-Barbera got to do their own animated spin-off called The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.
The King, Yuka Yuka, Big H, Clyde and Skids appear in the HBO Max original series, Jellystone!, their probable role being in the episode "Cats Do Dance", in which they are depicted as a dancing group where they take Top Cat's alley, which causes Top Cat and his gang to move in with Peter Potamus temporarily. Big H and Skids are depicted as female in this series. The group is also more played off as being villainous (likely due to the lack of villainous groups Hanna-Barbera had).
When Heyyy, It's the King! aired in half hour format with Undercover Elephant and Shake, Rattle and Roll, it featured it's very own theme song:
- Opening theme song lyrics
Hey, Hey, Hey, it's the King!
He has a triple tread of humor and hi-jinx!
Starring the King, and his bunch of real cool characters!
And featuring that pachyderm of a thousand faces, Undercover Elephant!
Along with three goofy ghost in a series of harry scary fast moving adventures, it's Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Put them all together and it's a biggg daddy show! Hey, Hey, Hey it's the King!
|"The Blue Kangaroo"||1x01||September 10, 1977|
|"The First King on Mars"||1x02||September 17, 1977|
|"The Riverbed 5000"||1x03||September 24, 1977|
|"Surf's Up"||1x04||October 1, 1977|
|"The King and His Jokers"||1x05||October 8, 1977|
|"Hot Gold Fever"||1x06||October 15, 1977|
|"The Carnival Caper"||1x07||October 22, 1977|
|"The Unhappy Heavy Hippo"||1x08||October 29, 1977|
|"The King for Prez"||1x09||November 5, 1977|
|"Snowbound Safari"||1x10||November 12, 1977|
|"Great Billionaire Chase Case"||1x11||November 19, 1977|
|"Boat Fever"||1x12||November 26, 1977|
|"Go for It, King"||1x13||December 3, 1977|
- Lennie Weinrib as The King and Yuka Yuka
- Sheldon Allman as Big H
- Don Messick as Clyde
- Marvin Kaplan as Skids
- Ginny McSwain as Sheena
- Susan Silo as Zelda