Josie and the Pussycats (TV series)

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Josie and the Pussycats
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On-screen title card.
Network: CBS
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Archie Comics
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 12, 1970-January 2, 1971
Starring: Janet Waldo
Barbara Pariot
Jackie Joseph
Jerry Dexter
Sherry Alberoni
Casey Kasem
Don Messick
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Ted Nichols
Writer(s): Larz Bourne
Tom Dagenais
Bill Lutz
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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Josie and the Pussycats, titled on-screen as Josie and the Pussy Cats, is an American animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Radio Comics, the latter an imprint of Archie Comics, for CBS' Saturday morning line-up. It ran from 1970 to 1971, airing 16 episodes.

Josie, Valerie, and Melody tour the world in their bubblegum pop band Josie and the Pussycats, which inadvertently gets them on misadventures involving megalomaniacs and twisted scientists. They are joined by their manager, Alexander, their roadie, Alan, and Alexander's sister and foil to Josie and her cat, Alexandra and Sebastian, respectively.

Despite being publicized as a real-life band with real female singers who performed real music, the series didn't really catch on, so Hanna-Barbera made the logical conclusion that the characters needed to go to space to generate more viewers, which was called--you guessed it--Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, which had the same amount of episodes, but didn't even last through the next year like the previous series.

Production

Development

Music

The music was composed by Ted Nichols. The theme song was composed and sung by Hoyt Curtin and Patrice Holloway, respectively.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"The Nemo's a No No Affair" 1x01 September 12, 1970
"A Greenthumb Is Not a Goldfinger" 1x02 September 19, 1970
"The Secret Six Secret" 1x03 September 26, 1970
"Swap Plot Flop" 1x04 October 3, 1970
"The Midas Mix-Up" 1x05 October 10, 1970
X Marks the Spot" 1x06 October 17, 1970
"Chili Today, Hot Tamale" 1x07 October 24, 1970
"Never Mind a Master Mind" 1x08 October 31, 1970
"Plateau of the Apes Plot" 1x09 November 7, 1970
"Strangemoon Over Miami" 1x10 November 14, 1970
"All Wong in Hong Kong" 1x11 November 21, 1970
"The Melody Memory Mix-Up" 1x12 November 28, 1970
"The Great Pussycat Chase" 1x13 December 5, 1970
"Sky School Spoof" 1x14 December 12, 1970
"The Jumpin' Jupiter Affair" 1x15 December 19, 1970
"Don't Count on a Countess" 1x16 January 2, 1971

Cast

References