The Bubbler

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For the character himself, see The Bubbler (character).
The Bubbler
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Premiere date: September 19, 1966
Run time: 7:11
Starring: Paul Frees
Hal Smith
Don Messick
Ted Cassidy
Ginny Tyler
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writers: Michael Maltese
Directors: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Animation directors: Charles A. Nichols
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"The Bubbler" is the first episode (part one) of The Impossibles season one, and came as a segment of Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles. It aired on September 10, 1966 on CBS. It was written by Michael Maltese, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the founders of Hanna-Barbera.

The Bubbler kidnaps the young Shah of Shish-Ka-Bob.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Coil-Man Hal Smith
Fluid-Man Paul Frees
Multi-Man Don Messick
Announcer Don Messick
Shah of Shish-Ka-Bob Ginny Tyler
Advisor Unavailable
Bubbler Don Messick
Big D Paul Frees
Octavius Unavailable
Shark Unavailable
Teenage Queen of the Year Unavailable
Narrator (voice only) Ted Cassidy




  • Bubbler's gun





The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

The song that the Impossibles perform at the start of the episode is a rock cover of "Little Sally Ann," a traditional children's song.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: September 19, 1966 on CBS

Behind the scenes

  • When Octavius lands on Multi-Man, the music of the Secret Squirrel theme song plays.


Home availability