The Roman Holidays

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The Roman Holidays
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On-screen title card.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 9December 2, 1972

Starring: Dave Willock
Shirley Mitchell
Stan Livingston
Pam Ferdin
Daws Butler
Dom DeLuise
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Art Scott
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Jack Mendelsohn
David Ketchum
Michael Shelly
William Raynor
Miles Wilder
Barry Blitzer
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Animation director(s): Charles A. Nichols

The Roman Holidays is an American animated sitcom TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1972, airing 13 episodes that spanned one season.

In the Roman times of A.D. 63 lives the Holiday family, who have a lion as a pet. It it this lion that constantly risks the Holidays from getting evicted their apartment.

The entire series has been released on DVD.




The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as musical director, with musical supervision from Paul DeKorte.


Title Number Original air date
"Double Date" 1x01 September 9, 1972
"The Lion's Share" 1x02 September 16, 1972
"Star for a Day" 1x03 September 23, 1972
"Hero-Sandwiched" 1x04 September 30, 1972
"The Big Split-Up" 1x05 October 7, 1972
"Hectic Holiday" 1x06 October 14, 1972
"Swich is Witch?" 1x07 October 21, 1972
"That's Show Biz" 1x08 October 28, 1972
"Double Dilemma" 1x09 November 4, 1972
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Chariot Wash" 1x10 November 11, 1972
"Buried Treasure" 1x11 November 18, 1972
"Cyrano De Happius" 1x12 November 25, 1972
"Father of the Year" 1x13 December 2, 1972