These Are the Days

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These Are the Days
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These are the Days worth living, these are the best Days of our lives.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera, Inc.
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 7, 1974-September 27, 1975
Starring: Andrew Parks
Pamelyn Ferdin
Jack E. Haley
June Lockhart
Henry Jones
Don Messick
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Bernie Khan
Leo Rifkin
Gene Thompson
Same Locke
Milton Pascal
Dick Wesson
Ed Jurist
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols
Gordon Hunt

These Are the Days is an American animated historical drama TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera, Inc. for ABC's Saturday morning line-up. It ran from 1974 to 1975, airing 16 episodes.

As Hanna-Barbera and ABC's answer to CBS' The Waltons, the series is about the rural life and work of the Day family at the turn of the 20th century. There's the widow matriach Martha Day, her three children (Ben, Kathy, and Danny), and her father Jeff Day, who has the same last name despite it presumably coming from her late husband. They also had a dog called Jonas.

Production

Development

The character designs were credited to Ben Franklin.

Music

The musical director was Hoyt Curtin, with supervision from Paul DeKorte.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Sensible Ben" 1x01 September 7, 1974
"The Fire Brigade" 1x02 September 14, 1974
"Danny's Musical Dilemma" 1x03 September 21, 1974
"Danny Runs Away" 1x04 September 28, 1974
"Ben for President" 1x05 October 5, 1974
The Good Luck Charm" 1x06 October 12, 1974
"Kathy's Job" 1x07 October 19, 1974
"The Runaway Horse" 1x08 October 26, 1974
"How Ben Was Cowed" 1x09 November 2, 1974
"Grandpa and the Great Cyclic Harmonium Swindle" 1x10 November 9, 1974
"The Visitor" 1x11 November 16, 1974
"The Most Precious Gift of All" 1x12 November 23, 1974
"The Spa" 1x13 September 6, 1975
"Hello Mrs. McGivern, Goodbye" 1x14 September 13, 1975
"The Balloon" 1x15 September 20, 1975
"The Feud" 1x16 September 27, 1975

Cast

References