Where's Huddles?

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Where's Huddles?
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On-screen title card.
Created by: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Network: CBS
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: July 1 – September 2, 1970
Starring: Cliff Norton
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Marie Wilson
Paul Lynde
Herb Jeffries
Don Messick
Alan Reed
Dick Enberg
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Where's Huddles?, sometimes called Where's Huddles, is an American animated television sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera for CBS. It ran from 1970 and ending in the same year, airing 10 episodes. It was a short-lived prime-time animated series geared towards adults, although its accessibility for the whole family allowed it to be aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in their heydays.

It was the final prime time animated sitcom from Hanna-Barbera up until Fish Police in 1992, although it wasn't the final as a whole with prime time becoming popular again after the success of The Simpsons.

The show served as a summer replacement for The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour when it was coming to an end.

Production

Development

After the success of The Flintstones, and when a summer replacement was needed for The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour when it was coming to an end on CBS in 1970, a pilot was pitched and sold to Hanna-Barbera, the reel/animatic were made by Iwao Takamoto, Jerry Eisenberg, and Willie Ito. The pitch followed a series about pro football players and what they do with their lives outside of football. The first episode went into production, and was first aired on July 1st, 1970, the series lasted until September 2rd, 1970, only producing 10 episodes as a whole.

Ed Huddles was based on that of Walter Matthau.

According to the pilot pitch, the series was originally going for a more cartoonish look, but was changed to match more of a realistic look (similar to that of Scooby-Doo).

Music

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"The Old Swimming Hole" 1x01 July 1, 1970
"A Weighty Problem" 1x02 July 8, 1970
"The Ramblin' Wreck" 1x03 July 15, 1970
"The Offensives" 1x04 July 22, 1970
"Hot Dog Hannah" 1x05 July 29, 1970
"To Catch a Thief" 1x06 August 5, 1970
"Get That Letter Back" 1x07 August 12, 1970
"The Odd Trio" 1x08 August 19, 1970
"A Sticky Affair" 1x09 August 26, 1970
"One Man's Family" 1x10 September 2, 1970

Cast

References