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|Created by:||William Hanna|
|Original release:||July 1 – September 2, 1970|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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.
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).
|"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|
- Cliff Norton as Ed Huddles
- Mel Blanc as Bubba McCoy
- Jean Vander Pyl as Marge Huddles and Pom Pom Huddles
- Herb Jeffries as Freight Train
- Marie Wilson as Penny McCoy
- Paul Lynde as Claude Pertwee
- Don Messick as Fumbles and Beverly
- Alan Reed as Coach MadDog
- Dick Enberg as the Sportscaster