Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo
GenreAnimation
Based on

Directed byRay Patterson
George Gordon
Voices ofHenry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
Joe Baker
Wayne Norton
Marilyn Schreffler
Frank Welker
Dolores Cantu-Primo
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17 (59 segments)
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducerArt Scott
Running time90 minutes
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorTaft Broadcasting
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Original releaseDecember 8, 1979 (1979-12-08) –
November 15, 1980 (1980-11-15)
Chronology
Preceded byFred and Barney Meet the Thing
Followed byThe Flintstone Comedy Show

Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo is an American animated package show and a spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on NBC from December 8, 1979 to November 15, 1980.[1] The 90-minute show is a repackaging of episodes from Fred and Barney Meet the Thing combined with the addition of The New Shmoo episodes (which was originally broadcast as a stand-alone half-hour series).[2]

The series contained the following three segments:

Despite the show's title, the three segments remained separate and did not crossover with one another. The characters of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Thing and Shmoo were only featured together in brief bumpers between segments, and the original half-hour episodes of The New Shmoo were now split into two-parters, allowing more mingling and mixing of the program's individual segments. In 1980–81, Shmoo joined Fred and Barney as part-time police officers on the "Bedrock Cops" segments of The Flintstone Comedy Show.[3]

During the series' initial run, a television special called The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White (also produced by Hanna-Barbera) was shown in four parts on Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo on four consecutive Saturday mornings (September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 1980), despite having no narrative connection to the show.[4][5]

Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track, one of their last productions to do so.

Voice cast

The New Fred and Barney Show

Main article: The New Fred and Barney Show

The Thing

Main article: Fred and Barney Meet the Thing

The New Shmoo

Main article: The New Shmoo

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 210. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981. Scarecrow Press. p. 108. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 333–344. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White at The Big Cartoon DataBase, retrieved April 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 272. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.