|Created by||David H. DePatie|
|Written by||Larry Rhine|
|Directed by||David Detiege|
|Voices of||Henry Corden|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Producers||David H. DePatie|
Allan R. Potter
|Camera setup||Ray Lee|
John Burton, Jr.
|Running time||30 minutes (22 minutes minus commercials)|
|Production company||DePatie–Freleng Enterprises|
|Original release||September 9 –|
December 2, 1972
The Barkleys is an American animated television series that aired in Autumn of 1972 on NBC and was produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises.
The cartoon – inspired by the CBS sitcom All in the Family – featured an anthropomorphic dog family consisting of Arnie, a bus driver (voiced by Henry Corden) and his wife Agnes (voiced by Joan Gerber). They had two teenagers, Terry and Roger (voiced by Julie McWhirter and Steve Lewis respectively) and one younger child, Chester (voiced by Gene Andrusco).
The theme song's lyrics ended with the advice "Just remember Arnie Barkley's bark is worse than his bite." Doug Goodwin's theme song used part of "(Be It Ever So Humble) There's No Place Like Home".
The series was broadcast by NBC from September 9 to December 2, 1972. NBC continued to air reruns until September 1, 1973. Only 13 episodes were produced.
The series resurfaced in 2016, airing Saturday mornings on the Retro TV network. It is currently streaming daily on the Classic Toons channel on Pluto TV
|Nº||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Match Breaker"||September 9, 1972|
|2||"Finders Weepers"||September 16, 1972|
|3||"Lib and Let Lib"||September 23, 1972|
|Following Terry's speech about women's rights at the high school, Arnie and Agnes decide to switch jobs for a day.|
|4||"Half-Pint Hero"||September 30, 1972|
|5||"No Place for a Lady"||October 7, 1972|
|6||"For the Love of Money"||October 14, 1972|
|7||"Keeping Up with the Beagles"||October 21, 1972|
|8||"Play No Favorites"||October 28, 1972|
|9||"Law and Misorder"||November 4, 1972|
|10||"The Great Disc Jockey"||November 11, 1972|
|11||"Barkley Beware"||November 18, 1972|
|12||"Arnie Come Clean"||November 25, 1972|
|13||"The Talent Agency Caper"||December 2, 1972|
On October 20, 2015, Film Chest Media Group released The Barkleys and The Houndcats – 2 DVD Classic Animation Set on DVD in Region 1. This collection features all 13 episodes of the series on DVD for the very first time.