WolfieToons by Dave Wolfe

WolfieToons by Dave Wolfe

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Morning WolfieToon!!

You got your bowl of cereal, right?

Saturday Night Edit!

Lovely Larken says I should explain this for much younger women who did not watch Boy Shows, and for people from out of town, like Australia.

"Space Ghost" was a Saturday Morning action-adventure cartoon show from Hanna-Barbera (The makers of "The Flintstones," "Scooby Doo,"  "Yogi Bear," etc. etc. etc.) that began in 1966 to capitalize on "Batmania."  It combined Super Heroes, Outer Space (complete with Spaceships!), Ghosts, and Things Blowing Up.  How could that NOT be Really Cool?!  At least for the ten-year-old boys like I was and am.

Space Ghost and his two adopted teen-age assistants, the twins Jace and Jan, and their pet monkey Blip, patrolled the Galaxy in the Phantom Cruiser, keeping renegade robots, lava monsters and evil world-conquerors in line.  They could all become invisible, fly with power packs, and Space Ghost had power bands that shot out a variety of power rays.

The introduction looked like this!

Much, much later the Cartoon Network did a snarky talk show parody of snarky talk shows called "Space Ghost Coast To Coast," which I didn't usually care for.  It had its moments of absurd humor, but would they have done that to Zorro, the Lone Ranger, Superman or Batman?  I don't think so.

OK, NOW ya know!


  1. DW, I wish when I was a kid we had Saturday morning Wolfietoons instead of just cartoons. But since we have them as adults that is an even better deal.
    Oh, did Space Ghost also spank the monkey?

    1. (Insert Animated Rolling On The Floor Laughing Guy here.)

      I was hoping someone would tumble to that, Mike, thanks for coming through! It's more than likely.

    2. Yeah, I kinda figured you teed that one up for someone in your audience. Do I win a prize for being the first to tumble onto it? Hey, let's make it a booby prize! I love boobies, just ask Season.

    3. :D

      Absolutely, Mike! You get the trophy for Breast In Show!!

  2. Breast In Show! Up here in Minnesota that would be Breast In Snow, but that could lead to a dangerous condition known as Frostnipple.