On a Cartoon Buffet

Instead of dedicating a new post to a classic cartoon character, today is a pick-your-treat day! Below as the characters from past posts, so pick one – any one – or as many was who wish because this is your special Saturday Morning Buffet of cartoon characters. Enjoy! Which did you watch this morning?

Boris and Natasha

Elmer Fudd

Flintstones

Foghorn Leghorn

Jonny Quest

Mutley

Quick Draw McGraw

Peabody and Sherman

Popeye

Snagglepuss

Speedy Gonzalez

Top Cat

Underdog

Wile E Coyote

Woody Woodpecker

Yosemite Sam

* A small collection of opening theme songs

On Jonny Quest

Things to Know about Jonny Quest

  • Real name: The Adventures of Jonny Quest
  • Hanna-Barbera’s first full-episode action/adventure cartoon
  • First aired September 18, 1964 (Mystery of the Lizard Men); ran for 2 seasons, 26 episodes – then reruns moved to Saturday morning in 1967.
  • ABC cancelled the show not due to rating, but for being over budget
  • Parent watchdog groups felt the show was too violent
  • Based on comic book hero Jack Armstrong
  • Quests live on Palm Island in the Florida Keys
  • Jonny’s real name is Jonathon
  • Dr. Benton Quest (father) is one of the top three scientists in the world
  • Roger “Race Bannon”, government agent from Intelligence One
  • Hadji (not in the first show), an orphan from Calcutta who saved Dr. Quest’s life, thus adopted by Dr. Quest
  • Bandit, Jonny’s dog who didn’t speak, but could understand
  • Jonny’s mother had died, but the series never explained how
  • Other Character Appearing in more than one episode: Dr. Zin (international bad guy); Jade (one to help for a price); Mr. Corvin (Race’s boss at Intelligence One)

Here ‘s a Jonny Quest site