Thursday, March 1, 2012

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Posse Impossible (1974)

What I wanted to do was pull up a Posse Impossible short from the 1977 CB Bears series. Unfortunately, none are available on YouTube, so I went further back to their very first appearance, introduced in an episode of Hong Kong Phooey 3 years earlier.

Sad to say, all the Posse got were 13 weeks to prove themselves in 1977. Part of the reason for that was because the show's producer, Hanna-Barbera, was being counter-programmed against itself across the then-Big 3 networks (ABC, CBS, NBC). CB Bears aired on NBC. CBS had The Skatebirds, and ABC, of course, had The All-New Super Friends Hour. Enough said right there. If the concept were to be revisited today, the Posse would be a hip-hop combo instead of cowboys.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

I rather prefer the original incarnation of the Posse.

At least we had additional supporting characters that got dropped when the series was launched. Honcho, Mystery Maverick and the step brothers were all missing.

The little guy with the John Wayne type voice was hilarious to me.

hobbyfan said...

Considering the shorts were, in fact, just that, short, they didn't need as many characters. That may have been costly.