Monday, June 10, 2013

Teenage Toons: Never send a caveman to high school (1970)

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch was in many ways a juvenile version of the popular sitcom, Bewitched, when it debuted on CBS in 1970. Sabrina (Jane Webb) meant well, but sometimes, her good-natured ideas often lead to chaos. In this case, when she needs assistance from her cousin Ambrose (Howard Morris), the time traveling warlock instead sends "Ug The Caveman" to modern-day Riverdale to help Sabrina & Harvey with a homework assignment on ancient history. You can pretty much guess what happens next.

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It was funny when I was 7, but now it seems so silly.

Rating: C. Not one of Sabrina's better outings.


magicdog said...

The basic premise is silly - but somehow I can see it being used done on the live action Sabrina series.

Why is it Cavemen are always comparable to billy goats that eat anything put in front of them?

Don Messick as Harvey? Nice.

hobbyfan said...

I thought that was Don, but I wasn't sure, otherwise I'd have mentioned it.

Cavemen, being lost in time, might be looking for some nourishment upon reaching a strange place. However, if it becomes a cliched gag, it's out of place.