Thursday, July 18, 2013

From Out of the Recycling Bin: Fun World (1976?)

There was a time in the 70's when Viacom handled distribution of Hanna-Barbera programming. In the mid-70's, they packaged four, sometimes five, H-B shows in a checkerboard programming block. Occasionally, one of the shows would be subbed out for an outsider. In other words, this was a daily anthology that had a different show airing each day. In New York, it was known as Fun World, airing on WPIX. No station in my home market took a chance, so we were thankful for cable.

The five shows were:

The Amazing Chan & The Chan Clan:

The Funky Phantom:

Wacky Races:

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop:

And, finally, Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines:

When the block ran in the afternoon, I recall The Jackson 5ive being in the block, subbing for one of the above:

WPIX moved it between afternoons & mornings, but my memory is hazy on the exact schedule and order of programs. It didn't last long, though, maybe a year or two at the most before the station acquired other programming (i.e. Tom & Jerry).

Rating: B.

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