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A full hour, just like it was in the 80's!

Link to our live event can be found at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/4759302/events/2404607 for the next 6 hours! Our broadcast day began at 7am and will run till some time after noon, so see you there! If you're having any problems let me know via the comments here and we'll try to get things straightened out right quick for ya!
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richiescooby

The Richie Rich Scooby Doo Show was the first time Scooby-Doo was not the first-billed character in a show that featured him.

Link to our live event can be found at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/4759302/events/2404607 for the next 6 hours! Our broadcast day began at 7am and will run till some time after noon, so see you there! If you're having any problems let me know via the comments here and we'll try to get things straightened out right quick for ya!
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This is the most annoyingly complex entry I've ever had to make in this community, so bear with me and please excuse the cluttering of your Friends List. Usually I like to start these posts with a video clip of the show in question, but this one has no real official opening that I can find or even really remember...

It had been a long standing tradition on Saturday Morning to take several different cartoons that had 15-to-30-minute segments and slap them together in to an hour-long show of randomness in order to help boost new shows with existing show ratings. But here in 1982 they had something new to drop in to the mix; SEVEN MINUTE SEGMENTS.

First, the returning champion who had successfully survived being paired with Scooby and Scrappy; Richie Rich (follow the link for my crackpot theories about that).


And then we had the newcomers, The Little Rascals (who had no official opening credits of their own) and Pac-Man.


Although Pac-Man had been the STAR of the ABC Friday Night Saturday Morning Preview Show, it was for some reason decided that he needed to be introduced as part of a cartoon block interspersed with Richie Rich and Little Rascals bits. I've never ben able to confirm or deny a reason for this other than the assumption that they didn't have a full season worth of Pac-Man cartoon segment completed in time to fill a full half-hour show of its own on a weekly basis.

This infuriated me as a kid who tuned in Saturday morning expecting Pac-Man and getting only 7-to-15 minutes of the yellow fellow out of an entire hour of programming.

NEXT YEAR (1983) Pac-Man will get his own proper full half-hour show, and The Little Rascals will *kind of* get an opening title sequence when they make an awesome mash-up opening featuring Richie Rich, Little Rascals and new comer The Monchichis... buit till then we get this slapped-together Frankenstein of Saturday Morning snippets.
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Tune in at 9:30 on Saturday morning in 1980 to your local ABC affiliate and you'll see "The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show (And Scrappy Too!)" Yeah that's the actual title... Scrappy even ruins the NAME of a show!

This was another "package show" produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, featuring a pretty lenient mix of re-runs and new content. This was the sixth Scooby-Doo saturday morning cartoon show, and was the only Hanna-Barbera package series for which Scooby-Doo was given second billing. But that's understandable, considering that this was Richie Rich's animated debut :)

(Also aired in the 8:00 spot in 1981)
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The Monchichi's and Richie Rich will both have their own fan pages in this community... what I'm really looking to share with you here is another one of those Saturday Morning Mystery Shows, "The Little Rascals".

The Little Rascals, based on the live-action Little Rascals and "Our Gang" featurettes of the black-and-white era, is a cartoon that in theory actually existed. However, beyond a single "Christmas Special" episode, I have never personally seen a regularly scheduled Saturday Morning episode of this show. Have you?

Show some love in the comments and/or go vote for this cartoon in our Best Cartoon of 1983 Poll!
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I have a theory about Richie Rich that I'm going to force upon all you folks, so bear with me here.
Crackpot Theory behind the cut )

So anywho, if Richie Rich was one of your favorites don't forget to leave a few kind words and maybe even go to vote for it in our Best Of 1981 Poll!

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