ABC (ended 1979)
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  • Fangface!! Every 400 years, a baby werewolf is born into the Fangsworth family, and so when the moon shined on little Sherman Fangsworth, he changed into.. Fangface the werewolf! Only the sun can change him back to normal. And so little Fangs grew up and teamed up with three daring teenagers: Kim, Biff and Puggsy, and together they find danger, excitement, and adventure! Who can save the day? Who can wrong the rights and right the wrongs? None other than Fangface! Fangface was the first season of the series, introducing the world to Sherman Fangsworth and his mystery-solving friends and adding another notch to the belt of the legendary Frank Welker. The half-hour show ran for a year before joining The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show, where it brought in Baby Fangs/Fangpuss. Characters: Sherman Fangsworth is a cowardly young man, but when shown a picture of the moon, he transforms into the brave and often misdirected Fangface, creating slapstick hijinks while thwarting the plans of those who seek profit and world domination through greed and evil. Biff is the leader of the gang, a young man who looks and acts little different from Josie and the Pussycats' Alan (also voiced by Jerry Dexter) and Scooby-Doo's Fred. He often comes up with the intelligent plans the gang uses to get out of whatever jam they get themselves into, and those plans pretty much always involve changing Sherman into Fangface. He also seems to be the only member of the group who knows how to drive... then again, you never really saw anyone other than Fred driving the Mystery Machine, did you? Kim is the solitary female member of the group. Witty and beautiful, this young lady comes up with many a plan herself, and she carries with her the photographs of the sun and the moon which are used to transform Sherman into Fangface and back. Puggsy, Sherman's best friend, is the group' wise guy. Short, stout, and with a fuhgedaboudit demeanor, Puggsy has the most negative attitude of the gang, but that comes mostly from his bad luck and constant run-ins with Fangface, who upon transforming always wants to maul or eat Puggsy before remembering the task at hand.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 16

    Don't Get Mean With the Cobra Queen

    Aired 12/23/78

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Where's The Wolf That's The Werewolf?

    Aired 12/16/78

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    A Toothy Shark Is No Lark

    Aired 12/9/78

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Goofy Gargoyle Goof-Up

    Aired 12/2/78

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Snow Job Jitters

    Aired 11/25/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    voice of Sherman Fangsworth / Fangface

  • Susan Blu

    voice of Kim

  • Bart Braverman

    voice of Pugsy

  • Jerry Dexter

    voice of Biff

  • Ted Cassidy

    Voice of Gorlock / Other Apes

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Fangface: My nose is the nose that knows!

    Notes (3)

    • A common element of comedy in the series are the well-placed pictures of the sun and moon that appear in odd places throughout the episodes. Fangface sees a picture of the sun at the most inopportune moments, reverting him back to the cowardly Sherman, who has no idea he's a werewolf at all. When Sherman and Fangface switch places, neither has memories of recent past events, making keeping them up to speed on the mystery-solving plans a bit confusing.

    • The first episode played out a little differently than the rest of the series. Fangface's personality was just as impulsive, but he was a little more headstrong than usual (which is saying a lot for his normal attitude). He isn't quite as talkative in this episode as in the rest, and he acts more as a "go get 'em" dog. The pilot episode played out similarly to a Scooby-Doo mystery, and Puggsy's relationship with Sherman was like Fred Flintstone chasing Barney Rubble after his Fruity Pebbles were stolen. Later episodes, however, made a better attempt to strike out on their own territory. For a genre that had over a dozen cartoons of its type in the 70s, Fangface was one of the few series that weren't owned by Hanna-Barbera.

    • It's interesting to note the body type of the T-Rex: it still stands upright on two legs, defying the laws of gravity on a creature of that size. This was almost 20 years before the new theory of dinosaur body shapes was put to use, showing dinosaurs as having more streamlined bodies.

    Trivia (2)

    • When they are in the small boat and chasing Grueller, the close ups show just Pugsly, Fangface, and the Mummy and when the long shots are shown, Biff and Kim are in the boat as well.

    • When Fangface gets one of the buckets off of Puggsy's feet it shows that both buckets are off his feet. Then in the next scene with Puggsy, he has one bucket stuck on one of his feet again.

    Allusions (1)

    • Sherman's Uncle Ernie owns the video arcade the gang is visiting. This is a reference to the Who's rock opera "Tommy," in which Uncle Ernie is a major character.

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