Fangface

Season 1 Episode 1

A Heap Of Trouble

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 09, 1978 on ABC
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A Heap Of Trouble
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A mysterious blue man-beast called the Heap Creature has been destroying computer inventions all over the city before their unveiling. The gang is invited to stay with Professor Boyd who has yet to have his invention destroyed. Only one other professor hasn't been attacked by the Heap Creature: Professor Arnos, who was fired from the university years ago for performing unauthorized experiments. Fangface and the gang set a trap to try to prevent the Heap from attacking Professor Boyd's home. Fangface eats Puggsy, and while Biff and Kim try to get him free, the Heap escapes with Professor Boyd in tow. The gang follows the Heap's footprints in hopes of solving the mystery and saving the professor in time. The Heap reveals himself to Boyd as Professor Arnos, who has created a metamorphosis ray that can alter a human's appearance. Arnos wants revenge on the scientists who laughed at him, and the gang has to find a way to stop him.moreless

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    Susan Blu

    Susan Blu

    voice of Kim

    Frank Welker

    Frank Welker

    voice of Sherman Fangsworth / Fangface

    Bart Braverman

    Bart Braverman

    voice of Pugsy

    Jerry Dexter

    Jerry Dexter

    voice of Biff

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      • 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.

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