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    Long Hot Summer

    Long Hot Summer

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Long Hot Summer is set in the small deep south community of Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi. The community was dominated by the aging, tyrannical Will Varner, owner of the town bank, and young Ben Quick, who had returned to the town after thirteen years to reclaim his father's farm and challenge Varner's absolute authority.
    Other residents included Clara Varner, daughter of Will, sensible and strong willed, who gradually falls for Ben Quick; Jody Varner, Will's son, honest but with a weak personality; Minnie Littlejohn, who runs the town's hotel, a good friend and mistress of Will Varner; and Eula Harker, a farm girl, picked up one night in the rain by Jody, who became a leading part of his life and that of the town.
    Long Hot Summer was based on material written by William Faulkner, the novel The Hamlet and the short story Barn Burning.moreless
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    It's The Wolf

    It's The Wolf

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    Episodes: 26 Color Episodes

    It's the timeless story of wolf sees lamb, wolf chases lamb, hound pummels wolf, wolf loses lamb. In this case, Mildew chases Lambsy in every location possible, only to get clobbered by Bristle Hound. It was originally a segment of The Cattanooga Cats on ABC, then it became the middle feature of Motor Mouse the next season when that show broke off from Cattanooga Cats.

    =========================== Characters: Mildew Wolf, Lambsy, Bristle Hound

    Related Shows: The Cattanooga Cats, Autocat & Motormouse

    Appearances: Yogi's Ark Lark (Lambsy)

    Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (Mildew Wolf; voiced by John Stephenson)moreless
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    The Cattanooga Cats

    The Cattanooga Cats

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Cattanooga Cats is a show made up of 4 cartoons, The Cattanooga Cats, It's The Wolf, Around The World in 79 Days, and Autocat and Motormouse, They made two spin-offs: It's The Wolf and Autocat and Motormouse, but Around The World in 79 days did not make it, although there were plans to.
    Autocat and Motormouse had a relation to Tom and Jerry. This was a racecar version of Tom and Jerry.
    It's The Wolf is about a cute lil' lamb called Lambsy who gets chased by Mildew Wolf. Unfortunately he failed on doing it...especially when the ol' Dog comes.
    Around The World in 79 Days is about a boy who's going to win $ 1,000,000 if he succeeds... But if not it'll go to Crumden.
    The Cattanooga Cats themselves were a band of feline rockabilly singers--Country, Kitty Jo, Scoots and Groovy. They were usually involved in bizarre escapades, and in blackouts they had to deal with Chessie the Autograph Hound (who was ironically also a cat).moreless
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    Swamp Fox

    Swamp Fox

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    "Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat. Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox's at..." So begins the legend of 'The Swamp Fox'. In reality, this Revolutionary War hero was Colonel Francis Marion--a semi-renegade patriot with an ax to grind with the British. The series takes us through the life of this hero, and gives us a glimpse into the lives of the men and women who helped make this country what it is today.moreless
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    Bronco

    Bronco

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    After the end of the American Civil War, former Confederate army captain Bronco Layne seeks his fortune in the lawless West. The Bronco character was created as a clone of Cheyenne when Clint Walker walked out on that show for a year in a contract dispute. For the 1958-59 TV season, the program was renamed The Cheyenne Show and featured reruns of Cheyenne episodes alternating with episodes of the new Bronco. It was not until Clint Walker's return to Cheyenne for the 1959-60 TV season that the network decided Bronco could survive on its own, giving it a new timeslot (alternating with Sugarfoot) and finally giving the show its own theme song: Bronco, Bronco, Tearin' across the Texas plain. Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne. Born down around the old panhandle, Texas is where he grew to fame. There ain't a horse that he can't handle, That's how he got his name. (Repeat chorus) Next to a foursquare Texas twister, You'd call a cyclone meek and mild. You've never seen a twister, mister, 'Til someone gets him riled. (Repeat chorus) Show me a gal who's kissed him once, I'll show you a gal who's kissed him twice. Once any gal has kissed him twice, She's dreamin' of shoes and rice. (Repeat chorus)moreless
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    The New People

    The New People

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The New People aired from September 22, 1969 to January 12, 1970. It was on Monday nights on ABC, from 8:15 to 9:00 pm ET. It followed the only other 45-minute show ever aired, Music Scene, which was hosted by David Steinberg. The New People was an Aaron Spelling production about a group of college students who, on their way home from a cultural exchange trip to SE Asia, crashed on a deserted South Pacific island. The island had previously been used by the Atomic Energy Commission as a test site, and so was complete with buildings, cars, provisions, and test-dummy mannequins. Upon crashing all the adults aboard but one, died. The remaining adult, played by Richard Kiley, died at the end of the pilot episode, leaving the "new people" alone to create their own world, sans authority figures. Up against the most popular shows of its day, The New People didn't even last a full season. It was never syndicated, which is unfortunate for many reasons, one of them being that several now-famous actors made guest appearances on the show. Tyne Daly, Richard Dreyfuss, Billy Dee Williams and A. Martinez all took part in this island drama. The theme song for The New People was sung by The First Edition, and two .wav files of it can be found at www.tvobscurities.com/shows/new_people.html. Though short lived, The New People spawned a paperback tie-in novel titled They Came From the Sea, by Alex Steele, and two comic books. The regular cast members made appearances in the teen magazines of the day, and all went on to other acting jobs once the series had ended.moreless
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    The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show

    The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show was Dick Clark's second attempt at a prime time show. His first, a prime-time version of American Bandstand, ran only 13 weeks. The Beechnut Show was much more successful lasting almost 3 years.

    The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show was broadcast live Saturday nights from the Little Theatre in New York City. Every weekend, Dick Clark commuted from Philadelphia to NYC to do the "Beechnut" show. There was actually two shows done each Saturday. The first was a rehearsal show where the artists could sketch out their performances and Clark could line everything up. This would have a different audience then the second show which was the one that was televised.

    Beechnut Gum was actually picked up as a sponser for the third episode to the conclusion of the show's run. The artists that appeared usually "lip-synched" to their records. Very few actually performed live.

    This is the only show to be able to make the claim of having Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper as guests (though on different episodes). All three were killed together in a plane crash on February 3, 1959.

    Amazingly, Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson, two of the biggest stars of the period, never appeared on the show.

    Dick Clark lost this show as a result of the payola scandal.

    Up until the mid 1980's, the only way you were able to see selected vintage clips from any of Dick Clark's shows was to wait until their American Bandstand anniversary shows which seemed to run every 5 years. The clips you would see would be around 4 to 5 seconds in duration! In 1986, Dick Clark Productions took a step in correcting this by issuing a commercial home video release of full length clips from the Dick Clark archives complete with intros and outros! The title was called "The Best Of Bandstand", however in the below track listing of the videos contents we see that all of the performance clips from Clark's shows were from his Saturday Night Beechnut Show! The only exception was Buddy Holly's performance of "Peggy Sue" which is live and from The Arthur Murray Show. Buddy Holly was on American Bandstand twice (August 26, 1957 and October 28, 1958) and on the Saturday Night Beechnut Show once (October 25, 1958) Yet, Dick Clark stated that "The only good piece of Buddy Holly footage was either lost or stolen sometime in the late '60's". Of course the obvious question everyone seems to ask is "So what about the bad footage!" So no Buddy Holly footage from any Dick Clark show was used in this video.

    In addition, the Dick Clark archives contends that no footage of Buddy Holly or Ritchie Valens exists in their vaults. Ritchie appeared on American Bandstand once (October 6, 1958) and The Beechnut Show once (December 27, 1958). A flag was raised when an intro to a Ritchie Valens / Dick Clark clip was used in the movie "La Bamba". The actual performance was recreated by Lou Diamond Phillips but Clark's intro seemed so real that this led to speculation that at least one clip of Ritchie existed and the intro was taken from it. However, it was stated by Clark's people to be a Dick Clark voice over to another intro.

    "The Best Of Bandstand" clips on the VHS home video:
    (1) Backstage at Bandstand footage - December 5, 1961
    (2) Bill Haley - "Rock Around The Clock" - February 20, 1960 - Episode # 106
    (3) Buddy Holly - "Peggy Sue" - December 28, 1957 (clip from an Arthur Murray Party TV special).
    (4) Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls Of Fire" - February 15, 1958 Live - Episode # 1 [Credits at the end of the video tape give this date as February 14, 1958]
    (5) Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" - March 14, 1959 - Episode # 57
    (6) The Big Bopper - "Chantilly Lace" - September 20, 1958 - Episode # 32
    (7) The Silhouettes - "Get A Job" - March 8, 1958 - Episode # 4
    (8) Fabian - "Turn Me Loose" - March 7, 1959 - Episode # 56
    Dion and The Belmonts - "Teenager In Love" - April 4, 1959 - Episode # 60
    (9) The Fleetwood's - "Come Softly To Me" - March 14, 1959 - Episode # 57
    (10) Paul Anka - "Lonely Boy" - May 9, 1959 - Episode # 65
    (11) Mark Dinning - "Teen Angel" - January 23, 1960 - Episode # 102
    (12) The Everly Brothers - "Cathy's Clown" - July 9, 1960 - Episode # 126
    (13) Edd Brynes and Connie Stevens - "(Kookie Kookie) Lend Me Your Comb" - April 4, 1959 - Episode # 60
    (14) Chubby Checker - "The Twist" - August 6, 1960 - Episode # 130

    Ironically, the only clip from an American Bandstand show is not even a performance clip!

    Frustratingly, probably do to low sales figures, the Dick Clark archives never followed up with another volume of 1950's clips from their vaults. Nor have they ever officially released any complete episodes of "The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show"moreless
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    Super Chicken

    Super Chicken

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Welcome to the Super Chicken guide at TV.com! Mild-mannered Henry Cabot Henhaus III is the world's richest chicken, and an amateur scientist to boot. When he drinks the Secret Sauce he invented, he turns into Super Chicken! Although, having no real powers, he felt stronger, and with that he fought evil. Alongside him was his faithful butler, Fred, which they go on around solving mysteries. Super Chicken wears a hanging purple hat, a cloak, and a black mask. Fred, who's a lion, wears a red sweater with a backwards "F" on it. Unlike Super Chicken, Fred is powerless. Theme Song Lyrics When you find yourself in danger When you're threatened by a stranger When it looks like you will take a lickin' Cluck cluck cluck cluck! There is someone waiting Who will hurry up and rescue you Just caaaall for Super Chicken! Buck-ack! Fred, if you're afraid, you'll have to overlook it Besides, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it! Buck-ack! He will drink his super sauce And throw the bad guys for a loss And he will bring them in alive and kickin' Cluck cluck cluck cluck! There is one thing you should learn When there is no one else to turn to Caaaall for Super Chicken! Cluck cluck cluck cluck! Caaaall for Super Chicken! BUCK-ACK!! Super Chicken was one of the cartoons featured on the George of the Jungle show. The other one was Tom Slick. Super Chicken lasted six minutes each episode. The animation had a Rocky and Bullwinkle style to it. There was only one season of George of the Jungle, and Super Chicken only lasted seventeen six-minute episodes.moreless
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    Destry

    Destry

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    Destry was a short-lived series during the hay-day of television westerns starring John Gavin as Harrison Destry, a man of peace who was the son of a hard, cold gunfighter. Destry is on a mission to clear his name after being falsely accused of robbery.moreless
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    The Legend of Jesse James

    The Legend of Jesse James

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    The Legend Of Jesse James was a one season western series of fictionalized stories based on the life of the real outlaw.
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    The Soupy Sales Show

    The Soupy Sales Show

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    None of the themes really fit this show. It was unique and very hard to describe. It was a kids' show loaded with double-entendre for the adults. Soupy Sales served as host and was usually the only human. Random bits of silliness (Soupy Says) were intermixed with skits (Philo Kvetch, people coming to the door). The audience usually didn't see who was at the door, just heard the dialogue and saw Soupy's reaction. White Fang and Black Tooth were Soupy's "dogs". You only saw a paw/leg and the dialogue was unintelligible. Soupy acted as translator. His other puppet friends appeared at the window. Hippy was a hippo and Pookie was a lion. White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie, Hippy, Man at Door were all Clyde Adler (1959-1962) and Frank Nastasi (1965-1967).moreless
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    Milton the Monster

    Milton the Monster

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    In the fall of 1964, primetime television was invaded by two clans of monsters who were definitely more funny than scary, The Munsters and The Addams Family. Ever quick to capitalize on the hot trend, Hal Seeger Productions sold The Milton The Monster Show to ABC for the 1965-1966 season. It would be Seeger's only network television series. Milton and his friends definitely fell into the more funny than scary category, thanks to some clever scripts by the team of Jack Mercer and Kin Platt, as well as Woody Kling. Milton himself was a giant Frankenstein-type, but since too much tenderness was added to the recipe by Milton's creators, Professor Weirdo and Count Kook, it resulted in Milton being a good-hearted monster. The late Bob McFadden did the voice for Milton as a good ol' Southern boy, not unlike Gomer Pyle. Milton's other friends included Heebie and Jeebie, as well as Abercrombie The Zombie. When Hiram The Fly puts on a pair of super glasses, he becomes the assertive superhero Fearless Fly in the most prolific supporting series from this show. Usually he hangs around the Sugar Bowl with his fly friends Flory and Horsey. Fearless adversaries include Dr. Goo Fee and (crossing over from his Milton role) Professor Weirdo. In the other supporting series, Stuffy Durma is a hobo who inherits ten million dollars, hires an advisor named Bradley Brinkley to handle his affairs, and opens his mansion to hobo friends like Ashcan Annie and Stu Mulligan. Most of the cartoons in this subseries were animated by New York cartooning legend Jim Tyer. Among the less-prevalent supporting series are Penny Penguin, Muggy-Doo, and Flukey Luke. The Milton The Monster Show aired on ABC from 1965 to 1968 and in syndication afterwards. It is still offered for syndication by Worldvision Enterprises.moreless
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    A Man Called Shenandoah

    A Man Called Shenandoah

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    An amnesiac man - who calls himself Shenandoah - is left for dead and roams around the West trying to find his true identity.
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    The Dakotas

    The Dakotas

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    Marshal Frank Ragan and his three deputies try to maintain law and order in the Dakota Territory.
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    Arrest and Trial

    Arrest and Trial

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    Arrest and Trial was an ABC crime drama that ran from September 1963 through April 1964 on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM. Arrest and Trial was divided into two forty-five parts -- in the first part (Arrest), the police would search for and arrest the criminals, and the in second part (Trial), the lawyers would defend the accused at trial, most often succeeding. Fans of today's Law & Order are familiar with that format; the first half hour of the show is typically dedicated to catching the criminal, with the second half hour dedicated to the trial itself.moreless
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    The Milton Berle Show

    The Milton Berle Show

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Not to be confused with "Texaco Star Theater" - the show hosted by Milton Berle - this Milton Berle show from 1966 was unsuccessful.
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    Colt .45

    Colt .45

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    Wade Preson played Christopher Colt, a traveling gun salesman who was really an undercover government agent. Donald May played Chris Colt's cousin Sam Colt. This late 1950's western was created and produced by Roy Huggins ("Cheyenne", "Maverick"). Andrew Duggan guest starred in the pilot as a character named Jim Rexford. Huggins used almost the same name for the lead character of his "Rockford Files" series a decade and a half later. Like all Warner Brothers shows, "Colt 45" had a great theme song: "a legend bolt but he knew that colt-Colt 45". Donald May later starred in Warner Brothers "The Roaring 20's" with Rex Reason, Dorothy Provine, and Mike Road.moreless
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    Hondo

    Hondo

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    In the Arizona Territory of the 1870s Hondo Lane, ex-Confederate Calvary Captain, works as a scout. Hondo is a loner who travels with a dog named Sam. Hondo had lived with the Apaches for a while and had married the daughter of their chief Vittoro. Hondo's Indian bride was slain in a massacre by the army and he still mourns her death. He now troubleshoots for the army, trying to avoid more killing as he faces land swindlers, renegade Indians and outlaws. The base of operations is Fort Lowell which is commanded by young Captain Richards who is watched over by Colonel Crook. Buffalo Baker is Hondo's fellow scout and friend. Angie Dow is a widow who runs the general store with the help of her nine-year-old son Johnny. She is Hondo's romantic interest. Many times Chief Vittoro and the Apaches assist Hondo and the Calvary with keeping the peace. This show is based on both the original Louis L'Amour novel and the John Wayne movie.moreless
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    Dream Girl of '67

    Dream Girl of '67

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    Dream Girl of '67 aka The Dream Girl of 1967 is Chuck Barris' answer to Regular Beauty Pageants are Miss USA, Miss Universe, Miss America, America's Junior Miss and others. The Show features 5 Beautiful Girls are aged from 18 to 27 out of 14 Girls in the USA. The Host is Dick Stewart and the Hostess {Resident Dream Girl} is Beverly Adams on the debut weekday on December 19, 1966 on ABC. Once the 5 Girls are selected and participate in these categories are Beauty & Poise, Fashion, Talent & Interview. To Doing all the categories are 3 Star Men Judges and for the Fashion Category is for 1 Star Woman. One of the judges gives out the results of all categories and finding out Who's the 4th Runner-Up?, Who's the 3rd Runner-Up?, Who's the 2nd Runner-Up?, Who's the 1st Runner-Up? and Who's the Dream Girl? The Dream Girl's awarded with Bouquet of Roses, Red Cape, Tiara & the Little Scepter has been done by the show's Hostess. The Winning Girl became "The Dream Girl" thus as follows: The Dream Girl of Todayis awarded with $500 cash. The Dream Girl of the Week is awarded with $1000 cash. The Dream Girl of the Month is awarded with $5000 cash & prizes. The Dream Girl of 1967 is awarded with all the cash & prizes totaled $50,000. On December 26, 1966, Beverly Adams replaced by Karen Valentine as The "Resident Dream Girl" for the rest of the run. On June 12, 1967, Bob Barker of TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES substituted for Dick Stewart to promote his new Chuck Barris Game Show The FAMILY Game. One week later on June 19, 1967, the first host, Dick Stewart, left the show and the second host was Wink Martindale. WHAT'S THIS SONG joined in from June 26 to September 1, 1967. The third and last host on The Dream Girl of 1967 wass Paul Petersen (Jeffrey "Jeff" Stone on THE DONNA REED SHOW) from September 4 to December 29, 1967. On December 31, 1967 THE DREAM GIRL of 1967 aired the 2-Hour Special Finale to finish the series and Kathy Austin became "THE DREAM GIRL of 1967" in Color. In Black & White from December 19, 1966 to September 8, 1967 on ABC-TV. In Color from September 11 to December 31, 1967 on ABC-TV. The Dream Girl of 1967 is A Chuck Barris Enterprises Production in association with the ABC-TV Network. BROADCAST HISTORY of THE DREAM GIRL of 1967: December 19, 1966-December 29, 1967 ABC-TV Monday-Friday at 2:30-2:55pm December 31, 1967 ABC-TV Sunday at 9:00-11:00pm.moreless
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

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    ABC (ended 1967)
    "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" was a Saturday morning cartoon show which ran on ABC from 1967 to 1969. It was made by Filmation Studios. The show was based on a 1959 movie also called "Journey To The Center Of The Earth". The cartoon series was about the adventures of a group of explorers seeking the secrets that lay in the Earth's core. At this starting point, the adventure began when the group discovered the long lost trail of explorer Arnie Saccnusson, who had managed to find Professor Oliver Lindenbrook's hidden subterranean passage that led through a labyrinth of eerie caverns to the center of the Earth. Along with Professor Lindenbrook, the small group of explorers also included the Professor's niece Cindy, her classmate Alec McEwen, their tall and muscular guide Lars, and Lars pet duck, Gertrude. Complicating matters was the evil Count Saccnusson, Arnie's last living decendant. For selfish and self-serving reasons, the Count wanted to speed up his power-mad plan to use the Earth's core to promote his own agenda to conquer the world. Saccnusson ordered his monster-looking servant, Torg, to set off an explosion to stop Lindenbrook's expedition. But instead, the explosion sealed the only entrance to the trail, entrapping them all. So both groups struggled to survive and find a way to return to the Earth's surface. The cartoon series was a hit on Saturday mornings and the show was one of the first Saturday morning cartoon shows which had a continuing story in which the entire show would end when the characters would finally find what they were looking for or finally reaching the destination they were trying to get to.moreless
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