The Archie Comedy Hour

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CBS (ended 1970)

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The Archie Comedy Hour

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A one hour Saturday morning cartoon show which ran on CBS from 1969 to 1970. The show was a follow-up to the previous season's top-rated half-hour show "The Archie Show" (which had a 55 percent audience share and was the top-rated show for the 1968-1969 Saturday morning season). The show introduced a new Archie character to Saturday mornings: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. The Sabrina character was inspired by the live-action character Samantha, the witch from the ABC live action primetime hit show, "Bewitched". Sabrina and her cast were featured in two segments on each show. Her shorts revolved around a family of witches who moved to Riverdale. Her cast included her stern Aunt Hilda, her bubbly Aunt Zelda, her magical pet cat Salem, her Cousin Ambrose (whose voice and mannerisms were inspired by comic actor Louis Nye), Miss Della, the powerful and the head witch, Sabrina's mortal boyfriend Harvey, her friends Ophelia and Spencer, and Spencer's two dogs, Hot Dog Jr. and Chilli Dog. "The Archie Comedy Hour" also included the "Dance Of The Week" and song segments that were first introduced on "The Archie Show". Also included were two fast-paced segments called the "Funhouse" and "Side Show". These featured the Archie gang (and also Sabrina and her cast) in a mixture of sight-gags and comic skits. Filmation Studios hired two writers from the primetime hit show "Laugh-In" (the show in which these segments were inspired by) to write for these segments. On some shows, Sabrina was featured in a segment teaching different magic tricks with the assistance of one of her cast members. "The Archie Comedy Hour" garnered such high ratings for the season that Sabrina was given her own one hour show, and the "Funhouse" and "Side Show" segments were also made into a one hour show the next season titled "Archie's Funhouse".moreless
John Erwin

John Erwin

Reggie Mantle/Hexter

Don Messick

Don Messick

Harvey

Dal McKennon

Dal McKennon

Archie Andrews/Mr. Weatherbee/Hot Dog/Salem/Chilli Dog/Coach Cleats

Larry D. Mann

Larry D. Mann

Cousin Ambrose

Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Jughead Jones/Big Moose/Dilton Doily/Pops/Hot Dog Jr.

Jane Webb

Jane Webb

Veronica/Betty/Sabrina/Aunt Hilda/Aunt Zelda/Big Ethel/Miss Grundy/Miss Della

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