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The Archie Show 

The comedic misadventures and music of Archie Andrews and his friends.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Erwin ...  Reggie Mantle 7 episodes, 1968
Dal McKennon ...  Archie Andrews / ... 7 episodes, 1968
Howard Morris ...  Big Moose / ... 7 episodes, 1968
Jane Webb Jane Webb ...  Betty Cooper / ... 7 episodes, 1968
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The comedic misadventures and music of Archie Andrews and his friends.

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TV-Y7
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Turma do Archie See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The success of this animated series with its musical numbers drew the attention of Hanna-Barbera Productions. Through the early 1970s, many of their series would have young characters with a rock band. As in this series, the musical sequences gave them the opportunity to use cycle animation. The cycle animation could be varied by simply re-shooting the cels over different backgrounds. See more »

Alternate Versions

In syndication, some songs were replaced by new material. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Follow That Bird (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Sugar
Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry
Performed by The Archies
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Highest Rated Cartoon Show
25 July 2006 | by Tom_SFSee all my reviews

"The Archie Show" was the highest-rated Saturday morning cartoon show in TV history. As I recall, it had a 75 share which will never again be repeated what with today's quality (or lack thereof) and all sorts of other entertainment sources that weren't even imagined in 1968.

I read Archie magazines a lot back then so it was a real rush to see that they were finally getting their own TV show. I also thought that the rock group The Archies were just going to be a group with the cartoon characters singing goofy little songs....

The show featured two full-length stories which were well-written, funny and tasteful. In between cartoons, there would be some one-liners, then a dance segment followed by a song by The Archies, which turned out to be a real rock group fronted by Ron Dante who to this day remains a force in the music business as a producer, songwriter and is still recording and going on oldies tours.

Jeff Barry wrote and produced a huge percentage of The Archies songs, including the mega-hit "Sugar Sugar" (co-written with Andy Kim) which not only knocked-off "Honky-Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones, but stayed on top of the Billboard chart for another month afterward. Jeff Barry is currently in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For anyone to hear The Archies today would think it's good 60's-70's rock.

One drawback is that I think the animation could have been done a little better. They also could have changed the characters so that they didn't make the exact same motions all the time (Betty must be dizzy banging that tambourine around)....

Also, they should never have changed the format of the show. The way this season was set-up, it was perfect. I'm sure it would have lasted a lot longer. Just look at Skooby Doo. They never messed with the format and it was on for years.

Look for DVD's of various forms of Archie and his friends at Archie Comics' site and at other online locations.


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