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The Super Globetrotters 

The adventures of the basketball team as superheroes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Scatman Crothers ...  Liquid Man / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Stu Gilliam Stu Gilliam ...  Freddie 'Curly' Neal / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Buster Jones Buster Jones ...  Spaghetti Man / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Michael Rye Michael Rye ...  Narrator / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Adam Wade ...  'Sweet' Lou Dunbar / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Frank Welker ...  Crime Globe / ... 13 episodes, 1979
Johnny Williams ...  Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie / ... 13 episodes, 1979
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Storyline

In this series, the Harlem Globetrotters travel around the world on their usual business. However when trouble occurs, the team is able to transform into a superhero team able to face any threat they encounter. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Super Globetrotters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the Globetrotters' abilities strongly resemble that of "The Impossibles," another Hanna-Barbera cartoon group of superheroes that aired during the 1960s. Coil Man, Multi-Man and Fluid Man made up the part-time rock band/part-time crimefighting team. Their powers were retconned into Spaghetti Man, Liquid Man and Multi-Man of the Globetrotters. See more »

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So stupid, I'm ashamed I ever saw it...
24 August 1999 | by Staack117See all my reviews

There were many terrible cartoons on the air when I was young (I had no idea it was so long ago), and this is certainly one of the strangest. At first, I was disgusted and ashamed to be a human after viewing this tragedy, but then I realized that this is leaps and bounds better than some other Hanna Barberra Cartoons out at the time (such as Birdman, Space Ghost, The Three Musketeers, Johnny Quest, or Dynomutt). Frankly, compared to much of the complete garbage out at the time, Super Globetrotters was rather witty, even if it's not really an original cartoon. Maybe I'm dense, but weren't 3 of the 5 "super powers" just the same powers of 'The Impossibles' cartoon, also by HB? And what kind of super power is being able to hide things in a large afro haircut? Upon seeing this as a kid, I was amazed by it's sheer stupidity. But now after being able to compare it to the trash of it's era, it's not bad. At times I suspect that in it's development, the writers KNEW what a stupid concept it was, and ran with it tongue-in-cheek. Either that, or they should lay off of the drugs. It's like a train wreck... Everyone should see it, just so they can be brought back to earth. It's a sobering experience that will build character!


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