During the 1960s and 1970s, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. ruled the roost when it came to Saturday morning cartoons. From Scooby-Doo to Yogi Bear to Pebbles Flinstone and beyond, they entertained three generations of kids, teens, and adults. They would have gone beyond the 80s if hadn’t been for those meddling kids. Anyway, here are my Top 10 Old School Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Intros:
10. Hong Kong Phooey
Voiced by the legendary Scatman Crothers, mild-mannered Police HQ janitor Henry was secretly Hong Kong Phooey. He was a superhero who more accidentally solved crime, but he always did it with style.
09. Josie And The Pussycats
Disguise as a teen pop-rock band, Josie, Valerie, and Melody would solve crimes behind-the-scenes with the help of Josie’s boyfriend Alan.
08. Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel and his sidekick Morocco Mole would help defend the animal kingdom by solving mysteries, stopping crime, and sabotaging the bad guys with his array of gadgets.
07. The Huckleberry Hound Show
The relaxed and good-natured Huckleberry Hound would often be depicted in “fish out of water” high-energy adventures where he would be a policeman, a fireman, or a circus performer.
06. Space Ghost
Traveling outer space, Space Ghost, his teen sidekicks Jan and Jace and their monkey Blip would often battle sinister villains who meant to do the galaxy harm. At some point, he would retire to become a talk show host.
05. The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Quick Draw McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey would protect the Old West as a sheriff of various towns. Later, he would don a disguise as El Kabong, the “Champion of the Good Guys.”
04. The Yogi Bear Show
“Hey, Boo-Boo!” The peanut butter and jelly sandwich thief and his sidekick Boo-Boo from Jellystone Park would irk Ranger Smith with their antics and attempts to steal picnic baskets from the human visitors.
03. The Flinstones
This modern stone-age family with Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and their pet dinosaur dino would provide lots of fun with their charming neighbors Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm.
02. The Jetsons
George Jetson worked for a bossy boss while juggling his homelife with his loving wife Jane, teen daughter Judy, boy genius son Elroy, their robot maid Rosie, and talking dog Astro.
01. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and the lovable talking dog Scooby always solved the mystery, defeating the bad guy who would always say, “I would’ve gotten away with it, if it hadn’t of been for those meddling kids!”
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