Saturday, March 29, 2008

A long lost H-B Spin Off Show

The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show was recently released to DVD from Warner Home Video featuring both characters as teenagers getting into all sorts of trouble while attending Bedrock High.The show was a spin-off series that was produced after the final run of the original Flintstones. While the show is about Pebbles & Bamm Bamm and their friends, the parents of both teenagers are still present helping their offspring any way they can.
Now comes a rare piece of H-B history...
Around the same time Pebbles and Bamm Bamm was being produced, someone at the Hanna Barbera studio wondered why wouldn't a similar show work for another animated primetime family? The Jetsons!Yes, your eyes do not deceive you.
That is a conceptual drawing featuring a "teenage" Elroy, a "young adult" Judy and a "daddy(?)" Astro.As the rumor goes, a new show revolving around older versions of George and Jane's children was going to be called "Outerspace Race" or something like that...According to the model drawings, it looks as though Judy was going to be a reporter of some kind with Elroy and Astro in tow. Also little "Astro-Scrappy"?If you're wondering where I learned about such obscure Hanna Barbera history, check out the "Hanna Barberian" blog.
http://hannabarberafanatics.blogspot.com/
The blog is the place for any Hanna Barbera fanatic which wants to learn more about the classic television animation cartoon studio that has been the birthplace of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Scooby-Doo, Hong Kong Phooey, and many, many, many more cartoon shows!
Check it out and be amazed!

4 comments:

Bugsmer said...

Interesting stuff, JD! I hadn't known about the Jetsons spin-off show before.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Of course the idea of the Jetsons spin-off, which could've been rather interesting to see developed further turned into something much less satisfactory and purely a waste of time but someone just wanted to made...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nTV6CcMlOY

PCUnfunny said...

I whish I could say "at least we were spared of this horrible idea", then I remember all the crap H-B was making at the time.

rodineisilveira said...

Do you remember of The Partridge Family - 2200 A.D., the animated version from The Partridge Family, set in a future à la Jetsons, which Hanna-Barbera produced in 1974?
In this attraction, the Partridges and their manager, Reuben Kincaid, had, as friends, two alien teenagers: Marion (the Martian beautiful girl who floated, when she was emotioned) and Vinny (the Venusian guy who has the pointy ears). And don't forget the Danny's pet: Orbity (the robot-dog who understood everthing literally and did several confusions, what took his owner to despair).