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Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles
Frankenstein Jr. title

The Impossibles title

Genre Science Fiction, Action, Superhero
Format Animated Series
Starring Ted Cassidy
Dick Beals
Don Messick
Hal Smith
Paul Frees
John Stephenson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (List of Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
First shown 1967
Original run September 10, 1966 (1966-09-10) – September 7, 1968 (1968-09-07)
Status Ended
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Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles is an animated science fiction television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. It debuted on CBS on September 10, 1966, and ran on Saturday mornings until September 7, 1968. The program consists of two segments: Frankenstein Jr., depicting the adventures of a heroic robot named Frankenstein Jr., and The Impossibles, centering around the exploits of a superhero team that poses as a rock band. CBS ran two new segments of The Impossibles each Saturday, separated by a new segment of Frankenstein Jr.

Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles appeared in reruns on Cartoon Network from 1992-2000. The series was shown from 1997-2000 on Cartoon Network's Toonami as part of Cartoon Roulette. In 2000, The series began airing on Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang.

Overview

The program contained two segments, which each served as a middle ground between Hanna-Barbera's traditional cartoon early output and its superhero-based late-1960s cartoons.

The show was the target of complaints about violence in children's television, and was canceled in 1968. The Frankenstein, Jr. segments were later recycled in the 1976 series Space Ghost and Frankenstein, Jr., which aired on NBC from November 27, 1976 until September 3, 1977, replacing the canceled Big John, Little John.

Frankenstein Jr.

Frankenstein, Jr. takes place in Civic City, where boy scientist Buzz Conroy (voiced by Dick Beals) and his father Professor Conroy (voiced by John Stephenson) fight supervillains with the aid of a powerful heroic robot named "Frankenstein Jr." (voiced by Ted Cassidy). "Frankie", as Buzz usually referred to him, was more than a little reminiscent of the title character in Gigantor. Buzz built "Frankie" and activated him through an energy ring.

The Impossibles

The Impossibles are a trio of superheroes (Multi Man, Fluid Man, and Coil Man) who pose undercover as a Beatles-esque rock music band. The characters' names are descriptive of their powers: Multi-Man (voiced by Don Messick) can create identical copies of himself; Coil-Man (voiced by Hal Smith) can form into a super-springy coil; and Fluid-Man (voiced by Paul Frees) can transform his body into any fluid. The heroes receive assignments from "Big D" (also voiced by Frees), who contacts them via a receiver in the base of Coil-Man's left-handed guitar.

Episodes

Frankenstein Jr.

1. The Shocking Electrical Monster

2. The Spyder Man

3. The Menace From The Wax Museum

4. The Alien Brain From Outer Space, Part 1

5. The Alien Brain From Outer Space, Part 2

6. UFO - Unidentified Fiendish Object

7. The Unearthly Plant Creatures

8. The Deadly Living Images

9. The Colossal Junk Monster

10. The Incredible Aqua Monster

11. The Gigantic Ghastly Genie

12. The Birdman

13. The Invasion Of The Robot Creatures

14. The Manchurian Menace

15. The Mad Monster Maker

16. The Monstermobile

17. The Pilfering Putty Monster

18. The Spooktaculars

The Impossibles

1. The Bubbler

2. The Spinner

3. The Perilous Paper Doll

4. Beamatron

5. The Burrower

6. Timeatron

7. Smogula

8. The Sinister Speck

9. Fero, The Fiendish Fiddler

10. Mother Gruesome

11. Televisatron

12. The Diabolical Dauber

13. Aquator

14. The Wretched Professor Stretch

15. The Devilish Dragster

16. The Return Of The Spinner

17. Satanic Surfer

18. The Puzzler

19. The Scheming Spraysol

20. The Scurrilous Sculptor

21. The Artful Archer

22. The Insidious Inflator

23. The Dastardly Diamond Dazzler

24. The Return Of The Perilous Paperman

25. Cronella Critch The Tricky Witch

26. The Terrible Twister

27. Professor Stretch Bounces Back

28. The Terrifying Tapper

29. The Anxious Angler

30. The Rascally Ringmaster

31. Billy The Kidder

32. The Fiendish Dr. Futuro

33. The Crafty Clutcher

34. The Infamous Mr. Instant

35. The Bizarre Battler

36. The Not So Nice Mr. Ice

Home Release

On April 26, 2011, Warner Archive released Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series on DVD as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.

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