History Literature / TheHardyBoys

17th Apr '18 8:57:22 PM BrokenArrow01
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* ''TheHardyBoys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African-American character.

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* ''TheHardyBoys'', ''The Hardy Boys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African-American character.
17th Apr '18 8:56:59 PM BrokenArrow01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African-American character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys'', ''TheHardyBoys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African-American character.
31st Dec '17 10:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Parker Stevenson as Frank and Shaun Cassidy as Joe. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.

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* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Parker Stevenson as Frank and Shaun Cassidy as Joe. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.



* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), Series/TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and ''The Hardy Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.

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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries (Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), Series/TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and ''The Hardy Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.



* LiveActionAdaptation: ''The Mickey Mouse Club'' adaptation in the 1950s; [[Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries ''The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries'']], which ran from 1977-1979, and the short-lived ''The Hardy Boys'' in 1995.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: ''The Mickey Mouse Club'' adaptation in the 1950s; [[Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries [[Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries ''The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries'']], which ran from 1977-1979, and the short-lived ''The Hardy Boys'' in 1995.
4th Nov '17 3:23:59 AM Mdumas43073
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The Hardy Boys have also appeared on TV many times:

* [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure & The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], two serials running on the original ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' in 1956 & 1957.
* TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.
* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.
* WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys, a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon to have an African American character.
* ''The Mystery of the Chinese Junk'', a 1967 Creator/{{CBS}} pilot that starred Tim Matheson & Rick Gates.


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The Hardy Boys have also appeared on TV many times:

times, including:

* [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The "The Mystery of The the Applegate Treasure & The Treasure" and "The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], Farm", two serials running on the original ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' in 1956 & and 1957.
* TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Parker Stevenson as Frank and Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson.as Joe. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.
* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey as Frank and Paul Popowich.
Popowich as Joe.
* WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys, ''WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African American African-American character.
* ''The Mystery of the Chinese Junk'', a 1967 Creator/{{CBS}} pilot that starred Tim Matheson & and Rick Gates.

4th Nov '17 3:19:13 AM Mdumas43073
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In the late 1950s until the early '70s, the first 38 books were revised and rewritten to update the stories (terms like "chum", "roadster", etc.), remove politically incorrect terms and stereotypes ("Negro", "swarthy foreigner", "Chinaman", "colored", etc.), as well as shortening the books from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. Newer books were also made, with the "original" series coming to an end in 1979 with #58. The original editions can be recognized by having dust jackets and plain brown (and later, tan "tweed") covers; the revised versions, beginning in 1961, have the cover picture printed directly on the book to better withstand being used and abused by kids.

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In the late 1950s until the early '70s, the first 38 books were revised and rewritten to update the stories (terms like "chum", stories, eliminating outdated terminology ("chum", "roadster", etc.), remove removing politically incorrect terms and stereotypes ("Negro", "swarthy foreigner", "Chinaman", "colored", etc.), as well as and shortening the books from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. Newer books were also made, with the "original" series coming to an end in 1979 with #58. The original editions can be recognized by having dust jackets and plain brown (and later, tan "tweed") covers; the revised versions, beginning in 1961, have the cover picture printed directly on the book to better withstand being used and abused by kids.
4th Nov '17 3:16:17 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.
4th Nov '17 3:15:29 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.
4th Nov '17 3:14:05 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate in 1927 under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

Originally created by the Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate, a prolific group of ghostwriters under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer (and his daughters, who took over when Edward died in 1930) that put out many successful children's books. Canadian writer Leslie [=McFarlane=] was the original writer of the first 16 books, writing them only to pay his bills and feed his family (getting ~$100 US for each book, with no royalties, which wasn't all that bad at the time; a large number of the original Stratemeyer ghostwriters were journalists, and using journalist salaries as comparison, $100 per book was roughly six weeks' salary for four weeks' work), and dreaded having to write the books (referring to the books in his diary as "the damn juveniles"), and by the mid-30s other writers began to write the books as well (such as John Button, whose books are infamous for their use of sci-fi elements, inconsistencies, and strange plots), leaving [=McFarlane=] free to forget about the books and write his own stories.

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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate in 1927 published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

Originally The series was created in 1927 by the Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate, a prolific group of ghostwriters under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer (and his daughters, who took over when Edward died in 1930) that put out many successful children's books. Canadian writer Leslie [=McFarlane=] was the original writer of the first 16 books, writing them only to pay his bills and feed his family (getting ~$100 US for each book, with no royalties, which wasn't all that bad at the time; a large number of the original Stratemeyer ghostwriters were journalists, and using journalist salaries as comparison, $100 per book was roughly six weeks' salary for four weeks' work), and dreaded having to write the books (referring to the books in his diary as "the damn juveniles"), and by the mid-30s other writers began to write the books as well (such as John Button, whose books are infamous for their use of sci-fi elements, inconsistencies, and strange plots), leaving [=McFarlane=] free to forget about the books and write his own stories.
4th Nov '17 3:11:11 AM Mdumas43073
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4th Nov '17 3:10:52 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''Homer:''' ''"These Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all about smugglers."''

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->'''Homer:''' ''"These These Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
smugglers.
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all They're ''all'' about smugglers."''
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