Produced by Creator/HannaBarbera for Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966, the same year as ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'', Frankenstein Jr. was a gigantic, sentient DoAnythingRobot built and commanded by boy scientist Buzz Conroy. Their base of operations was a mountaintop laboratory run by Buzz's father.

While Frankenstein Jr. held the first part of the title, he shared his show with ''WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles'', who had two segments per show while he only had one. ''Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles'' was one of the last H-B series animated in the classic Ed Benedict style (which often contrasted with the episodes' plots, which were usually played more seriously).

NOTToBeConfusedWith ''Frankenstein Junior'', a MarketBasedTitle[[note]] (in Italy for those curious)[[/note]] for ''Film/YoungFrankenstein.''
!!This series provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Almost every sentence out of the Mad Inventor's mouth in his second appearance. His "menacing Monstermobile" is a "mechanical marvel" and "vicious vehicle" filled with "dozens of destructive devices". Buzz himself is no slouch.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OreKtQx0pUE this]].
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: The Bird Man, The Spyder Man.
* AnimatedSeries: Well duh.
* ArabianNightsDays: Despite the series taking place in the near-future, the city of Baghdad is depicted like this in "The Gigantic Ghastly Genie."
* BoisterousBruiser: Frankenstein Jr. isn't a mindless robot, he is intelligent, talkative, cheerful, and seems to really enjoy taunting his opponents.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS:
** Frankenstein Jr. sports a letter "F" on his chest. The same emblem is also on a few places in Professor Conroy and Buzz's home (and secret lab), and on the front of Buzz's sweater.
** The Mad Inventor has a large M on the front of his Monstermobile.
* CaptainErsatz: Frankenstein Jr. is obviously an HB version of ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}''.
* CatchPhrase: "Alakazoom!" for Buzz Conroy.
* ChildProdigy: Buzz is like, 11 years old tops? He's condescendingly called things like "Boy Genius" or "Boy Hero" by many of the villains.
* CliffHanger: "The Alien Brain From Outer Space" took up two episodes. Yes, really.
* DoAnythingRobot: Frankie is pretty versatile, always seeming to have the exact weapon or device required for the situation, from freeze rays and glue guns to dropping a steamroller onto his foes, on top of his FlyingBrick powers.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Ostensibly a show about giant robots, the titular hero also fought telepathic aliens, Godzilla-like monsters, ghosts, and magic.
* GentleGiant: Frankenstein Jr., obviously.
* HumongousMecha: Again, Frankie obviously. Despite his size, he was often far smaller than the foes he fought (though the latter weren't always machines).
* NonIndicativeName: Frankenstein Jr. was not created by Dr. Frankenstein, and he's much bigger than the original monster (so he doesn't appear "junior").
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Buzz, both in the literal and metaphorical sense. He uses a ring to activate Frankie, but then uses voice commands and suggestions.
* TheProfessor: Buzz's father, Professor Conroy. He rarely plays a major role.
* SuperHero: Frankie saves the day.
* SuperRobotGenre: a rare Western (and surprisingly early) example.
* ThreeShorts: Frankenstein Jr. was traditionally the middle short between two Impossibles segments.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: When the series was meant to be taking place. Relative to the 1960s, of course.