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).

He and Buzz were also featured in DCComics' recent Hanna-Barbera crossover limited series, ''Comicbook/FutureQuest,'' as well as in ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'' alongside The Impossibles.

JustForFun/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.