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''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids'' was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Creator/HannaBarbera Productions in 1973 for Creator/{{NBC}}. The show features several FollowTheLeader elements [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer that are often bungled online.]] The FiveManBand is designed to fit similar roles to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''. However, the way band travels around the world foiling schemes and the nature of the people they apprehend makes the actual show more like a cross between ''JosieAndThePussycats'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. The show itself depicted the adventures of a teenybopper rock group, led by heartthrob Cassidy, who, while eluding fans, worked undercover with his bandmates as a team of teenage secret agents (Butch, Merilee, Steffy, Wally, and Wally's dog [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]), solving mysteries and apprehending criminals.

The teen musical sleuths were advised by a supercomputer named Mr. Creator/{{Socrates}}, who, strangely enough, was highly allergic to the fleabag Elvis. So when the group visited Mr. Socrates for their latest assignment, Elvis was always made to stay outside the lair. But in each episode, either Elvis would find his own way in, or Wally, forgetting Mr. Socrates' allergy, would for one reason or another bring Elvis into the lair. Either way, Elvis' presence would cause the supercomputer to violently sneeze, blowing the group out of the lair and off to their assignment (in one episode the mere mention of Elvis' name aggravated Mr. Socrates' allergy!).

Cassidy (designated as "Sundance 1") wore a special ring with a hidden communicator to keep in contact with Mr. Socrates from afar. When they performed their music, Butch sang and played lead guitar, Merilee played tambourine, Steffy was on bass guitar and Wally was the drummer.

The series title is a word-play on the title of the unrelated 1969 film ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.

Micky Dolenz, formerly the drummer and most commonly used singer of Music/TheMonkees, provided the voice of Wally, drummer for The Sundance Kids.
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!!'''The series provides examples of:'''
* BandToon: They are a band, this is a cartoon.
* BeachEpisode: "The Pearl Caper" has Merilee and Butch go to the beach and switch into swim wear. "The Super Sub" does the same for Steffy and Wally.
* BeepingComputers: Mr Socrates is an excellent example.
* DeathGlare: Happens sometimes usually from Steffy to Wally after some bad joke.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In the manual Steffy and Wally are siblings, and in some episodes this is briefly mentioned such as Steffy calling him "brother mine". That being said in another episode she refers to Wally's mother as "his mother" and in "The Haunted Castle" this relation is not mentioned at all when Wally is the one to receive an inheritance.
** Unless there's been some misreporting there and they are instead supposed to be step siblings.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Given the spy nature of the show most of the other agents we meet are only known by some kind of spy lingo nickname.
* FakeBand: It's their cover.
* {{Fanservice}}: Butch, Merilee, Steffy and Wally all invoke this. All the characters appear in swimwear twice on the show during this show's one season within three different episodes.
* GenreSavvy: In "The Pearl Caper" the criminal leader actually calls out all the coincidences that wherever the Sundance Kids go there seem to be crime busts. Including some of the earlier episodes.
** The kids themselves are a bit suspicious of Mr. Socrates in "The Haunted Castle" with his insistence sending them to get Wally's UnexpectedInheritance has nothing to do with a case at all. Naturally they run into a crime to bust anyway.
* GroupieBrigade: Butch and company are often mobbed by groupie fans.
* LargeHam: Elvis sometimes. In "Double Trouble" Wally and Steffy want him to fake ill to call a vet. Elvis acts as if he's practically got the plague.
* MasterOfDisguise: Merliee sometimes dons a random get up in the line of the mission.
* MissionBriefing: It's why they go to Socartes.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Elvis and Mr. Socrates.
** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may in fact be a in-universe pun based on this trope.
* OnceAnEpisode: Somehow or another Mr. Socrates will start sneezing whenever Elvis sneaks into the mission room and sometimes even when Butch petted Elvis before accepting a call on his ring.
* PetsHomageName: Elvis
* PlotAllergy: Mr Socrates allergy to dogs.
* TheReveal: Used in the end of the first episode where we learn the scientist the group had come to rescue, is the creator of Mr. Socrates.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Utilized only in one episode "The Haunted Castle", much less than some would have you believe.
* ShesGotLegs: Merilee, showcased by her miniskirt. Steffy to an extent too.
* ShoePhone: Butch's ring.
* SneezeOfDoom: Mr. Socrates
* TheSpymaster: Mr. Socrates
* TeamPet: Elvis
* TeenSuperspy: A very good example of this trope before it would boom in later years.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Steffy and Merilee.
* UnexpectedInheritance: Wally receives an old castle from an Uncle he never knew in "The Haunted Castle".
* YouMeddlingKids: While not the normal type, they still are young people saving the day.
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