Western Animation: CB Bears
The 1970s have a lot to answer for. (Left to right: Hustle, Bump, Boogie.)
The popularity of citizens band radio in the 1970s inspired this hourlong Animated Anthology
, which ran on NBC
The series' headliners were crime-solving bears named Hustle, Bump and Boogie (voiced by Daws Butler
, Henry Corden and Chuck McCann, respectively). They traveled in a garbage truck and received orders via CB radio from their female boss, "Charlie" (voiced seductively by Susan Davis).
Supporting segments in the CB Bears
- Blastoff Buzzard, a cartoon similar to Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and the only H-B cartoon whose soundtrack had no human voices at all;
- Heyyyy, It's the King, an all-animal parody of Happy Days;
- Posse Impossible, a Spin-Off of the series finale of Hong Kong Phooey;
- Shake, Rattle and Roll, in which a trio of ghosts inhabited an abandoned hotel, and
- Undercover Elephant, about a secret-agent pachyderm and his mouse partner.
At mid-season, the show was absorbed into a two-hour block on NBC titled Go Go Globetrotters
which included repeats of 1970's The Harlem Globetrotters,
1967's The Herculoids
, and 1969's Motormouse & Autocat.
CB Bears provides examples of: