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->''"Captaiiiinnnn...'' '''CAAAAAAAVEMAAAAAANNNNN!!!'''"

''Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels'' was introduced as part of ''Scooby's All-Star WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' on Creator/{{ABC}} in 1977. When not competing on Franchise/ScoobyDoo's team, Cavey and his trio of beauties solved mysteries in yet another variation of the Scooby format. Cavey, a caveman SuperHero frozen in a block of ice until thawed in the 20th century by the Teen Angels, kept many gadgets and live dinosaurs inside his fur. He also possessed superhuman strength, and (thanks to his club) could even fly; those powers were prone to giving out at unwelcome occasions. The Teen Angels are: smarty pants leader Dee-Dee Skyes, scardey baby Brenda Chance, and Cavey's girlfriend seductive Taffy Dare.

Voice talent included Creator/MelBlanc, Laurel Page, Marilyn Schreffler and Vernée Watson-Johnson.

In later series, Captain Caveman was shown living alongside WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones. The early 1980s ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' starred Cavey in his own segment, as Bedrock's resident superhero, often accompanied on adventures by newspaper reporters Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble. On ''[[SpinoffBabies The Flintstone Kids]]'', Captain Caveman and his son were the stars of a ShowWithinAShow.
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!!''Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels'' provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Brenda.
* BambooTechnology: Cavey's various Stone Age gadgets in his club, plus the spinoffs set in the Flintstones' era.
* BeachEpisode: "The Old Caveman and the Sea" features the entire plot at a beach or in the ocean.
* BigEater[=/=]ExtremeOmnivore: He often eats large quantities of food and stuff that isn't supposed to be edible. The cartoon's intro shows him eating a safe box in a single bite.
* BlackAndNerdy: Dee Dee Sykes
* ButtMonkey[=/=]: Brenda. Not only does she always get captured by the villains or ends up becoming the butt of a joke or a victim of Cavey's antics, but she's picked on by her so-called "friends".
* CaptainSuperhero: Captain Caveman himself is one.
* CoolCar: The motorhome with Cavey's own home on top of it. This in itself is also pretty much making them the only among their fellow meddling kids to actually live in their vehicle.
* CowardlyLion: Brenda. Pretty as she may be, she's scared of everything.
* TheDragAlong: Brenda Chance
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Brenda is frequently bullied and stepped on by Dee Dee and Taffy.
* GenkiGirl: Taffy Dare
* HairyHammerspace: Captain Caveman's fur contains multitudes of random objects and multitudes of actually living dinosaurs.
* HartmanHips: All the Teen Angels. But Taffy is the biggest example.
* HulkSpeak: Need you ask?
* MsFanservice: The Teen Angels. One episode, "The Old Caveman and the Sea", featured them all in bikinis. Turning the eyes of the show's male audience, Taffy wore the brightest shade of green. That is one lucky caveman.
** Issue #13 of the ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' comic book featured a page of Taffy in a skimpy green bikini. Issue #9 of the Marvel run of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' had all three Teen Angels (making a guest appearance with Cavey) in bikinis.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Taffy Dare's design obviously was based on Farrah Fawcett.
%%* ThePigPen
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Captain Caveman looks just like the Slag Brothers in ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', with the same big nose, bare feet, and body covered entirely by his hair.
* RummageFail: Among other instances, Captain Caveman once stuffed Brenda into his fur and couldn't get her out.
* SayMyName: Captain's trademark yell of his own name before his heroics to a point of bordering on catching the culprit.
* ShesGotLegs: Taffy sure takes the cake.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Used many times, but sometimes averted in favor of run-of-the-mill crooks.
* ScoobyStack
* ShoutOut: Captain Caveman's design is recycled from the Slag Brothers of ''Wacky Races''.
* TimeTravel: "Prehistoric Panic"
* TwinSwitch: An odd location example, in which there are Twin Lodges that the crook attempts to lead them to a staged scene in the second lodge to make them think a scepter was stolen.
* WhyAreWeWhispering: This happens in at least one episode.
* WouldYouDoItForAScoobySnack: Taffy can sweet talk Captain Caveman into just about any Daffy Taffy Plan.
* ZanyScheme: "Not another daffy Taffy plan!"
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!!The Captain Caveman segments on ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' provide examples of:
* ClarkKenting: Captain Caveman himself did this to disguise himself as Chester, wearing glasses and a bowtie and raising his voice an octave.
* DamselInDistress: Wilma and Betty were often reduced to this, usually by trying to stop the villain themselves and getting in over their heads.
* DaEditor: Lou Granite, editor-in-chief of "The Daily Granite".
%%* GoingForTheBigScoop
%%* IntrepidReporter
* MonsterClown: Clownfoot, a bank-robbing circus clown who, at his circus hideout, rigs a high-wire's bicycle that Betty and Wilma are on to fall apart over a pit of man-eating saber-toothed tigers.
* SecretIdentity: Cavey has one as Chester which is in itself kind of a parody of this trope.
* ShoutOut: Mostly to the Superman mythos:
** [[ClarkKenting Captain Caveman's secret identity of glasses-wearing Chester]]
** Wilma's and Betty's positions as reporters akin to ComicBook/LoisLane.
** ''The Daily Granite'', a spoof of ''The Daily Planet''.
** "Lou Granite" is likely a reference to Lou Grant of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', as well as the ''Lou Grant'' spinoff series (''Lou Grant'' and ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' both aired in [[TheEighties the early 1980s]], on CBS and NBC, respectively). In that spinoff, Grant was also the editor of a newspaper.
* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: The 20th century villain Futuro's goal was robbing Bedrock of random stuff to sell in his own era as valuable "antiques."
* TransformationSequence: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsXbe-Ujwd8 Spoofed.]] It was so loud that literally everyone in the city could hear it, and visually it featured explosions, rockets and an array of rainbow stars, but all that actually happened was that Chester took off his glasses and unfolded his bowtie into a cape.
* WeatherControlMachine: "Stormfront and Weathergirl" on ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'', and a different villain constructs such in an episode on ''The Flintstone Kids''.
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!!The Captain Caveman segments on ''The Flintstone Kids'' provide examples of:

%%* AnAesop: Seen in the wraparound segments featuring the Flintstone Kids.
%%* ArchEnemy: Mr. Bad
%%* Creator/CharlieAdler: Voiced Cavey Jr.
%%* ChasteToons: Subverted.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Usually not on Captain Caveman's side but on the villains', who at times forgot about his abilities. In one episode, a villain makes both Cavey and Junior to fall in trap doors, and a second later they fly out, with Captain Caveman even saying 'You forgot we fly'; AvertedTrope in a later episode when the heroes fly to escape a villainous army and they get ambushed by two clever criminals in BambooTechnology helicopters.
* GeniusDitz: Something he showed on earlier incarnations but became more noticeable in this show. Despite his usual dumbness, Captain Caveman was actually a competent superhero and many times found simple yet smart ways to defeat his enemies; other times, of course, he is more like an AccidentalHero.
* LegionOfDoom: A team-up of the segments' various villains (spearheaded by Mr. Bad) is seen in one episode.
* MissingMom: Captain Caveman must have married ''someone'' in order to produce Junior, but his wife is never seen.
%%* {{Narrator}}: Kenneth Mars.
* PaperThinDisguise: The duo once disguised themselves as villains by donning domino masks. Since this was in an AmnesiaEpisode, the amnesiac Captain Caveman decides that since he's wearing such a mask, he must be a villain, and then proceeds to steal so much stuff that there's nothing left for all the other criminals to rob.
* SuperHeroOrigin: For both Captain Caveman (in a flashback episode) and his son, Cavey Jr. (the pilot showing that he was allowed to join his father in crimefighting once he became old enough).
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