Western Animation: Frankenstein Jr.
Produced by Hanna-Barbera for CBS in 1966, the same year as Space Ghost, Frankenstein Jr. was a gigantic, sentient Do-Anything Robot built and commanded by boy scientist Buzz Conroy. Their base of operations was a mountaintop laboratory run by Buzz's father.The show's backup segment was The Impossibles. Coil Man, Fluid Man and Multi Man were the secret identities of a trio of otherwise unnamed rock guitarists.Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles was one of the last H-B series animated in the classic Ed Benedict style.NOT To Be Confused With Frankenstein Junior, a Market-Based Titlenote for Young Frankenstein.
This series provides examples of:
- Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The Japanese version has this.
- Animated Series
- Captain Ersatz: Hanna-Barbera attempted to develop a cartoon of the Beach Boys, in light of the success of ABC's cartoon of the Beatles. The Impossibles may have been created when the Beach Boys project fell through.
- Not to mention Frankenstein Jr. is obviously an HB version of Gigantor.
- Child Prodigy: Buzz is like, 11 years old tops?
- Do-Anything Robot
- Elemental Shapeshifter: In The Impossibles, Fluid Man could change into regular water or vaporize himself into a cloud or a storm.
- Gentle Giant: Frankenstein Jr., obviously.
- Humongous Mecha
- The Kid with the Remote Control: Buzz
- Power Trio
- The Professor: Buzz's father
- Squashed Flat
- Super Hero
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Coil Man, Fluid Man, and Multi Man, respectively