Western Animation: Where's Huddles?
Top: Penny McCoy, Bubba McCoy, Freight Train. Middle: Pom-Pom Huddles, Ed Huddles, Marge Huddles. Bottom: Fumbles, Claude Pertwee, Beverly.Where's Huddles?
was a Hanna-Barbera
cartoon that aired on CBS
in prime time in the summer of 1970. It was their first animated prime-time series since the final episode of The Flintstones
aired in 1966. It ran 10 episodes and was replayed Sunday afternoons in the summer of 1971.
The show centered on Ed Huddles, quarterback for the ragtag football team the Rhinos. His next-door neighbor Bubba McCoy is his center. Ed has a wife, Marge, and a 2-year-old daughter, Pom-Pom, and Bubba's wife is named Penny. Ed's other next-door neighbor, Claude Pertwee, hates football and loves nothing better than to see Ed and Bubba get over their heads in trouble.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Ed's dog, Fumbles, wears a miniature football helmet and sneakers.
- Camp Gay: Claude Pertwee. He was voiced by Paul Lynde.
- Comic Book Adaptation: Gold Key Comics published two issues; also appeared in issue #9 of Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (October, 1971).
- Hair Decorations: Marge wears a hair band, and Pom-Pom has a ribbon tied into a bow on her hair.
- Recycled In Space: It's The Flintstones, with many of the same voice actors, only set in the present and with the Fred and Barney expies as football players.
- Suddenly Voiced: Fumbles would be reused by H-B in 1974 for the halftime interstitials of NBC's NFL telecasts. Now voiced (Allan Melvin), Fumbles would explain the basics of football to young viewers.
- Token Minority: Ed's black teammate, Freight Train, was voiced by Herb Jeffries.