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Western Animation / The Space Kidettes

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”The Space Kidettes! Starring Scooter, Jenny, Countdown, Snoopy, and Pupstar. And featuring Captain Skyhook, and his evil pal Static!”

The Space Kidettes is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that ran for 20 episodes from September 10th, 1966, to February 4th, 1967. Four kids and their dog, Pupstar, live in a clubhouse in space, while constantly being pursued by Captain Skyhook and his sidekick, Static, for their treasure map.

Tropes that appear in The Space Kidettes:

  • Aerith and Bob: Jenny is a normal name in a sea of futuristic names.
  • All in the Manual: Supposedly, Jenny’s last name is Jet, but that's never mentioned in the show.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Captain Skyhook draws the line at torturing the Space Kidettes.
  • Invisible Parents: The Space Kidettes don’t seem to have any. No adult even comes to their rescue when they’re being chased by Skyhook and Static.
  • Jet Pack: How everyone mainly gets around.
  • Minimalist Cast: The show consists only of the seven characters, barring any monsters of the week.
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  • More Despicable Minion: While Captain Skyhook will use every dirty trick he can to get the Kidettes treasure map, he draws the line at actually hurting or torturing them. His first mate Static on the other hand is always quick to suggest doing something violent like baking or disintegrating them.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: Half the episodes bear the title of "Space (object)".
  • Status Quo Is God: Skyhook and Static will never get the Space Kidettes' treasure map.
  • Would Harm A Child: Parodied. Static always suggests doing something violent to the kids, like baking or disintegrating them, to which Captain Skyhook replies with horror that he would suggest hurting "innocent little tykes".
    Captain Skyhook: I need something humane, but diabolical!