[Corrected the spelling of Casey Kasem’s name.]
Last Thursday, a co-worker noticed copies of “Life With Archie” on the freebie shelves.
This led to a discussion of the marriage storylines, which led to the recent third marriage with Valerie.
Which led to a discussion of the cast of Josie and the Pussycats.
Which led to Wikipedia, which has a picture of JatP and Scooby-Doo.
(at which point I noticed that there were a lot of teenage cartoons on the air in the early 1970s, which led to Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (who got married and had kids!…. their 20th wedding anniversary will be next year.)
Which led to the second Scooby Doo series:
Which led to Batman, and the voice:
“He reprised his role as Batman on The Adventures of Batman, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Sesame Street (1970), Super Friends, The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the SuperFriends, The World’s Greatest Super Friends and Super Friends.”
So a quick seach led to http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Batman, which explains Batman and Robin’s involvement with Sesame Street during the first season.
The series starred the Man from Alphabet (played by Gary Owens), a bumbling spy in a trenchcoat who, with the help of a young paperboy called H.B., tried to catch the villainous Digby Dropout and his henchman Dunce using clues from H.B.’s “Alphabet Book.”
- Robin (and others)
- Alexander Cabot III
- Sesame Street
What’s it all mean? Nothing. It was just one of those office conversations which doesn’t really go anywhere, yet keeps us from becoming office drones.