[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.
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
Ask me anything!