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What i noticed with Pac-Man episodes during the 1983-84 season

Discussion in 'Hanna-Barbera' started by RascalsFan84, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. RascalsFan84

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    I noticed that the themes of the two separate animated series during the 1983-84 season share some similarities:

    "Journey to the Pac-Past" shared the same theme as Richie Rich's "Richie Hood" - both those segments involve a time machine.

    "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Pac-Man" and The Little Rascals' "Wash and Werewolf" both involve a werewolf theme.

    "Computer Packy" and the final new Richie Rich segment "Computo" - both involve characters being transported into computers.

    "Around the World in 80 Chomps" and Richie's "Ends of the Earth" (the final appearance of Jackie Jokers) both involve world travels.

    "Super Pac vs. Pac-Ape" and the rebroadcast of Richie's "The Giant Ape Caper" both involve an ape.

    On an unrelated note, the rebroadcast of the Rascals' "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat" and the beginning of the rebroadcast of Richie's "The Giant Ape Caper" both involve a riverboat.
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  2. James Vipond

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    Yes, Hanna-Barbera reused plot elements, and even entire plots, in its cartoons as far back as The Huckleberry Hound Show. For example, the Pixie & Dixie short "Jinks' Mice Device" was a retread of the MGM Tom & Jerry theatrical short "The Invisible Mouse".
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