Cartoon Resource entry #244 - The New Shmoo / Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo (1979)


ORIGINAL AIRDATES: Sep 22, 1979-Dec 1, 1979 on NBC


ORIGINAL AIRDATES: Dec 8, 1979-Nov 15, 1980 on NBC

RERUNS: 1992-1999 (sporadically) on Cartoon Network
ANIMATION BY: Hanna-Barbera
DISTRIBUTED and OWNED BY: Warner Bros. Television (television rights), Marvel Entertainment/Walt Disney Television (own the Thing character), United Features Syndicate (own the Shmoo character)


The Shmoo was a character that originally appeared in the Li’l Abner comic strip.  ‘The New Shmoo’ had aired in its own time slot from Sep 22nd-Dec 1st but was incorporated into ‘Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo’ for the remainder of the season after Dec 8th.  The one hour and 30 minute series featuring reruns of Fred and Barney Meet the Thing with the New Shmoo. Like the Thing segments, the Shmoo never interacted with the Flintstones cast, only in the theme song and bumpers in-between.  The Shmoo teamed up with three teenagers to solve mysteries.  The Shmoo would show up in the following season as part of the Flintstone Comedy Show.

The New Shmoo segments only:

#01 The Amazing Captain Mentor (09.22.1979)
#02 The Beast of Black Lake (09.29.1979)
#03 The Ber-Shmoo-Da Triangle (10.06.1979)
#04 The Crystal Ball of Crime (10.13.1979)
#05 Dr. Morton’s Monster (10.20.1979)
#06 The Energy Robbers From Space (10.27.1979)
#07 The Flying Disc of Doom (11.03.1979)
#08 The Haunting of Atlantis (11.10.1979)
#09 Monster Island (11.17.1979)
#10 The Pyramid of Peril (11.24.1979)
#11 The Return of Dracula (12.01.1979)
#12 Swamp of Evil (12.08.1979)
#13 The Terror of the Trolls (12.15.1979)
#14 The Valley Where Time Stood Still (12.22.1979)
#15 The Wail of the Banshee (12.29.1979)
#16 The Warlock of Voodoo Island (01.05.1980)


Gay Autterson as Betty Rubble
Joe Baker (1928-2001) as the Thing
Mel Blanc (1908-1989) as Barney Rubble and Dino
Dolores Cantu (credited as Dolores Cantu-Primo) as Nita
Henry Corden (1920-2005) as Fred Flintstone
John Erwin (1936) as Ronald Radford
Bill Idelson (1919-2007) as Mickey
Chuck McCann (1934) as Billy Joe
Don Messick (1926-1997) as Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Art Metrano (1936) as Spike
Noelle North (1949) as Kelly
Wayne Norton (1945) as Benjy Grimm, Stetch
Marilyn Schreffler (1945-1988) as Betty
Michael Sheehan as Turkey
John Stephenson (1923-2015) as Dr. Harkness, Mr. Slate
Jean Vander Pyl (1919-1999) as Pebbles and Wilma Flintstone
Frank Welker (1946) as the Shmoo

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