Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and ran from 1977-1980.

The show centered on the mystery-solving adventures of the Teen Angels — Brenda, Dee Dee and Taffy — and their friend Captain Caveman (or Cavey for short), a prehistoric caveman whom the girls discovered and thawed from a block of ice.

Captain Caveman's powers include super-strength, a variety of useful objects hidden inside his fur, and a club that allows him to fly and from which pops out different tools he uses to fight crime. He speaks in stereotypical "caveman-talk", replacing subjective pronouns with their objective equivalents and dropping articles such as "the" (for example, "Me know where bad guys are hiding."), and often mumbles the nonsense phrase "unga bunga". He also has a bad habit of occasionally eating non-food objects (i.e. bicycles, TV sets, table lamps), and the Teen Angels occasionally have to stop him for eating potential clues that will help them to solve the mystery.

His trademark is his battle cry of "Captain CAAAAAAAVEMAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!"

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2 comments:

  1. Yep! That was one of my favorites too. I don't so much remember the bimbos.

    Something that gave me pause back then -- my little sister was asked to describe her family. She said “my brother watches TV and my mother vacuums”.

    That’s how she summed me up. I should have gone outside to play more!! I wish I could forget that. Exsp. now that I see how lame some this stuff was!

    Oh well. You got the Kroft Super Show in here somewhere? OMG!!!

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  2. Great one! For me, it was one of the examples from HB, that these cartoons also represented the fashion and a certain athmosphere of those years (70s)

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