CB Bears

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CB Bears
Premiere September 10, 1977
Finale December 3, 1977
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

CB Bears is an animated comedy that aired on NBC. It was an umbrella title by Hanna-Barbera Productions that featured six different elements:

  • CB Bears featured three ursine detectives driving a garbage truck who took their orders via their on-board C.B. radio from an unseen female named Charlie (obviously a tilt at Charlie's Angels). Selected episodes were replayed in 1982 on the weekend Captain Kangaroo show on CBS.
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll were three ghosts who ran a hotel for ghouls, monsters and other supernatural entities. Attempting to close their business for good is ghostchaser Sidney Merciless.
  • Blast-Off Buzzard was a dialogue-less feature a la The Road Runner, pitting a hungry buzzard after its prey, Crazy Legs Snake. This feature was revived in the early 90s on the Tom & Jerry Kids Show.
  • Heyyyy! It's The King was a Happy Days clone with a cast of animals. The King was a lion in the persona of Fonzie. (Happy Days would actually become animated in 1980 as Hanna-Barbera's Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.)
  • Undercover Elephant was a private eye pachyderm who was assisted--and sometimes hindered by his rodent assistant Loudmouse.
  • Posse Impossible was a spinoff of Hong Kong Phooey (the series finale, Comedy Cowboys, to be exact) starring three inept deputies--Duke, Stick and Blubber.

At mid-season, CB Bears was absorbed into the two-hour Go Go Globetrotters show.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Susan Davis Charlie
Daws Butler Hustle Bear
Undercover Elephant
Henry Corden Bump Bear
Chuck McCann Boogie Bear
Paul Winchell Shake
Lennie Weinrib Rattle
The King
Joe E. Ross Roll
Bob Hastings Loudmouse
Marvin Kaplan Skids
Sheldon Allman Big H
Don Messick Clyde
Ginny McSwain Sheena
Bill Woodson Sheriff


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 10, 1977 December 3, 1977 13


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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