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Josie and the Pussy Cats is a Saturday-Morning Cartoon based on the Josie and the Pussy Cats comic book series by Archie Comics. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 to January 2, 1971. The show ran for one season spanning 16 twenty-one minute episodes. The show resembles Hanna-Babera's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! more then it does the Archie Comic series. It became famous for it's music, the girl's leopard print leotards, and for featuring Valerie, who is known as the first regularly appearing African-American character in a Saturday-Morning Cartoon.

Synopsis[]

Josie and the Pussycats features an all-girl pop music band that tours the world with their entourage, getting mixed up in strange adventures, spy capers, and mysteries.

Characters[]

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L-R; Alexander, Valerie, Melody, Josie, Alan, Alexandra, and Sebastian.

The Characters of Josie and the Pussy Cats include the band members (Josie, Meolody, Valerie), and their associates, which includes Alexander Cabot III (the Bands manager).

  • Alan - The group's muscular roadie and Josie's love interest.
  • Alexandra Cabot - The ongoing "anti-heroine" of the series, identified by her long black pony-tailed hair with a white streak through the center of it, suggesting a pole-cat, or skunk. Selfish and bullying, Alexandra bills herself as "the real star of the band", though she does little more than stand around scowling with her arms folded, always jealous of the attention the others get, especially Josie. Her sole "talent" is her constant plotting to steal the spotlight and Alan's affections from Josie, only to have every scheme fail in humiliating fashion.
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    The Band on Stage

    Alexander Cabot III - Alexandra's brother and the group's manager, highly identifiable by his colorful, wacky wardrobe including his green rimmed sunglasses, orange shirt collar, violet-red ascot, green shirt, purple pinstriped pants, yellow shoes, and green socks. Alexander is an admitted coward but, in sharp contrast to Alexandra, is good-hearted. Alexander and Valerie have a slight attraction to one another at times. He also seems to be attracted to Melody.
  • Josie - The red-haired guitarist and leader of the band. Josie shares an attraction with Alan, the road manager.
  • Melody - The band's drummer. Blonde and slightly air headed, what Melody lacks in intellect she makes up for in heart; to wit, her perpetual sweetness and optimism.
  • Valerie - An African American girl who plays the tambourines. The voice of reason in the group, Valerie is highly intelligent and a mechanical wizard.
  • Sebastian - Alexandra's pet cat, whose black and white fur resembles Alexandra's hair. He enjoys being mean and sometimes appears to go to the enemy's side, but usually only to trick the villain so he can have a chance to help the group escape. He sometimes uses his claws to pick locks. Alexandra sometimes asks Sebastian to do things to Josie, but her tricks usually backfire.

Episodes[]

Intro

  1. The Nemo's a No No Affair
  2. A Greenthumb is Not a Goldfinger
  3. The Secret Six Secret
  4. Swap Plot Flop
  5. Midas Mix-up
  6. X Marks the Spot
  7. Chili Today and Hot Tomale
  8. Never Mind a Master Mind
  9. Plateau of the Apes Plot
  10. Strangemoon Over Maimi
  11. All Wong in Hong Kong
  12. Melody Memory Mix-up
  13. The Great Pussycat Chase
  14. Spy School Spoof
  15. The Jumpin' Jupiter Affair - The gang encounters an alien spaceship in Peru and along side the locals are forced to work in a Diamond mine.
  16. Don't Count on a Countess -

Related Series[]

The series was latter reimagined in 1972 as Josie and the Pussy Cats in Outer Space.

Guest Appearances[]

The cast appeared in the "The Haunted Showboat" episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies on September 22, 1973.

Production[]

Reception[]

Broadcast History[]

Josie and the Pussy Cats first aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 till January 2, 1971.

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