Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels: The Complete Series DVD Set


 I watched Captain Caveman as a kid. It all started with Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels which was basically a different take on Scooby Doo and Charlie's Angels. Captain Caveman and three teenage girls solve mysteries with the help of Captain Caveman. Captain Caveman was a prehistoric superhero that was frozen in ice until he thawed out in modern days, which was back in 1977.

According to wiki the original Captain Caveman ran from September 10, 1977 to June 21, 1980.

A total of forty 11-minute episodes ran for three seasons from 1977 to 1980: sixteen episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics in 1977, eight episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Stars in 1978 and sixteen episodes were produced in 1980 when Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels were given their own half-hour show which combined new episodes and reruns from 1977–79. Cavey and the girls also participated in sporting competitions as part of "The Scooby-Doobies" team on the half-hour "Laff-A-Lympics" segment. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track, one of their last productions to do so.



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Captain Caveman was voiced by Mel Blanc who of course is best known as the voice of Bugs Bunny. Do yourself and a huge favor and look for Mel Blanc's live action performances with Jack Benny. I wish they would put that entire TV series on DVD. Right now there's a few boxed sets that mostly feature the same episodes except for one Lost Episodes collection.

The great thing about classic TV like Jack Benny is those old actors were gifted with the ability to make you laugh. Blanc of course relied on his voice, but Benny could make you laugh with nothing more than a look.

From wiki the Teen Angels Descriptions

Dee Dee Skyes
Dee Dee Skyes (voiced by Vernee Watson) is the brains of the Teen Angels, is the group's sole African-American, and acts as their unofficial leader. Dee Dee and the rest of the Teen Angels found the frozen Captain Caveman and defrosted him. She wears her hair in an afro and usually wears a red turtleneck sweater with a blue skirt and red knee high boots. Both her dress style and her knack for solving mysteries make her similar to Velma Dinkley of Scooby-Doo fame, while she also bears a resemblance to Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.

Brenda Chance
Brenda Chance (voiced by Marilyn Schreffler) is a cowardly brunette who is always scared of the demons, monsters and phantoms that she encounters and always tries to back out of a scary mystery, but always ends up getting captured or getting the short end of the stick.

Taffy Dare
Taffy Dare (voiced by Laurel Page) is the blonde member of the group, renowned for her cry of "Zowie!" whenever she comes up with a plan (or "Another Daffy Taffy Plan" as Brenda and Cavey would call it) to catch the culprits, has a distinct, childlike persona and New York-influenced/Southern accent. In spite of her usually zany plans and ditziness, Taffy is actually very capable and clever. She has the ability to seduce Caveman into acting as bait for her plans to capture the culprit. She usually wears a green dress with matching shoes. She also acts as Dee Dee's second-in-command of the Teen Angels. It is revealed that Captain Caveman has a crush on her and vice versa.

Episode Guide from Wiki

Season 1 (1977)

1 "The Kooky Case of the Cryptic Keys" 10 September 1977 While on a road trip, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are given a mysterious key by a stranger.
2 "The Mixed Up Mystery of Deadman's Reef" 17 September 1977 While at the beach with some friends, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels see a ship mysteriously vanish.
3 "What a Flight for a Fright" 24 September 1977 At the airport, some jewels are stolen by a mysterious figure.
4 "The Creepy Case of the Creaky Charter Boat" 1 October 1977 On a charter boat, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are chatting with a friend whose father is being honored for his role in a play when suddenly the lights go out and a necklace is stolen.
5 "Big Scare in the Big Top" 8 October 1977 At the circus, tigers are disappearing. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and discover a phantom has been haunting the circus.
6 "Double Dribble Riddle" 15 October 1977 The Central City Kings have disappeared due to a panther.
7 "The Crazy Case of the Tell-Tale Tape" 22 October 1977 Television trouble, indeed. The television station, KXXX, is taken off the air when a criminal cuts the antenna.
8 "The Creepy Claw Caper" 29 October 1977 A villain named Claw uses an aging gun to turn a rock star into an old man.
9 "Cavey and the Kabuta Clue" 5 November 1977 When a mummy comes to life and kidnaps an archeologist, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
10 "Cavey and the Weirdo Wolfman" 12 November 1977 With their friend, a prince of a small country, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go skiing. When the scepter is stolen by a Snowwolfman, they investigate.
11 "The Disappearing Elephant Mystery" 19 November 1977 In India, when a Royal White Elephant is stolen by an evil sorcerer, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
12 "The Fur Freight Fright" 26 November 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are assisting Dee Dee's uncle, Frank Skyes, with a fur delivery. When the furs disappear, it is up to them to find out what happened.
13 "Ride 'em Caveman" 3 December 1977 In Wyoming, rumors of a horse that is possessed by a demon are rampant. And they seem to be true. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels have arrived to investigate. Just as they are investigating, a bank robbery occurs.
14 "The Strange Case of the Creature from Space" 10 December 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go to a research facility after they spot an alien spacecraft landing there. They discover that an alien robot supposedly stole a top secret energy source.
15 "The Mystery Mansion Mix-Up" 17 December 1977 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels got to Farthington Mansion with Taffy's Aunt Gladys to see a magic show. When some jewels are stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
16 "Playing Footsie with Bigfoot" 24 December 1977 In Oregon, when the star athlete of a sports team is kidnapped, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate. Very soon, they have found Juice Brenner. Or have they? He is acting strangely.

Season 2 (1978
No. Title Original airdate Synopsis
1 "Disco Cavey" 9 September 1978 When jewels are stolen at a disco on the RMS Queen Mary, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate. The creepy monster seems to have the Teen Angels outfoxed.
2 "Muscle-Bound Cavey" 16 September 1978 When a champion wrestler is kidnapped, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
3 "Cavey's Crazy Car Caper" 23 September 1978 When a new car is stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
4 "Cavey's Mexicali 500" 30 September 1978 when four Aztec calendars are stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels decide to investigate.
5 "Wild West Cavey" 7 October 1978 While at a Wild West show in Dodge City, some money disappears from a saddle bag that two bandits who were really actors pretended to steal from a stagecoach that Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels were riding.
6 "Cavey's Winter Carnival Caper" 14 October 1978 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when their friend, figure skater Karenia Mikovich, disappears.
7 "Cavey's Fashion Fiasco" 21 October 1978 At a fashion show, three models disappear.
8 "Cavey's Missing Missile Miss-tery" 28 October 1978 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels decide to investigate when a missile launch they have been watching in the Grand Canyon, where they had previously competed in the Laff-A-Lympics, goes awry.

Season 3 (1980)
No. Title Original airdate Synopsis
1 "The Scarifying Seaweed Secret" 8 March 1980 Ms. Snowden is supposed to be the heir to a fortune. But she must stay on the island, or her relatives will inherit the fortune. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are called in to investigate when the relatives start disappearing thanks to a mysterious sea creature.
2 "The Dummy" 15 March 1980 When some jewels are stolen, a ventriloquist whom Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels had been watching the night before is immediately suspected by a policeman.
3 "Cavey and the Volcanic Villain" 22 March 1980 In Hawaii, a marriage between two lovers from two families who had been enemies for many years is threatened when a sacred pearl disappears. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, who are friends with the bride, investigate.
4 "Prehistoric Panic" 29 March 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels travel back in time to meet Captain Caveman's father, the chief of Cavey's tribe. Cavey soon learns that his father's position is threatened by the Mellog, an evil creature that Captain Caveman's father defeated long ago. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when the statue of the Mellog comes to life.
5 "Cavey and the Baffling Buffalo Man" 5 April 1980 A Native American park ranger asks Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels for their help in finding his stolen car and the Buffalo Man who stole it.
6 "Dragonhead" 12 April 1980 While on the way to a Chinese New Year festival in San Francisco, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels save a truck driver working for a fortune cookie factory. The CEO, Mr. Chin, has been having problems with his business since a masked criminal named Dragonhead showed up. Captain Caveman finds the truck. They notice that the fortune cookies were stolen but not the fortunes. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
7 "Cavey and the Murky Mississippi Mystery" 19 April 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels go on a cruise on a riverboat on the Mississippi River. While there, some nuclear material disappears in the river. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and discover a river creature.
8 "Old Cavey in New York" 26 April 1980 In New York City, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels witness a blackout. They soon discover that the gold from the International Gold Exchange has been stolen at the same time.
9 "Cavey and the Albino Rhino" 3 May 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels are the first people to see a rare albino rhino at the wildlife park. A little while later, the albino rhino is stolen.
10 "Kentucky Cavey" 10 May 1980 Taffy Dare wants to help her uncle who is on the verge of a foreclosure unless his horse wins the Kentucky Derby. When the horse is stolen, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
11 "Cavey Goes to College" 17 May 1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels watch the first appearance of a special robot which suddenly disappears.
12 "The Haunting of Hog's Hollow" 24 May 1980 At the Hog Hollow Country Fair, something is wrong with country music singer Jasper Joe Jeeter's voice. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate when Jasper disappears on a ferris wheel.
13 "The Legend of Devil's Run" 31 May 1980 Dee Dee's uncle, Winton, invites Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels to see the reopening of the Devil's Run Railway when a freight car full of silver disappears the same way a munitions car disappeared during the Civil War. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate and find out that the legend of the Civil War ghost said to have pulled off the robbery.
14 "The Mystery of the Meandering Mummy" 7 June 1980 When a mummy comes to life and steals an Ancient Egyptian ruby from Brenda's uncle, Jonathan, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
15 "The Old Caveman and the Sea" 14 June 1980 While on vacation in Miami, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels witness a shark attack. They soon discover that a treasure has been stolen. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.
16 "Lights, Camera... Cavey!" 21 June 1980 While on a tour of the movie studio, a Phantom makes two actresses appear old. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels investigate.


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