Harlem Globetrotters

Zilele trecute, pe cand faceam postul “Hare Jordan“, mi-am adus aminte de un show pe care l-am vazut cu foarte multi ani in urma si in care protagonisti sunt celebrii Harlem Globetrotters.
Seria a fost produsa de Hanna & Barbera si CBS si a rulat intre anii 1970-1972, fiind primul serial difuzat in grila de sambata dimineata in care protagonisti sunt barbati de culoare. 22 de episoade au fost produse pentru cele doua sezoane, 16 pentru primul sezon si inca 5 pentru cel de-al doilea.

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Cei sase care calatoresc prin lume impreuna cu soferul si managerul lor Granny si mascota Dribbles sunt George “Meadowlark” Lemon, Freddie “Curly” Neal, Hubert “Geese” Ausbie, J.C. “Gip” Gipson, Bobby Joe Mason si Pablo Robertson. Bineinteles ca in fiecare loc in care ajung se trezesc in mijlocul unui conflict care nu poate fi rezolvat altfel decat printr-un meci de baschet. In prima jumatate a meciului oponentii lor se folosesc de tot felul de metode pentru a-si asigura victoria dar intotdeauna, in cea de-a doua jumatate, eroii reusesc sa revina si sa intoarca soarta meciului in favoarea lor.

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Lista episoade
1. The Great Geese Goof-Up
2. Football Zeros
3. Hold That Hillbilly
4. Bad News Cruise
5. Rodeo Duds
6. Double Dribble Double
7. Heir Loons
8. From Scoop to Nuts
9. What a Day For a Birthday
10. It’s Snow Vacation
11. The Great Ouch Doors
12. Hooray For Hollywood
13. Shook-Up Sheriff
14. Gone To The Dogs
15. The Wild Blue Yonder
16. Long Gone Gip
17. A Pearl Of A Game
18. Nothing To Moon About
19. Pardon My Magic
20. Granny’s Royal Ruckus
21. Soccer To Me
22. Jungle Jitters

Si iata unul dintre episoade, mai precis episodul 4 – Bad News Cruise

Credite
Regie: William Hanna si Joseph Barbera
Producatori: Alex Lovy, William Hanna si Joseph Barbera
Scenariu: Mike Maltese, Woody Kling, Dalton Sandifer, Tom Dagenais
Muzica: Ted Nichols
Music supervisor: Don Kirshner
Nr. episoade: 22 x 30 minute
Voci:
Eddie Anderson … Bobby Joe Mason
Scatman Crothers … George ‘Meadowlark’ Lemon
Robert DoQui … Pablo Robertson
Richard Elkins … J.C. ‘Gip’ Gipson
Stu Gilliam … Freddie ‘Curly’ Neal
Nancy Wible … Granny
Johnny Williams … Hubert ‘Geese’ Ausbie
Rudy Clark
Ken Williams

In anul 1970 Jeff Barry a produs pentru Kirshner Records un album cu melodiile folosite in serial in timpul secventelor de joc.
Tracklist
side A
1. The Globetrotter’s Theme (Jeff Barry) – 0:41
2. Globetrottin’ (Jeff Barry) – 2:19
3. Bouncin’ All Over the World (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 3:01
4. Sneaky Pete (Rudy Clark – J.R. Bailey – K. Williams) – 2:45
5. Marathon Mary (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 3:06
6. River Queen (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 3:06
7. House Party (Rudy Clark – J.R. Bailey – K. Williams) – 3:00
side B
1. Gravy (Rudy Clark – J.R. Bailey – K. Williams) – 3:19
2. Meadowlark (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 2:22
3. Lillia Peabody (Rudy Clark – J.R. Bailey – K. Williams) – 2:56
4. Put a Little Meat On Your Bones, Lucinda (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 3:00
5. Rainy Day Bells (Neil Sedaka – Howard Greenfield) – 3:02
6. Cheer Me Up (Jeff Barry – Ron Dante – J. Carr) – 2:22

Cheer Me Up

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Hanna & Barbera au mai produs in 1979 un spin-off pentru aceasta serie, care se numeste The Super Globetrotters, dar asta este o alta poveste :->

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