The Super Globetrotters
The Super Globetrotters is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It premiered on NBC on September 22, 1979 and ran for 13 episodes. It was a spin-off series from Hanna-Barbera's Harlem Globetrotters. Unlike the original Globetrotters series, The Super Globetrotters was solely produced by Hanna-Barbera, whereas the original series was co-produced with CBS Productions. Thus, Super Globetrotters later became incorporated into the library of Warner Bros. while the original series remains under CBS ownership.
The Super Globetrotters aired in its own half-hour timeslot from September 22 to December 1, 1979 and beginning December 8, episodes were packaged together with Godzilla under the title The Godzilla/Globetrotters Adventure Hour which ran until September 20, 1980.
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.
This show featured the basketball team Harlem Globetrotters as undercover superheroes, who would transform from their regular forms by entering magic portable lockers. Each member of the group had individual super powers and could fly. The Super Globetrotters gained their powers through an element called Globetron and another exposure would weaken them on occasions.
The Globetrotters received their missions from a basketball-styled talking satellite called the Crime Globe. Most episodes culminated in the Super Globetrotters challenging the villain and his henchmen to a basketball game for whatever treasure or device they sought. The civilian Globetrotters were always bested by the villains' super-powers in the first half, but they would use their own super-powers in the second half (often at the admonition of the Crime Globe) to save the day.
- Museum Man (voiced by Herb Vigran) – Cratchit is a disgruntled history museum janitor who could bring fossils and statues to life through a special remote control called the Skeleton Simulator in a plot to take over Big City. The Super Globetrotters find Museum Man at the Museum and end up trapped in a light trap. Museum Man marches through the streets with his army of fossils and statues. When it comes to the local carnival, the Super Globetrotters try to trap him on the Carousel which doesn't work. He ends up turning the Carousel Horses to life. When it comes to the Big City Bank, the Super Globetrotters plan a trap for Museum Man there which doesn't work. On the advice of the Crime Globe, the Super Globetrotters go up against Museum Man in a basketball game for the fate of Big City. Museum Man's Fearless Fossils end up overcoming the Globetrotters. Upon the advice of the Crime Globe, the Globetrotters become the Super Globetrotters and turn the tide against the Fearless Fossils. After defeating the Fearless Fossils, Museum Man tries to use his Skeleton Simulator only for its batteries to get wet. Museum Man manages to get away and was last heard heading to Retro City with the Super Globetrotters on his tail.
- Egyptian Guard - An Egyptian Guard statue brought to life by Museum Man.
- Fearless Fossils - A bunch of dinosaur fossils brought to life by Museum Man. They serve as his basketball team.
- Fido Dino - A sauropod fossil brought to life by Museum Man. He serves as Museum Man's mode of transportation.
- Bwana Bob - A big game hunter who lives on his private island Bongo Zuny. He has stocked his island with wild animals and traps so that he can hunt his ultimate prey which is man. A cruise ship carrying the Globetrotters ends up crashing off the coast of Bwana Bob's island. Bwana Bob disguised himself as a hotel manager with his house being disguised as a hotel. It was soon discovered to be a trap for the Globetrotters where they ended up hunted by Bwana Bob. The Super Globetrotters kept falling into his traps yet managing to get out of it. When it came to the people from the ship, Bwana challenges the Globetrotters to a basketball team against his Bongo Zuny Timid Turtles for the fate of them and the people from the cruise ship. After the Bongo Zuny Timid Turtles are defeated, Bwana Bob and Putt Putt end up running off and get caught in the rope trap.
- Putt Putt (voiced by Frank Welker) - Bwana Bob's Native henchman.
- Bongo Zuny Timid Turtles - A bunch of giant turtles that make up Bwana Bob's basketball team.
- Facelift (voiced by John Stephenson) - Facelift is an alien that runs on nuclear energy who can steal the faces of people and place them on his Demon Droids. He used this ability in order to steal the faces of the world's leaders. The Super Globetrotters managed to steal his hydro-nucleic core that gives Facelift his powers at the North Pole. When a seal throws the hydro-nucleic core into the water, Facelift exploded.
- Demon Droids - Faceless robots that serve Facelift.
- Whaleman (voiced by Michael Rye) – Whaleman is a pirate who has been using the mechanical whale named Moby Whale to steal supertankers containing 50 tons of oil. The Super Globetrotters use their boats in order to get into Moby Whale. Whaleman plans to use the stolen oil in order to control the world's oil. The Super Globetrotters managed to evade Whaleman and get out of Moby Whale. They follow Moby Whale to an island where Whaleman makes his headquarters and is storing the stolen supertankers. They find Whaleman who has tricked the islanders into giving them free oil and try to convince the islanders that Whaleman is not what he claims to be. The Super Globetrotters end up challenging Whaleman and his crew to a game of jungle basketball (the one score version) for the fate of the stolen oil and to prove that they are the actual Globetrotters. During the basketball game, Whaleman's fifth player is revealed to be Moby Whale. After defeating Whaleman, the islanders know the Globetrotters are the real ones anyway and Whaleman and his crew are arrested by the Navy.
- Robo (voiced by John Stephenson) – A mad scientist and robot builder who created the Globots. Robo used the Globots to help in his revenge on Dr. G.G. Goodley after Robo's funding to further his robot projects was cut by him. He start by having the Globots committed a crime spree that would frame the Globetrotters. While the real Globtrotters are in jail, they learn from Crime Globe that Robo is behind this. Upon transforming into the Super Globetrotters, they break out of jail to pursue Robo. Robo then has the Globots target Dyno-Dam to overload its turbines. Robo then plans to have the Globots raid the Space Center. Upon breaking out of jail, the Super Globetrotters visit G.G. Goodley on what he knows about Robo. Upon making it to the Space Center, the Super Globetrotters end up encountering the Globots who unleash a dose of Globetron. Back at G.G. Goodley's lab, the Super Globetrotters and G.G. Goodley are confronted by Robo and the Globots as Robo prepares for his revenge. Just then, the authorities arrive and end up arresting both parties. At the prison, the warden arranges a prison yard basketball game to determine who are the real Globetrotters. The Globots end up setting themselves to cheat mode where they beat the Globetrotters in the first half. When it comes to the second half, the Globetrotters take G.G. Goodley's advice to become the Super Globetrotters to combat the Globots. When the Globetrotters defeat the Globots, Robo and the Globots are incarcerated and the real Globetrotters are cleared of all charges. Robo vows to use his genius for good when he gets out.
- Globots - Evil robot duplicates of the Globetrotters.
- Tattoo Man (voiced by Lennie Weinrib) - A space pirate who could animate the tattoos on his body (similar to Green Lantern villain Tattooed Man). He targeted the world's gold. The Super Globetrotters go up against his basketball team for the fate of the stolen gold. After the Globetrotters defeat his basketball team, Tattoo Man eventually reforms and starts showing off his tattoo tricks to the children.
- Arms the Octopus - Tattoo Man's henchman summoned from one of Tattoo Man's tattoos.
- Atlas - Tattoo Man's super-strong henchman summoned from one of Tattoo Man's tattoos.
- Glob - Tattoo Man's slimy henchman summoned from one of Tattoo Man's tattoos.
- Mercury - Tattoo Man's super-fast henchman summoned from one of Tattoo Man's tattoos.
- Movie Man (voiced by John Stephenson) - Movie Man is a movie director who uses movie-motif plots. His henchmen ended up stealing a top secret mystery robot that is filled with Globetron. When transporting the robot upon capturing the Globetrotters, the robot is activated by a bump in the road which causes it to explode in any minute. The Globetrotters managed to disarm the robot before it can explode and then returned into the cage as they arrive at Marvo Studios. When finding the robot, Movie Man challenges the Super Globetrotters to a basketball game against the Mighty Movie Monsters for the fate of the robot which Movie Man films and his crew members try to help the Mighty Movie Monsters win. Once the Super Globetrotters defeat the Mighty Movie Monsters, Movie Man and his henchmen are arrested and Movie Man plans to make a movie in prison called "Crime Does Not Pay."
- Camera Man - An unnamed camera man who filmed the basketball game against the Super Globetrotters and the Mighty Movie Monsters. When the Mighty Movie Monsters were defeated, he admitted to Movie Man that they were out of film since half-time.
- Effects Man - Movie Man's special effects specialist who uses a special effects box to pull off any special effects.
- Lighting Man (voiced by Michael Rye) - Movie Man's lighting effects specialist who uses a special crystal to pull it off.
- Make-Up Master (voiced by Frank Welker) - Movie Man's master of disguise.
- Sound Man (voiced by John Stephenson) - Movie Man's sound effects specialist.
- Stunt Woman - Movie Man's female stunt performer.
- Mighty Movie Monsters - Movie Man's basketball team who are based on the monsters and villains of different monster movies.
- Batula - A vampire who is a member of the Mighty Movie Monsters. He is a spoof of Count Dracula.
- Dink Dong (voiced by John Stephenson) - A large gorilla from the "lost world" who is a member of the Mighty Movie Monsters. He is a spoof of King Kong.
- Dinorga - A dinosaur who is a member of the Mighty Movie Monsters.
- Globula - A slimy alien from outer space who is a member of the Mighty Movie Monsters. He is a spoof of the Blob.
- Peerless Frankenstein - A monster who is a member of the Mighty Movie Monsters. He is a spoof of Frankenstein's Monster.
- Bad Blue Bart (voiced by Paul Winchell) - Bad Blue Bart is a western outlaw who used the remote-controlled Phantom Cowboys in order to take control of Miss Jenny's Bar-B-Q Ranch and Tombstone Valley in order to get to the Steam Wells under the Bar-B-Q-Ranch. When Bad Blue Bart confronts the Super Globetrotters at the Bar-B-Q Ranch, Crime Globe recommends that the Super Globetrotters go up against Bad Blue Bart in a rodeo contest. After a tie in the rodeo, the Super Globetrotters go up against Bad Blue Bart's Phantom Cowboys in a western version of a basketball game. The Super Globetrotters defeat the Phantom Cowboys and Bad Blue Bart ends up in the calaboose.
- Fenwick (voiced by Frank Welker) - Miss Jenny's ranch foreman who is actually a henchman of Bad Blue Bart in a plot to get to the steam wells under the Bar-B-Q-Ranch.
- The Phantom Cowboy (voiced by Paul Winchell) - The Phantom Cowboy is a steam-operated, remote-controlled zombie who has been causing trouble in Tombstone Valley. Five of them were controlled by Bad Blue Bart and later make up his basketball team.
- The Time Lord (voiced by Don Messick) - Time Lord is a villain who had a special Time Crystal that could alter time including to summon any criminals out of history to do his bidding. He plans to steal T.I.M. (short for Time Isolation Machine), a time machine built from a grandfather clock in order to take over the world in the past. He manages to freeze time on the Super Globetrotters and place them in a Time-Warp Barrier in a plan to send them to the Age of Dinosaurs. With info from the Crime Globe, Liquid Man evaporates himself and frees the other Globetrotters and T.I.M. Time Lord has his historic henchmen target the Globetrotters while Time Lord reclaims T.I.M. The Globetrotters plan to use the Time Warp Time Barrier and Multi Man in order to lure Time Lord's henchmen to the device with sacks of fake gold. Time Lord challenges the Super Globetrotters to a game a basketball tournament to determine the fate of fate of T.I.M., though Time Lord uses his Time Crystal to slow down the Globetrotters and speed up his henchmen as Time Lord places his Time Crystal into overdrive. With advice from Crime Globe, the Globetrotters use Multi Man's shield in order to protect themselves from Time Lord's Time Crystal. The Super Globetrotters use this tactic to block the Time Lord's Time Crystal as Time Lord ends up surrendering upon being surrounded by Multi Man. Time Lord and his henchmen are arrested and T.I.M. is returned to the Time Research Center.
- Count Bragula (voiced by Lennie Weinrib) - A vampire who is the leader of the Transylvanian Terrors. He plotted to reclaim Transylvania and place it under his control. Transylvania's Mayor Gaga had the Globetrotters called in. When the Globetrotters' bus had a flat tire, they end up stumbling onto Count Bragula's castle. Using the alias of John Jones, Count Bragula has Igor show the Globetrotters to their rooms. Count Bragula plots to have them trapped in his dungeon in order to keep them from playing in a basketball game against the Transylvania Terrors. Upon learning of Count Bragula's plot, the Globetrotters transform into the Super Globetrotters and escape from the dungeon. Count Bragula appears before Mayor Gaga and tells her that his group will go up against the Globetrotters. The Globetrotters had a hard time going up against the Transylvanian Terrors in the first half. Upon advice from the Crime Globe, the Globetrotters become the Super Globetrotters to deal with the Transylvania Terrors in the second half. After the Transylvania Terrors' defeat, Count Bragula is arrested and the money he has is now outdated. Count Bragula ends up becoming a street sweeper as part of his 30-year community service. He is a parody of Count Dracula.
- Igor (voiced by Frank Welker) - Count Bragula's second-in-command and member of the Transylvanian Terrors. Following Count Bragula's defeat, Igor has been made to oversee Count Bragula's community service.
- Frightenstein - Member of the Transylvanian Terrors. Following Count Bragula's defeat, Frightenstein becomes a crossing guard. He is a parody of Frankenstein's Monster.
- Old Lovable Mummy - Member of the Transylvanian Terrors. Following Count Bragula's defeat, the Mummy becomes a playground attendant.
- Vampire Bats - Count Bragula's pet vampire bats.
- Wolf Person - A werewolf who is a member of the Transylvanian Terrors. Following Count Bragula's defeat, Wolf Person ends up going with the Globetrotters. He is a parody of the Wolf Man.
- Bull Moose (voiced by John Stephenson) - A moose-themed villain who wore fake antlers and was assisted by a gang of livestock-themed henchmen called the Underworld Gang. He had a Golden Ray Gun that turned anything that is hit by its rays to gold. He stole the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs in order to complete his Golden Ray Gun in a plot to take over Breadbasket City. The Super Globetrotters follow Bull Moose into his hideout and end up running into each of his henchmen. Despite the fact that the Globetrotters took down his henchmen who are handed over to the police and recovered the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs, Bull Moose attacks by using his Golden Ray Gun on the Mayor of Breadbasket City, the Chief of Police, and the Fair Official. Bull Moose then challenges the Super Globetrotters to a basketball game depending who will gain Breadbasket City. During the basketball game, Bull Moose used his Golden Ray Gun to make things difficult for the Globetrotters. Using mirror wristbands, the Super Globetrotters undo the Golden Ray Gun's effects and win the competition. Bull Moose and his gang are arrested.
- Bull Moose Dogs - Bull Moose's three robot dogs.
- The Ham - Bull Moose's pig-themed henchman.
- Ponytail - Bull Moose's horse-themed henchwoman with super-speed.
- Stomper - Bull Moose's tough bull.
- Weird Beard (voiced by Frank Welker) - Bull Moose's goat-themed henchman.
- Wise Quacker - Bull Moose's duck-themed henchman.
- Woolly Woman - Bull Moose's sheep-themed henchwoman with wool-like hair.
- Merlo the Magician (voiced by John Stephenson) - Merlo is a wizard who leads the Knights of the Crooked Table. He and his Knights of the Crooked Table have been stealing the world's monuments like London Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the Pyramid of Giza. The Super Globetrotters pretend to be a supreme wizard named The Great Curlo and his Merry Men in order to trick Merlo until Curlo's (Super Sphere's) stilts were accidentally exposed. The Globetrotters ended up in a basketball game against his knights on horseback in order to reclaim the stolen monuments. After the Globetrotters won, Merlo reluctantly returns the monuments to their rightful locations.
- Attila the Hun (voiced by Frank Welker) – Attila the Hun and his army had followed a scientist named Professor Herbert George through his Time Transporter from AD 450 to the present. The Huns end up running amok in San Francisco until they run into the Globetrotters. They track Attila the Hun to a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown and end up trapped in his cage. Upon becoming the Super Globetrotters, they go after Attila the Hun who is robbing the San Francisco Mint. The Super Globetrotters then end up going against Attila and his Huns in a basketball tournament to determine who leaves the century. After the Globetrotters won, Attila and his Huns return to their time admitting that they had a time of their life here. Yet Attila and his Huns got off the transporter before their time and were seen in the history books posing as Jesse James and his gang where it was mentioned that they had an encounter with the Super Globetrotters' ancestors.
- Crunch - A super-strong member of Attila's Huns.
- Draco - A fire-breathing member of Attila's Huns.
- Ox - Member of Attila's Huns.
||Original air date
|1||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Museum Man"||September 22, 1979||7902|
Museum Man uses his Skeleton Simulation gun to bring the dinosaur skeletons to life in a plot to take over Big City.|
|2||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Bwana Bob"||September 29, 1979||7905|
A cruise ship that the Globetrotters are on crashes off the coast of Bongo Zuny where a big game hunter named Bwana Bob plans to hunt the Globetrotters and the people on the cruise.|
|3||"The Super Globetrotters vs. The Facelift"||October 6, 1979||7907|
A nuclear-powered alien named Facelift plots to steal the faces of the World Leaders and place them on his Demon Droids in order to gain control of the world.|
|4||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Whaleman"||October 13, 1979||7901|
Whaleman uses the mechanical whale Moby Whale in order to steal supertankers containing 50 tons of oil as part of a plot to control the world's oil supplies.|
|5||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Robo and the Globots"||October 20, 1979||7908|
To help in his revenge on G.G. Godfrey, Robo builds robotic duplicates of the Globetrotters to commit a crime spree that ends up framing the real Globetrotters.|
|6||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Tattoo Man"||October 27, 1979||7903|
A space pirate named Tattoo Man is on a gold-robbing spree.|
|7||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Movie Man"||November 3, 1979||7910|
Movie Man plans to steal a top secret mystery robot. Crime Globe warns them that the mystery robot in question is filled with Globetron.|
|8||"The Super Globetrotters vs. The Phantom Cowboy"||November 10, 1979||7904|
While visiting Miss Jenny on her Bar-B-Q-Ranch, the Globetrotters learn that the Phantom Cowboy is responsible for various attacks in Tombstone Valley. The Crime Globe states that the Phantom Cowboy is actually a remote-controlled zombie and now the Globetrotters must find the person controlling it.|
|9||"The Super Globetrotters vs. The Time Lord"||November 17, 1979||7909|
Time Lord invades the Time Research Center in order to steal a time machine called T.I.M. (short for Time Isolation Machine). He uses his criminals from history to help him.|
|10||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Transylvania Terrors"||November 24, 1979||7906|
Count Bragula and his Transylvania Terrors plot to take over Transylvania and place it under their control. The Globetrotters are called in to keep Count Bragula from taking over Transylvania.|
|11||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Bull Moose"||December 1, 1979||7912|
Bull Moose steals the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs in order to complete his golden ray and take over Breadbasket City.|
|12||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Merlo the Magician"||December 8, 1979||7911|
Merlo the Magician and his Knights of the Crooked Table are stealing the world's monuments.|
|13||"The Super Globetrotters vs. Attila the Hun"||December 15, 1979||7913|
Attila the Hun and his Huns follow Professor Herbert George through his Time Transporter. When they cause havoc in San Francisco, the Super Globetrotters are called in to stop Attila the Hun and return him to his own time.|
On October 28, 2014, Warner Archive released The Super Globetrotters: The Complete Series on Region 1 DVD as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection.
- Scatman Crothers - Liquid Man/Nate Branch
- Stu Gilliam - Super Sphere/Freddie "Curly" Neal
- Buster Jones - Spaghetti Man/James "Twiggy" Sanders
- Michael Rye - Narrator, Basketball Announcer, Lighting Man, Mayor of Breadbasket City, Whaleman
- Adam Wade - Gizmo/Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar
- Frank Welker - Crime Globe, Attila the Hun, Eagle, Fenwick, Igor, Pingu, Weird Beard, Eagle, Make-Up Master, Putt Putt
- Johnny Williams - Multi Man/Hubert "Geese" Ausbie
- Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
- Producers: Art Scott and Alex Lovy
- Directors: Oscar Dufau, Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano, George Gordon
- Story Supervisor: Jim Ryan
- Story Editor: Andy Heyward
- Story: Tom Dagenais, Rowby Goren, Andy Heyward, Robby London, Larry Parr
- Story Direction: Howard Swift
- Recording Director: Art Scott
- Voices: Marlene Aragon, Joe Baker, Michael Bell, Scatman Crothers, Chris Elie, Stu Gilliam, Buster Jones, Jackie Joseph, Margaret McIntyre, Don Messick, Michael Rye, John Stephenson, Herbert Vigran, Janet Waldo, Lennie Weinrib, Frank Welker, Nancy Wible, Johnny Williams, Helen Wilson, Paul Winchell
- Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
- Title Design: Don Sheppard
- Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
- Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
- Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
- Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
- Character Designers: Curtis Cim, Jim Franzen, Fred Lucky, Ron Maidenberg
- Layout Supervisors: Bill Hutten, Tony Love, Maurice Pooley
- Layout: Robert Alvarez, Tom Bailey, David Elvin, Les Gibbard, Manuel Gonzalez, Rafael Hernandez, Francisca Moreno, Enrique Perez, David Thwaytes
- Animation Supervisors: Bill Hutten, Tony Love
- Animation: Robert Alvarez, Alberto Conejo, Julio Diez, Manuel G. Galiano, Angel Izquierdo, Roberto Marcano, Ezequiel Martin, Pedro Mohedano, Mariano Rueda
- Animation Coordinators: Carlos Alfonso, Juan Pina
- Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
- Backgrounds: Lorraine Andrina, Fernando Arce, Greg Battes, Dario Campanile, Gil Dicicco, Dennis Durrell, Fla Ferreira, Bob Gentle, Al Gmuer, Bonnie Goodknight, Ann Guenther, Tom Hames, James Hegedus, Eric Heschong, Jim Hickey, Mike Humphries, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor, Vivien Rhyan, Jeff Richards, Jeff Riche, Cal Titus, Dennis Venizelos
- Checking and Scene Planning: Cindy Smith
- Xerography: Star Wirth
- Ink and Paint Supervisor: Alison Victory
- Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
- Camera: Jerry Mills, Ross Avery, Bob Berry, Allen Childs, Marc Debbaudt, Candy Edwards, Curt Hall, Mike Kane, Neil Viker, Roy Wade, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
- Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
- Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
- Music Editor: Mark Green
- Effects Editor: Joe Reitano
- Show Editor: Gil Iverson
- Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
- Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
- Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
- A HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTION
- (c) 1979 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
- ^ The Super Globetrotters - The Warner Archive Releases Hanna-Barbera's 'Complete Series' Set Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- Three of the team's super-heroic identities and powers were taken from the characters of the 1966 Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Impossibles. The transformation sequences and many of the Super Globetrotters' moves were also the same as their Impossibles counterparts.
- Liquid Man was based on Fluid Man, even retaining the "F" insignia of Fluid Man's costume instead of an "L".
- Spaghetti Man was based on Coil Man.
- Multi Man's name was the same in both series, and both heroes carry a shield with an "M" insignia.
- Meadowlark Lemon, J.C. "Gip" Gipson, Bobby Joe Mason, and Pablo Robertson, all of whom had left the team by 1979, are not in the group: Hubert "Geese" Ausbie and Freddie "Curly" Neal are the only remaining members from the 1970 team/cast in the show, with new crew members Nate Branch, James "Twiggy" Sanders, and Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar.
- The series did not use Brother Bones's version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" for its theme song, but instead used a sound-alike whistled theme.
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Edward L. "Buster" Jones (December 12, 1943 – September 16, 2014) was an American voice actor and television host.
He is probably best known from his roles as Black Vulcan in Super Friends, Blaster in The Transformers, Doc in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Winston Zeddemore in The Real Ghostbusters (replacing Arsenio Hall) and later Extreme Ghostbusters.
He was born in Paris, Tennessee. He attended Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he played in a band and got a job as a disc jockey. During his career as a DJ he worked in Washington, D.C. and in Los Angeles. He also did voice work in commercials, which led to his career as a voice actor in TV series.Jones appeared as the host of Soul Unlimited, Dick Clark's short-lived all-black version of American Bandstand that Clark had created as an answer to Soul Train.He also provided voices for Defenders of the Earth (as Lothar), The Super Globetrotters (as Spaghetti Man), Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Batman Adventures.
Jones died at home in North Hollywood, California on September 16, 2014 at age 70. Curly Neal
Fred "Curly" Neal (born May 19, 1942) is an American former basketball player best known for his career with the Harlem Globetrotters, instantly recognizable with his shaved head. Following in the footsteps of Marques Haynes, Neal became the Trotters' featured ballhandler, a key role in the team's exhibition act. Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles
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Lennie Weinrib (April 29, 1935 – June 28, 2006), also known as Lenny Weinrib, Leonard Weinrib, and Len Weinrib, was an American actor, voice actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for playing the title role in the children's television show H.R. Pufnstuf, the title role in Inch High, Private Eye, the original voice of Scrappy-Doo on Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Hunk and Prince Lotor on Voltron, and Bigmouth on The Smurfs. He also was the voice for Timer in the "Time for Timer" ABC public service announcements in the early 1970s. Les Gibbard
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The following is a partial list of teams of superheroes from various comic books, television shows, and other sources. Meadowlark Lemon
Meadow Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015) known professionally as Meadowlark Lemon, was an American basketball player, actor, and Christian minister (ordained in 1986). From 1994, he served Meadowlark Lemon Ministries in Scottsdale, Arizona. For 22 years, he was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and was a 2003 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
When basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain was asked his opinion on the best player of all time, he responded, "For me it would be Meadowlark Lemon." Fellow Wilmington great Michael Jordan called Lemon a "true national treasure" and a personal inspiration in Jordan's youth. Michael Humphries
Michael Humphries is a Background artist. He was first known for his work on serveal Hanna-Barbera TV series and movies films in A Flintstone Christmas, The Super Globetrotters and Pac-Man.
In 1982, he was worked on Paramount Pictures and Hanna-Barbera Productions from Heidi's Song.
Humphries also worked with Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Great Mouse Detective, Jetsons: The Movie, The Rescuers Down Under, Tom and Jerry: The Movie and The Lion King.
In 2007, he was also worked with The Simpsons Movie.
In 2011, he also worked from Dreamworks Animation Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. Michael Rye
Michael Rye (born John Michael Riorden Billsbury; March 2, 1918 – September 20, 2012) was an American actor and voice actor. His decades-long career spanned radio, television, animated cartoons and video games. Aside from his voice over work, Rye also acted in on-screen television roles as well, including parts in Dr. Kildare and 77 Sunset Strip. Robert Alvarez
Robert Alvarez (born 1948) is an American animator, television director, and writer. Scatman Crothers
Benjamin Sherman Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986), known professionally as Scatman Crothers, was an American actor and musician. He played Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). He was also a prolific voiceover actor who provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters animated TV series, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers and The Transformers: The Movie (1986), the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the animated Disney film The Aristocats (1970). Time Lord (disambiguation)
A Time Lord is a member of a fictional extraterrestrial species in the BBC TV series Doctor Who
Time Lord may also refer to:
Time Lord (role-playing game), a roleplaying game based on Doctor Who
Timelords (role-playing game), a roleplaying game unrelated to Doctor Who
Time Lord (video game), a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System
Time lords, a series of cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The Time Lord, a fictional character from the Ultima series of computer games
Time Lord, the title character in the Magnavox Odyssey²'s "Attack of the Time Lord" video gameIn fiction
Time Lords, a class of fictional characters featured in the 2003 TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Time Lord, a one-off villain from The Super Globetrotters animated cartoonIn music:
The Timelords, the name under which the musical group The KLF released "Doctorin' the Tardis"
Timelord, an album by MomusIn sports:
Robert Williams, an American professional basketball player who has been commonly referred to by the nickname "Time Lord"
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