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Casper and the Angels
Genre Animation
Directed by George Gordon
Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Voices of Julie McWhirter
Diana McCannon
Laurel Page
John Stephenson
Country of origin Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Art Scott
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 22, 1979 – May 3, 1980

Casper and the Angels was a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired for one season (1979–80) on NBC. Casper the Friendly Ghost was a guardian angel for two female motorcycle space cops named Minnie (who was rather ditzy and had a Southern accent) and Maxie (who was a much more intelligent African-American woman) in the year 2179. They were joined by a rambunctious ghost named Hairy Scary, who would scare villains and troublemakers, but unlike most other ghosts, was accepting of the fact that Casper was a gentle ghost who did not like to scare people. The show was apparently Hanna-Barbera's second attempt to cash in on the popularity of Charlie's Angels, the first being Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (Laurel Page also voiced for that show).

Twenty-six 15-minute segments shown as thirteen 30-minute episodes were produced, as well as two 1979 television specials: Casper's Halloween Special and Casper's First Christmas.The show was shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang for a few years.

Cast

  • Julie McWhirter - Casper
  • Diana McCannon - Space Patrol Officer Maxie
  • Laurel Page - Space Patrol Officer Minnie
  • John Stephenson - Hairy Scary, Commander

Episode list

Two segments aired per 30-minute episode:

Title Air Date #
Casper's Golden Chance 22 September 1979 1 Minnie and Maxie try to track down space hijackers who are after a gold bullion, while Hairy Scary tries to teach Casper to scare. Casper angels golden chance
Space Circus 22 September 1979 1 Casper and Hairy Scary go to the Space Circus, where a diamond smuggler gets a pickup. With Minnie and Maxie in pursuit, Casper and Hairy catch the smuggler. Casper angels circus
Title Air Date #
Casper Ghosts West / Casper's Camp Out 29 September 1979 2 Minnie and Maxie have an assignment to protect Sandy Gulch from thugs disguised as ghosts. Hairy Scary takes the liberty of scaring the phony ghosts.

Maxie and Minnie are assigned to be camp directors. A river dam receives damage, but Casper arranges help before it arrives.

Title Air Date #
Strike Four / The Space Pirate 6 October 1979 3 Minnie, Maxie and Casper go to baseball stadium to keep an eye on Don Button who is the Space City Dogers champion, but someone is impersonating him.

Minnie and Maxie search for Captain Spacebeard, while Casper and Hairy Scary board his ship. Together they stop Spacebeard before he can execute his plan to rob a bank.

Title Air Date #
Ship-Wrecked / The Cat Burglar 13 October 1979 4 Minnie and Maxie drive a new Space Bus, but Hairy Scary accidentally gets them stranded on a remote planet. After an encounter with the savage inhabitants, they all escape.

Nerdley and Fundo investigate a cat burglary, but Minnie and Maxie take over where they fail. With Hairy Scary's help they set a trap to catch the cat burglar.

Title Air Date #
Something Fishy / The Smiling Lisa 20 October 1979 5 The Angels, Casper and Hairy Scary go to the Space Aquarium, but the seal Snowy gets held for ransom. After rescuing Snowy, Hairy proceeds to pursue the culprits.

Minnie and Maxie are sent to safeguard the Smiling Lisa, but when Casper and Hairy Scary come it is stolen. They find out it was stolen by an imposter who after the insurance money.

Title Air Date #
A Pocket Full O'Schemes / A Tale of Two Trashmen 27 October 1979 6 Minnie and Maxie search for a pickpocket called the Snatcher who steals things that he doesn't really want. When they do catch him there is a dispute on who gets the credit.

The Angels, Casper and Hairy Scary investigate a burglary. The refuse collectors salvage the stolen items in their scow. The Angels and ghosts track and catch them.

Title Air Date #
Fatula / T.V. or Not T.V. 3 November 1979 7 Fatula plots revenge on Minnie and Maxie who convicted him. Fatula lures the Angels into trap, but Casper and Hairy Scary come to the rescue.

Minnie and Maxie have been awarded to star on television. At the same time Slippery Sam has escaped prison, but before he can make a fool of the Angels, Casper and Hairy Scary scare him away.

Title Air Date #
Gone to the Dogs / Private Eyeball to Eyeball 10 November 1979 8 Casper gets a dog called Sunspot. The dog however is not his to keep and a dog catcher is stealing owners' dogs. Hairy Scary goes as a dog catch the dog catcher.

Hairy Scary volunteers to be a private eye. The crooked detective Snoopy is after the gold bullion Minnie and Maxie are guarding. Casper saves the Angels and gets Snoopy under arrest.

Title Air Date #
Champ for a Day / The Ghost Robbers 17 November 1979 9 =
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Aunt Mary Scarey / The Ice Heist 24 November 1979 10
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A Shoplifting Experience / The Impossible Scream 1 December 1979 11
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Prehistoric Hi-Jinx / The Commander is Missing 8 December 1979 12
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Love at First Fright / Saving Grace in Outer Space 15 December 1979 13

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Home media

On September 5, 1996, Turner Home Entertainment released Casper: Stars & Frights on VHS.[1] This release contains 5 episodes from the series. It has been discontinued and is now out of print.

References

  1. http://www.amazon.com/Casper-Stars-Frights-Dick-Beals/dp/B0000060T0

External links

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