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Baggy Pants And The Nitwits

1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 8 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Baggy Pants was a cartoon hobo cat based on Charlie Chaplin’s famous tramp. Like The Pink Panther, Baggy Pants was presented in silent pantomime.


The Nitwits appeared in a separate section of the show and were based on characters from Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

The voices were supplied by Laugh-In regulars Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson as retired not-so-super superhero Tyrone (Johnson) and his long-suffering and nagging wife Gladys (Buzzi). Together the pair went into action to fight unspeakable foes (a woman in a chicken suit, a moving blob of water etc).

Arte Johnson
Ruth Buzzi