1 9 7 0 (USA)
22 x 30 minute episodes
The Harlem Globetrotters (Bobby Joe, Pabs, J.C. (Gip), Geese, Meadowlark and Curly Neal) travelled the world playing basketball with their funny antics and wild gameplay.
Episodes featured the wholesome antics and ideology of these athletic clowns, and encouraged sportsmanship and fair play, on and off the court. Each week the group battled opponents in back alleys using the antic plays and teamwork for which they were famous.
Granny (Nancy Wible) drove the team bus and Dribbles the dog (Frank Welker) accompanied the group as a team mascot.
This series was the first American Saturday morning cartoon to feature a predominately African-American cast of principal characters.
The success of the concept and the popularity of the team resulted in a 1974 spin-off series with the Globetrotters appearing in person with Rodney Allen Rippy and Avery Schreiber in The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine. During the late 1970s, they appeared again in the animated series Go-Go Globetrotters.
Bobby Joe Mason
Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson
Fred ‘Curly’ Neal
Hubert ‘Geese’ Ausbie
George ‘Meadowlark’ Lemon
J.C. ‘Gip’ Gipson
The Great Geese Goof-Up | Football Zeros | Hold That Hillbilly | Bad News Cruise | Rodeo Duds | Double Dribble Double | Heir Loons | From Scoop To Nuts | What a Day for a Birthday | It’s Snow Vacation | The Great Ouch Doors | Hooray for Hollywood | Shook-Up Sheriff | Gone to the Dogs | The Wild Blue Yonder | Long Gone Gip | A Pearl of a Game | Nothing to Moon About | Pardon My Magic | Granny’s Royal Ruckus | Soccer to Me | Jungle Jitters