1 9 7 9 (USA)
11 x 30 minute episodes
The Shmoo was probably new to most of his potential audience in 1979 since he was based on a character who had previously surfaced only in cartoonist Al Capp’s Li’l Abner comic strip back in 1948.
He was a shapeless white creature with comical whiskers who spoke gibberish and could shift into any shape imaginable and – in this incarnation – chased monsters with the assistance of a trio of novice reporters – Mickey, Billy Joe and Nita – for Mighty Mysteries Comics.
The gang travelled the country investigating instances of telekinesis, time travel, reincarnation, astral projection and other psychic phenomena.