1 9 8 2 – 1 9 8 4 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
This NBC cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera featured a group of cute talking creatures originally created by greeting card designer Janet Elizabeth Manco as a promotion to sell more Hallmark cards.
Pammy (a female panda), Digger (a mole), Bogey (an orangutan, named after his Humphrey Bogart impressions), Rick (a raccoon who sounded like Edward G Robinson) and Tyg Tiger (guess) wore shirts that echoed their thoughts, flashing various brightly lit messages.
Kip (a kangaroo) joined the group in season two.
The furry pals lived in a secret hideout in Oak Tree Park and battled crime while agitating the park ranger, Mr Dinkle.
While sleuthing, the gang used the Shirt Tales’ Super-Sonic Transporter (STSST), which not only helped them get around quickly but also sported a laserlike beam that functioned as a lasso or a ladder.