Bobby Bickert
2023-11-01T20:35:21Z
I think it's easier to post Boomerang's full (weekday) schedule:

The Looney Tunes Show airs at 6:00 AM, 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM.
Baby Looney Tunes airs at 7:30 AM.
The Flintstone Kids airs at 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
A Pup Named Scooby Doo airs at 9:00 AM.
Yo Yogi! airs at 9:30 AM.
Yogi Bear airs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Tom and Jerry airs from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
Looney Tunes airs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Scooby Doo and Guess Who? airs at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
Tom and Jerry Tales airs at 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM.
New Looney Tunes airs from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Wacky Races airs at 6:00 PM.
Top Cat airs at 6:30 PM.
Yogi Bear airs from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Same cartoons that aired from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.).
Scooby Doo, Where Are You airs at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
The Flintstones airs at 9:00 PM.
The Jetsons airs at 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
Popeye airs from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Tom and Jerry airs from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
Boomerang Theater airs from 1:00 AM to 2:15 AM, 2:30 AM, 2:45 AM or 3:00 AM, depending on the length of the movie. (Filler between the end of the movie and 3:00 AM varies.)
Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated airs at 3:00 AM.
Jabberjaw airs at 3:30 AM.
The Powerpuff Girls airs at 4:00 AM.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs at 4:30 AM.
Looney Tunes airs from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM.

For those upset that only one episode of The Flintstones is airing weekday nights now, for some reason Boomerang is only airing episodes from the first two seasons. (Even though Boomerang airs the 1960's and 1980's episodes of The Jetsons.)

Also, right now Boomerang usually isn't airing the 1950's Popeye cartoons. (But they must have in the past, going by clips with the Boomerang logo on YouTube.) But yesterday (Halloween) Boomerang's block of Popeye cartoons included "Fright to the Finish" and "Spooky Swabs". (Like how Boomerang aired "I Haven't Got A Hat", "Porky's Duck Hunt", "A Wild Hare" and other WB cartoons not usually on their schedule on whatever day was the 100th anniversary of the founding of Warner Brothers.)
Slowly I Turn
2023-11-02T16:56:43Z
Boomerang schedule has been changing a lot and it is nice that it seems like someone is paying attention again.

Yo Yogi would not be my choice for an additional Yogi show to air but it seems to be positioned to give them a block of the "young/baby" characters-- Baby Looney Tunes, Flintstone Kids, Pup Named Scooby Doo, and Yo Yogi.

I do wonder why they have just been showing Flintstones S1/S2. They did change it up on Halloween with 2 eps from season 5 for Halloween. I also happened to catch a random season 6 ( The Great Gazoo was in it) one night even though the episode description was still something from season one. Point being they seem to be able to show other seasons if they want too.

Also on Halloween (well technically Nov 1, early morning) I saw a couple of B & W Looneys. Beans in The Phantom Ship and Porky in The Case of the Stuttering Pig. Again they evidently can show more then the usual.

Finally, before they totally wear out Yogi Bear how about throwing in The New Yogi Bear Cartoon show into the mix or going back to the Boomerang Zoo approach of a variety of HB characters.

Anyway, I'm thankful for the effort and hopefully they can give some nice Christmas surprises in December.
S. C. MacPeter
2023-11-03T03:51:04Z
I agree Slowly, it seems the curse of Boomerang has been quietly lifted, or the people in charge can't take it and have been doing variety. This happened on a few occasions in previous years before the schedule and shorts would be unfortunately suppressed, but it seems that isn't happening this time. Perhaps the influence of MeTV going all out with their curation has given Boomerang the freedom to do more themselves?
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-08T22:59:15Z
I couldn't do a Boomerang update this past weekend because I thought my sister was coming over here on Saturday and Sunday. Maybe I'll have better luck next weekend. I'll just say for now that Boomerang has added two additional episodes of Taz-Mania during the overnight hours on Saturday and Sunday. (And they're not the same episodes that aired earlier in the day.) And Scooby Doo, Where Are You? is now airing at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, so there's now only a single episode of The Flintstones (at 9:00 PM) on Saturday and Sunday nights as well.
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-09T22:26:37Z
Tonight (November 9th) Boomerang Theater is airing Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, followed by an episode of Top Cat. (And it's a different episode than the one that airs earlier at 6:30 PM.) So Boomerang Theater continues to expand beyond direct-to-video Scooby Doo movies and direct-to video Tom and Jerry movies.
Slowly I Turn
2023-11-10T17:56:21Z
A couple of others coming up if the schedule holds
The Good, the Bad, the Huckleberry November 17
Jetsons meet the Flintstones Nov 22

Also, Yogi's Gang on Nov 22 taking the 10:00 slot of the Yogi cartoons. Don't know if that will continue as Nov 22 is as far out as my schedule goes right now.
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-10T21:36:30Z
(I'm doing this today in case my sister comes over here this weekend. I have a feeling that she's going to be on the warpath.)

I'm splitting this into Saturday and Sunday since there are differences in the morning programming.

Boomerang (Saturday)

The Looney Tunes Show airs at 6:00 AM, 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs at 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
Scooby Doo and Guess Who? airs at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM.
Tom and Jerry airs from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
Looney Tunes airs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries airs at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
What's New, Scooby Doo? airs at 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs at 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
Taz-Mania airs at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? airs at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
The Flintstones airs at 9:00 PM.
The Jetsons airs at 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
Popeye airs from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Looney Tunes airs from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
The Powerpuff Girls airs at 2:00 AM and 2:30 AM.
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends airs at 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM. (What's this doing on Boomerang?)
Taz-Mania airs at 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM.
Looney Tunes airs from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM.

Boomerang (Sunday)

New Looney Tunes airs from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM.
Tom and Jerry Tales airs at 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
Be Cool, Scooby Doo! airs at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM.
Tom and Jerry airs from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs at 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM.
Looney Tunes airs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries airs at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
What's New, Scooby Doo? airs at 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs at 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
Taz-Mania airs at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? airs at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
The Fintstones airs at 9:00 PM.
The Jetsons airs at 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
Popeye airs from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Looney Tunes airs from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
The Powerpuff Girls airs at 2:00 AM and 2:30 AM.
Foster' Home For Imaginary Friends airs at 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM.
Taz-Mania airs at 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM.
Looney Tunes airs from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM.



Bobby Bickert
2023-11-15T23:04:45Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

Also, Yogi's Gang on Nov 22 taking the 10:00 slot of the Yogi cartoons. Don't know if that will continue as Nov 22 is as far out as my schedule goes right now.



Yogi's Gang was added to Boomerang's schedule this past Monday, November 11th. It's only replacing the first half hour of the morning block of Yogi Bear segments. The 7:00 PM block of Yogi Bear segments is still an hour long. The ones from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM are "new"; the ones from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM are repeats from the morning block.

I thought that they might start with "Yogi's Ark Lark", the Saturday Superstar Movie that was the "pilot" for the series (which I watched years ago), since these "movies" fit an hour timeslot. But they didn't.

I watched part of an episode yesterday morning. Daws Butler's vocal chords must have gotten a workout voicing so many characters in one series. The scene I watched had Yogi, Snagglepuss and Wally Gator in it. (Of course Don Messick voiced Boo Boo. Doug Young voiced Doggie Daddy and Allan Melvin voiced Magilla Gorilla (the ark's "power source").) I know that Arnold Stang didn't reprise his role of Top Cat for this series, but I don't know who the substitute was. And someone else probably voiced the villains, maybe John Stephenson.)

EDIT: I watched part of another episode this morning. Touche' Turtle was voiced by Don Messick, but that's because Bill Thompson died in 1971. I also saw Squiddly Diddly, Secret Squirrel and Atom Ant, but none of them spoke. (Atom Ant would have been voiced by Don Messick since Howard Morris was at Filmation after a falling out with Joe Barbera.)

It looks like Boomerang has quit scrunching the end credits off to one side. But the end credits of Yogi's Gang went by too quickly for me to read all of the voice cast.

EDIT #2: I watched part of another episode this morning. Cindy Bear was in it (since the ark had stopped at Jellystone Park) and I caught Julie Bennet's name in the end credits.

I noticed some cel painting errors in the episode I watched yesterday morning, like Quick Draw McGraw's mane painted white and Huckleberry Hound's muzzle painted all blue instead of beige. But those errors were only in single scenes. In the episode I watched this morning Ranger Smith had blonde hair, I assume for the entire episode. I wonder if Hanna-Barbera was outsourcing their inking and painting elsewhere by then?

EDIT #3: Someone uploaded the opening and end credits of Yogi's Gang to YouTube. Mel Blanc is not in the voice cast, even though he voiced Speed Buggy for Hanna-Barbera that same year. Paul Frees isn't in the voice cast either. Lennie Weinrib and Paul Winchell are in the voice cast; I'm guessing that they voiced villains and/or incidental characters. The voice cast also includes a pre-Happy Days Tom Bosley, who voiced the father in Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home around the same time, Rose Marie and Jesse White, the original Maytag repairman. (Jesse White also had a small part in Bedtime For Bonzo.)

Some interesting names in the animator credits: Rod Scribner, Vive Risto (mis-spelled Veve Risto) and Dick Lundy. Robert Givens was one of the layout artists, along with Richard Bichenbach, who of course had worked for Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera since the MGM days.

If you're really bored:


EDIT #4: Paw Rugg was in this morning's episode of Yogi's Gang. Henry Corden did double duty voicing Paw Rugg and the villain in this episode. And Don Messick voiced Atom Ant, who was featured prominently in this episode.

EDIT #5: Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har were in the episode of Yogi's Gang that aired this morning but neither one spoke. (Maybe they didn't want viewers to notice that Lippy the Lion and Peter Potamus have the same voice.) Squiddly Diddly finally spoke; it sounded like Don Messick. (So it seems like Daws Butler and Don Messick did the lion's share of the voicework in this series.) Rose Marie voiced the villain, who seemed to be some kind of witch. (I've also heard villains voiced by John Stephenson, Don Messick, Paul Winchell and Lennie Weinrib.)

More cel painting errors in this episode. In one scene Yogi's muzzle briefly was the same color as his body and the rest of his head instead of beige. Ranger Smith was still blonde and sometimes the whites of his eyes were the same color as his skin.
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-18T20:41:25Z
A minor tweak to Boomerang's weekend schedule: The New Scooby Doo Mysteries (with "the most hated cartoon character of all time") now airs at 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM Saturday and Sunday, replacing two episodes of What's New, Scooby Doo?.

Tonight (November 18th) Boomerang is airing The Powerpuff Girls from 11:30 PM until 6:00 AM tomorrow. Going by my cable TV box's guide, today is the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the first episode of The Powerpuff Girls as a regular series. (So even the Cartoon Cartoons are getting old.)

(If you haven't been reading my edits to my above post, Boomerang is no longer scrunching the end credits off to one side, which is a welcome change.)
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-21T21:17:14Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

A couple of others coming up if the schedule holds
The Good, the Bad, the Huckleberry November 17
Jetsons meet the Flintstones Nov 22



The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is going to be followed by an episode of The Jetsons instead of an episode of Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, which I assume is for that night only.

Tomorrow (November 22nd) Wacky Races airs at 6:00 PM and 3:30 AM. The next night Wacky Races and Jabberjaw switch places, with Jabberjaw airing at 6:00 PM and Wacky Races airing at 3:30 AM

Bobby Bickert
2023-11-22T23:09:59Z
Tonight (November 22nd) instead of Boomerang Theater, Boomerang is airing:

Scooby Doo and the Beach Beastie (2015) at 1:00 PM.
Scooby Doo Spooky Games (2012) at 1:30 AM.
Scooby Doo Mecha Mutt Menace (2014) at 2:00 AM.
Be Cool, Scooby Doo at 2:30 AM.

On Thanksgiving Day Boomerang is airing a Season 6 episode of The Flintstones, "The Gravelberry Pie King". ("What am I going to do with all of these pies?" "YOU CAN-" *lunch whistle blows, drowning out the rest* That went over my head for years.)

On the day after Thanksgiving Day Boomerang is airing a Thanksgiving-themed episode of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries at 5:00 AM, replacing the first half hour of Looney Tunes. And the 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM block of Looney Tunes says "Holiday For Drumsticks" on my cable TV's guide box. (Maybe Boomerang will air "Pilgrim Porky" and "Tom Turk and Daffy" too.) The 9:30 PM episode of The Jetsons is "A Jetsons Christmas Carol".

That seems to be all Boomerang is doing to acknowledge the holiday. "The Little Orphan" and "Pilgrim Popeye" aren't on the schedule.
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-27T21:43:59Z
Starting today (November 27th), less Yogi Bear and more of The Flintstones on Boomerang. (Though still only Season 1 and Season 2 episodes of The Flintstones.) Maybe there were complaints?

Yogi Bear airs at 7:00 PM. (Same segments that aired from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.)
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? airs at 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
The Flintstones airs at 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM.
Bobby Bickert
2023-11-30T23:42:17Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

A couple of others coming up if the schedule holds
The Good, the Bad, the Huckleberry November 17
Jetsons meet the Flintstones Nov 22



Tonight (November 30th) Boomerang Theater is airing Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, followed by an episode of Yogi's Gang at 3:00 AM. According to my cable TV box's guide, the voice cast for Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, in addition to Daws Butler, Don Messick and Julie Bennett, also includes Mel Blanc. I wonder what character(s) he voiced?

Also, I've started monitoring the blocks of theatrical cartoons more closely. One block of Looney Tunes now has "Holiday For Drumsticks" (again), "Holiday Highlights", "Night of the Living Duck" and even "The Phantom Ship" (again). (My cable TV box's guide lists the voice cast for "The Phantom Ship" as Mel Blanc, June Foray and Tommy Bond aka Butch the bully in Our Gang/The Little Rascals.) "The Flying Sorceress" has been added to one of the blocks of Tom and Jerry. And tonight's block of Popeye cartoons includes "Spooky Swabs" (again), even though Boomerang usually hasn't been airing the 1950's Popeye cartoons.

EDIT: Another block of Looney Tunes now has "Satan's Waitin'" and "Scaredey Cat" in it.

EDIT #2: More additions to Looney Tunes on Boomerang:

"Transylvania 6-500"
"Water, Water Every Hare"
"Bewitched Bunny"
"A Haunting We Will Go"

(Strange that Boomerang is adding cartoons more appropriate for Halloween at "the most wonderful time of the year".)

Also:

"The Prize Pest"
"Snow Business"
"Tweetie Pie"
"The Wise Quacking Duck"
"Yankee Doodle Daffy"
"Boobs in the Woods"
"Baton Bunny"

(And I think "Quack Shot" was already on Boomerang's schedule, but I could be wrong.)

EDIT #3: More "new" Looney Tunes on Boomerang:

"Broomstick Bunny"
"Buccaneer Bunny"
"Claws For Alarm"
"Crowing Pains"

And "The Case of the Stuttering Pig" aired again. My cable TV box's guide's listing for the voice cast: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher.

EDIT #4: A few more "new" additions to Boomerang's Looney Tunes blocks:

"Drip-Along Daffy"
"Duck! Rabbit, Duck!"
"French Rarebit" (My cable TV box guide's listing for the voice cast: Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce.)

EDIT #5: I don't think these were on Boomerang's schedule before, but I'm not positive:

"Ant Pasted"
"Wild Over You"

EDIT #6: Two more "new" additions:

"The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"
"Hair Raising Hare"

EDIT #7: I don't think any of these were on Boomerang's schedule before, but I'm not positive:

"Heaven Scent"
"His Hare-Raising Tale"
"Hop, Look and Listen"
"Hyde and Hare"
"Hyde and Go Tweet"
"Pests For Guests"

EDIT #8: "Apes of Wrath" has been added to one of Boomerang's blocks of Looney Tunes. And "Spooky Swabs" aired on Boomerang again.

EDIT #9: One of Boomerang's blocks of Tom and Jerry now has "Solid Serenade" and "Springtime For Thomas". I don't think either one had been on the schedule before.
Bobby Bickert
2023-12-02T20:39:29Z
Starting Monday (December 4th) Yogi's Treasure Hunt replaces Yogi's Gang on Boomerang's weekday morning schedule. They may not even have aired every episode of Yogi's Gang. (It is pretty preachy.)

EDIT: I've been watching Yogi's Treasure Hunt all week. The late Earl Kress (aka Daws Butler Jr.) co-wrote "Bungle in the Jungle" (with Lantz veterans Alex Lovy and Chuck Couch) and wrote "The Return of El Kabong". The latter brought back Snuffles, though his ears were painted the same color as his body and the rest of his head instead of black for the entire episode. (And Muttley's ears were painted the same color as the rest of him instead of black in one scene.)

Once again Daws Butler and Don Messick did the lion's share of the voicework, with Arnold Stang voicing Top Cat, Paul Winchell voicing Dick Dastardley, and John Stephenson taking over as Doggie Daddy. And I heard Lennie Weinrib voicing a coyote nemesis of Quick Draw McGraw in "The Return of El Kabong".

EDIT #2: Another episode written by Earl Kress, "Yogi and the Unicorn", brought back Hokey Wolf. (But no Ding A Ling.)

EDIT #3: "Beverly Hills Flop", written by Earl Kress, brought back Mr. Jinks but not Pixie and Dixie. Mr. Jinks mostly interacted with Snagglepuss. (But his paws were painted the same color as the rest of his body instead of beige.) And Yogi mentioned Fred Flintstone.

EDIT #4: Cindy Bear was in the episode that aired yesterday morning, "Follow the Yellow Brick Gold", but Julie Bennett isn't in the end credits. I'm guessing that Cindy was voiced by Janet Waldo, who had experience voicing little ol' Southern gals.

EDIT #5: The episode that aired today, "Yogi's Heroes", had brief appearances by several Hanna-Barbera characters that aren't usually in this series. I saw Mr. Jinks (again), Hokey Wolf (again), Wally Gator, Lippy the Lion, Squiddly Diddly, and even Undercover Elephant from The CB Bears. (But not his sidekick Loud Mouse.) But this episode wasn't written by Earl Kress.

It was a crazy episode that heavily referenced the 1980's. It was about a war between "Bearzil" and "Dicuagra". President Yogi Bear was eating jelly beans. And Boo Boo became the musclebound RamBooBoo. (Also, Dick Dastardley and Muttley tortured Yogi, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, and Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse by making them watch Dastardley and Muttley in Their Flying Machines over and over, though they used a movie projector instead of a VCR.)

EDIT #6: The episode that aired today, "The Attack of Dr. Mars", had brief appearances by Mr. Jinks (again), Hokey Wolf (again), Lippy the Lion (again), Hardy Har Har, Magilla Gorilla, Peter Potamus, Squiddly Diddly (again) and a character I didn't recognize, a blue cat (not Benny the Ball). An incidental character said "Yabba Dabba Doo!" when the 5:00 whistle blew, and characters danced to "The Bedrock Twitch". One of the three writers of this episode was Tom Ruegger, who's the story editor of this series. I think Yogi's Treasure Hunt is starting to reflect the humor he brought to the TV series he did for WB in the 1990's.

Jimmy Weldon is now in the end credits. Another new addition is Charlie Adler. And Rob Paulsen was already in the end credits in the first season. Tom Ruegger seemed to be gathering the voice actors for his future projects for WB. And it sounded like Edie McClurg voiced "Dr. Mars".

I didn't know that this series lasted for three seasons. Boomerang has started airing the third season, which is from 1987 and 1988. So Yogi's Treasure Hunt may have been one of the last things Daws Butler did before he died in 1988.

And there was a cel-painting error. In one scene Doggie Daddy's ears were the same color as most of the rest of him instead of black.

EDIT #7: Another episode written by Earl Kress, "20,00 Leaks Under the Sea". The framing device was "16 Minutes", hosted by "Mike Walnuts". Yakky Doodle was the "cuckoo" that popped out of the stopwatch. Hokey Wolf was "Judge Hokey Wolf-ner". A character I'd never heard of, Andy Kangraoo, was "Andy Kangaroo-ney". Plus repeat appearances by Mr. Jinks and Lippy the Lion.

The end credits were redone again and now go by much faster. I did see that Earl Kress replaced Tom Ruegger as story editor. (Maybe Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera didn't like how Tom Ruegger was handling the franchise.)

EDIT #8: The episode that aired today, "Goodbye, Mr. Chump" had brief appearances by Ruff (as a newsboy) and Jabberjaw. Repeat appearances by Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf and Squiddly Diddly.

More 1980's references: Wheel of Fortune (with an unrecognizable Penelope Pitstop as "Vanna Pitstop") and the football player known as "The Refrigerator".

In one scene Augie Doggie was ashamed of something he had done, so he pulled a paper bag over himself. (Wrong studio!)

EDIT #9: I just watched an episode I missed the first time around, "There's No Place Like Nome", co-written by Earl Kress and Tom Ruegger. El Kabong returned. Dick Dastardley took a medal away from Muttley. And Top Cat said "Of course you know this means war!". (Wrong studio!)

EDIT #10: I watched another episode I missed the first time around, "The Great American Treasure", which flashed back to how Top Cat formed the treasure hunting team. The opening theme songs for The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show and The Yogi Bear Show were played in their entirety, plus the circus-themed opening of The Huckleberry Hound Show was (loosely) referenced, complete with a rooster crowing at the beginning. (But Snagglepuss, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy were with Huckleberry Hound in his introductory segment. Only Snooper and Blabber were with Quick Draw McGraw in his introductory segment, which included El Kabong. And only Yogi, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith were in Yogi Bear's introductory segment.) I spotted Hokey Wolf and Barney Rubble in an audience. (And there may have been other Hanna-Barbera characters. It went by pretty quickly.)

And probably the ultimate 1980's reference: President Reagan calls Top Cat. (But he sounded more like someone trying to impersonate James Cagney. And there were no references to his acting career or his love of jelly beans,)

EDIT #11: I watched yet another episode I missed the first time around "Snow White and the 7 Treasure Hunters", co-written by Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger and a name I didn't recognize, John Ludin. And it was really good. The framing device was Chopper reading a bedtime story to Yakky Doodle. (Vance Colvig and Jimmy Weldon were in the end credits.) Penelope Pitstop (the "classic" version) was Snow White. (And her dress was an exact copy of the Disney version.) Hokey Wolf was the magic mirror. Richochet Rabbit was a government agent. And Mr. Jinks and Touche' Turtle had parts. The names on the beds of the 7 Dwarfs were Curly, Larry, Shemp, Joe, Manny, Moe and Jack. ("Are they the 7 Dwarfs or the 7 Stooges?") And the wicked witch melted when it rained. (Wrong story!)

EDIT #12: Boomerang is now showing the episodes of Yogi's Treasure Hunt that they didn't show before because it was replaced on the schedule by Yogi's Space Race in the middle of Season 3. The episode that aired tonight, "Yogi Bear on the Air", was co-written by Earl Kress and another name I didn't recognize, Reed Robbins. In addition to appearances by Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf, and Wally Gator, I saw the Ant Hill Mob in a few scenes. And an image of Benny the Ball was on batteries, a reference to Eveready "Black Cat" batteries, which were still being made in the 1980's. Another 1980's reference: the head of the TV network was "Brando Tinykoff". TV show parodies, some of them from the 1980's: "The Gulping Gourmet" (starring Yogi Bear and Boo Boo), "Rumpus Room", "Hill Street Blab" (starring Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse, with Wally Gator as the suspect being interrogated), "Mister Ranger's Neighborhood" (starring Ranger Smith), "Gentle Hospital" (starring Mr. Jinks and Hokey Wolf), "The Love Barge" (which went over "Frostbite Falls"!), "Wheel of Misfortune" and "The Smirks" (starring Dick Dastardley and Muttley, with the villainess "Connie Kindly" (former host of "Rumpus Room") as "Smirkette". "On the Boob Tube" had Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear playing Siskel and Ebert. A Star Trek parody was set on the "Starship Boobyprize" and Augie Doggie's ears were sticking straight up and pointy. A Star Wars parody had "Connie Kindly" as Princess Leia (with the classic earmuffs/cinnamon buns hairstyle), Muttley as Darth Vader and Dick Dastardley as C3PO. Top Cat wanted to watch The Flintstones. And I spotted the same cel-painting error, Muttley's ears painted the same color as most of the rest of him instead of black, in no less than three scenes.

EDIT #13: The episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt that aired on Boomerang tonight, "Yogi and the Beanstalk", was written by another name I didn't recognize, Dan Gilvezan. Peter Potamus was the giant, Mr. Jinks was the giant's (giant) caretaker (who thinks that Yogi and his gang are "meeces") and Yakky Doodle was the goose that lays golden eggs. There were also appearances by Hokey Wolf, Cindy Bear, Baba Looey, Ricochet Rabbit, Ma Rugg and Squiddly Diddly, plus an appearance by Officer Dibble, who arrested Hokey Wolf. ("Wait until I tell Top Cat!") And the episode began and ended at the "Hold the Mayo Clinic".

EDIT #14: The episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt that aired tonight, "The Greed Monster", was written by Tom Ruegger. Hokey Wolf was in it, but Ranger Smith wasn't. I almost thought that Dick Dastardley wasn't going to be in this episode, except on a "Wanted" poster, but he and Muttley finally showed up toward the end. The title character sounded like it was voiced by Charlie Adler. The doghouse in Doggie Daddy's "dream world" looked a lot like Snoopy's doghouse. And this episode was a little on the preachy side. (But nowhere near as preachy as Yogi's Gang.)

EDIT #15: The episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt that aired tonight, "Secret Agent Bear", was co-written by Earl Kress and yet another name I didn't recognize, Kent Zbornak. In this James Bond spoof, Yogi was "Agent 008" and Boo Boo was "Agent B00". Cindy Bear was "Miss Honey Penny". (And this time Julie Bennett was in the end credits.) Quick Draw McGraw was "QD", who supplied "008" with his gadgets. Muttley was "Odd Dog". And instead of firing a gun at the audience at the beginning, Yogi squeezed a banana, covering the screen with banana mush. In yet another 1980's reference, Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse were "Miami Mice (and Cat)". When the treasure hunters were turned into children (or, in the case of Boo Boo and Augie Doggie, babies), by the Fountain of Youth, Daws Butler used his "little kid" voice for Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. (I wonder if this was inspired by the popularity of Muppet Babies?) Ranger Smith wasn't in this episode either. And I had never seen Dick Dastardley not wearing a hat. He's half bald! (Just like the Dean of Students of Tusculum College who kicked me out, who also had a mustache.)

EDIT #16: The episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt that aired tonight, "The Moaning Liza", which was written by yet another name I didn't recognize, George Atkins, tried to cram in as many guest appearances by Hanna-Barbera characters as possible. In the Louvre, Peter Potamus was "Whistler's Mother", Magilla Gorilla (voiced by Allan Melvin) was "The Thinker", and Ma and Pa Rugg were "American Gothic" (with Jean Vander Pyl voicing Ma Rugg). Undercover Elephant (voiced by Daws Butler, basically using his Mr. Jinks voice) was the detective in charge of the investigation. Lippy the Lion, Hardy Har Har and Wally Gator were reporters, and they appeared again at the trial of (framed) Snagglepuss, now joined by Secret Squirrel and Squiddly Diddly. Hokey Wolf was the judge, and Touche Turtle (voiced by Don Messick) was the bailiff. The real thief was "The Pink Pussycat", a Snagglepuss doppelganger with a goatee and a handlebar mustache (and a different voice), obviously a reference to the star of an Oscar-winning cartoon from the mid-1960's. (And "The Moaning Liza" was a female version of Snagglepuss.)

Now having watched every episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt, I must say that Daws Butler was in top form voicing all of his classic characters, especially considering that the final episodes were made the year before he died. (Just like Marilyn Schreffler died during the original Saturday morning run of Popeye and Son.) So were all of the other veteran voice actors (and actresses), except for Ranger Smith's voice being more high-pitched than usual. Hopefully this series gets released on DVD, especially if the plug is going to be pulled on Boomerang.
Bobby Bickert
2023-12-15T21:18:29Z
Laff-A-Lympics returns to Boomerang's schedule at 6:00 PM weeknights, replacing Jabberjaw. And the preachy Yogi's Gang returns to Boomerang's schedule at 3:30 AM weeknights, replacing Wacky Races.

EDIT: I watched Laff-A-Lympics last night. I hate to sound like a broken record, but once again Daws Butler and Don Messick did the lion's share of the voicework, with help from John Stephenson and Frank Welker. Of course Casey Kasem voiced Shaggy, Gary Owens voiced the Blue Falcon, Scatman Crothers voiced Hong Kong Phooey and Joe Besser voiced apprentice genie Babu. Strangely, it sounded like John Stephenson did the "vocal effects" for Captain Caveman, except for the recycled "Captain CAAAAAAVEMAAAAAAAAN!" yell by Mel Blanc, even though Mel Blanc is in the end credits. Doug Young isn't in the end credits, so I assume that John Stephenson voiced Doggie Daddy as well. (I can't tell them apart.)

Here are the opening and closing that were used on Boomerang:



EDIT #2 I watched Laff-A-Lympics again last night. Yakky Doodle spoke but neither Jimmy Weldon nor Red Coffey is in the end credits. (And it wasn't recycled recordings because Yakky Doodle said "Grape Ape".)

EDIT #3: In the episode of Laff-A-Lympics that aired last night, Captain Caveman started out sounding like Mel Blanc. But then in another scene Captain Caveman's growl sounded like John Stephenson. And on top of that, it sounded like Frank Welker voiced Speed Buggy! (But I could be wrong.)

EDIT #4 In the episode of Laff-A-Lympics that aired last night, once again Captain Caveman mostly sounded like Mel Blanc, but the growls sounded like John Stephenson. Speed Buggy sounded more like Mel Blanc but still "off". Maybe Mel Blanc had a cold or some other illness during the recording sessions for Laff-A-Lympics?

Also, Fred Flintstone is in some episodes of Laff-A-Lympics as a "guest commentator". (I remember this from when I watched the original Saturday morning broadcasts of Laff-A-Lympics as a child.) Sometimes he's voiced by Alan Reed, sometimes he's voiced by Henry Corden. So maybe Laff-A-Lympics was the "passing of the torch" for the voice of Fred Flintstone. (not counting commercials for Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles.)

Speaking of voices, I had been trying to figure out who did the voice of Mr. Creeply. Last night I realized that it was Casey Kasem! He did a pretty good Peter Lorre imitation.

And I spotted a cel-painting error. In one scene Super Snooper's muzzle was painted the same color as (what's visible of) his body and the rest of his head instead of beige.

Even worse, in a scene with the Teen Angels, Brenda opened her mouth but Dee Dee's voice was on the soundtrack!
Bobby Bickert
2023-12-19T22:58:58Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

I do wonder why they have just been showing Flintstones S1/S2. They did change it up on Halloween with 2 eps from season 5 for Halloween. I also happened to catch a random season 6 ( The Great Gazoo was in it) one night even though the episode description was still something from season one. Point being they seem to be able to show other seasons if they want too.



Those two Season 5 episodes are airing again tonight (December 19th) and "The Gravelberry Pie King" from Season 6 is airing tomorrow night. But then it's followed by "The Flintstone Flyer" from Season 1 the same night.
Bobby Bickert
2023-12-24T20:28:05Z
Boomerang's Christmas Day schedule (All Christmas-themed or winter-themed unless noted):

Looney Tunes airs at 6:00 AM.
The Looney Tunes Show airs at 6:30 AM.
New Looney Tunes airs at 7:00 AM.
Baby Looney Tunes airs at 7:30 AM.
A Pup Named Scooby Doo airs at 8:00 AM.
The New Scooby Doo Mysteries airs at 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
Chill Out, Scooby Doo! airs at 9:30 AM.
Scooby Doo: Haunted Holidays (2012) airs at 11:00 AM.
A Scooby Doo Christmas (2002) airs at 11:30 AM.
Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated airs at 12:00 PM.
Be Cool, Scooby Doo! airs at 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM.
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries airs at 1:30 PM.
Taz-Mania airs at 2:00 PM.
Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers (2014) airs at 2:30 PM.
Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007) airs at 3:00 PM.
The Tom and Jerry Show airs at 4:00 PM.
Tom and Jerry Tales airs at 4:30 PM.
Tom and Jerry airs at 5:00 PM.
Looney Tunes (repeat of 6:00 AM block) airs at 5:30 PM.
Wacky Races (the reboot) airs at 6:00 PM.
Top Cat (not Christmas-themed) airs at 6:30 PM.
Yogi's First Christmas (1980) airs at 7:00 PM.
Wacky Races (the reboot) airs at 9:15 PM.
Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982) airs at 9:30 PM.
The Flintstones airs at 10:00 PM.
A Flintstone Christmas (1977) airs at 10:30 PM.
A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) airs at 11:30 PM.
Scooby Doo: Haunted Holidays (2012) airs at 12:00 AM.
A Scooby Doo Christmas (2002) airs at 12:30 AM.
Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated (repeat of 12:00 PM episode) airs at 1:00 AM.
The Jetsons airs at 1:30 AM.
Popeye airs at 2:00 AM.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack airs at 2:30 AM.
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends Christmas Special A Lost Claus (2005) airs at 3:00 AM.
Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003) airs at 3:30 AM.
Ben 10 airs at 4:30 AM.
Steven Universe airs at 5:00 AM.
Looney Tunes (repeat of 6:00 AM block) airs at 5:30 AM.

(Cartoon Network is also showing mostly Christmas-themed programming today and tomorrow, but it's mostly CN's recent TV series, and what isn't (Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry) is duplicated on Boomerang, so I'm not going to bother posting it here.)
Slowly I Turn
2023-12-31T19:40:43Z
Boomerang is showing final episodes (mostly) today then tomorrow on New Years Day its first episodes.
nickramer
2024-01-01T20:12:00Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

Boomerang is showing final episodes (mostly) today then tomorrow on New Years Day its first episodes.



Funny, MeTV did something similar with the prime-time live-action sitcoms that same day.
Bobby Bickert
2024-01-01T23:08:17Z
Originally Posted by: Slowly I Turn 

Boomerang is showing final episodes (mostly) today then tomorrow on New Years Day its first episodes.



I guess I should have posted the schedules here since they deviated from the regular schedule, including showing Jonny Quest, which hasn't been on the schedule, at least since I started getting Boomerang in October 2022. The "final episode" was from the recent revival, not the original series. Ditto Wacky Races. And they showed a 1980's episode of The Jetsons, but that had all of the original voice cast and at least some of the same people who worked on the original series.

For theatrical shorts, they showed a block of only three: "Carrotblanca", "The Karate Guard" and "Spooky Swabs".

For "firsts" for the shorts, they really screwed up with Tom & Jerry and Popeye, showing "The Night Before Christmas" and "Shiver Me Timbers!". (They did get "Yogi Bear's Big Break" right. I watched it for the first time recently. Not enough inbetweening. Makes a late 1957 Paramount cartoon look fluidly animated in comparison.) They did better with Looney Tunes, showing a two hour block of first appearances of characters, including a few that I don't think had been shown the last time they did this: "Little Red Walking Hood" (first appearance of "Egghead's brother") "Duck Dodgers in the 24th & 1/2 Century" and "One Froggy Evening" (which listed as the voice cast "William Roberts"). The voice cast listing for "I Haven't Got A Hat" was Billy Bletcher, Berenice Hansel and Elvia Allman (the snooty librarian in Breakfast at Tiffany's). And the voice cast listing for "A Tale of Two Kitties" was Mel Blanc and Ted (sic) Pierce.

And for Wacky Races they showed a segment from the recent revival and a segment from the original series (in that order).