Friday, October 3, 2008

Calvin and the Colonel-1961-62 ABC

Here, courtesy of the Internet Archive, is a full episode of the ABC animated series, Calvin and The Colonel. Created by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, the men behind Amos and Andy, This series was one of several attempts by ABC to repeat the success of the "Flintstones." The plots revolved around a Fox and a Bear in a large Southern City, voiced by Gosden and Correll in their Amos and Andy Voices. Produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, the series premiered October 3, 1961 Tuesdays at 8:30. After the first 6 episodes (ending November 7) the series was shelved until January 27, 1962, when it ran Saturday nights 7:30 till the end of the run, September 22, 1962. From what little I've seen it wasnt a bad show, despte the limited animation..I also like the jazzy theme music..Here is "Wheeler Dealer" with original commercials, First aired February 3, 1962..


  1. One of the animation credits was to Chuck McKimson. He was the brother of veteran Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes" director Robert McKimson, and in fact up to the mid-1950's was an animator in his brother's unit.