Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
Created by Joe Ruby
and Ken Spears, the show was a parody of the popular ABC television series Charlie’s Angels.
The Teen Angels—comprised of their brilliant unofficial leader Dee Dee Skyes
(Vernee Watson), the cowardly Brenda Chance (Marily Schreffler), and the clever
Taffy Dare (Laurel Page)—stumbled across the frozen body of Captain Caveman
(Mel Blanc) and thawed him out. “Cavey,” as the girls called him, found
inspiration in his design from the Slag Brothers from the earlier Wacky
Racesseries; having a body almost entirely obscured by thick fur
except for his appendages and nose. He possessed super strength and flight, as
well as the ability to hide and pull anything from out of his hairy body and
eat almost anything. However, his abilities were often hampered by his limited
intelligence. His club also contained a variety of tools he could use on a case,
provided by a prehistoric bird that lived inside.
and the Teen Angels’ first season ran as part of Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics from September 10 to December 24,
1977, running one 11-minute segment per week. The characters also all appeared
in the Laff-A-Lympics segment of the
block as members of the Scooby Doobies team, filling in for the intended characters
and the Pussycats, whose rights were held by Archie Comics. The 8-episode second
season remained with the block when it was reduced to 90 minutes and renamed Scooby’s All-Stars in 1978. In 1980, the
series graduated to its own half-hour for 16 more episodes. During the run, Cavey and the Angels appeared in Hanna-Barbera TV Starsand Scooby-Doo #9, both published by Marvel Comics. Milton Bradley also released a board game based on the show. In 2018, a more realistic take on Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels appeared as a back-up feature in Aquaman/Jabber Jaw Special #1, part of the second-wave of Hanna-Barbera/DC Comics crossovers.
Following the show’s
cancellation, Captain Caveman remained a Hanna-Barbera mainstay throughout the
80s, joining his prehistoric brethren on The
Flintstone Comedy Show and then The
Flintstone Kids, and appearing in numerous parodies and cameos in the
years following. The Teen Angels, however, weren’t so lucky as it took them
until 2011 to resurface in an episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery
Incorporated. In 1988, Castilian released a collection of 13 episodes on VHS
in the United Kingdom. In 2013, the entire series was released to DVD
by Warner Archive as part of their
“The Kooky Case of the Cryptic Keys” (9/10/77) – A key leads the gang
to a will reading at Skeleton Mountain where the Great Mysto plots to keep the
fortune for himself.
“The Mixed Up Mystery of Deadman’s Reef” (9/17/77) – The gang
investigates the mystery of a disappearing ship.
“What A Flight for a Fright” (9/24/77) – A jewel thief disappears from
a commercial flight, leading the gang to figure out how to catch him before he
“The Creepy Case of the Creaky Charter Boat” (10/1/77) – The gang
attends an actor party when a diamond necklace is stolen in a mystery that
resembles the actors’ play.
“Big Scare in the Big Top” (10/8/77) – The gang investigates the
disappearance of tigers from a circus.
“Dobule Dribble Riddle” (10/15/77) – A supposedly cursed basketball
team keeps forfeiting games, leading to their owner deciding to sell it to a
“The Crazy Case of the Tell-Tale Tape” (10/22/77) – The gang learns of
a robbery at the Smithsonian after a masked figure interrupts a television
“The Creepy Claw Caper” (10/29/77) – A rock band is ransomed for a
case of rare coins lest an age ray makes them old men forever.
“Cavey and the Kabuta Clue” (11/5/77) – An African Chieftain’s
skeleton comes back to life and kidnaps the owner of an art museum in order to
retrieve the golden mask he sold.
“Cavey and the Weirdo Woman” (11/12/77) – The gang helps their prince
friend retrieve his stolen scepter from a snow wolf.
“The Disappearing Elephant Mystery” (11/19/77) – The gang witnesses as
a rare white elephant disappears from the middle of a parade in India.
“The Fur Freight Fright” (11/26/77) – A fur delivery for Dee Dee’s
uncle Frank disappears, leading the gang to investigate.
“Ride ‘Em Caveman” (12/3/77) – The gang head to Wyoming to get to the
bottom of a haunted rodeo.
“The Strange Case of the Creature from Space” (12/10/77) – The gang
encounters an alien robot that steals a rare mineral.
“The Mystery Mansion Mix-Up” (12/17/77) – At Taffy’s aunt Gladys’
party, an armored figure steals valuable jewels while the gang watches a magic
“Playing Footsie With Bigfoot” (12/24/77) – Athlete Juice Brenner is
kidnapped by Bigfoot, but even after being rescued his diminished performance
threatens America’s chance at winning the Spartan World games.
“Disco Cavey” (9/9/78) – Dancers at a disco on a cruise are robbed,
leading the gang to try and find the crooks.
“Muscle-Bound Cavey” (9/16/78) – While at a wrestling match the gang
witness as champion the Great Colosso is kidnapped.
“Cavey’s Crazy Car Caper” (9/23/78) – The new fuel and energy
efficient Condor car is stolen, leading to the gang having to investigate.
“Cavey’s Mexicali 500” (9/30/78) – While on vacation in Mexico, the
theft of an Aztec calendar leads the gang into entering a desert race.
“Wild West Cavey” (10/7/78) – A fake stagecoach robbery turns out to
be real in Dodge City.
“Cavey’s Winter Carnival Caper” (10/14/78) – The gang seeks to rescue
their friend, a professional ice skater, who is kidnapped.
“Cavey’s Fashion Fiasco” (10/21/78) – The gang must recover their
friend’s stolen fashion designs.
“Cavey’s Missing Missile Miss-tery” (10/28/78) – A military test
missile disappears in the clouds.
“The Scarifying Seaweed Secret” (3/8/80) – With an inheritance at
stake, the gang tries to solve the mystery of a sea creature who kidnaps
members of a wealthy family.
“The Dummy” (3/15/80) – What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless
your jewels are stolen from an impenetrable vault.
“Cavey and the Volcanic Villain” (3/22/80) – While the gang is in
Hawaii, a jewel is stolen and a goddess threatens to curse the island with
continuous volcanic eruptions.
“Prehistoric Panic” (3/29/80) – Attempting to get the gang out of
traffic, Cavey flies too fast and ends up taking them all back in time.
“Cavey and the Baffling Buffalo Man” (4/5/80) – A Buffalo Man uses
coded messages to find gold coins in a mansion, and the gang has to stop him.
“Dragonhead” (4/12/80) – It’s Chinese New Year in Chinatown, and a
fortune cookie factory van is stolen.
“Cavey and the Murky Mississippi Mystery” (4/19/80) – The gang must
recover a secret case bound for a nuclear lab and stop the river creature that
caused its loss.
“Old Cavey in New York” (4/26/80) – Thieves use a series of blackouts
to steal gold bars, and the gang has to find and stop them.
“Cavey and the Albino Rhino” (5/3/80) – A witch doctor steals a rare
white rhino on its way to a Wild Animal Land preserve, which also leads the
gang to discover a diamond heist.
“Kentucky Cavey” (5/10/80) – Taffy’s uncle is losing his property and
the gang needs to rescue his horse so he can win the money he needs in the
“Cavey Goes to College” (5/17/80) – The gang must help Central
University find a stolen advanced robot.
“The Haunting of Hog Hollow” (5/24/80) – The gang’s singer friend has
his performance sabotaged before he ends up kidnapped.
“The Legend of Devil’s Run” (5/31/80) – The gang investigates the
ghost of a Civil War general who made off with a munitions train car with a
fortune in silver.
“The Mystery of the Meandering Mummy” (6/7/80) – A mummy steals a rare
Egyptian ruby from Brenda’s uncle.
“The Old Caveman and the Sea” (6/14/80) – On vacation in Miami, the
gang helps treasure hunter Jacques LaFarge locate his stolen recent finds.
“Lights, Camera…Cavey!” (5/21/80) – A phantom causes young actresses
to get prematurely wrinkled, leaving the gang to help them restore their looks
and keep their careers.