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The Roman Holidays

The Roman Holidays is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and broadcast on NBC from September 9, 1972 to December 2, 1972. It ran for 13 episodes before being cancelled, and reruns were later shown on the USA Cartoon Express during the 1980s, Cartoon Network during the 1990s, and Boomerang during the 2000s.

The Roman Holidays
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GenreAnimation
Comedy
Sitcom
Voices ofDom DeLuise
Daws Butler
Pamelyn Ferdin
Stanley Livingston
Shirley Mitchell
Hal Smith
Dave Willock
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 9 –
December 2, 1972

EpisodesEdit

Episode number Episode name Production number Air date Synopsis
RH-1 Double Date 58-1 September 9, 1972 Mr. Evictus threatens to evict the Holiday family if they fail to fix up his daughter with a date for the big high school dance.
RH-2 The Lion's Share 58-2 September 16, 1972 After Mr. Evictus threatens to evict the family for violating the 'no pets' policy, Brutus runs away to find his long-lost father.
RH-3 Star For A Day 58-3 September 23, 1972 Hap Holiday turns out to be a look-alike for rock star Davey Cassius, so the two trade places for the day.
RH-4 Hero-Sandwiched 58-4 September 30, 1972 Gus struggles with his conscience when he's mistakenly honored as the hero who foiled a robbery.
RH-5 The Big Split-Up 58-5 October 7, 1972 When Groovia overhears Precocia setting up Brutus on a date, she thinks it's for Hap and breaks up with him.
RH-6 Hectic Holiday 58-6 October 14, 1972 The family finds an offer to trade houses with another family in Venice for a free vacation.
RH-7 Switch Is Which? 58-7 October 21, 1972 After Gus stays up all night working on architectural plans for a big client, Laurie dons a fake mustache to fool the client into believing she's Gus.
RH-8 That's Show Biz 58-8 October 28, 1972 When the circus comes to town, Gus gets tickets from his old school chum Hammus Terrificus.
RH-9 Double Dilemma 58-9 November 4, 1972 When Precocia's drum performance conflicts with his bowling team's big match, Gus must find a way to be in two places at once. This episode is a re-working of The Flintstones episode "Fred Strikes Out", which originally aired on March 2, 1962.
RH-10 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Chariot Wash 58-10 November 11, 1972 Mr. Tycoonius orders Gus to get his prized racing chariot washed, but the chariot is destroyed before Gus can return it.
RH-11 Buried Treasure 58-11 November 18, 1972 Gus believes a treasure map he's found at the bottom of some junk leads to a fortune buried under the apartment building.
RH-12 Cyrano De Happius 58-12 November 25, 1972 Hap tries to fix up his friend with a beautiful cheerleader, but the cheerleader falls for Hap and Groovia starts dating Hap's friend.
RH-13 Father Of The Year 58-13 December 2, 1972 Gus and Evictus compete in Rome's most prestigious competition, the Father of the Year awards.

CastEdit

The Roman Holidays in other languagesEdit

ComicsEdit

Gold Key produced a comic book based on the series from November 1972 to August 1973. Only four issues were published. Pete Alvarado drew the first three; Jack Manning drew the final issue.[1]

Home mediaEdit

The first episode, "Double Date", is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Volume 1. On April 23, 2013, Warner Archive released The Roman Holidays: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Roman Holidays at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Roman Holidays".

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