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Check out the 1980’s Fantistic Funnies tv show with your fav newspaper comics

Charles Brubaker has posted a fascinating piece over at Cartoon Research about the 1980’s ?The Fantastic Funnies? television show wherein actress Loni Anderson, best known for WKRP in Cincinnati, introduces and talks to cartoon characters from newspaper comics of the day.

Here’s the intro video. Charles has posted seven other YouTube videos from that program over at Cartoon Research.

A final note as I looked up Loni’s acting career, I noted she’s also done voice work for a few shows including a 1987 tv movie called Blondie & Dagwood and a 1989 follow up Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout.

Thanks, Charles for sending this our way.

Community Comments

#1 Joseph Collins
@ 8:19 am

Garfield is a newcomer? Wow, this special is old.

#2 Charles Brubaker
@ 1:27 pm

Joseph, when this special aired, “Garfield” was 2 years old.

Although the newest comic included in that video is “Drabble” by Kevin Fagan. The strip was only a year old when this aired.

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