Hanna-Barbera References

Maintained by Darrel Jones

Only references to specific Hanna-Barbera-produced series count. References to shows based on pre-existing stuff (such as Happy Days, Rubick's Cube, and Gary Coleman) only count if it's something specific to the animated series.

Huckleberry Hound (1958)

3F16 Based on Andy Griffith
BABF19 On an upcoming edition of "Behind the Laughter"

Quickdraw McGraw (1959)

HABF09 Makes an appearance, in El Kabong mode, on the Los Angeles promo tape

The Flintstones (1960)

7G10 Homer says to Apu, "You got me confused with Fred Flintstone"
8F03 One horse is named Yabba-Dabba-Doo {bg}
8F24 Sit on the Simpsons' couch
9F10 The starting sequence parodies the opening and theme song
9F20 Bart wants Flintstones chewable morphine {bg}
1F21 Burns mistakes the Simpsons for the Flintstones
2F02 Bart uses the Flintstone phone
2F03 In one alternate reality, OFF's house looks like the Flintstones'
2F31 "The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons"
3F16 Based on The Honeymooners
3F21 One teen wears a "Great Gazoo" T-shirt
3F31 Troy McClure calls OFF "America's most popular non-prehistoric cartoon family" {nc}
4F20 Ozmodiar similar to The Great Gazoo
AABF23 The Flintstonemobile is in the Hollywood Car Museum
BABF02 Homer stands on tiptoe while bowling, like Fred
BABF02 A TV reporter compares Homer to Fred
BABF11 Homer mentions this show. Also wears a turtle-shell hard-hat, like the supervisor during the opening sequence
BABF22 Ozmodiar from 4F20 reappears; he also calls Homer a "dum-dum", like Gazoo did with Fred and Barney.
CABF05 Bruce Vilanche wears a Fred Flintstone T-shirt.
CABF19 Homer and Marge are dressed as Fred and Wilma in the opening
JABF08 Homer talks about "Flintstoning" the car to save money

Top Cat (1961)

3F16 Based on Sgt. Bilko

Yogi Bear (1961)

3F16 Based on Art Carney
3F20 A "smarter than the average" bear swiped Moe's "pick-a-nic" basket
5F19 Homer dreams of being Yogi
MABF16 A parody of Yogi walks by with a head based on Ranger Smith's in a pick-a-nic basket

Snagglepuss (1961)

1F18 Ralph saw him use the bathroom
1F21 Comic Book Guy shows Bart a Snagglepuss cell {jk}

The Jetsons (1962)

1F11 The set of Match Game 2034 looks like this show's futuristic settings
2F15 Homer's shirt looks like George's
The cars of 2010 sound like jet-cars
2F31 "The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons"
5F24 The couch scene parodies the original closing credits
CABF16 George flies by Homer in his fantasy.
Also, Homer yells, "Jetson"! like Spacely did on the show
FABF12 Lenny dresses as George Jetson for Bi-Mo-Sci-Fi-Con
MABF04 A film loosely based on the show's depiction of future life is seen in Bart's class, and again over the closing credits.
NABF21 The robotic seals come across a parody on TV.

Wally Gator (1962)

BABF22 One of the "poorly-voiced" characters has the same hat and snout

Magilla Gorilla (1964)

5F19 Homer dreams of being Magilla
HABF22 Homer thinks the statue of him is Magilla

The Adventures of Johnny Quest (1964)

1F13 An astronaut is named Race Banyon, the same name as the Quest family bodyguard

Banana Splits (1967)

BABF10 Died in a helicopter crash

Wacky Races (1968)

PABF16 The whole couch gag is a homage

Scooby Doo (1969)

7G12 Sideshow Bob parodies famous "foiled villian" line "And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
8F20 The explanation of Sideshow Bob's crime, plus the lame joke/laughter at the end
2F06 One of the protestors looks like Velma
2F31 "Scooby Doo can doo-doo, but Jimmy Carter is smarter!"
4F04 Homer dreamt of going driving in a van solving mysteries
EABF08 Irish cop mentions being with him
GABF16 Taught Lisa not to fear monsters
HABF18 Bart says a benefit concert will be "Scooby-Dooby"
LABF16 Drederick Tatum has a Scooby tattoo

Superfriends (1973)

2F11 The school brainiac club is called "Superfriends"
5F13 Bart and Ralph prepare to watch this show
CABF07 When asked about his friends, Comic Book Guy says, "Oh, you mean my super friends?"
NABF15 Homer claims "Super-friends with Wonder-pets" is an option in the Internet poll
NABF22 The Wonder Twins were characters from this show.

The Smurfs (1981)

7G08 A Christmas miracle happened to them
CABF14 According to Homer, the Blue Men Group are a ripoff, and they suck.

Fish Police (1991)

9F04 In the Springfield Pet Cemetary

Capitol Critters (1992)

9F04 In the Springfield Pet Cemetary

Extra notes:

Frank Welker, who has done the voice of Santa's Little Helper, has done many voices for H-B, most notably Fred on Scooby-Doo.

Many think Itchy & Scratchy are a parody of Tom & Jerry, who were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1939.


{bg} Bruce Gomes, Sr.
{jk} Joe Klemm
{nc} Nicol�s di Candia

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