Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids
Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show
Consisting of four teenage undercover agents posing as a rock group, this cartoon bore no relation to the similarly titled 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Lawsuits were avoided simply by adding the "s" to the end of the title.
The animated Butch Cassidy actually resembled David Cassidy of The Partridge Family, and was the lead singer and guitarist of the band. Butch would get information about his missions from Mr. Socrates, a computer voice who was the boss of the World-Wide Talent Agency. Mr. Socrates would contact the bell-bottomed boys and go-go outfitted girls via a beeper on Butch’s ring.
In addition to Butch, the band/spy ring consisted of Harvey (the comic relief), Merilee (the level-headed blonde) and Steffy (the brunette). Elvis was the group’s comical dog. The character of Harvey was voiced by Mickey Dolenz, the former drummer for another groovy TV band, The Monkees.
Release History9/8/73 - 8/31/74 NBC
TV Sub Categoriesanimated
Television CastButch Cassidy Lucas 'Chip' Hand III
Elvis Frank Welker
Harvey Mickey Dolenz
Merilee Judy Strangis
Mr. Socrates John Stephenson
Steffy Tina Holland