Josie and the Pussycats
Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show
Josie and the Pussycats followed the adventures of an all-girl rock and roll group as they travelled the world playing gigs and solving mysteries.
Josie began her career as an Archie comics character in the late 1960’s, starring in her own self-titled book. The stories followed the day-to-day adventures of Josie and her girlfriend Melody. Later, the title was expanded to Josie and the Pussycats, turning Josie and Melody into a rock band, along with new friend Valerie. Singer/guitarist Josie was the level-headed leader, drummer Melody added zaniness with her half-witted remarks and effervescent charm, and tambourinist Valerie was the brains of the group, typically saving the day with her intellect and know-how.
Along with the three Pussycats were roadie (and Josie's boyfriend) Alan, band manager Alexander Cabot III, his conniving sister Alexandra, and her mischiveous little cat, Sebastian. Bitter and talentless Alexandra had her eye on Alan, and constantly schemed to remove Josie from the scene so she could lead the band and have Alan all to herself. Alexander often got the band into hot water with his poorly booked tour dates and general cowardice.
After two seasons of mytery-solving, pop-singing adventures, Hanna-Barbera decided to send the gang to the cosmos in Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space. The new show lasted another two seasons.
Release History9/12/70 - 9/2/72 CBS
TV Sub Categoriesanimated
Television CastJosie James (speaking voice) Janet Waldo
Josie James (singing voice) Cheryl Ladd
Melody Jones Jackie Joseph
Valerie Smith Barbara Pariot
Alexandra Cabot Sherry Alberoni
Alan Jerry Dexter
Alexander Cabot III Casey Kasem
Sebastian Don Messick