The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour is an American TV variety show produced in 1978 by Hanna-Barbera for NBC.


"The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour" was certainly a different kind of variety show. It was hosted by two life-size puppets, Honey and Sis (voiced by Udana Power and Wendy McKenzie, respectively). The puppets were "animated" from behind by a group of puppeteers (and "chroma-keyed" out of the picture), sang and participated in such comedy sketches as "The Disco of Life", "The Truth Tub" and "Name That Honey Hit".

There were also parodies of currently popular TV shows (e.g., "Lavine and Shrilly" and "The Ka-Bong Show"), and such costumed Hanna-Barbera characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (voiced by Daws Butler) made cameo appearances. Tony Randall, Dan Haggerty, Melissa Gilbert, Twiggy and Linda Lavin were among those who guest-starred on "The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour" (and, for some strange reason, the stars introduced themselves, rather than being introduced by an announcer).

Sadly, "The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour" lasted only four weeks in the spring of 1978, but considering how awful the entertainment would become later that year, "Hanna-Barbera" would definitely have been a much-welcome and entertaining breath of fresh air!

Voice cast

Guest stars

  • Melissa Sue Anderson as the director of the musical
  • Leif Garrett
  • Melissa Gilbert
  • Dan Haggerty
  • Linda Lavin
  • Tony Randall
  • Twiggy
  • Anson Williams

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