The Roman Holidays is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera for NBC in 1972. Like The Flintstones, this show was essentially a contemporary sitcom that transferred 20th-century culture to the distant past: in this case, the ancient Roman Empire, circa A.D. 63.


The Holiday family consisted of father Gus, mother Laurie, daughter Precocia, son Happius "Happy" and pet lion Brutus, whose voice was identical to that of Snagglepuss. Living in their apartment in the Venus de Milo Arms in Pastfusilo, Rome, the Holidays endured the frustrations of urban life, many of them caused by their overbearing landlord, Brutus Evictus.

Voice cast


  1. Double Date
  2. The Lion's Share
  3. Star for a Day
  4. Hero Sandwich
  5. The Big Split-Up
  6. Hectic Holiday
  7. Switch is Which
  8. That's Show Biz
  9. Double Dilemma
  10. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Chariot
  11. Buried Treasure
  12. Cyrano de Happius
  13. Father of the Year

DVD release

On April 23, 2013, Warner Archive released the complete series of The Roman Holidays on Region 1 DVD.