Saturday Morning Cartoon

A teenage stunt car team secretly fight crime with their computerized cars in this week’s Saturday Morning Cartoon.

In an effort to make a quick buck on the once popular video game Pole Position, DIC Entertainment made this series in 1984. It only lasted 13 episodes.

The story had a brother / sister team continually saving the day with their talking cars for a secret organization. Their parents once had the same job but were killed in a car accident. To honour their memory the duo travel the country side performing dangerous stunts in cars by day and then race off to fight crime secretly in their space time. The show also had a freaky animal hybrid sidekick and a cheesy ’80s theme song.

Author: Shane Hnetka

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Cartoon”

  1. A request: There was a cartoon of the same era as Thundarr & Snorkels (so just barely preluding Transformers and Go-Bots) that featured a teenager who could turn into a car (I think he was struck by lightning while driving on a mountainside). From what little I remember, his powers were kind of Hulk-like in that he could not always control the timing of the transformation. Of course, he had a group of teens (and, I think, the prerequisite precocious youngster) around all the time. The one scene that I distinctly remember was the gang having an apres-ski hot cocoa, and the guy spilled his cocoa on himself and unexpectedly turned into a car–indoors!
    That is the full extent of my memory of the show. The name of the show and, Zod willing, a clip in a future edition would be awesome! Thanks!

  2. This show was so awesome in its badness, much like the rest of the cartoons based on video games of the time. My favourites were Pac-Man and Q*Bert.

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