Heathcliff and Dingbat and Heathcliff and Marmaduke were an animated series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions, back in 1980. The show first season was split into two segments: Heathcliff; and Dingbat and the Creeps. The second season was split into two segments: Marmaduke; and Heathcliff.

The Heathcliff segments focus on the everyday adventures of Heathcliff and the cast from the comic strip.

The Dingbat and the Creeps segments focus on the adventures of a group of monsters called "Odd Jobs, Inc." which consisted of Dingbat, a vampire dog who used a bat-shaped novelty straw to eat most foods, Sparerib, a strangely rotund skeleton with the ability to change himself into useful items (such as a floor lamp, which he did in the opening credits), and Nobody, a gravelly-voiced jack-o-lantern who led the team and often found them various work.

The Marmaduke segments focus on the adventures of Marmaduke and the cast from his comic strip.


Heathcliff and Dingbat (1980)Edit

Each episode consists of two 5-minute Heatcliff cartoons and two 5-minute "Dingbat and the Creeps" cartoons.

Heathcliff Dingbat and the Creeps Air date
1 Feline Fugitive / Doggone Dogcatcher Football Flunkies / Lumbering Loonies 1980-10-04
2 The Watchcat / Pumping Irony It's a Snow Job for a Creep / Knutty Knights 1980-10-11
3 Great Cop 'n Cat Chase / Milk Run Mayhem Heir Today Gone Tomorrow / U.F. Oafs 1980-10-18
4 Mascot Rumble / Heathcliff of Sherwood Forest Safari Saps / Prized Pooch 1980-10-25
5 Angling Anglers / Cake Flakes Health Nutz / Retail Ruckus 1980-11-01
6 The Mouse Trapper / Lion Around the House Window Washouts / Door to Door Sales Creeps 1980-11-08
7 Robinson Cruise Ho / Heathcliff & the Sleeping Beauty Creep Crop Crack-ups / Nautical Noodnicks 1980-11-15
8 Gold-Digger Daze / Hives Batty Boo-ticians / Carnival Cut-ups 1980-11-22
9 Rodeo Dough / Pinocchio Rides Again Bungling Baby Sitters / Treasure Haunts 1980-11-29
10 Cat In The Beanstalk / The Great Chase LeMans-ter Rally / Beach Blanket Bozos 1980-12-06
11 Kitty a la Carte / Mystery Loves Company French Fried Fracas / Showbiz Shenanigans 1980-12-13
12 Red Hot Riding Hooded Heathcliff / The Great Milk Factory Fracas Service Station Screwballs / No News Is Ghoul News 1980-12-20
13 Star Trick / The Big Fish Story Detective Ding-a-Lings / High Flying Fools 1980-12-27

Heathcliff and Marmaduke (1981)Edit

Each episode consists of a 6-minute Heathcliff cartoon sandwiched between two 6-minute Marmaduke cartoons. Scatman Crothers sang its theme song.

Marmaduke Heathcliff Marmaduke Air date
1 Home Run Rover Gator Go Round Play Grounded 1981-09-12
2 Missy Miseque Crazy Daze Shuttle Off to Buffalo 1981-09-19
3 Wish Bones Caught Cat Napping Wondermutt 1981-09-26
4 Gone with the Whim Dud Boat Seagoing Watchdog 1981-10-03
5 Beach Brawl Of Mice and Menace Tricky Treat 1981-10-10
6 Ghostly Goof Up A Briefcase of Cloak and Dagger Fret Vet 1981-10-17
7 Bearly Camping Tabby and the Pirate Gold Fever Fracas 1981-10-24
8 Police Pooch Mush Heathcliff Mush Bone to Pick with Marmaduke 1981-10-31
9 Surburden Cowboy A Close Encounter Marmaduke of the Movies 1981-11-07
10 Baby Sitting Shenanigans A New Kit on the Block Kitty Sitter 1981-11-14
11 Leapin' Leprechaun Clonin' Around School Daze 1981-11-21
12 Caper Cracker Cat Kit Barking for Dollars 1981-11-28
13 The Lemonade Kid The Great Milk Factory Fracas Double Trouble Maker 1981-12-05

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