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 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.
|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|