Devlin (1974–1976)

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Three teenage circus performers travel the country solving mysteries.

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1974
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Ernie, Tod and Sandy Devlin were orphans who earned their living as circus performers. Ernie was a motorcycle daredevil, while Tod and Sandy helped out as mechanics. At almost every stop, there was some sort of crime or mystery that had to be solved by the Devlins. Hank was the owner of the circus. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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7 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Devlin, o Motoqueiro  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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The character of Ernie Devlin was inspired by Evel Knievel. See more »

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The best cartoon series Evel Knievel never made...
24 April 2006 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

It has been over 30 years since I have seen an episode of "Devlin", but back then my 9 year old self loved every minute of it. Like most young boys in the US at that time, I was hooked on the outrageous antics of daredevil/showman Evel Knievel. Everyone had the toys; everyone watched his motorcycle jumps on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Now, when you are 9 years old, you don't really ponder copyright issues all that much....but even back then, I realized "Devlin" was very much "inspired by" Evel's popularity and stunts.

It was great to be able to watch a weekly TV show inspired by a real life hero. I've noted other comments complaining about the quality of the animation in this series, but at the time it was never something I noticed...and I am sure I *was* the target demographic. The show was fun and exciting and featured dramatic mysteries with cycle jumping thrown in. What more could a kid of the day ask for?

Interestingly, I also recall about this same time a live action series along the lines of "Devlin" (but licensing Knievel's name) was proposed, and a pilot episode filmed. Too bad it didn't sell. I remember seeing the pilot on TV in 1970s - it aired one time, in a summer replacement timeslot occupied each week by a different failed series pilot!


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