The premise of a prehistoric man out of place in the present day is, of course, nothing new. It has been done, for example, in the comic strip Alley Oop and the motion picture, Dinosaurus(1960). You know it's strange enough to see a caveman walking around in modern times, but when he's accompanied by a woolly mammoth, then you know it's a screwy comedy! If you happen to watch an episode entitled Magic Mayhem first, then you may never watch another episode again. This particular episode is really dumned down! And the voice of Packy may really disturb you as it is way over the top! But then again, if you were to have chosen the episode, Party Crashers(when Wacky & Packy become a pair of uninvited guests to a sort of masquerade party in a penthouse suite and meet their doubles)then you might have been pleasantly surprised. This story enters the realm of the absurd and as such is quite good. All the character voices are excellent, including the butler who seems to be patterned after the great Eric Blore. The ending perhaps belongs in a avant-garde film! Anyway, the production company for this series, Filmation has some impressive credits in the field of cartoons. Some of their titles are: The Batman/Superman Hour, Flash Gordon, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Fat Albert. The main voice credit for Wacky & Packy is Allan Melvin, better known as the voice of Magilla Gorilla and in live action as one of the regulars on All in the Family.
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