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  • 1961-08-31T23:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins (2 episodes)
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Tales of The Wizard of Oz was the second cartoon series produced at Rankin-Bass Productions, famous for their Christmas specials such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The animation studio was going strong with their puppet-animation production "The New Adventures Of Pinocchio." This was also their first cel-animated cartoon, done in very stylized limited animation that became synonomous with classic UPA, Jay Ward and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The characters and settings were very flat, abstract and two-dimensional, but they provided excellent comedy and humor. These cartoons were both for adults and children alike. The syndicators ordered 120 3-to-5 minute segments from R-B, which were produced and aired from time to time, possibly between other cartoons on Saturday mornings or as part of TV clown programming. To avoid legal problems with the classic L. Frank Baum books and the 1939 MGM feature film, they changed most of the characters' personalities. DOROTHY GALE AND
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105 episodes

1x05 The Balloon Buzz

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The Wizard makes a balloon that will send Dorothy and Toto back to Kansas, along with Rusty Tinman. But the Wicked Witch has plans to sabotage it.

1x07 Movie Maid

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In order to kindap Dorothy and make her a slave, the Wicked Witch disguises as actress Miss Lashes Goregous to get in the castle. Meanwhile, Socrates gets a movie magazine in his head for a brain, making him act like a Hollywood actor.

1x08 Shadow Shakes

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Because he's afraid of his own shadow, Dandy Lion seeks help from the Wizard to give him courage leading into trouble!

1x09 The Big Cake Bake

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Dorothy and the Wizard try cooking in the kitchen and baking a cake for lunch, but it leads up to a big mess, including a flood of cake batter!

1x10 Desmond's Dilemma

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We are introduced to Desmond the Blue Dragon, whom is suffering from a heartburn and doesn't want to do the Wicked Witch's dastardly deed to sabotage the Wizard's party and eat Dorothy. However, the flightless dragon causes some trouble at the party, until the Wizard extinguishes Desmond's heartburn.

1x11 Misfire Miss

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The Wizard of Oz and the gang build a powerful rocket that'll try to send Dorothy back to Kansas. But, as always, disaster comes near with our heroes doing something dangerous!

1x12 Gung-Ho Gang

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Socrates, Dandy and Rusty join the army, which causes explosive mishaps with the strict sergeant.

1x13 Heart Burn

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In search for a heart, Rusty buys one from the Wicked Witch of the West disguised as a gypsy. The heart turns out to be a ticking timer bomb.

1x14 Stuffed

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The Wicked Witch needs a soft mattress, so she kidnaps Socrates to stuff him into the bed. Now Dorothy and Dandy Lion must rescue Socrates from the Witch before he stays a mattress forever!

1x15 The Fountain of Youth

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Dandy gets advice from the Wizard to roar for courage. But, however, the Wizard has his own problems. His water of youth shrunk him back into a baby!

1x16 The Rubber Man

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Dorothy and Rusty find themselves in a rubbery land after trying to fly, where they meet the stretchy, stuttering Robby the Rubber Man!

1x17 The Happy Forest

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Socrates and Dandy Lion picnic in the happy forest. Little do they know that all the plants there are alive and want their food! Dandy winds up becoming king of the forest.

1x18 Dandy's Dilemma

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Dandy Lion has a house redecorating service. He also paints furniture that magically becomes real. However, one of his new clients turns out to be the Wicked Witch of the West!

1x19 The Search

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The Wizard's magic wishbone is missing, so he, Socrates and Rusty look for it, as well as a running gag where they mess through an overloaded closet. They also turn the place upside down (LITERALLY!)

1x20 The Bag Of Wind

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After saving a Munchkin from danger, Dorothy, Toto and the Wizard go sailing. They use the Wizard's bag of wind to move the boat, but the wind causes a storm!

1x21 The Music Men

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While going fishing, Socrates Rusty and Dandy fish up a trombone, drum and cymbals. They wonder why they're there and they practice playing. Their music sounds horrible, and when they play for the Wizard, he says the instruments were thrown in the lake because the previous musicians were TERRIBLE!

1x22 To Bee Or Not To Bee

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The Wicked Witch of the West tries to use Dandy Lion to steal some honey from a hive of angry bees. However, her plan backfires when the bees listen to Dandy's orders.

Dorothy bakes roast chicken and a pie for Rusty Tinman, who's coming over for dinner. The Wicked Witch sneaks in and hides in the oven. But then Rusty enters, which leads into a mess of things!

1x24 The Sound of Munchkins

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After making a telephone, the Wizard makes a soda that makes two Munchkins talk! But when the Munchkins start hogging the telephone, there's talking trouble ahead!

1x25 The Count

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The Wicked Witch of the West chats with her boyfriend, The Count. But when he leaves this world, the Witch makes her own absentminded Count that needs a brain. She relies on Dandy Lion for a brain!

1x26 Places, Please

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With producer Maxamillion Cinema coming to Oz, Rusty prepares his play. But Dandy, Toto, Dorothy and ESPECIALLY Socrates nearly ruin the show!

1x27 The Green Golfer

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Socrates, Rusty and Dandy are playing golf. However, Munchkins make mischief and Rusty shuts them up. The Munchkins get revenge on the tinman by rigging the game.

1x28 The Flying Carpet

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Socrates Scarecrow and Dandy Lion fly around on a magic carpet the Scarecrow got this morning. But things take a turn for the worse when the Giant Beatnik of Cloud Nine kidnaps them!

1x29 The Monkey Convention

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The Wizard and Rusty transform the castle into a fancy hotel because the Flying Monkey convention is coming for their next meeting. Turns out, the Monkeys are painful pranksters and our heroes want them out! Not even Munchkins can get rid of them.

1x30 The Cultured Lion

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Dandy Lion takes Socrates and Rusty to the art museum. There, Rusty acts like a big-shot art expert. Then Dandy is accidentally locked in the museum at closing time, just as the statues come alive!

1x31 The Jail Breakers

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While doing paper deliveries for Rusty, Toto is captured by the evil Oz dog catcher and taken to the pound! Now it's up to Rusty to bail Toto out of jail... I mean the pound.

1x32 The Reunion

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The Wicked Witch is invited to a reunion of the Oz School for Sorcerers. There she meets her old schoolmates, Velma Villain (another witch) and Frankie Dracula (a corpse-formed monster.) They reminisce about old times, including picking on a goody-goody young Wizard of Oz.

1x33 The Sucker

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Dandy Lion, being frightened by his own shadow, is confronted by the ghost of his grandfather. He tells Dandy how he used to have courage as a baby and in his childhood. Turns out, it must have been Dandy's childhood habit of thumb-sucking giving him courage!

1x34 The Bubble Champ

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Socrates finds a way to help Dorothy, the bubble-gum champ of Kansas, get back to her hometown. The Witch goes in onto the plan to make Dorothy's homeward-bound hopes become a (literal) train wreck!

1x35 Too Much Heart

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Rusty Tinman disobeys his good conscience and listens to his evil conscience, to go into the Wizard's lab and make a heart. He chooses the wrong spell (called ""King of Hearts"") and the magic just makes hundreds of King-of-Heart cards!

1x36 The Witch's Boyfriend

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Tired of being wooed by a phony television hunk (called ""Romeo Repulsive,"") the Wicked Witch decides to make her OWN boyfriend. She nabs Socrates and magically makes him into a sexy Romeo! However, watching the action, a little Munchkin snitches to the Wizard about the evildoings.

1x37 The Clock Watchers

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Socrates Scarecrow has several Munchkins create a bridge to help Dorothy and Toto get back to Kansas. However along the way, the bridge collapses (thanks to the idiotic Scarecrow's antics) and they fall to the land of Tick-Tock! All the residents are clocks including an elderly Grandfather Clock. Socrates and Dorothy wind the clocks since the old clock watcher left the land.

1x38 Double Trouble

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The Wicked Witch magically transforms herself into a near-perfect Rusty Tinman, and plays evil pranks on Dandy Lion and Socrates. However, when the REAL Rusty shows up, the old double-trouble gags begin!

1x39 The O.N.

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Due to a little see-saw mishap, two territories of Munchkins break out into a war of bow-and-arrows. Dandy Lion watches and tells the Wizard, who calls a meeting of the Oz Nations to do something about the battle!

1x40 Going To Pieces

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After a tune-up by the Wizard, Rusty Tinman takes a nap. But the Wicked Witch of the West unscrews Rusty and steals his iron pellets (his food). When the Tinman wakes up, he falls apart!

1x41 Mail-Order Lover

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Dandy has a girlfriend - a sexy lioness named Lulabelle he chats via mail with in the Lonely Hearts Club. But when he sends a false photo of him doing a brave deed, Lulabelle wants to come and meet Dandy Lion personally! So Dandy requires help from the Wizard so no one finds out.

1x42 The School Marm

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After having rid of the old schoolmaster, the Wicked Witch ties up the current teacher and takes her place at the Oz School House, where Dorothy and Socrates are students.

1x43 An Optical Delusion

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Topsy-Turvy (the mayor of Topsy-Turvy town) and his servant don right-side up shoes and go to Oz to visit the Wizard. Meanwhile, Dandy Lion's eyes are going bad and he has glasses, but he thinks his eyes are going crazy when he sees Topsy's upside-down car!

1x44 Watch the Bouncing Bull

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Dorothy and Socrates cross paths with Robbie the Rubber man, whom shows off his stretching talents to Socrates. However, a stray bull nearly attacks our heroes, but not with Robbie around!

1x45 All In A Lather

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Dandy Lion runs a barber shop/hair salon. He has the Good Witch of the South coming as a customer, but the Wicked Witch of the West is determined to ruin the hair appointment.

1x47 Leap Frog

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The Tin Man repairs the pool of the Frog King (who naturally is French). As thanks, the King gives Tin Man a horn that will summon frogs anytime he needs them.

1x48 The Big Shot

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1x49 On The Wing

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1x53 The Gusher

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1x54 Love Sick

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1x66 Be a Card

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1x71 Rusty Rusty

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1x72 The Scarecrow

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The Witch needs to protect her corn garden from crows, so she attatches Socrates Strawman to a pola, and uses the poor scarecrow to frighten the birds away. But Socrates then devises a plan to give the Witch a taste of her own medicine.

1x73 The Invisible Man

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The Wicked Witch pours some of her invisibility formula into Rusty Tinman's oil can. When Rusty oils himself, he vanishes from view, confusing everybody!

1x74 Free Trade

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Socrates and Rusty trade their brain and heart, so Rusty now has a heart and Socrates has a brain! But now they begin to talk and act like each other, with Rusty being a kind dimwit and Socrates being a big bully!

1x78 Roll The Presses

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Rusty runs the Oz newspaper business, with Dandy Lion working on the ink and printers. He then hires Socrates as a reporter to get the ""scoop"" from the Wizard.

1x79 The Big Brother

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Rusty harasses a young Munchkin who was fooling around with his car. But the Munchkin's brother accidentally stumbles into the Wizard's growth formula and becomes gigantic, ready to pulverize the tin man!

1x80 The Cool Lion

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The Wizard tells Dandy Lion that the problem of Dandy being a coward is that he is too warm. So he tries to cool him down for courage, but none of them really work, not even freezing the big feline!

1x81 Gabe The Gobbler

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It's Thanksgiving, so Dandy, Socrates and Rusty catch a live turkey bird. Rusty plans to kill it and cook it, but Socrates and Dandy befriend the fowl and name it Gabe. How can Socrates and Dandy feel about losing a new friend?

1x82 The Raffle

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Rusty refuses to pay money for a charity raffle that Dorothy is holding. But when Dorothy sets up a fake heart as the prize, Rusty pays all he's got for the raffle tickets.

1x83 The Strawman Twist

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Everyone is preparing for the Munchkin Dance Contest, with Rusty tap-dancing and Dandy doing ballet, that is, except for Socrates Strawman, who can't dance. So Dorothy uses a fan to make the light-as-straw scarecrow dance around in the wind!

1x84 The Dinner Party

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Dorothy decides to throw a dinner party for Socrates, Rusty and Dandy. But when she tries to make a Crepe Suzette for dinner, it burns in the oven and makes everybody sick.

1x85 The Fire Chief

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Rusty, Socrates and Dandy are fire chiefs, but having three chiefs on duty leads to trouble, so Dorothy calls a meeting and makes Dandy Lion the new fire chief. Rusty is jealous, but then his workshop catches fire, and Dandy and Socrates (his assistant) bravely put out the fire for him!

1x86 The Green Tomato

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When Rusty Tinman goes on vacation to Salad Gardens, he finds a misfit out of the sexy female tomatoes - a lone, green tomato. He helps her fit in, even by trying to paint her with red lipstick! But this green tomato may not REALLY be a tomato...

1x87 The Poet

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When Socrates and Rusty go to a beatnik coffee shop where Dandy Lion performs ""beatnik poetry,"" their state of being ""financially invalid"" causes a crazed teenage Munchkin waitress to force them into dish-washing.

1x89 The Family Tree

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After being tossed out of his house by the Wicked Witch, Dandy Lion is visited by the ghost of his grandfather, who tells him all about his courageous ancestors.

1x92 Boomer Rang

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This episode features Boomer Rang the World Boxing Champ (a boxing kangaroo). During one of his personal appearances, Socrates knocks him out and must fight the marsupial in the ring.

1x94 The Hillies and the Billies

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While hiking and mountain climbing at Oz Hills, Dorothy and the Wizard spot an old-fashioned hillbilly feud. There, they see that the Zeek Hilly and the Hilly family are fighting against the Billies (with Zed Billy.)

1x96 Well Done

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1x99 Chowy Mein

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2x01 Return To Oz

  • Season Premiere

    1964-02-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

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