Wednesday, 18 March 2015
117 The Osmonds
First watched : 1973
Ah the early days of 1973 when Saturday mornings meant a trip to the newsagents for the latest It's Here and Now or another magazine whose name now escapes me but which contained a stick on patch for your coat ( to the disapproval of Mr Burns the crabby caretaker / lollipop man when I wore one - David Cassidy I think - to school ).
The Osmonds cartoon was another strand in their assault on the early seventies. Produced by Rankin / Bass it followed the usual formula of fairly feeble comedy and mildly zany globe-trotting adventure to be resolved by the performance of a musical number. All the boys including little Jimmy contributed their voices to the venture though Marie wasn't involved. As the band's hey-day was brief particularly in the U.S. only one 17-episode series was ever made and I don't think it was ever repeated.