{"title":"The Super Globetrotters","dateDebut":"1979","dateEnd":"1980","description":"Globetrotters was an American Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC in 1979. It premiered on September 22, 1979, and ran for 13 episodes.\r\n\r\nIt is a spin-off series from Hanna-Barbera's Harlem Globetrotters, this show featured the basketball team Harlem Globetrotters as undercover superheroes, who would transform from their regular forms by entering magic portable lockers carried in Globetrotter. Each member of the group had individual super powers and overall, all members of the group could fly.\r\n\r\nThe Globetrotters received their missions from a basketball-styled talking satellite called the Crimeglobe (voice by Frank Welker). Most episodes culminate in the Super Globetrotters challenging the villain and his henchmen to a basketball game for whatever treasure or device they sought, the civilian Globetrotters being trounced by the villains' super-powers in the first half, and then using their own super-powers (often at the admonition of the Crimeglobe) to save the game in the second half. Meadowlark Lemon is not in the group.\r\n\r\nThree of the team's super-heroic identities and powers were taken from the characters of the 1966 Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Impossibles. Liquid Man was based on Fluid Man, even retaining the letter \"F\" insignia of Fluid Man's costume instead of a letter \"L\"; Spaghetti Man was based on Coil Man; and Multi Man's name was the same in both series. The transformation sequences and many of the Super Globetrotters' moves were also the same as their Impossibles counterparts.\r\n\r\n","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/f571a4d395c7950a97d8a126231c139a12a817b6fe4ea93c7cc1fc0e8f64f73df2d0de\/image\/c7d_8d442c9385.jpg"}