Was Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space The Best Cartoon Ever?

Oh, don’t get your panties in a bunch—I think we all agree that Hanna-Barbera takes a distant third in the great Chuck Jones/Tex Avery smackdown. But seriously, an interracial all-girl rock band flies through outer space in a giant magic wand, accompanied by their nemesis, her shit-stirring cat, and a cuddly alien creature named Bleep—how cool is that? And just what was I doing in 1972-74 that I missed out on this show? I loved the original Josie & the Pussycats, which aired from 1970-72, but somehow I never encountered the outer-space version. (By the way, I also just learned that two episodes of the original version were based on stories by H.G. Wells. More on that later—it certainly sounds like a deductible an excellent reason to buy the Josie & the Pussycats DVD box set.)



So many series could be enhanced by being in "outer space".