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Bailey’s Comets

MORE OBSCURO-MATION. The only roller derby chase cartoon in history, for which we can all be thankful. Heroes were titular asteroid-monikered mopes. Numerous villains included the Jekyll Hydes, who turned from posh toffs (“Good show, what?”) into evil sniggerers the next. Other “teams” were the Yo-Ho-Ho’s (pirates, unsurprisingly) and The Really Rottens.



  1. Cindylover1969

    December 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Actually, Hanna-Barbera can’t be blamed for this one (though Bill’n’Joe refugees Joe Ruby and Ken Spears did help think it up) – this was from the people who gave us the Houndcats, the Inspector and Super President (you heard me), DePatie-Freleng. Although for some reason the main characters looked like they’d been done by Filmation.

    Fact: Eric “Carry On” Rogers conducted (but didn’t write) the music on this and other DFE shows!

  2. Oakboy69

    December 29, 2009 at 2:34 am

    There’s one episode where the jekyll hydes give their magic potion to the comets and they suffer the same effects – when i saw one of the girls turning green and becoming evil i got turned on for the first time – i was about 7 but for me its a shockingly vivid formative memory. Wish i could see that episode again, but it would probably be incredibly disappointing.

  3. Paul

    November 10, 2017 at 9:23 am

    It always ended with a cliff hanger. Tune in next time to see what happens next. What happened next was a completely different storyline. Bastards.

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