The Beatles Cartoon (partially lost skits/bumpers of animated TV series; 1965-1967)

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Title card of the show.

Status: Partially Lost

The Beatles Cartoon (more known as The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoons) was an American animated TV series created by Al Brodax and based on the British Rock band of the same name. It ran from 1965 to 1969 (only 1965 to 1967 was first to run; later transmissions were reruns) with a total of 39 episodes, three seasons and 78 Singalongs. The series was a historical milestone as the first weekly television series to feature animated versions of real, living people.[1] This show was more known for its "So bad it's good" nature, fanbase, and lore on the website "Tumblr."


After every episode, The Beatles cartoon usually had bumpers or skits (short bridges from commercial to feature) that had a storyline; Season 1 bumpers had five parts, but Season 2 and 3 bumpers were self-contained comedy sketches. These segments had a duration of 10, 20, or 30 seconds and were animated in Mexico City by Los Dibujos Animados.

The sketches frequently feature George and Ringo (mostly Ringo) trying a hobby or an adventure in which one of them ends up in trouble or lucky. Other sketches featured John and Paul getting into odd situations. In a few Season 1 skits, John or Paul help George and Ringo with a hobby or weird situation, while season 2-3 features Ringo and George (frequently George) in weird situations that always end in him getting injured.


As of 2023, the skits are available except for the first act of the Beekeeping skit.

During mid-2018, the Youtube user ALEXBEATLE uploaded some of the skits and sketches of the show on his channel, but some of them had the original English audio missing.

Around late January of 2021, all the Season 1 skits (expect for the fourth act of the Fishing skit and the first act of the Beekeeping skit) were uploaded on Youtube in English by The Beatles Videos. On September, the Youtube channel Colorbrushful uploaded on YouTube the Fortune Teller Skit from Season 2-3, albeit in low quality.

Around late July of 2021, all of the Season 2 and 3 skits were uploaded by The Beatles Videos. Then, on August 4th, a person by the name of Elijah Hechtman found the 4th act of the Fishing skit and uploaded it on Google Drive.

List of Sketches (Season 1)

# Title Descripcion Status
1 Desert The Beatles are lost in a desert Found
2 Gigant Pearl Ringo and George discover a giant pearl atop a tree Found
3 Sleepwalking Ringo's sleepwalking makes him assume any animal whose name is mentioned. Found
4 BeeKeeping Ringo and George Beekeeping gives John the Hives Found (First act missing in English)
5 Skiing Ringo and George wind up in a ski race Found
6 Fishing Paul and John fishing trip leads them out of sea Found

List of Sketches (Season 2-3, All Self-Contained)

# Descripcion Status
1 Ringo encounters a man-eating plant. Found
2 Ringo Makes a Phone Call Found
3 Ringo fixes George's Radio Found
4 Ringo and the Fortune Teller Found
5 Ringo and the Beanstalk Found
6 Ringo and George and the merry-go-round Found
7 Ringo and the Alien Found
8 Ringo and George on a Moose Hunting Found
9 Ringo takes up shadow boxing Found
10 Ringo takes on Judo Found
11 Ringo finds an Island with a Bathtub Stopper Found
12 Ringo has a car accident Found
13 Ringo's Serenade (Scenes from next week's show) Found
14 Ringo as a Cowboy (Scenes from next week's show) Found
15 Ringo Flies (Scenes from next week's show) Found


A Broadcasting compilation which features a small English Audio Clip of Ringo with the Alien (0:17), Ringo's Judo (2:27), Fixing the Radio (6:13) and incomplete first seconds of English audio of the Merry-Go-Round Segment (8:40).

Japanese compilation featuring the Man eater plant and car accident skit (7:50)

Fortune teller skit (bad quality)

Shadow Boxing Skit

Giant Pearl Skit in English (First act missing)

Desert Skit

Almost all of the skits in English

The Fouth Act of the Fishing SKit in english

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