Jokebook (partially found Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1982)

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Title card.

Status: Partially Found

Jokebook was an adult-oriented Hanna-Barbera animated series for NBC. It ran from April 23rd, 1982 to May 7th, 1982, only airing 3 out of 7 episodes.

Each episode featured 20-25 individual animated segments. These were selected from foreign films, student films, cartoon shorts, and original concepts. Each short ranged from 20 seconds to 3 minutes.

Some shorts included are Oscar winners "Crunch Bird" and "The Fly".

The show has not been known to re-air after its first showing on TV. eBay listings of stills, storyboards, and other pre-production artwork are still being circulated. The only thing around is its opening scene.

The first episode was on Vimeo, but has since disappeared. Also, the Paley Center for Media has 2 unnamed episodes in their collection. It is unknown if they will ever publicly show the episodes.

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Intro sequence.
The first episode.

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