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'''Saturday Supercade''' is an hour long cartoon series that
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|title=<center>Saturday Supercade</center>
premiered on CBS on September 17, 1983. It is a compilation show of various cartoon shorts based off popular video games at the time. Because of all the various copyright issues involving each of the video games this show is based off of, the show has not reaired since CBS last aired it on August 24, 1985, with the exception of the Space Ace shorts which aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang on various occasions. The rest of the show became lost, and for a while, very little of the show became available on the internet.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Lost'''</span>
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'''''Saturday Supercade''''' is an hour-long cartoon series that premiered on CBS on September 17th, 1983. It is a compilation show of various cartoon shorts based on popular video games at the time. Because of all the various copyright issues involving each of the video games this show is based on, the show has not reaired since CBS last aired it on August 24th, 1985, with the exception of the ''Space Ace'' shorts which aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang on various occasions. The rest of the show became lost, and for a while, very little of the show became available on the internet.
  
 
==Initial Findings==
 
==Initial Findings==
Many tape trading sites have been trading and selling two full episodes, and were the only two episodes fans had access to before we started seeing more of the show posted on the internet. One of the tapes were a full CBS Saturday Morning block from April 1984, and was uploaded on Myspleen and other torrent sites around 2005. The Saturday Supercade episode included Spaced-Out Frogs (Frogger), Gorilla My Dreams (Donkey Kong), Crazy Camp Creature (Q-bert), and The Teddy Bear Scare (Donkey Kong Jr.). It was, for a while, the only full episode of Saturday Supercade to be posted on the internet.
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Many tape trading sites have been trading and selling two full episodes, and were the only two episodes fans had access to before we started seeing more of the show posted on the internet. One of the tapes was a full CBS Saturday Morning block from April 1984 and was uploaded to Myspleen and other torrent sites around 2005. The ''Saturday Supercade'' episode included "Spaced-Out Frogs" (''Frogger''), "Gorilla My Dreams" (''Donkey Kong''), "Crazy Camp Creature" (''Q-bert''), and "The Teddy Bear Scare" (''Donkey Kong Jr.''). It was, for a while, the only full episode of ''Saturday Supercade'' to be posted on the internet.
  
Some viewers had access to the second tape. Unlike the first tape, this one doesn't contain the original commercials. It wasn't posted on the internet until much later. The cartoon episodes included were Hyrdofoil & Seek (Frogger), Mississippi Madness (Donkey Kong), Masked Menace Mess (Pitfall), and Sheep Rustle Hustle (Donkey Kong Jr). The ending of the Dkjr episode was cut off as the tape transitioned into the Pac-man cartoon. Also, the included Pitfall episode is still, to this day, the only Pitfall episode available.
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Some viewers had access to the second tape. Unlike the first tape, this one doesn't contain the original commercials. It wasn't posted on the internet until much later. The cartoon episodes included were "Hyrdofoil & Seek" (''Frogger''), "Mississippi Madness" (''Donkey Kong''), "Masked Menace Mess" (''Pitfall''), and "Sheep Rustle Hustle" (''Donkey Kong Jr.''). The ending of the ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' episode was cut off as the tape transitioned into the ''Pac-Man'' cartoon.
  
 
==Redistribution==
 
==Redistribution==
Eventually, at sometime around 2008 or so, an Ebay seller was selling 16mm film copies that contained episodes of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. The film copies were purchased by a cartoon collector, and the films were transferred to a
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Eventually, at sometime around 2008 or so, an eBay seller was selling 16mm film copies that contained episodes of ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Donkey Kong Jr.'', The film copies were purchased by a cartoon collector, and the films were transferred to a bootleg DVD, of which, it was being sold on sites like iOffer. It is unknown where the main source of the films came from, but it featured a different set of credits that weren't shown during its CBS run and were distributed by MCA TV, possibly an attempt at trying to show the cartoons in syndication. These films also remedied the missing ending to "Sheep Rustle Hustle". The ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' episodes were later posted on Youtube.
bootleg DVD, of which, it was being sold on sites like iOffer. It is unknown where the main source of the films came from, but it featured a different set of credits that wasn't shown during its CBS run, and were distributed by MCA TV... possibly an attempt at trying to show the cartoons in syndication. These films also remedied the missing ending to Sheep Rustle Hustle. The DK and Dkjr episodes were later posted on Youtube.
 
  
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9oVUgBqZ6Q|320x240|right|Featuring clips from unsurfaced episodes of Donkey Kong Jr. and Frogger|frame}}
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Around 2008, Crackle posted some Minisodes of most of the ''Q-bert'' episodes. This implies that Sony owns the rights to the ''Q-bert'' segments, which would make sense as Gottlieb, the developers of ''Q-bert'', is owned by Sony. They have shortened versions of the ''Q-bert'' cartoons and not the full episodes. There's still very little of the full versions on Youtube.
Around 2008, Crackle posted some Minisodes of most of the Q-bert episodes. This implies that Sony owns the rights to the Q-bert segments, which would make sense as Gottlieb, the developers of Q-bert, is owned by Sony. They were shortened versions of the Q-bert cartoons, and not the full episodes. There's still very little of the full versions on Youtube.
 
  
Youtube did eventually start to get a little bit more of the show. Unfortunately, some users, such as mlsgrant, were uploading incomplete episodes leading the rest of the episode unavailable. The advent of Youtube, did however, lead to Season 2 intros being posted for the first time. Clips from Kangaroo were posted, but we only got two incomplete episodes. There is still not a single full Kangaroo episode posted to this day. Even though there are some users that are holding full episodes in their archive, we're not likely going to see too much of the full show until we see it become commercially available.
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Youtube did eventually start to get a little bit more of the show. Unfortunately, some users, such as mlsgrant, were uploading incomplete episodes leading the rest of the episode unavailable. The advent of Youtube, did, however, lead to Season 2 intros being posted for the first time. Clips from Kangaroo were posted, but we only got two incomplete episodes. There is still not a single full Kangaroo episode posted to this day. Even though there are some users that are holding full episodes in their archive, we're not likely going to see too much of the full show until we see it become commercially available.
  
In 2010, Warner Archive announced that they might release Saturday Supercade on DVD, but nothing has come out of it since. Most likely, because of all the copyright issues with the individual video game characters. Not to mention Sony seems to own the rights to the Q-bert segments going by the Minisodes.
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In 2010, Warner Archive announced that they might release ''Saturday Supercade'' on DVD, but nothing has come out of it since. Most likely, because of all the copyright issues with the individual video game characters. Not to mention Sony seems to own the rights to the ''Q-bert'' segments going by the Minisodes.
 
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==Episodes==
== Episodes ==
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===Frogger===
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
=== Frogger ===
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|-
{| class="wikitable"
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 
|The Ms. Fortune Story
 
|The Ms. Fortune Story
|Lost
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VGXuNKbIVA <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|-
 
|-
|2      
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|2
|Spaced Out Frogs
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|The Who Took Toadwalker Story
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
|The Who-Took-Toadwalker Story
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|The Great Scuba Scoop
|Lost
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|Hydrofoil & Seek
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|The Headline Hunters
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|The Great Scuba Scoop
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|Spaced Out Frogs
|Lost
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqhwgy2YBw4 <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
|The Headline Hunters
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|The Legs Croaker Story
|Lost
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|The Legs Croaker Story
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|Hydrofoil And Go Seek
|Lost
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6FOKGDibzw <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
|The Blackboard Bungle
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|Good Knight Frogger
|Incomplete
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|Good Knight Frogger
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|The Blackboard Bungle
|Lost
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8_LoxaOCzc <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|Fake Me Out to the Ball Game
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|I Remember Mummy
|Lost
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|I Remember Mummy
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|Hop-along Frogger
|Lost
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YRFkxVcfCc <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
|Hare Today, Pawned Tomorrow
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|Fake Me Out at The Ballgame
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
|Hop-Along Frogger
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|Here Today, Pawned Tomorrow
|Incomplete
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR4S9e4RL3g <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Donkey Kong ===
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===Donkey Kong===
A decent amount of episodes are made available thanks to some 16mm film prints containing episodes of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. These episodes were sold on a bootleg DVD shortly afterwards.
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A decent amount of episodes are made available thanks to some 16mm film prints containing episodes of ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' These episodes were sold on a bootleg DVD shortly afterward.
{| class="wikitable"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 +
|-
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 
|Mississippi Madness
 
|Mississippi Madness
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2         
 
|2         
 
|Gorilla Gangster
 
|Gorilla Gangster
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
 
|Banana Bikers
 
|Banana Bikers
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|The Incredible Shrinking Ape
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|A Little Orphan Apey
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|Movie Mania
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|Gorilla My Dreams
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
|Gorilla My Dreams
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|Apey And The Snowbeast
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|Little Orphan Apey
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|The Incredible Shrinking Ape
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
|Circus Daze
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|Movie Mania
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|The Great Ape Escape
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|How Much Is That Gorilla In The Window?
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|Apey and the Snowbeast
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|Circus Daze
|Lost
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|How Much is That Gorilla in the Window?
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|The Great Ape Escape
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
 
|Private Donkey Kong
 
|Private Donkey Kong
|Lost
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
|Get Along Little Apey
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|Get Along, Little Apey
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|14
 
|14
|Sir Donkey Kong
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|El Donkey Kong
|Lost
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|15
 
|15
|The Pale Whale
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|Sir Donkey Kong
|Lost
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|16
 
|16
|El Donkey Kong
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|The Pale Whale
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|17
 
|17
 
|New Wave Ape
 
|New Wave Ape
|'''Found
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|18
 
|18
 
|Greenhouse Gorilla
 
|Greenhouse Gorilla
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|19
 
|19
 
|Hairy Parent
 
|Hairy Parent
|'''Found'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
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===Q-bert===
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In 2008, Sony posted Minisodes of ''Q-bert'' online. Minisodes are shortened 5-minute versions of each episode. Unfortunately, Sony never uploaded or release any of the full versions of the ''Q-bert'' episodes. Because of this, most of the Minisodes are the only versions of the episodes available. Very little of the full episodes have surfaced online. A few incomplete complete copies of the full versions were actually uploaded online. Minisode/Incomplete indicates that both the Minisode version and an incomplete copy of the full episode has surfaced. On November 3rd, 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a DVD set on Amazon as part of the Manufactured On Demand service. The episodes available on the DVD set are noted below. "Q*Beat It" and "Game Show Woe" are notably absent potentially due to copyright issues.
  
=== Q-bert ===
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On December 31st, 2020, YouTube user [https://www.youtube.com/user/DangerousVHS2 DangerousVHS2] uploaded the full version of Q*Beat it from a recording off CTV's website on YouTube, making it completely found; however she later made all videos on her channel private. Some storyboard panels of the short can be found online<ref>https://archive.org/details/storyboard-5116-8408-qbert-1983-ruby-spears</ref>.
In 2008, Sony posted Minisodes of Q-bert online. Minisodes are shorten 5 minute versions of each episode. Unfortunately, Sony never uploaded or release any of the full versions of the Q-bert episodes. Because of this, most of the Minisodes are the only versions of the episodes available. Very little of the full episodes have surfaced online. A few incomplete complete copies of the full versions were actually uploaded online. Minisode/Incomplete indicates that both the Minisode version and an incomplete copy of the full episode has surfaced. On November 3rd, 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a DVD set on Amazon as part of the Manufactured On Demand service. The episodes available on the DVD set are noted below. Q*Beat It and Game Show Woe are notably absent potentially due to copyright issues.
 
  
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caNpa194Oug|320x240|right|Only surfaced clip from Q*Beat It|frame}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
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|-
{| class="wikitable"
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 +
|The Great Q-Tee Contest
 +
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 +
|-
 +
|2
 
|Disc Derby Fiasco
 
|Disc Derby Fiasco
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
|-
 
|2       
 
|The Great Q-Tee Contest
 
|'''On DVD'''
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
|Q*Bowl Rigamarole
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|Crazy Camp Creature
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|Crazy Camp Creature
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|Q-Bowl Rigamarole
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|Thanksgiving for the Memories
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|Thanksgiving For The Memories
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
 
|Dog Day Dilemma
 
|Dog Day Dilemma
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|Take Me Out to the Q*Game  
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|Take Me Out to The Q-game  
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
|Noser P.I.
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|Noser, P.I.
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|Hook, Line, and Mermaid
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|Q-Bert's Monster Mix-up
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|Q*Historic Days
+
|The Wacky Q-Bot
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|Q*bert's Monster Mix-Up
+
|Hook, Line & Mermaid
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
|Game Shoe Woe
+
|Q-historic Daze
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
|The Wacky Q*Bot
+
|Game Show Woe
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|14
 
|14
|Q*Beat It
+
|Q-urf's Up!
|Incomplete
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|15
 
|15
|Q*Urf's Up
+
|Little Green Nosers
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|16
 
|16
|Little Green Nosers
+
|Q-Beat It
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|17
 
|17
|Rebel Without a Q*Ause
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|Rebel Without a Q-ause
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|18
 
|18
|Looking For Miss Q*Right  
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|Looking For Miss Q-right  
|'''On DVD'''
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|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|19
 
|19
 
|The Goofy Ghostgetters
 
|The Goofy Ghostgetters
|'''On DVD'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''On DVD'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Donkey Kong Jr. ===
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===Donkey Kong Jr.===
This is perhaps the most complete Saturday Supercade segment available thanks to the 16mm Donkey Kong prints. Only four episodes remain missing.
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A decent amount of episodes are made available thanks to some 16mm film prints containing episodes of ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' These episodes were sold on a bootleg DVD shortly afterward.
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
{| class="wikitable"
+
|-
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 
|Trucknapper Caper
 
|Trucknapper Caper
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
|2      
+
|2
|Sheep Rustle Hustle
+
|Rocky Mountain Monkey Business
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
|Rocky Mountain Monkey Business
+
|Sheep Rustle Hustle
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|Magnificent 7-Year-Olds
+
|Magnificent Seven-year Olds
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|The Ventriloquist Caper
+
|The Jungle Boy Ploy
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
|The Great Seal Steal
+
|The Ventriloquist Caper
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|The Jungle Boy Ploy
+
|The Great Seal Steal
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
|Junior Meets Kid Dynamo
+
|The Amazing Rollerskate Race
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|Amazing Rollerskate Race
+
|A Christmas Story
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|A Christmas Story
+
|Junior Meets Kid Dynamo
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|Gorilla Ghost
+
|The Teddy Bear Scare
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
|Teddy Bear Scare
+
|Gorilla Ghost
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
|Double or Nothing
+
|Double Or Nothing
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
 
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===Pitfall===
=== Pitfall ===
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Next, to Kangaroo, this is the rarest of all the ''Saturday Supercade'' segments due to its very short run.
Next to Kangaroo, this is the rarest of all the Saturday Supercade segments due to its very short run.
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
+
|-
{| class="wikitable"
+
! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 
|Pitfall's Panda Puzzle
 
|Pitfall's Panda Puzzle
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2         
 
|2         
 
|Amazon Jungle Bungle
 
|Amazon Jungle Bungle
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
 
|Raiders of the Lost Shark
 
|Raiders of the Lost Shark
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
 
|Tibetan Treasure Trouble   
 
|Tibetan Treasure Trouble   
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
 
|Masked Menace Mess
 
|Masked Menace Mess
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
 
|The Sabretooth Goof
 
|The Sabretooth Goof
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
 
|The Pyramid Panic
 
|The Pyramid Panic
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Space Ace ===
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===Space Ace===
This is the only Saturday Supercade segment to have all its episodes fully available. This is thanks to Boomerang showing reruns on occasion.
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This is the only ''Saturday Supercade'' segment to have all its episodes fully available. This is thanks to Boomerang showing reruns on occasion.
{| class="wikitable"
+
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 +
|-
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
 
|Cute Groots
 
|Cute Groots
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
|2      
+
|2
 
|Cosmic Camp Catastrophe  
 
|Cosmic Camp Catastrophe  
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
|Dangerous Decoy
+
|Frozen in Fear
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|Moon Missile Madness
+
|The Phantom Shuttle
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|Perilous Partner
+
|Perilous Partners
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
|Frozen in Fear
+
|Dangerous Decoy
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|Age Ray Riot
+
|Moon Missile Madness
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
 
|Wanted: Dexter!
 
|Wanted: Dexter!
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|Phantom Shuttle
+
|Spoiled Sports
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|Spoiled Sports
+
|Three Ring Rampage
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|Calamity Kimmie
+
|Age Ray Riot
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
|Three-Ring Rampage
+
|Calamity Kimmie
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
 
|Infanto Fury
 
|Infanto Fury
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
 
+
===Kangaroo===
=== Kangaroo ===
+
Kangaroo is up there as another one of the rarest ''Saturday Supercade'' segments out there. Although a few incomplete episodes were uploaded online, only three full episodes have surfaced as of May 2021.
Kangaroo is up there as another one of the rarest Saturday Supercade segments out there. Although a few incomplete episodes were uploaded online, only one full episode as surfaced as of June 2015.
+
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{| class="wikitable"
+
|-
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
 +
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 +
|-
 
|1
 
|1
|Trunkfull of Trouble
+
|Trunkful of Trouble
|Incomplete
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
|2      
+
|2
|Zoo for Hire
+
|Bat's Incredible
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|3
 
|3
|Bat's Incredible
+
|Zoo for Hire
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|4
 
|4
|The White Squirrel of Dover
+
|The Birthday Party
|Incomplete
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|5
 
|5
|The Birthday Party
+
|The White Squirrel of Dover
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|6
 
|6
|Having a Ball
+
|The Tail of the Cowardly Lion
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|7
 
|7
|The Tail of the Cowardly Lion
+
|It's Carnival Time
|'''Found'''
+
|<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|8
 
|8
|It's Carnival Time
+
|Lost and Found
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|9
 
|9
|Lost and Found
+
|Joey and The Bananastalk
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|10
 
|10
|Joey and the Beanstalk
+
|Zoo's Who?
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|11
 
|11
|Zoo's Who
+
|The Egg and Us
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|12
 
|12
|The Egg and Us
+
|Having a Ball
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|13
 
|13
 
|The Runaway Panda
 
|The Runaway Panda
|Lost
+
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<ref>[https://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Other_Studios/R/Ruby-Spears_Productions/Saturday_Supercade/ Big Cartoon Database episode page for ''Saturday Supercade''.] Retrieved 22 Jan '21</ref>
  
 
==Updates==
 
==Updates==
 +
On June 14th, 2015, Myspleen user TonyLoccsta uploaded a CBS broadcast torrent from January 19th, 1985, which contains a full ''Saturday Supercade'' episode. The Kangaroo episode contained in that broadcast ("The Tail of the Cowardly Lion") has been resurfaced for the first time.
 +
 +
On October 3rd, 2015, YouTube user, NintendoWizard22 uploaded the full version of the ''Q-Bert'' episode, "Dog Day Dilemma".
  
'''UPDATE 6/14/2015:''' Myspleen user, TonyLoccsta uploaded a CBS broadcast torrent from January 19, 1985 which contains a full Saturday Supercade episode. The Kangaroo episode contained in that broadcast (The Tail of the Cowardly Lion) has been resurfaced for the first time.
+
On September 1st, 2017, YouTube user [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXvfoAZZJhmDZw0boGkSYA Cabbusses's Retro Obscurities] uploaded a full broadcast torrent of the first-ever broadcast of ''Saturday Supercade'' that features many lost episodes. The episodes contained in this torrent are ''Frogger'' "The Ms. Fortune Story", ''Donkey Kong'' "Mississippi Madness" (in better quality), ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' "Trucknapper Caper", and ''Pitfall'' "Raiders of the Lost Shark".
  
  '''10/3/2015:''' A bit of a late update, but a few weeks ago, Youtube user, NintendoWizard22 uploaded the full version of the Q-Bert episode, Dog Day Dilemma.
+
==Videos==
 +
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  |description1 =The opening/closing credits and theme for ''Saturday Supercade''.
 +
  |service2    =youtube
 +
  |id2          =b45uOx99ke0
 +
  |description2 =The first ever broadcast of ''Saturday Supercade''.
 +
  |service3    =youtube
 +
  |id3          =q9oVUgBqZ6Q
 +
  |description3 =A 1983 CBS Saturday morning preview featuring clips from unsurfaced episodes of ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' and ''Frogger''.
 +
}}
 +
==External Links==
 +
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Supercade Wikipedia page on ''Saturday Supercade''.] Retrieved 22 Jan '21
 +
*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085008/ IMDb page on ''Saturday Supercade''.] Retrieved 22 Jan '21
 +
*[https://www.mariowiki.com/Saturday_Supercade Super Mario Wiki page on ''Saturday Supercade''.] Retrieved 22 Jan '21
  
Also, another user on the Wikia page apparently has a copy of the Donkey Kong Jr. short, Trucknapper Caper.
+
==References==
 +
{{reflist}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:09, 3 August 2022

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Title card.

Status: Partially Lost

Saturday Supercade is an hour-long cartoon series that premiered on CBS on September 17th, 1983. It is a compilation show of various cartoon shorts based on popular video games at the time. Because of all the various copyright issues involving each of the video games this show is based on, the show has not reaired since CBS last aired it on August 24th, 1985, with the exception of the Space Ace shorts which aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang on various occasions. The rest of the show became lost, and for a while, very little of the show became available on the internet.

Initial Findings[edit | edit source]

Many tape trading sites have been trading and selling two full episodes, and were the only two episodes fans had access to before we started seeing more of the show posted on the internet. One of the tapes was a full CBS Saturday Morning block from April 1984 and was uploaded to Myspleen and other torrent sites around 2005. The Saturday Supercade episode included "Spaced-Out Frogs" (Frogger), "Gorilla My Dreams" (Donkey Kong), "Crazy Camp Creature" (Q-bert), and "The Teddy Bear Scare" (Donkey Kong Jr.). It was, for a while, the only full episode of Saturday Supercade to be posted on the internet.

Some viewers had access to the second tape. Unlike the first tape, this one doesn't contain the original commercials. It wasn't posted on the internet until much later. The cartoon episodes included were "Hyrdofoil & Seek" (Frogger), "Mississippi Madness" (Donkey Kong), "Masked Menace Mess" (Pitfall), and "Sheep Rustle Hustle" (Donkey Kong Jr.). The ending of the Donkey Kong Jr. episode was cut off as the tape transitioned into the Pac-Man cartoon.

Redistribution[edit | edit source]

Eventually, at sometime around 2008 or so, an eBay seller was selling 16mm film copies that contained episodes of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., The film copies were purchased by a cartoon collector, and the films were transferred to a bootleg DVD, of which, it was being sold on sites like iOffer. It is unknown where the main source of the films came from, but it featured a different set of credits that weren't shown during its CBS run and were distributed by MCA TV, possibly an attempt at trying to show the cartoons in syndication. These films also remedied the missing ending to "Sheep Rustle Hustle". The Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. episodes were later posted on Youtube.

Around 2008, Crackle posted some Minisodes of most of the Q-bert episodes. This implies that Sony owns the rights to the Q-bert segments, which would make sense as Gottlieb, the developers of Q-bert, is owned by Sony. They have shortened versions of the Q-bert cartoons and not the full episodes. There's still very little of the full versions on Youtube.

Youtube did eventually start to get a little bit more of the show. Unfortunately, some users, such as mlsgrant, were uploading incomplete episodes leading the rest of the episode unavailable. The advent of Youtube, did, however, lead to Season 2 intros being posted for the first time. Clips from Kangaroo were posted, but we only got two incomplete episodes. There is still not a single full Kangaroo episode posted to this day. Even though there are some users that are holding full episodes in their archive, we're not likely going to see too much of the full show until we see it become commercially available.

In 2010, Warner Archive announced that they might release Saturday Supercade on DVD, but nothing has come out of it since. Most likely, because of all the copyright issues with the individual video game characters. Not to mention Sony seems to own the rights to the Q-bert segments going by the Minisodes.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Frogger[edit | edit source]

# Episode Title Status
1 The Ms. Fortune Story Found
2 The Who Took Toadwalker Story Lost
3 The Great Scuba Scoop Lost
4 The Headline Hunters Lost
5 Spaced Out Frogs Found
6 The Legs Croaker Story Lost
7 Hydrofoil And Go Seek Found
8 Good Knight Frogger Lost
9 The Blackboard Bungle Found
10 I Remember Mummy Lost
11 Hop-along Frogger Found
12 Fake Me Out at The Ballgame Lost
13 Here Today, Pawned Tomorrow Found

Donkey Kong[edit | edit source]

A decent amount of episodes are made available thanks to some 16mm film prints containing episodes of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. These episodes were sold on a bootleg DVD shortly afterward.

# Episode Title Status
1 Mississippi Madness Found
2 Gorilla Gangster Found
3 Banana Bikers Found
4 A Little Orphan Apey Lost
5 Gorilla My Dreams Found
6 Apey And The Snowbeast Lost
7 The Incredible Shrinking Ape Found
8 Movie Mania Found
9 How Much Is That Gorilla In The Window? Found
10 Circus Daze Found
11 The Great Ape Escape Found
12 Private Donkey Kong Lost
13 Get Along, Little Apey Found
14 El Donkey Kong Found
15 Sir Donkey Kong Lost
16 The Pale Whale Lost
17 New Wave Ape Found
18 Greenhouse Gorilla Found
19 Hairy Parent Found

Q-bert[edit | edit source]

In 2008, Sony posted Minisodes of Q-bert online. Minisodes are shortened 5-minute versions of each episode. Unfortunately, Sony never uploaded or release any of the full versions of the Q-bert episodes. Because of this, most of the Minisodes are the only versions of the episodes available. Very little of the full episodes have surfaced online. A few incomplete complete copies of the full versions were actually uploaded online. Minisode/Incomplete indicates that both the Minisode version and an incomplete copy of the full episode has surfaced. On November 3rd, 2015 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a DVD set on Amazon as part of the Manufactured On Demand service. The episodes available on the DVD set are noted below. "Q*Beat It" and "Game Show Woe" are notably absent potentially due to copyright issues.

On December 31st, 2020, YouTube user DangerousVHS2 uploaded the full version of Q*Beat it from a recording off CTV's website on YouTube, making it completely found; however she later made all videos on her channel private. Some storyboard panels of the short can be found online[1].

# Episode Title Status
1 The Great Q-Tee Contest On DVD
2 Disc Derby Fiasco On DVD
3 Crazy Camp Creature On DVD
4 Q-Bowl Rigamarole On DVD
5 Thanksgiving For The Memories On DVD
6 Dog Day Dilemma On DVD
7 Take Me Out to The Q-game On DVD
8 Noser, P.I. On DVD
9 Q-Bert's Monster Mix-up On DVD
10 The Wacky Q-Bot On DVD
11 Hook, Line & Mermaid On DVD
12 Q-historic Daze On DVD
13 Game Show Woe Lost
14 Q-urf's Up! On DVD
15 Little Green Nosers On DVD
16 Q-Beat It Lost
17 Rebel Without a Q-ause On DVD
18 Looking For Miss Q-right On DVD
19 The Goofy Ghostgetters On DVD

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit | edit source]

A decent amount of episodes are made available thanks to some 16mm film prints containing episodes of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. These episodes were sold on a bootleg DVD shortly afterward.

# Episode Title Status
1 Trucknapper Caper Found
2 Rocky Mountain Monkey Business Found
3 Sheep Rustle Hustle Found
4 Magnificent Seven-year Olds Found
5 The Jungle Boy Ploy Lost
6 The Ventriloquist Caper Partially Found
7 The Great Seal Steal Partially Found
8 The Amazing Rollerskate Race Found
9 A Christmas Story Found
10 Junior Meets Kid Dynamo Found
11 The Teddy Bear Scare Found
12 Gorilla Ghost Found
13 Double Or Nothing Found

Pitfall[edit | edit source]

Next, to Kangaroo, this is the rarest of all the Saturday Supercade segments due to its very short run.

# Episode Title Status
1 Pitfall's Panda Puzzle Lost
2 Amazon Jungle Bungle Lost
3 Raiders of the Lost Shark Found
4 Tibetan Treasure Trouble Lost
5 Masked Menace Mess Found
6 The Sabretooth Goof Lost
7 The Pyramid Panic Lost

Space Ace[edit | edit source]

This is the only Saturday Supercade segment to have all its episodes fully available. This is thanks to Boomerang showing reruns on occasion.

# Episode Title Status
1 Cute Groots Found
2 Cosmic Camp Catastrophe Found
3 Frozen in Fear Found
4 The Phantom Shuttle Found
5 Perilous Partners Found
6 Dangerous Decoy Found
7 Moon Missile Madness Found
8 Wanted: Dexter! Found
9 Spoiled Sports Found
10 Three Ring Rampage Found
11 Age Ray Riot Found
12 Calamity Kimmie Found
13 Infanto Fury Found

Kangaroo[edit | edit source]

Kangaroo is up there as another one of the rarest Saturday Supercade segments out there. Although a few incomplete episodes were uploaded online, only three full episodes have surfaced as of May 2021.

# Episode Title Status
1 Trunkful of Trouble Found
2 Bat's Incredible Partially Found
3 Zoo for Hire Lost
4 The Birthday Party Lost
5 The White Squirrel of Dover Found
6 The Tail of the Cowardly Lion Found
7 It's Carnival Time Partially Found
8 Lost and Found Lost
9 Joey and The Bananastalk Lost
10 Zoo's Who? Lost
11 The Egg and Us Lost
12 Having a Ball Lost
13 The Runaway Panda Lost

[2]

Updates[edit | edit source]

On June 14th, 2015, Myspleen user TonyLoccsta uploaded a CBS broadcast torrent from January 19th, 1985, which contains a full Saturday Supercade episode. The Kangaroo episode contained in that broadcast ("The Tail of the Cowardly Lion") has been resurfaced for the first time.

On October 3rd, 2015, YouTube user, NintendoWizard22 uploaded the full version of the Q-Bert episode, "Dog Day Dilemma".

On September 1st, 2017, YouTube user Cabbusses's Retro Obscurities uploaded a full broadcast torrent of the first-ever broadcast of Saturday Supercade that features many lost episodes. The episodes contained in this torrent are Frogger "The Ms. Fortune Story", Donkey Kong "Mississippi Madness" (in better quality), Donkey Kong Jr. "Trucknapper Caper", and Pitfall "Raiders of the Lost Shark".

Videos[edit | edit source]

The opening/closing credits and theme for Saturday Supercade.
The first ever broadcast of Saturday Supercade.
A 1983 CBS Saturday morning preview featuring clips from unsurfaced episodes of Donkey Kong Jr. and Frogger.

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]