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Wake, Rattle, and Roll

Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Title Card for Wake, Rattle, and Roll.
Genre Comedy
Created by David Kirschner
Written by Laren Bright
Brady Connell
Don Dougherty
David Kirschner
Ken Knox
Linda Krause
Earl Kress
Kristina Luckey
Bill Matheny
David Schwartz
Carl Swenson
Marlowe Weisman
Directed by Doug Rogers
Steven J. Santos
Creative director(s) Rick Schneider-Calabash
Starring R.J. Williams
Avery Schreiber
Ebonie Smith
Terri Ivens
Voices of Charlie Adler
Greg Burson
Tim Curry
Richard Gautier
Marvin Kaplan
John Mariano
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Pat Musick
Rob Paulsen
Neil Ross
Arnold Stang
John Stephenson
Shadoe Stevens
Jean Vander Pyl
Janet Waldo
Frank Welker
Paul Winchell
Jonathan Winters
Patric Zimmerman
Theme music composer Joe Curiale
Composer(s) Joe Curiale (Race segments)
Udi Harpaz
Bob Mithoff
Michael Tavera (Monster Tails)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Shukri Ghalayini
David Kirschner
Ron Ziskin
Cartoon segments:
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Cosmo Anzilotti
David Casci
Jim Crum
Jeffrey Hilton
Jeffrey Scott
Kelly Ward
Kay Wright
Editor(s) Terry Moore
Running time 30 Minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Four Point Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel Syndication
The Disney Channel
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release September 17, 1990 (1990-09-17) – 1991 (1991)
Related shows Monster Tails
Fender Bender 500

Wake, Rattle, and Roll (retitled Jump, Rattle, and Roll when it aired on The Disney Channel on weekday afternoons in 1991[1][2]) is a live-action/animated television show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Four Point Entertainment that premiered in the fall of 1990. The show's title was inspired by the song "Shake, Rattle and Roll". After its single season on the air in syndication, Wake, Rattle, and Roll moved exclusively to The Disney Channel under the title Jump, Rattle, and Roll.[1] Jump, Rattle, and Roll ran on The Disney Channel from October 7, 1991[2] to 1994.[3][4] It has also been screened on Network Ten in Australia while the animated segments were broadcast on ITV in the UK as part of the short running Saturday morning children's programme TV Mayhem.


  • Plot 1
  • Basement Tech 2
  • Cartoon segments 3
    • Monster Tails 3.1
      • Episodes 3.1.1
    • Fender Bender 500 3.2
      • Episodes 3.2.1
    • Filler segments 3.3
  • Cast 4
    • Guest cast 4.1
    • Voice cast 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The series was about a boy named Sam Baxter (played by R. J. Williams) and his robot D.E.C.K.S. (voiced by Rob Paulsen; built from old audio/video equipment and a Sony U-Matic videotape head; an acronym for Digital Electronic Cassette-Headed Kinetic System) and their adventures in the basement, which has a time machine that can bring back historical figures. In some cases, Sam and D.E.C.K.S. occasionally have remote fights in which they each have a remote control and start pressing buttons changing each other from Hanna-Barbera stars to famous movie stars.

Basement Tech

Sam's grandpa Dr. Lester T. Quirk (played by Avery Schreiber) is a brilliant inventor and is constantly supplying Sam and DECKS with sci-fi technology to add to their basement bedroom:

  • People Processor – A teleporter used to send or retrieve people to and from anywhere in the world. Sometimes, it could even send people through time.
  • Mondo-View – A supercomputer that was used for several reasons on the show, for example, Sam is able to talk to Grandpa Quirck anywhere in the world.
  • Debbie Detector – A video monitor used by Sam and DECKS to communicate with Sam's older sister Debbie (played by Terri Ivens) which lessens the amount of time Debbie spends in the basement. It often makes an alarm sound when she approaches.

Cartoon segments

After a short live-action skit, D.E.C.K.S. would turn on the television screen on his torso and display an animated short. There are two new Hanna-Barbera series made exclusively for this program.

Monster Tails

Monster Tails is about a group of pets who live in a castle in Transylvania with their guardian Igor Jr. (voiced by Charlie Adler), the son of Igor (Iggy for short). Each of them had a similar personality to their masters, who are in Hollywood making movies:

  • Dr. Veenie (voiced by Jonathan Winters) – Dr. Jekyll's dog. Dr. Veenie's a brilliant scientist. But whenever he sneezes, he transforms into the super-strong (but berserk) Mr. Snyde (who's like Dr. Jekyll's alter ego Mr. Hyde).

Monster Tails was also shown in the UK, on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast in 1993.


  1. Pet Styles of the Rich and Gruesome -
  2. Purple Brain -
  3. Elsa Dearest – After Ingesting a Formula made By Mr. Snyde, Elsa becomes as Evil as She's obsessed with cleaning, annoying Catula, Frankenmutt, Iggy, and Veeny.
  4. Sleepwalk, Don't Run – Mummfrey while trying to sleep, sleepwalks, getting Him, and His fellow monsters into Calamity.
  5. Journey to the Center of Iggy-
  6. To Leech His Own- Catula tries to rid the Castle of a Leech that's been drinking up His Tomato Juice Supply.
  7. The Moatside Bassanova- A Moat Monster becomes obsessed with romancing Angel, who doesn't want to have anything to do with Him.
  8. Mighty Iggy at the bat -
  9. Pet-refined Fortress
  10. Monster Olympics
  11. Driving Mr. Iggy
  12. Ma Igor
  13. Curse of the Mumphrey
  14. Mayhem
  15. Mumphrey's the Word
  16. Garbage mouth
  17. Tse-tse, tse-tse, goodbye
  18. Goodbye, Mr. Chump
  19. The Minus touch
  20. Dr. Veeny's beanie
  21. Night of the Living Food
  22. Mumphrey's big sleep
  23. The Flea
  24. Attack of the Monster Shadows
  25. Luck, Don't Leap
  26. The Counter mental divide
  27. Dog Date Afternoon
  28. That darn Yarn

Fender Bender 500

This was the Wacky Races of the 1990s, in which the racers drove monster trucks made for racing. Each vehicle had a different theme, specific to its drivers; e.g., Yogi & Boo Boo's truck resembled a giant picnic basket on wheels. Game show announcer from "The New Hollywood Squares" and disk jockey Shadoe Stevens provided the voice of the race announcer. Since they were in the afforementioned series, Dastardly and Muttley reprised their roles as cheaters with their new vehicle based on the Mean Machine, the Dirty Truckster. Although the segment wasn't a series of its own, this is the fourth all-star sports show from Hanna-Barbera.

Competitors (listed by alphabetical order) included:


  1. The Nippon Tuck 500Location: Japan Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo (The prize was a model of a mountain.)
  2. The Cow Sow & Plow 500Location: rural U.S. countryside Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (The prize was a lifetime supply of Blackberry Preserves, much to Yogi Bear's chagrin, who complained about not getting his pie... then momentarily got a pie thrown in the face.)
  3. The Calypso 500Location: a Spanish island Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (Dick stole their treasure chest prize, not knowing there were Balloons in it, as the announcer stated something dealing with Da Balloons, which Dick misunderstood for Golden Doubloons.)
  4. The Philly Freedom 500Location: Philadelphia Winners: Pixie and Dixie
  5. The Hup, Two, Three, Four, 500Location: a military course Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo (The prize was a bowling ball.)
  6. The Frances a Lot 500Location: France Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear
  7. The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500Location: Holland/The Netherlands Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear
  8. The Rocket Gibraltar 500Location: The Isle of Gibraltar Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
  9. Bombay Flambe 500Location: Mumbai, India Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky (The prize at the beginning of the race Dick thought had something not to be "Sorry" about, thinking it was riches, however, the prize was a sari.)
  10. The Way Down Under 500Location: Australia Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear
  11. Fondue 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  12. The Kenya Win It 500Location: Africa Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear
  13. The Fettuccini 500Location: Italy Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
  14. Monumental 500Location: Washington, D.C. Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (The prize was the "seal" of approval.)
  15. The High Stakes 500Location: from the Hoover Dam to Las Vegas Winners: Quick McGraw and Baba Looey (Although Dick Dastardly and Muttley were seen crossing the finish line, Huckleberry Hound informed them that Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey crossed the line an hour before they made it to the finish line)
  16. Great Golden Gate 500Location: California state Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo
  17. The Highland Fling 500Location: Scotland Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (The prize was the Loch Ness Monster.)
  18. Rush to Rushmore 500Location: Mount Rushmore Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky
  19. Pound for Pound 500Location: London Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (The prize was tea for two.)
  20. The Great Greek 500Location: Greece Winners: Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey (The prize was a statue of Dick Dastardly and Muttley.)
  21. The Log Jammer 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  22. The Clambake 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  23. We’ll Get Bayou 500Location: a bayou Winners: Unknown
  24. The Funhouse 500Location: a carnival, fair, or amusement park Winners: Unknown
  25. Space Race 500Location: Cape Canaveral Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo (The prize was a picnic basket.)
  26. Wicki Wacki 500Location: Hawaii Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky
  27. Big Apple 500Location: New York City Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (The prize was a big apple.)
  28. Panda-Monium 500Location: China Winners: Pixie and Dixie (Unfortunately, Dick Dastardly stole their fortune cookie prize, thinking it had riches, but the fortune read: "Cheaters never prosper...")
  29. The Tumbleweed 500Location: Texas state Winners: Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey (The prize was chili.)
  30. Jungle Bungle 500Location: The Amazon jungle Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo
  31. Silver Screen 500Location: Hollywood Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss
  32. Sheik to Sheik 500Location: Arabia Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (The prize was water.)
  33. The Cotton Pickin’ 500Location: Southeast U.S. region Winners: Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla
  34. The Oom-pa-pah 500Location: Germany Winners: Pixie and Dixie (The prize was Braunschweiger Sausage, which they didn't eat because of the bratwurst they ate earlier in the race.)
  35. The Fountain of Youth 500Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Florida Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (The prize was the Fountain of Youth.)
  36. The Fiesta Fantastica 500Location: Mexico Winners: Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey
  37. The Big Top 500Location: a circus Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo (The prize was a circus honkers.)
  38. The Russian Around 500Location: Russia Winners: Dick Dastardly and Muttley (The prize was a red square paper.)
  39. The Dash to Nashville 500Location: Nashville Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky
  40. The Trans-Transylvania 500Location: Transylvania Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky (The prize was a bat in a cage, which was a "monster" of a prize.)
  41. The Run Down to Ghost Town 500Location and Winners: Unknown
  42. The Go for the Gold 500Location: California Winners: Unknown
  43. The Golden State 500Location: also California Winners: Unknown
  44. The Hit'n Mississippi 500Location: along the Mississippi River Winners: Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla (The prize was a mini-soda.)
  45. The Alligator Alley 500Location and Winners: Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla
  46. The Brazilian Million 500Location: Brazil Winners: Top Cat and Choo-Choo
  47. The Emerald Isle 500Location: Ireland Winners: Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss (The prize was a leprechaun.)
  48. The Nile a Minute 500Location: Egypt Winners: Winsome Witch and Lucky
  49. Unfathomable 500Location: the bottom of the ocean Winners: Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo Bear (The prize was a lifetime visit to an all you can eat seafood restaurant, which Yogi was glad to know.)
  50. The Yukon Win It 500Location: Canada Winners: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Filler segments

Due to the Disney Channel airing the program without any commercial breaks due to being a premium service at the time, an additional animated segment aired after the last live-action scene. These consisted of two shorts from the H-B archive:


Guest cast

Voice cast

Monster Tails

Fender Bender 500

See also


  1. ^ a b Toonarific Cartoon Archive. "Wake, Rattle, & Roll @ Toonarific Cartoons". 
  2. ^ a b The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 5, September/October 1991: pp. 20, 36, 45.
  3. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 5, August/September 1994: pp. 24-25, 32.
  4. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 6, October/November 1994: p. 36.

External links

  • Wake, Rattle & Roll at the Internet Movie Database
  • Wake, Rattle, and Roll at
  • entries:
    • Fender Bender 500
    • Monster Tails
  • The Big Cartoon Database – Wake, Rattle, and Roll
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