RELEASE DATE : FALL 1987
In the Fall of 1987, after the release of the 8th Series GPK set, CBS Inc.
was ready to premier the Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon on Saturday Morning.
Cartoon cells were created by Geof Darrow for the main cast of characters, although
there were tons of extras; the cartoon cells were later auctioned off on eBay.
The 13 episodes of the Paramount GPK cartoon were released on DVD for the first
time in April of 2006. The episodes are broken down into two segments: a Loony
Toons-type segment with various "GPK" characters and a Scooby-Doo
detective-type segment with the main GPK cartoon cast showcasing their normal
and hidden-identity characters. The cartoon also contains various breaks such
as a GPK Award segment and a 'Would We Lie To You?' segment.
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The main GPK cartoon cast that have their own little 'Garbage Gang' within their
neighborhood is comprised of the following GPK characters: 2nd Series 81a Split
KIT (and 81b Mixed-Up MITCH),
2nd Series 42a PATTY Putty (and 42b Muggin'
MEGAN), 6th Series (213a OTTO Whack
and) 213b ELLIOT Mess, 5th Series (169a
DEE Faced and) 169b TERRI
Cloth -- with the 6th Series (235a Ugly
HANS and) 235b JAN Hand hand
-- and 2nd Series 59a Clogged DUANE (and
59b Bye Bye BOBBIE). The cartoon characters
had their regular, normal-Kid look and their hidden GPK identity personas.
2nd Series 81a Split KIT
2nd Series 42a PATTY Putty
6th Series 213b ELLIOT Mess
5th Series 169b TERRI
Cloth w/ 6th Series 235b JAN Hand
2nd Series 59a Clogged DUANE
There are quite a few additional characters portrayed in the opening sequence
and during the othere various GPK skits and shorts of the GPK Cartoon.
4th Series 129b Trashed TRACY
2nd Series 79b MICHELLE Muck
6th Series 233b Trash-can KEN
4th Series 138a Alien IAN
5th Series 172a NAT Nerd
Although labeled 2nd Series Fryin' RYAN
and looking a bit different, this character is combination of 4th Series 146a
Baked JAKE and 146b Dry
GUY and 5th Series 194a Nasty NANCY
and 194b Razzin' Roslyn's tongue.
2nd Series Hairy GARY
The Cast of Faculty Characters: Preston Purgation, Sylvia Censor, Squeaky Clean
and Simon Scour
There were also Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon Figurines modeled after the cartoon
characters that Galoob Toys intended to release. The figurines contained the
main GPK Cartoon cast plus various other charactes used during the opening,
et cetera: 2nd Series 63a Spacey STACY and
63b Planet Janet, 4th Series 129a Second
Hand ROSE and 129b Trashed TRACY,
5th Series 203a Toothie RUTHIE and 203b
Dental FLOSSIE, 2nd Series 79a Sewer
SUE and 79b MICHELLE Muck, 4th
Series 138a Alien IAN and 138b Outerspace
CHASE, 6th Series 233a WES Mess
and 233b Trash-Can KEN and 3rd Series 113a
ALICE Island and 113b Liberty
However, after the cartoon was shelved in part due to the American Family Association's
(AFA) efforts against CBS to stop the GPK cartoon by Topps, the toy figures
were also shelved and not released. The AFA Letter and the protest against CBS
and its sponsers can be located below. Images graciously supplied by collector