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Heathcliff and Dingbat was an animated series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions, back in 1980. This first season of the 1980-1981 Heathcliff series was split into four segments: the first two starring Heathcliff; and the last two starring Dingbat and the Creeps.

The Heathcliff segments focus on the everyday adventures of Heathcliff and the cast from the comic strip.

The Dingbat and the Creeps segments focus on the adventures of a group of monsters called "Odd Jobs, Inc." which consisted of Dingbat, a vampire dog who used a bat-shaped novelty straw to eat most foods, Sparerib, a strangely rotund skeleton with the ability to change himself into useful items (such as a floor lamp, which he did in the opening credits), and Nobody, a gravelly-voiced jack-o-lantern who led the team and often found them various work.

After this season ended, it soon followed with the next season, Heathcliff and Marmaduke.


Each episode consists of two 5-minute Heatcliff cartoons and two 5-minute "Dingbat and the Creeps" cartoons.

Heathcliff Dingbat and the Creeps Air date
1 Feline Fugitive / Doggone Dogcatcher Football Flunkies / Lumbering Loonies 1980-10-04
2 The Watchcat / Pumping Irony It's a Snow Job for a Creep / Knutty Knights 1980-10-11
3 Great Cop 'n Cat Chase / Milk Run Mayhem Heir Today Gone Tomorrow / U.F. Oafs 1980-10-18
4 Mascot Rumble / Heathcliff of Sherwood Forest Safari Saps / Prized Pooch 1980-10-25
5 Angling Anglers / Cake Flakes Health Nutz / Retail Ruckus 1980-11-01
6 The Mouse Trapper / Lion Around the House Window Washouts / Door to Door Sales Creeps 1980-11-08
7 Robinson Cruise Ho / Heathcliff & the Sleeping Beauty Creep Crop Crack-ups / Nautical Noodnicks 1980-11-15
8 Gold-Digger Daze / Hives Batty Boo-ticians / Carnival Cut-ups 1980-11-22
9 Rodeo Dough / Pinocchio Rides Again Bungling Baby Sitters / Treasure Haunts 1980-11-29
10 Cat In The Beanstalk / The Great Chase LeMans-ter Rally / Beach Blanket Bozos 1980-12-06
11 Kitty a la Carte / Mystery Loves Company French Fried Fracas / Showbiz Shenanigans 1980-12-13
12 Red Hot Riding Hooded Heathcliff / The Great Milk Factory Fracas Service Station Screwballs / No News Is Ghoul News 1980-12-20
13 Star Trick / The Big Fish Story Detective Ding-a-Lings / High Flying Fools 1980-12-27

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Heathcliff and Dingbat Episodes
Feline FugitiveDoggone DogcatcherFootball FlunkiesLumbering LooniesThe WatchcatPumping IronyIt's a Snow Job for a CreepKnutty KnightsGreat Cop 'n Cat ChaseMilk Run MayhemHeir Today Gone TomorrowU.F. OafsMascot RumbleHeathcliff of Sherwood ForestSafari SapsPrized PoochAngling AnglersCake FlakesHealth NutzRetail RuckusThe Mouse TrapperLion Around the HouseWindow WashoutsDoor to Door Sales CreepsRobinson Cruise HoHeathcliff & the Sleeping BeautyCreep Crop Crack-upsNautical NoodnicksGold-Digger DazeHivesBatty Boo-ticiansCarnival Cut-upsRodeo DoughPinocchio Rides AgainBungling Baby SittersTreasure HauntsCat In The BeanstalkThe Great ChaseLeMans-ter RallyBeach Blanket BozosKitty a la CarteMystery Loves CompanyFrench Fried FracasShowbiz ShenanigansRed Hot Riding Hooded HeathcliffThe Great Milk Factory FracasService Station ScrewballsNo News Is Ghoul NewsStar TrickThe Big Fish StoryDetective Ding-a-LingsHigh Flying Fools