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.
Starring the Voices of
- Mel Blanc - Heathcliff, Spike
- Henry Corden - Clem, Digby, Dogcatcher
- Frank Welker - Dingbat
- June Foray - Sonja, Crazy Shirley, Grandma, Iggy, Marcy, Muggsy
- Don Messick - Sparerib, Nobody