Josie and the Pussy Cats is a Saturday-Morning Cartoon based on the Josie and the Pussy Cats comic book series by Archie Comics. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired on CBS from September 12, 1970 to January 2, 1971. The show ran for one season spaning 12 twenty-one minute episodes. The Show resmembles Hanna-Babera's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! more then it does the Archie Comics. It became famous for it's music, the girl's leapord print leotards, and for featuring Valerie, who is known as the first reqularly appearing black character in a Saturday-Morning Cartoon.


Josie and the Pussycats features an all-girl pop music band that tours the world with their entourage, getting mixed up in strange adventures, spy capers, and mysteries.

Main CharactersEdit


From Left to Right; Alexander, Valerie, Melody, Josie, Alan, and Alexandra.

The Characters of Josie and the Pussy Cats include the band members (Josie, Meolody, Valerie), and their associates, which includes Alexander Cabot III (the Bands manager).
  • Alan - The group's muscular roadie and Josie's love interest.
  • Alexandra Cabot - The ongoing "anti-heroine" of the series, identified by her long black pony-tailed hair with a white streak through the center of it,

    The Pussy Cats on Stage

    suggesting a pole-cat, or skunk. Selfish and bullying, Alexandra bills herself as "the real star of the band", though she does little more than stand around scowling with her arms folded, always jealous of the attention the others get, especially Josie. Her sole "talent" is her constant plotting to steal the spotlight and Alan's affections from Josie, only to have every scheme fail in humiliating fashion.
  • Alexander Cabot III - Alexandra's brother and the group's manager, highly identifiable by his colorful, wacky wardrobe including his green rimmed sunglasses, orange shirt collar, violet-red ascot, green shirt, purple pinstriped pants, yellow shoes, and green socks. Alexander is an admitted coward but, in sharp contrast to Alexandra, is good-hearted. Alexander and Valerie have a slight attraction to one another at times. He also seems to be attracted to Melody.
  • Josie - The red-haired guitarist and leader of the band. Josie shares an attraction with Alan, the road manager.
  • Melody - The band's drummer. Blonde and slightly airheaded, what Melody lacks in intellect she makes up for in heart; to wit, her perpetual sweetness and optimism.
  • Valerie - An African American girl who plays the tambourines. The voice of reason in the group, Valerie is highly intelligent and a mechanical wizard.
  • Sebastian - Alexandra's pet cat, whose black and white fur resembles Alexandra's hair. He enjoys being mean and sometimes appears to go to the enemy's side, but usually only to trick the villain so he can have a chance to help the group escape. He sometimes uses his claws to pick locks. Alexandra sometimes asks Sebastian to do things to Josie, but her tricks usually backfire.


Related SeriesEdit

The series was latter reimagined in 1972 as Josie and the Pussy Cats in Outer Space.

Guest Appearances, and Cross-OversEdit

The cast appeared in the "The Haunted Showboat" episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies on September 22, 1973.

Voice CastEdit



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