Tuesday, May 24, 2016

From Comics to Toons: Josie & the Pussycats meet Dr. Greenthumb (1970)

Sometimes, Alexandra Cabot (Sherry Alberoni) is too clever for her own good.

After Josie & the Pussycats are booked for a gig in Nashville, Alexandra tries diverting Josie (Janet Waldo) away by putting her on a cargo plane bound for the Amazon Jungle. Unfortunately, the rest of the gang boards the plane, too, and fly headlong into adventure, and an encounter with eco-terrorist Dr. Greenthumb.

Stripped of her witchcraft, which she had in the comics, Alexandra was reduced to a jealous, scheming beyotch whose plots always backfired. As we've noted before, the reason she lost her powers was that Archie Comics' other witch, Sabrina, was starring in her own series, which, at the time, was shared with the Groovie Goolies, that season.

We'll see the Pussycats in the CW's forthcoming live-action drama, Riverdale, due in the winter of 2017.

Rating: B.

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