The Roman Holidays


The Roman Holidays Information

The Roman Holidays is a Hanna-Barbera animated television series that was broadcast in 1972 on NBC. It ran for 13 episodes before being cancelled. Very similar in theme to both The Flintstones and The Jetsons, The Roman Holidays brought a look at "modern-day" life in Ancient Rome, around 63 AD (with a 1970s touch), as seen through the eyes of Augustus "Gus" Holiday and his family.

Plot

Gus, his wife Laurie, their daughter Precocia (who, besides being the youngest of the family, is very intellectual) and their teen-aged son Happius, reside in the Venus de Milo Arms run by their landlord Mr. Evictus who excites Gus's tagline "Evictus will evict us!"

Gus works for a bossy supervisor named Mr. Tycoonius at the Forum Construction Company, and after a hard day's marble lifting, he was greeted by the Holidays' pet, a lion named Brutus.

Episodes

Episode number Episode name Production number Air date Synopsis
RH-1 Double Date 58-1 September 9, 1972
RH-2 The Lion's Share 58-2 September 16, 1972
RH-3 Star For A Day 58-3 September 23, 1972
RH-4 Hero Sandwich 58-4 September 30, 1972
RH-5 The Big Split Up 58-5 October 7, 1972
RH-6 Hectic Holiday 58-6 October 14, 1972
RH-7 Switch Is Which 58-7 October 21, 1972
RH-8 That's Show Biz 58-8 October 28, 1972
RH-9 Double Dilemma 58-9 November 4, 1972
RH-10 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Chariot 58-10 November 11, 1972
RH-11 Buried Treasure 58-11 November 18, 1972
RH-12Cyrano De Happius 58-12 November 25, 1972
RH-13Father Of The Year 58-13 December 2, 1972

Cast

  • Daws Butler - Brutus the Lion
  • Dom DeLuise - Mr. Evictus
  • Pamelyn Ferdin - Precocia Holiday
  • Stanley Livingston - Happius Holiday
  • Shirley Mitchell - Laurie Holiday
  • Harold Peary - Herman (Groovia's father)
  • Hal Smith - Mr. Tycoonius
  • John Stephenson -
  • Judy Strangis - Groovia (Happius' girlfriend)
  • Janet Waldo - Henrietta (Groovia's mother)
  • Dave Willock - Gus Holiday

The Roman Holidays in other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Os Mussarelas ("The Mozzarellas")
  • Galician: Festas de Roma
  • German: Die verrückten Holidays ("The Crazy Holidays")
  • Spanish: Roma me da risa ("Rome makes me laugh")
  • Italian: S.P.Q.R. - Sembrano Proprio Quasi Romani ("They really seem almost Roman")

Comics

Gold Key produced a comic book based on the series from November 1972 to August 1973. Only four issues were published. Pete Alvarado drew the first three; Jack Manning drew the final issue.

Home video release

The first episode "Double Date' is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Volume 1.

On April 23, 2013, Warner Archive released The Roman Holidays: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna"Barbera Classics Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.




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