Wake, Rattle, and Roll

Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Wake, Rattle, and Roll
Wake, Rattle, and Roll.jpg
Title Card for Wake, Rattle, and Roll.
Genre Comedy
Format Live-action
Created by David Kirschner
Written by Laren Bright
Brady Connell
Don Dougherty
David Kirschner
Ken Knox
Linda Krause
Earl Kress
Kristina Luckey
Bill Matheny
David Schwartz
Carl Swenson
Marlowe Weisman
Directed by Doug Rogers
Steven J. Santos
Starring R. J. Williams
Avery Schreiber
Ebonie Smith
Terri Ivens
Voices of Charlie Adler
Greg Burson
Tim Curry
Richard Gautier
Marvin Kaplan
John Mariano
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Pat Musick
Rob Paulsen
Neil Ross
Arnold Stang
John Stephenson
Shadoe Stevens
Jean Vander Pyl
Janet Waldo
Frank Welker
Paul Winchell
Jonathan Winters
Patric Zimmerman
Theme music composer Joe Curiale
Composer(s) Joe Curiale
Udi Harpaz
Bob Mithoff
Michael Tavera
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 50 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Shukri Ghalayini
David Kirschner
Ron Ziskin
Cartoon segments:
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Cosmo Anzilotti
David Casci
Jim Crum
Jeffrey Hilton
Jeffrey Scott
Kelly Ward
Kay Wright
Editor(s) Terry Moore
Running time 30 Minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Four Point Entertainment
Original channel Syndication
The Disney Channel
Picture format Color
Audio format Stereophonic
Original run September 17, 1990 (1990-09-17) – 1991 (1991)
Related shows Monster Tails
Fender Bender 500

Wake, Rattle, and Roll (retitled Jump, Rattle, and Roll when it aired on The Disney Channel on weekday afternoons in 1991[1]) is a live-action/animated television show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Four Point Entertainment that premiered in the fall of 1990. The show's title was inspired by the song "Shake, Rattle and Roll". After its single season on the air in syndication, Wake, Rattle, and Roll moved exclusively to The Disney Channel[1] under the title Jump, Rattle, and Roll.



The series was about a boy named Sam Baxter (played by R. J. Williams) and his robot D.E.C.K.S. (voiced by Rob Paulsen; built from old audio/video equipment and a Sony U-Matic videotape head; an acronym for Digital Electronic Cassette-Headed Kinetic System) and their adventures in the basement, which has a time machine that can bring back historical figures. In some cases, Sam and D.E.C.K.S. occasionally have remote fights in which they each have a remote control and start pressing buttons changing each other from Hanna-Barbera stars to famous movie stars.

Basement Tech

Sam's grandpa Dr. Lester T. Quirk (played by Avery Schreiber) is a brilliant inventor and is constantly supplying Sam and DECKS with sci-fi technology to add to their basement bedroom:

  • People Processor - A teleporter used to send or retrieve people to and from anywhere in the world. Sometimes, it could even send people through time.
  • Mondo-View - A supercomputer that was used for several reasons on the show, for example, Sam is able to talk to Grandpa Quirck anywhere in the world.
  • Debbie Detector - A video monitor used by Sam and DECKS to communicate with Sam's older sister Debbie (played by Terri Ivens) which lessens the amount of time Debbie spends in the basement. It often makes an alarm sound when she approaches.

Cartoon segments

After a short live-action skit, D.E.C.K.S. would turn on the television screen on his torso and display an animated short. There are two new Hanna-Barbera series made exclusively for this program.

Monster Tails

Monster Tails is about a group of pets who live in a castle in Transylvania with their guardian Igor Jr. (voiced by Charlie Adler), the son of Igor (Iggy for short). Each of them had a similar personality to their masters, who are in Hollywood making movies:

  • Frankenmutt (voiced by Frank Welker) - He is the dog of Frankenstein's Monster. He has incredible strength, organ-playing abilities and the brain of a genius, literally.
  • Elsa (voiced by Pat Musick) - She is the pet dog of the Bride of Frankenstein. Elsa has the brain of a parrot and a crush on Frankenmutt.
  • Catula (voiced by Charlie Adler) - He is Count Dracula's cat. Although Catula is arrogant, he's a master of magic and transformations, usually.
  • Mumfrey (voiced by Frank Welker impersonating Woody Allen) - He's the Mummy's dog. Mumfrey is a constant insomniac.
  • Dr. Veenie (voiced by Jonathan Winters) - He's is Dr. Jekyll's dog. Dr. Veenie's a brilliant scientist. But whenever he sneezes, he transforms into the superstrong but berserk Mr. Snyde (who's like Dr. Jekyll's alter ego Mr. Hyde).
  • Angel (voiced by Pat Musick) - The pet goldfish of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Angel's a ghost because she was eaten by a shark. Angel tends to shout at certain times.


  1. Pet Styles of the Rich and Gruesome -
  2. Purple Brain -
  3. Elsa Dearest -
  4. Sleepwalk, Don't Run -

Fender Bender 500

This was the Wacky Races of the '90s, in which the racers drove monster trucks made for racing. Each vehicle had a different theme, specific to its drivers; e.g., Yogi & Boo Boo's truck looked like a giant picnic basket on wheels. Game show announcer and disk jockey Shadoe Stevens provided the voice of the race announcer. Competitors (listed by vehicle number) included:

00: Dick Dastardly & Muttley in the Dirty Truckster.

1: Yogi & Boo-Boo Bear in the Jellystone Jammer.

2: Huck & Snagglepuss in the Half Dog, Half Cat, Half Track

3: Wally Gator & Magilla Gorilla in the Swamp Stomper

4: Top Cat & Choo-Choo in the Alley Cat

5: Quick Draw McGraw & Baba Looey in the Texas Twister

6: Pixie & Dixie in the Chedder Shredder

7: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy in the Lucky Trucky

13: Winsome Witch (with her cat, Lucky) in the Sonic Broom


  1. The Nippon Tuck 500 - Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  2. The Cow Sow & Plow 500 -
  3. The Calypso 500 -
  4. The Philly Freedom 500 -
  5. The Hup, Two, Three, Four, 500 - Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  6. The Frances a Lot 500 -
  7. The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500 -
  8. The Rocket Gibraltar 500 -
  9. Bombay Flambe 500 -
  10. The Way Down Under 500 -
  11. Fondue 500 -
  12. The Kenya Win It 500 -
  13. The Fettuccini 500 -
  14. Monumental 500 - Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  15. The High Stakes 500 - Although Dick Dastardly and Muttley were seen crossing the finish line, it turned out that Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey crossed the line an hour before they made it to the finish line.
  16. Great Golden Gate 500 -
  17. The Highland Fling 500 -
  18. Rush to Rushmore 500 -
  19. Pound for Pound 500 - Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  20. The Great Greek 500 - Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.
  21. The Log Jammer 500 -
  22. The Clambake 500 -
  23. We’ll Get Bayou 500 -
  24. The Funhouse 500 -
  25. Space Race 500 - Won by Yogi Bear & Boo-Boo Bear.
  26. Wicki Wacki 500 -
  27. Big Apple 500 -
  28. Panda-Monium 500 - Won by Pixie and Dixie
  29. The Tumbleweed 500 - Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.
  30. Jungle Bungle 500 -
  31. Silver Screen 500 - Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  32. Sheik to Sheik 500 - Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  33. The Cotton Pickin’ 500 -
  34. The Ompapah 500 -
  35. The Fountain of Youth 500 -
  36. The Fiesta Fantastica 500 - Won by Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey.
  37. The Big Top 500 - Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  38. The Russian Around 500 - Won by Dick Dastardly and Muttley.
  39. The Dash to Nashville 500 -
  40. The Trans-Transylvania 500 - Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky.
  41. The Run Down to Ghost Town 500 -
  42. The Go for the Gold 500 -
  43. The Golden State 500 - Won by Top Cat and Choo-Choo.
  44. The Hit'n Mississippi 500 - Won by Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla.
  45. The Alligator Alley 500 -
  46. The Brazilian Million 500 -
  47. The Emerald Isle 500 - Won by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
  48. The Nile a Minute 500 - Won by Winsome Witch and Lucky.
  49. Unfathomable 500 - Won by Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo Bear
  50. The Yukon Win It 500 - Won by Dick Dastardly and Muttley

Filler segments

Because Disney Channel didn't have any commercial breaks at the time, Hanna-Barbera added a "secret cartoon" at the end of the last live-action segment, which was either reruns of "Dino and the Cave Mouse" (Cave Mouse became a part of the opening credits for the Disney Channel episodes) from The Flintstones Comedy Show or re-runs of "Undercover Elephant" from The CB Bears Show.


Guest cast

  • Danny Lee Clark - Nitro
  • Ami Dolenz - Herself
  • Adam G. - Chief White Eagle
  • Mark Hardrive - Computer Virus
  • Gary Marks - Gustarve Eiffel
  • Robert Munns - Julius Caesar
  • Angil Nigam - Nutinkaumn
  • Sinbad - Himself
  • Charles Stransky - Private Eye
  • Andrea Thompson - Decksella

Voice cast

Monster Tails

Fender Bender 500

See also


External links

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