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Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem to remember it being called "Rock TV" or "Wolfgang Rock TV". However, I can find nothing on Wikipedia or IMDB about such a series.

It had an animated portion where the characters went to "The Flip Side" with the help of a DJ. Interspersed between the animated portion, they would play current music videos (the era of the videos was 1983-84 and featured Madonna and The Police, etc.).

Could anyone tell me the exact name of this series?

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Wolf Rock TV

Description from Toonarific:

Born with a face for cartoons, deejay icon Wolfman Jack stretched himself into two dimensions to portray a mentor to three teens-Sarah, Sunny, and Ricardo-and a bird named Bopper in this short-lived show.

The Wolfman, who built his reputation in the 50's and 60's for playing banned songs over Mexican border radio stations, had slowly become more mainstream, especially with his cameo in the 1973 movie American Graffiti. Now, he was a cartoon station manager, overseeing the three kids as they ran a rock TV show featuring real live-action videos. Although the kids dug the super keen Wolfman, the station manager, Mr. Morris, was not exactly a fan.

The show, a Dick Clark production, also featured a segment known as “Wolf Rock News,” as well as “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum,” where live-action interviews took place.

In 1989, under the title Wolf Rock Power Hour, the show ran in syndication with the similarly themed Kidd Video.

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This is Kidd Video:

The title sequence explained the plot; Kidd Video and his band of the same name (played by live-action performers in the first half of the title sequence) were kidnapped by a villain named Master Blaster, and transported to Master Blaster's home dimension, a cartoon world called The Flipside. They were rescued by a fairy named Glitter, and subsequently spent each episode of the series either helping to free the denizens of the Flipside from Master Blaster's rule, or trying to find a way back to the "real world". Master Blaster, who seemed to be a cartoonization of a corrupt rock manager or music executive, flew around the sky in his floating castle, which resembled a giant jukebox.

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Yes, this definitely has "The Flipside" I think I mashed the two together inadvertently. I was looking for the Wolfman one, though. – jonsca Mar 28 '12 at 3:48

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