Based on the popular Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, this show was produced for release in 1987. Following protests from various parent groups, CBS pulled the heavily-promoted series and replaced it with an extra half-hour of The Muppet Babies series. Thus, it never aired in the United States. Thirteen episodes were produced, and were released in Spain, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel and the Philippines. It is now available everywhere on video.