The Huckleberry Hound Show
From The TV IV
Huckleberry Hound could be best described as a cross between Don Quixote and Andy Griffith. Huck was put in any situation, from being a farmer to a scientist, to a Roman gladiator, a TV repairman, you name it. Huck hosted the bridging segments of the show as well, mingling with his co-stars Yogi Bear (who would get his own show in 1961) Mr. Jinks the cat and his two mice adversaries Pixie and Dixie.
Kellogg's sponsored the show, and when Hanna-Barbera screened the pilot to them, the sound of Pixie and Dixie came out of a Yogi cartoon. The sound track was corrected and Kellogg's was won over. Columbia Pictures' TV arm, Screen Gems, bankrolled the series which won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's TV program in 1959. Huck was so popular that a bar in San Francisco posted a sign next to their TV reading "No noise or tinkling of glasses during The Huckleberry Hound Show." The show was strong enough to relegate lesser cartoons such as Spunky and Tadpole into obscurity.
In 1960, selected cartoons from the show were featured on CBS's live-action Saturday morning show The Magic Land Of Allakazam.
When Yogi Bear left to star in his own show in 1961, his spot on Huck's show was filled by Hokey Wolf, a con artist critter.
Warner Bros. Television now distributes the show in syndication.
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