Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dog of the Geek: George P. Dog!

Breed: Hound Dog
Original Appearances: Loony Tunes cartoons, beginning with “Walky Talky Hawky” in 1946
Other Appearances: Other assorted cartoons and comic books.
Biography: George P. Dog, aka “Barnyard Dawg,” “Mandrake,” and “Wover,” has apparently bee moved around from owner to owner. He's been employed primarily to watch over a chicken farm, but has also been employed as a dog by Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd.
Powers: The usual cartoon character ability to recover from incredible damage.
Group Affiliation: Toon Squad (“Space Jam”)
Miscellaneous: George was never actually named such in the Looney Tunes cartoons, usually just referred to as “Dawg” or “The Barnyard Dawg.” It's possible that the dog that appeared in the non-Foghorn Leghorn cartoons is a different character (like Wile E. Coyote and Ralph Wolf), maybe even siblings.

2 comments:

  1. He was a good foil for Foghorn Leghorn though. While not a huge character, I thought he was certainly preferable to Speedy Gonzales and some of the other later additions to the Warner Bros. crew.

    I think he could have worked well with a character like Pussyfoot too.

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  2. An interesting idea, MC, but I think Pussyfoot is inexorably linked to Marc Antony.

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