Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Dog of the Geek: Precious Pupp!
Original Appearances: “Precious Pupp” segments of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show beginning in October, 1965.
Other Appearances: There was one Precious Pupp Give-A-Show Projector slide strip, and at least one Precious Pupp children's book or coloring book. There was also a record, “Hot Rod Granny,” which featured Precious and Granny Sweet. Precious has, no doubt, made other assorted appearances in Hanna-Barbera merchandise featuring multiple characters.
Biography: Precious Pupp's owner, Granny Sweet, is apparently unaware that her dog is a neighborhood terror. Perhaps this is because Granny has a passion for motorcycles. Precious is very protective of his home and Granny, but sometimes would just cause trouble for the fun of it.
Powers: Precious has the uncanny ability to slip behind a victim quietly, without the being aware of it, in order to scare his victim with a ferocious series of barks that would scare the crap out of the victim.
Group Affiliation: None
Miscellaneous: Precious' wheezing laugh was made even more famous when used for Muttley, introduced three years later.