Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Hong Kong Phooey!

hong-kong-phooey-cartoonBreed: Generic

Original Appearances: Hong Kong Phooey (Hanna-Barbera, 1974-1976)

Other Appearances: Charlton comic series, a number of toys, including a board game.

Biography: Penry Pooch is the janitor at the police station. Neither Sgt. Flint (“Sarge”) or Rosemary the telephone operator have any idea that, in reality, Penry is really Hong Kong Phooey! Despite everyone's high opinion of him, however, Hong Kong Phooey is really a major screw-up, and the credit should really go to his sidekick cat, Spot. Phooey travels around in his “Phooeymobile,” and transforms into his alter ego by diving into a filing cabinet drawer (usually getting stuck in the process).

Powers: Hong Kong Phooey learned his martial arts skills (such as they are) from studying the book “Hong Kong Book of Kong Fu.”

Group Affiliation: None

Miscellaneous: Phooey was voiced by Scatman Crothers, who also sang the theme song for the program. Sgt. Flint was voiced by Joe E. Ross, better known as Gunther Toody of “Car 54, Where are You?” There were only 16 Hong Kong Phooey episodes produced.

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