Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Hardy Har Har!

lippyandhardyBreed: Hyena

Original Appearances: Syndicated cartoon series “Lippy The Lion & Hardy Har Har”, part of “The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series” in 1962, along with Wally Gator and Touche Turtle, which ran for two seasons.

Other Appearances: Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har (1971), Yogi's Ark Lark, Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Yo Yogi, Gold Key Comics, and at least one Western/Golden Books children's book.

Biography: Lippy and Hardy were another in the line of Hanna-Barbera characters who were trying to get rich quick. Lippy's schemes and optimism were a sharp contrast to Hardy's pessimism. Of course, the big gag about Hardy was that he was the opposite of a “laughing” hyena. Hardy's signature quote was “Oh me, oh my, oh dear” or variations thereof.

Powers: Standard H-B character ability to recover from damage off-screen.

Group Affiliation:
Yogi's Gang.

Miscellaneous: Daws Butler voiced Lippy, while Mel Blanc voiced Hardy. Hardy's voice seemed to have been a variation on Mel's “Happy Postman” character who appeared on the radio show “Burns & Allen.”

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