Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Hokey Wolf!

HokeywolfBreed: Wolf

Original Appearances: Hokey Wolf segments of the Huckleberry Hound Show (September 1960-December 1961)

Other Appearances: Yogi's Gang, Laff-A-Lympics, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Yo Yogi, as well as cameo appearances in a number of other Hanna-Barbera shows and movies. Hokey also appeared in a few Give-A-Show Projector slides, and probably was also made into a few toys here and there as well as appearing in some comic books.

Biography: Hokey Wolf and his side-kick Ding-A-Ling Wolf, was a con-man wolf who was always trying to con his way into the simple life. Naturally, his tricks always backfired on him.

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

Group Affiliation: Yogi's Gang, Yogi Yahooeys

Miscellaneous: Hokey was voiced by Daws Butler (impersonating Phil Silvers) and Ding-A-Ling was voiced by Doug Young (impersonating Buddy Hackett). Obviously, the Phil Silvers show “You'll Never Get Rich” must've been a strong influence on this series. Hokey's personality, voice, and Sgt. Bilko-like schemes were later transplanted to Top Cat.

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