Fangface

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Fangface: My nose is the nose that knows!

Notes (3)

  • A common element of comedy in the series are the well-placed pictures of the sun and moon that appear in odd places throughout the episodes. Fangface sees a picture of the sun at the most inopportune moments, reverting him back to the cowardly Sherman, who has no idea he's a werewolf at all. When Sherman and Fangface switch places, neither has memories of recent past events, making keeping them up to speed on the mystery-solving plans a bit confusing.

  • The first episode played out a little differently than the rest of the series. Fangface's personality was just as impulsive, but he was a little more headstrong than usual (which is saying a lot for his normal attitude). He isn't quite as talkative in this episode as in the rest, and he acts more as a "go get 'em" dog. The pilot episode played out similarly to a Scooby-Doo mystery, and Puggsy's relationship with Sherman was like Fred Flintstone chasing Barney Rubble after his Fruity Pebbles were stolen. Later episodes, however, made a better attempt to strike out on their own territory. For a genre that had over a dozen cartoons of its type in the 70s, Fangface was one of the few series that weren't owned by Hanna-Barbera.

  • It's interesting to note the body type of the T-Rex: it still stands upright on two legs, defying the laws of gravity on a creature of that size. This was almost 20 years before the new theory of dinosaur body shapes was put to use, showing dinosaurs as having more streamlined bodies.

Trivia (2)

  • When they are in the small boat and chasing Grueller, the close ups show just Pugsly, Fangface, and the Mummy and when the long shots are shown, Biff and Kim are in the boat as well.

  • When Fangface gets one of the buckets off of Puggsy's feet it shows that both buckets are off his feet. Then in the next scene with Puggsy, he has one bucket stuck on one of his feet again.

Allusions (1)

  • Sherman's Uncle Ernie owns the video arcade the gang is visiting. This is a reference to the Who's rock opera "Tommy," in which Uncle Ernie is a major character.