Huckleberry Hound

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (143)

  • Huck: (singing) Oh my darling, what's her name...

  • Huck (After he gets shot in the head, revealing a hole in his forehead): Just call me drafty.

  • Huck (about Dinky): I'll talk to that smart outlaw man to man... over the phone.

  • Huck: I'm going to handcuff your pinky, Dinky. And I'm taking you to jail.

  • Huck: (to his horse) Shuckens, I can't swim either, slim.

  • Narrator: In days of old, when knights were bold, when knighthood was in flower, men rescued damsels in distress from lonely castle towers, and the bravest knight the world around, was one Sir Huckleberry Hound.

  • Huck (disguised as a damsel): Are you a for-real knight? Evil Knight: Night and day, baby.

  • Huck: I double dog dare you to come out and fight, knight!

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Notes (6)

  • The Huckleberry Hound Show premiered in fall of 1958, and originally featured three cartoon segments: one with Huckleberry Hound (all of which are covered in this guide), one with Pixie and Dixie and the final one with Yogi Bear.

    The Yogi Bear cartoons proved to be popular enough to be spun off into a separate show, The Yogi Bear Show starting in 1961 (also starring back-up segments featuring Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle). The Yogi segments from The Huckleberry Hound Show were replaced with Hokey Wolf.

  • Huck's role: A scientist

  • Scenes from this episode will later be seen on "A pup named Scooby-Doo".

  • Huck's role: An astronaut in training

  • Starting with its third season, The Huckleberry Hound Show featured a new segment, Hokey Wolf, which replaced the Yogi Bear segments as the final portion of the half hour since Yogi went on to star in his own syndicated show.

  • This TV movie is part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10, a series of ten syndicated telefilms made from 1987 to 1988 by creators Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, featuring the most popular Hanna-Barbera characters in feature-length adventures.

Trivia (99)

  • The signs that lead to Dinky Dalton's hide-out read: "keep out"; "danger"; "you'll be dead"; "outlaw shack"; "straight ahead", in that order.

  • The other Dalton's names are revealed in this episode. They are: Dirty; Dangerous; Detestable; Desperate; Despicable; Dastardly; and Dinky, the last of the Daltons.

  • The first time Huck and his horse fall in the castle's moat, Huck saves his horse who can't swim. But the second time Huck falls in the moat, he admits he can't swim either, and the horse saves him. If that was the case, he should have drown the first time he fell in the moat.

  • This is the second Wild West-themed episode so far. The first one was, episode 1, "Sheriff Huckleberry".

  • This episode reveals the fact that Huck Hound has five twin brothers: Ed, Ted, Jed, Ned and Fred.
    This is the first and last time they appear, or are mentioned.

  • Goof: The rustler's watch hands move counter clock-wise.

  • According to the rustler, the first rule of rustling is "get rid of all cow hands".

  • Wee Willie went on to star in a Yogi Bear cartoon the following year, Stranger Ranger also broadcast as part of the Huckleberry Hound Show.

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Allusions (23)

  • The title of this episode is a reference to King Richard I of England, who was known as Richard the Lionheart.

  • Title pun: Cock-a-Doodle Doo

  • Bank robber: It's a man... it's a bird... it's a policeman!
    This line is a spoof on the original line "It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman!", often used in the Superman comics, and cartoons.

  • Crows: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's a buzz-bombing buzzard.
    This line is a spoof on the original line "It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman!", often used in the Superman comics, and cartoons.

  • Little Red Riding Huck is a parody of the famous fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood".

  • This episode is obviously a parody of the story of Doctor Frankenstein and his monster.

  • Title pun: Science-fiction

  • Title pun: Somebody's lying

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