Peter Potamus and His Magic Flying Balloon

(ended 1965)
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  • show Description
  • The show featured a purple hippo named Peter and his friend So-So the monkey. Using the compass in their magic flying balloon, the pair can travel through time and visit important historic events. This show began its run in Syndication, but was picked up by ABC on January 2, 1966. The show's name was changed to The Peter Potamus Show when it was moved to ABC.

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 7

    The Reform Of Plankenstein

    Aired 10/23/65

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Eager Ogre

    Aired 10/16/65

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    Calaboose Caboose

    Aired 10/9/65

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Marriage Peter Potamus Style

    Aired 10/2/65

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Trite Flite

    Aired 9/25/65

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Messick


  • Daws Buttler

    Peter Potamus

  • Joseph Barbera

  • William Hanna

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jack (About the goose that lays golden eggs): I'll bring it back. After I get a couple of million eggs.

    • Peter Potamus (Exiting from the giant's mouth): You should see a dentist about that rear left molar.

    • Giant (After flattening Peter Potamus with his hand) Looks like you lost a little weight, Jack. You're as light as a feather. Peter Potamus: Well, I'm not tickeled about it!

    • Jack: Boy, everyone thinks I'm dumb. (Sees the giant) And they're right.

    • Peter Potamus (Introducing himself to Jack): I'm Peter Potamus. (Pointing) And this is So-So. So-So: Howdy. Jack: That's a so-so, alright. (laughs).

    • Unicorn (To Peter Potamus): You think you have problems? I'm an unicorn. I don't even exist.

    • So-So: I guess Fargo is as far as we go.

    • Cleopatra (seeing Peter Potamus falling from a tree): Must be fall again. The nuts are falling from the trees.

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    Notes (1)

    • The music that plays in the background while the dragon is chasing Peter and So-So is similar to the music from the opening of The Adventures of Jonny Quest (1964-1965).

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: Peter Potamus' hippo hurricane holler breaks the giant's ear into pieces, but in the next shot, when the giant is chasing after Jack, his ear is intact.

    Allusions (9)

    • Title: The title of this episode, Fe Fi Fo Fun is another reference to the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. In the fairytale, the giant said: Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he 'live, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.

    • Plot: This episode is mainly a parody of the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

    • Cyrano de Potamus: Peter Potamus calls himself Cyrano de Potamus in this episode, referencing to the famous French dramatist, Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619 – 28 July 1655).

    • Wrong turn in Albuquerque: Upon realizing they ended up in Ancient Egypt, Peter mentions they must have made the wrong turn in Albuquerque. This is a reference to cartoon character Bugs Bunny, who often found himself in a strange place thanks to taking a wrong turn in Albuquerque (or Albukoikee, as he calls it).

    • Title pun: Monotony on the Bounty is a parody of the movie Mutiny on the Bounty

    • Title: Big Red Riding Hood is a parody of the famous story Little Red Riding Hood

    • Title pun: What a night

    • Title pun: Pre-historical Pete

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Nature in all its untamed beauty. Peter tosses So-So from the time balloon to prevent imminent destruction. Educational and painfully real.

    By joeyisout, Mar 19, 2006