Pound Puppies

ABC (ended 1988)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Cooler, Come Back

    Aired 12/19/87

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Peter Pup

    Aired 12/12/87

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Garbage Night: The Musical

    Aired 12/5/87

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Bright Lights, Bright Eyes / Dog and Caterpillar

    Aired 11/28/87

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Where's the Fire / The Wonderful World of Whopper

    Aired 11/21/87

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Cat Gut/Nabbit

  • June Lockhart


  • B.J. Ward


  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bright Eyes

  • Ruth Buzzi

    Nose Marie

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  • show Description
  • Pound Puppies cartoon was inspired by the Tonka Toys line and centers on 11-year old Holly and her dog friends Cooler, Whopper, Nose Marie, and Howler at the Wagga Wagga Pound who work hard to find happy homes for dogs. They are opposed by Brattina and Katrina, along with Catgut and Nabbit. The series began with a one-hour special in 1985 on ABC. The Pound Puppies consisted of 13 episodes, aired Saturday mornings on ABC. It was followed by The All-New Pound Puppies in 1987.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • The characters Bright Eyes, Howler, and The Nose/Nose Marie would be voiced by different actors in the regular series.

    • First Season Theme Song: [Announcer] It's the Pound Puppies! Here's Cooler... Whopper... Nose Marie... Bright Eyes... and Howler [instrumental] We're Pound Puppies, we wanna go home with you! [Howler] "Aooooo..." "Please take us home!"

    • Second Season Theme Song: We're Pound Puppies! Cooler and the crew Whopper, Bright Eyes, Nose Marie Helping pup-aroos! For every puppy in town, A happy home will be found We're Pound Puppies We'll find a pup for you! You Pound Puppies I hate them, yes I do Ewwwwwww! Pound Puppies! They're yucky, icky, poo! Soon I'll catch every pup And then I'll lock 'em all up. You Pound Puppies Your rebel days are through! We're Pound Puppies We're loving and true blue Yo Pound Puppies! With Puppy Power too For every puppy we pet, A happy home he will get We're Pound Puppies. We wanna go home with you!

    Trivia (10)

    • You can watch the special's opening credits and theme here.

    • When the Fairy Dogmother gets done, Nose Marie has no eyes.

    • Running Gag: Pupnik refers to Bright Eyes as "Bright Eyeballs" throughout the episode.

    • This episode features a Pound Puppies Pet Care Corner segment, in which Cooler explains that dogs shouldn't eat people food, since some products that are okay for humans to eat could make pups pretty sick.

    • Goof: In the scene where Whopper is interrogating Pupnik, his ears are colored white, as the rest of his body, as opposed to their normal darker color.

    • Earl Kress, one of the writers of this episode, would later write another James Bond parody for Hanna-Barbera, in the form of the "Secret Agent Bear" episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt (which first aired in 1988).

    • Mount Muttmore features the faces of four famous canine cartoon characters, all from previous animated shows produced by the Hanna-Barbera studios (which also produce this show). From left to right, we have: Muttley (from Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines), Huckleberry Hound (The Huckleberry Hound Show), Scooby-Doo (from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and its many sequels), and Doggie Daddy (from the Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy segments seen on The Quick Draw McGraw Show).

    • This episode is one of the few episodes where Katrina is not the main antagonist.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Title pun: From rags to riches.

    • Title pun: The Fairy Godmother.

    • Title pun: In God we Trust.

    • Pupnik

      Pupnik's name is a spoof on Sputnik, the Russian word for "Satellite", and the name of the first artificial satellite, launched October 1957.

    • Squeal of Fortune

      A parody of the popular TV game show, The Wheel of Fortune. Cooler's and Nose-Marie's disguises as Pat Cooljak and Vanna Wolf mimic the show's real-life presenters (at the time of this cartoon), Pat Sajak and Vanna White.

    • Mount Muttmore

      A parody of the real-life Mount Rushmore monument, a sculpture located in the USA in South Dakota, depicting the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).

    • Bone. James Bone.

      This entire episode is filled with many allusions to various James Bond works, or other spy movies. James Bond is a famous fictional secret agent, first appearing in a series of books by writer Ian Fleming, who created the character in 1953.

      The episode's villain, Claw Fingers, is also a spoof on one of James Bond's enemies, Auric Goldfinger, who first appeared in a James Bond novel (titled Goldfinger) in 1959, but was made even more famous by the movie adaptation (also titled Goldfinger), from 1964.

    • Title pun: Happy Holidays.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • aaawwww I used to wove da pound puppie's as a kid and the cartoon series.

    By Kieranmay, Dec 14, 2005

  • One of my favorites as a kid.

    By BTRAV, Dec 11, 2005

  • I vaguely remember watching this show as a kid, and loved it.

    By Oldiesmann, Dec 07, 2005

  • A faint memory of Pound Puppies

    By Trance88, Oct 26, 2005