Squiddly Diddly

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  • Episode Guide
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  • Cast & Crew
  • John Stephenson

    Chief Winchley

  • Paul Frees

    Squiddly Diddly

  • Warren Foster

  • Joseph Barbera

  • William Hanna

  • show Description
  • First appearing as part of the Secret Squirrel Show in 1965, this series focused on the misadventures of a squid who no longer wanted to be caged in his theme park home, Bubbleland. Always being watched closely by Chief Winchly, Squiddly would have to create imaginative methods of escaping his incarceration, so that he could see what lies beyond the walls of the park.Of course, in his adventures, most of the people that he came in contact with were not always ready for him, causing him to flee back to the safe & confining walls of Bubbleland.moreless

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  • Quotes (23)

    • Alien King: So long, Earth Man. Don't hurry back.

    • Alien: And now the final test... Squiddly: That's good. Alien: ... Against our army. Squiddly: That's bad. I get the feeling I'm going to flunk again.

    • Squiddly: I don't think those dolphins are such a much.

    • Squiddly: Big deal, a joggling seal.

    • Admiral: We've been sunk by a squid.

    • Soldier: Hey Squiddly, the Admiral wants every hand on deck. And you're loaded with them!

    • Chief Winchley: Squidlly, what in the diddly are you doing out of your tank?

    • Pirate: Hit the deck, Squiddly. (Squiddly falls through the deck) You didn't have to hit it that hard!

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    Notes (4)

    • Kid's mom: Not now, your dad's flipped.

    • Kid's dad: Call the FBI! The squids are coming!

    • Kid: I'll be the first kid on my block to own a squid.

    • Paul Frees, the voice of Squiddly Diddly, also does the voice of the evil spy in this episode, using the same voice he used on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, where he voiced the spy Boris Badenov.

    Trivia (32)

    • At the beginning of the episode, Squiddly is seen sitting in an aquarium-like tank. At the end of the episode, Squiddly lands in a pool-like tank. For the rest of the series, he will mostly be seen in the pool-like tank.

    • Goof: Even though the wrestler's name is The Octopus, the announcer in the ring calls him The Masked Octopus.

    • In this episode, Squiddly is once again shown as being jealous of another one of Bubbleland's attractions: this time a seal. In the previous episode, he was jealous of the dolphins.

    • The ship Squiddly ends up on is named the USS Battletub.

    • The Chief is seen reading a newspaper called the Daily Blah.

    • We learn that Squiddly's favorite show is The Uncle of the Son of Jessie James' Mother-in-Law. The Chief's Favorite show is revealed to be Uncle Quiddly and his Gang.

    • Squiddly is seen in his red pool tank, but his name is not written on the tank during this episode.

    • The green male squid mentions Floyd Reggis. He was the star of the TV show that was filmed at Bubbleland in episode 6, "Sea Grunt".

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    Allusions (11)

    • Bubblesmoke: The show Squiddly wanted to watch on TV was called "Bubblesmoke". This is most likely a reference to the western show Gunsmoke, which aired between 1955 and 1975.

    • Plot

    • Plot: The plot of this episode is very similar to the episode "Come Blow Your Dough", from The Magilla Gorilla Show.

    • Title pun: Booty and the Beast is a parody of the famous story Beauty and the Beast

    • Tribe Chief (to Chief Winchley): Faster, Daddy-Long-Legs. Daddy-Long-Legs is the title of a 1912 novel written by American writer Jean Webster.

    • Title pun: The coast is clear

    • Plot: This episode is very similar to the episode "Spy In The Ointment", from another one of Hanna-Barbera's cartoons, Breexly and Sneezly.

    • Captain Kidney: The character of Captain Kidney is a parody of real life Scottish sailor William "Captain" Kidd (c. 1645 – May 23, 1701).

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • In this 21st century where the world seem to slow down,by force,more than not,we start to rediscover clean fun and more simple pleasures like Squiddly Diddly

    By franceviausa, Apr 27, 2009

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