The Ruff & Reddy Show

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (69)

  • Ruff: Poor Reddy. This kid will believe anything.

  • Reddy: Boy, when those flying saucer fellers come, old Reddy will be ready all ready. I'll...(he fires his squirt gun hitting Ruff)...Blast 'em. Ruff: (spits out the water) Steady Reddy and put that squirt gun down. There's no such thing as a flying saucer.

  • Ruff: Wouldn't you know it, he's a poet.

  • Ruff: Oh brother! (laughs) Where'd ya get that space cowboy outfit? Reddy: I won it on Captain Comet's television show for writing the best poem. You wanna hear it? Ruff: Not especially. Reddy: Well, you're gonna.

  • Reddy: Hey Ruff, what's a ufo? Ruff: Not a ufo, you goofo. That's U.F.O., unidentified flying object. Any dope would know that. Reddy: Well, here's one dope that didn't.

  • Reddy: Some days it just don't pay to get out of bed.

  • Reddy: Boy. The moon's out kinda early today. Ruff: That's not the moon, you goon. That's the Earth. Reddy: Golly, it's a small world, ain't it. The Earth! What's it doin' way down there and what am I doin' way up here?

  • Ruff: We've been shanghaied. Reddy: Shangwho'd? Ruff: Shanghaied. Captured. While we cat-napped we got kidnapped.

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Notes (42)

  • Professor Gizmo appears for the first time in this installment and will be a recurring character in the series. In 1978, Gizmo was a central character in the Marvel Comics Laff-A-Lympics special, "The Man Who Stole Thursday." (One panel has a framed picture of Ruff and Reddy in back of Gizmo)

  • Once again, the media disproves the existence of life on other worlds by disclosing the occupants of the rocket coming from space were "an ordinary dog and cat...and a wacky professor" (Reddy, Ruff and Professor Gizmo, all bandaged up and watching the news report non-plussed).

  • This is the conclusion of the "Planet Pirates" story arc.

  • This story arc was adapted and truncated into the comic book story "Scary Safari" (Dell Four Color issue #937; 1st issue of Ruff & Reddy, Sept. 1958).

  • Daws Butler voices Pinky.

  • Waste not, want not: The design of Cross Bones Jones would be reused a year later in the Pixie and Dixie cartoon "Pistol Packin' Pirate."

  • Scarey Harry Safari appears for the first time in this episode.

  • This episode concludes the "Pinky the Pint-Sized Pachyderm" story arc.

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Trivia (7)

  • The budget for this episode was $2700.

  • Reddy's mouth is missing in one scene.

  • This episode had a budget of $2700.

  • The budget for this episode was $2800.

  • The budget for this episode was $2800.

  • The Budget for this episode was $3000.

  • In one scene, the Creepy Creature is missing his left arm.

Allusions (1)

  • Narrator: Next time, take the bus and leave the driving to us! (The tag line for Greyhound bus lines, which actually went "Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us.")