The Heckle and Jeckle Show

CBS (ended 1971)




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The Heckle and Jeckle Show

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Heckle and Jeckle are inseparable magpies (presumedly twin brothers), identical in appearance but distinguishably different in personality. Though both are remarkably witty, there are noticable differences between them, such as Heckle spoke with a Brooklyn (NY) accent, while Jeckle has a refined British accent. Together, they sought to con free meals and shelter especially out of the upper class, who in all honesty, presented little difficulty for the clever and mischievous birds.

The synopses came from the Big Cartoon Database website. Deepest gratitude to whoever did these synopses!


Heckle, magpie. Mischievous and witty, a tough bird with a Brooklyn accent.

Jeckle, magpie. Heckle's twin who is also mischievous and witty, but is more refined and speaks with a British accent.

Dimwit, hound. A hapless dog who is always the poor "victim" of Heckle and Jeckle.

Spike, bulldog. Also a victim of the magpies, but tougher than Dimwit.

YOUR HELP NEEDED! If you have a good screen-grab picture of Spike, I'd love to post it here! Please let me know if you do. Thanks in advance. (I have a screenshot of the dog, which in the comics was unofficially named Chesty. Copy and paste to see the shot, it's from the cartoon "Goony Golfers".

Of additional note, a 1964 proposed cartoon, "Mechanical Trouble," was storyboarded but never animated.

Syd Raymond

Syd Raymond

Heckle and Jeckle (1946)

Ned Sparks

Ned Sparks

Heckle and Jeckle (1947-1951)

Roy Halee

Roy Halee

Heckle and Jeckle (1951-1961)

Dayton Allen

Dayton Allen

Heckle and Jeckle (1966)

Doug Moye

Doug Moye


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Animation, Comedy