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.

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Voice: Heckle and Jeckle (1979-1982)

Dayton Allen

Dayton Allen

Voice: Heckle and Jeckle (1966)

Ned Sparks

Ned Sparks

Voice: Heckle and Jeckle (1947-1951)

Roy Halee

Roy Halee

Voice: Heckle and Jeckle (1951-1961)

Syd Raymond

Syd Raymond

Voice: Heckle and Jeckle (1946)

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  • I like the show

    I`m glad that the old school cartoons managed to have anti-heros that were convincing and these two magpies seem to try to step out of the stereotype magpies of fiction. They do have positive traits but the cartoons are a bit too short before you can start to enjoy them. Still, a classic good old show.
  • Magpies Rule !

    Heckle and Jeckle the magpie duo can be summed up in one word: Unpredictable ! These two go around looking for avenues to get something for nothing and when it comes to making a fast buck or getting a free lunch, they will stoop (swoop?) to nothing. They will lie, cheat, and bluff their way to getting what they want (hey, after all they are magpies). In every episode, they go around blaming the whole world for their pitiful existance and looking for freebies. Once they are able to find a suitable target (or shall we say sucker?) they come up with the most outrageous of plans to achieve their goals, no holds barred. I recall one episode in which both of them get kicked out of a restaurant because they tried to use a fake dollar bill to pay for the food. As they pick themselves up from the street, Heckle asks,"What was wrong with the bill I made? I was awake all night drawing it !" Replies Jeckle,"Nothing at all ! I liked it, especially since you put my picture on the bill." Hilarious and outrageous !!!moreless

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Animation, Comedy