Underdog

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Underdog

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Welcome to the Underdog guide at TV.com.

There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!

When criminals in this world appear
And break the laws that they should fear
And frighten all who see or hear
The cry goes up both far and near
For Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
Fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

When in this world the headlines read
Of those whose hearts are filled with greed
Who rob and steal from those who need
To right this wrong with blinding speed
Goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder
Fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

** The original airing order of the episodes is not available, but if you uncover it or have some info to add, please submit it. Thanks. **

Allen Swift

Allen Swift

Simon Bar Sinister/Cad/Riff Raff/Others

George S. Irving

George S. Irving

Narrator

Wally Cox

Wally Cox

Underdog/Shoe Shine Boy

Norma MacMillan

Norma MacMillan

Sweet Polly Purebred

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  • Old Cartoons :D

    8.0
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  • A classic.

    10
    I first like this show when I was 17 (8.5 inside). When I was going to school, I hate missing it. Okay, When it was playing on Cartoon Network in the late 1990s, the next part of the episodes aired at 4:30 am on Monday mornings, but mom refused to let me watch it because I had school in the mornings at 8:30 am. In 2002, it was aired on Boomerang and it was a blessing. This is by and large a program for all ages. The suspense was chilling for an old cartoon. I enjoyed listening to Wally Cox voicing Underdog (too bad he's been dead for almost 4 decades ago). The entire series is now on DVD and I ought to buy it. They've made the live action movie 5 years ago and it was beyond awesome compared to the cartoon.moreless
  • Underdog was a classic, and one of my personal favorites.

    10
    Underdog was a 60s classic. It was innocent fun and great for the whole family (seriously, adults; don't be embarrasad to watch this amazing show). I used to watch it every night at around 8pm in the early 2000s until they mysteriously took it off TV. Now, with the new Underdog movie I had watched just a few days ago, brings back a lot of good memories. Underdog was adorable, hilarious, endearing, lovable, and irreplacable. Who thought of this and who were the cruel monsters who took it off TV? Underdog is forever my favorite old 60s show. I feel it is underappreciated. Someone, be my hero, and bring back the infamous Underdog!moreless
  • Underdog has been a surprisingly durable cartoon character and series.

    7.0
    Underdog has been a surprisingly durable cartoon character and series. Produced during the 60s and 70s it has lasted all the way to 2005's live action movie. That movie had almost nothing in common with the old cartoon, unfortunately. Still, it says something about the staying power of the franchise.



    Underdog was a blatant parody of Superman. Underdog's secret identity was Shoeshine Boy, who would take a special energy pill and transform in Underdog. Underdog would usually have to save Sweet Polly Purebred, the Lois Lane stand-in.



    Like most long-lasting cartoon series, Underdog had a great theme song. "Here I come to save the day!"



    Interestingly, Underdog has stayed in the public consciousness for so many decades partly as one of the more famous floats in Thanksgiving Day parades.



    Underdog's animation was often a bit crude, and the storylines were simplistic, but the show had a certain sweetness about it that endeared it and the character to its many fans.moreless
  • "Theres no need to fear, Underdog is here"! By day, the mild mannered Shoeshineboy becomes the superheroic Underdog when the call for help goes out, usually from Sweet Polly Purebred. he fights villians like Simon Bar Sinister and Riff Raff.moreless

    8.5
    Okay, I love Underdog. I admit it. Though it is a similar animation style to Bullwinkle, it was produced by a differant company. The humor is more subdued, and plots standard, but there is a simplicity to this character thats very appealing. For one thing, Wally Cox was born to be the voice of Underdog. Rarely has a voice talent been so perefectly married to a cartoon character. And I love the sing song dialogue of Underdogs. And while the villians are standard, I actually get a kick out of Riff Raff with his gangster duds and Sheldon Leonard-like voice. While Bullwinkle was a little more "out there", I actually preferred Underdog and its gentility. And I also liked the music, with its, "Underdog, Underdog....ahhhhhh...Underdog, Underdog!" I was somewhat disappionted that they made a live action movie rather than stick to the familar animation. But the TV series will always have a special place in my heart.moreless
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    Animation, Comedy

    Themes

    Classics, Saturday Morning