Thursday, November 1, 2007

"The Underdog Show"

Have no fear, Underdog is here!
"Underdog" was a cartoon featuring a humble, and loveable shoeshine boy (or dog), whose alter-ego was the superhero … here’s a surprise, Underdog. And then there was Sweet Polly Purebred, a television reporter and Underdog’s girlfriend.
First airing in 1964, some of this cartoons villains scared the Count Chocula out of me. Among them: RiffRaff, an underworld boss, and the giant featured at the beginning of each episode.
"The Underdog Show" also featured the cartoon, "The Go-Go-Gophers." I loved these guys. One of them only spoke in wild and crazy gestures. The catch-phrase of the other one was "Ooooopie dooooopie." Go-go-gophers, watch ‘em go go go.
Other segments of the show included "Klondike Kat" (remember "Savoir faire is everywhere!") and "The World of Commodore McBragg."
For more information on "The Underdog Show," check out these sites:
Check out my rendition of The Go-Go Gophers, done in acrylic paint, on

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