Wednesday, November 21, 2007

“Hong Kong Phooey”

It was the fall of 1974, and everyone was “Kung Fu Fighting.”

One of those fighters was the cartoon character, Hong Kong Phooey, who had his own cartoon show, aptly titled, “Hong Kong Phooey,” which premiered in September of 1974.

Mild-mannered Henry the dog worked as a janitor, but … when trouble struck (and it did in every episode), Henry would leap into the bottom drawer of his file cabinet, and emerge from the top drawer as kung fu fighting superhero, Hong Kong Phooey! (Inevitably, the top drawer of the file cabinet would become stuck, and Hong Kong Phooey would utter some Oriental words to free himself. Little did he know it was Spot, his faithful sidekick cat, who actually freed him by banging on the file cabinet!)

Voiced by Scatman Crothers, this was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid!

(As a side note, please do not attempt to change into a superhero outfit by jumping in the bottom drawer of your file cabinet. It doesn’t work. Trust me.)

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You can see the opening of “Hong Kong Phooey” here:

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