I Dog You with Huckleberry Hound Facts

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Huckleberry Hound was first televised in 1958. His show was created for a children’s cereal to sponsor. It was a bold move because, researchers knew how kids would react to a yellow dog and to a green dog but to predict how they’d react to a blue dog, they had to extrapolate.

Huckleberry Hound’s bow tie was created so that animators could animate the head of the character without changing the body. The bow tie is currently being worn by Tucker Carlson, who is also a cartoon character but whose head is seldom animated.

Fun Fact: The song Huckleberry Hound sang at the beginning of each cartoon adventure, “Oh My Darling Clementine” is normally performed in the key of F major. You didn’t find that fact fun? Well then, you don’t know how to have a good time…

Language experts agree that Huckleberry Hound has a North Carolina drawl. Spouses of language experts agree that pin-pointing the sources of cartoon character accents isn’t putting food on the table so CUT IT OUT!

Huckleberry Hound’s trademark was his unflappable nature. This was due to his stalwart nature, can-do spirit and tranquilizer-abuse.

Huckleberry Hound was produced by Hanna Barbara Studios, pioneers in the genre of crappy animation with great character voices. Did children fall for it? Oh yeah!

Later, Huckleberry Hound was a character on the cartoon crime-solving Yogi’s Gang. Why was it the bear that lead the group? Who’s going to tell a bear, “no”?

Most of the Huckleberry Hound cartoons involved the main character working a new job and the events around that. Why a new job each week? Well, that’s what you get when the only degree you have is an MBA.

Huckleberry Hound sometimes talked to the camera, breaking the fourth wall. Then, he talked to a licensed contractor, who repaired that wall.

The Huckleberry Hound Show was the first animated series to win an Emmy. To put this into context: Of all the animated shows to win an Emmy, none came before The Huckleberry Hound Show.

12 thoughts on “I Dog You with Huckleberry Hound Facts

  1. I don’t really know HH either. I was a Scooby-Doo fan myself. Declan is really into the Banana Splits so I started reading him some of these facts. Then I realized I had to take some parts out otherwise I was going to have to navigate some tough questions like, “What is tranquilizer abuse?”

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    1. I loved the Banana Splits growing up… along with Lancelot Link and The Monkees. As for telling Declan what tranquilizer abuse is, I’d wait for him to start smoking, and then try to quit…

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