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Hongkongphooey

Hong Kong Phooey was produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1974 for ABC, as a response to the martial arts fad of the time. Sixteen half-hour episodes were produced, all but the last consisting of two stories each. The series finale was a backdoor pilot for the Posse Impossible segment of CB Bears.

His "birthday" is May 2nd.

Overview

Hong Kong Phooey is a masked canine hero (voice of Scatman Crothers) who fights crime by using his martial arts skills and his shape-changing Phooeymobile. His feline partner, Spot, does most of the work but gets little credit.

The hero's secret identity is that of Penrod "Penry" Pooch, a police janitor in an unnamed city. Penry works with Sgt. Flint and police dispatcher Rosemary. Penry the hero believes in kung fu powers which he thinks enable him to capture the bad guys, but Spot actually makes it happen.

His "experience", more often than not, seems to come from a correspondence course, as he is continually consulting his martial arts handbook for advice.

Voice cast

Episodes

  1. Car Thieves/Zoo Story
  2. Iron Head the Robot/Cotton Pickin' Pocket Picker
  3. Grandma Goody/Candle Power
  4. The Penthouse Burglaries/Batty Bank Mob
  5. The Voltage Villain/The Giggler
  6. The Gumdrop Kid/Professor Presto
  7. TV or Not TV/Stop Horsing Around
  8. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall/The Great Movie Mystery
  9. The Claw/Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey
  10. The Abominable Snowman/Professor Crosshatch
  11. Goldfisher/Green Thumb
  12. From Bad to Verse/Kong and the Counterfeiters
  13. The Great Choo Choo Robbery/Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakery Man
  14. Mr. Tornado/The Little Crook Who Wasn't There
  15. Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink
  16. Comedy Cowboys

End credits stills

DVD release

Warner Home Video released Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series on Region 1 DVD in August 2006.

Video Game

In 1990, the show was adapted into a video game, Hong Kong Phooey: No. 1 Super Guy.

Trivia

  • A live action/CGI hybrid film based on Hong Kong Phooey was planned with Eddie Murphy voicing the main character.[1] Test footage of the film was leaked 28 December 2012 but the project was apparently scrapped.

References

  1. Mr Nostalgia