Touché Turtle (voiced by Bill Thompson and later by Don Messick) is the star of a series of short cartoons produced as a companion to Wally Gator and Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har. Touché and his canine sidekick, Dum Dum, match wits with villains and help innocents in distress.
His "birthday" is August 10th.
Appearance and Traits
Touché Turtle wears a white hat with a red plume in it. As a fencer, he carries a standard fencing foil into battle, although his fencing foil has a noticeable dent in the tip.
Out of the pair, Touché was the brave, if not entirely competent leader who'd always rush in, shouting his catchphrase, "Touché away!" He wasn't always bright (although considerably smarter than Dum-Dum), but he's an accomplished fencer and is able to hold his own against other sword-fighting opponents. Another trait of Touché's was his mispronunciation of the word "sword"; he always pronounced the "w" instead of leaving it silent.
Touché also had a telephone in his shell, which would ring at inopportune times when people called for help. Touché would always politely excuse himself, duck into his shell and then take the call regardless of where he was at the time.
- Touché was originally going to be a rabbit named "Hairbrain Hare" (with several similarities in design to Ricochet Rabbit) but the concept was eventually scrapped.
- Touché also appeared in the shows Yogi's Ark Lark and its spin-off series Yogi's Gang. He was voiced by Don Messick due to Bill Thompson's death in 1971. Messick would later voice Touché again when he appeared in Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
- Touché and Dum-Dum appeared in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law video game adaptation as cameos.