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Secret Squirrel
Secretsquirrl.jpg
Secret Squirrel Title Card
Genre Cartoon
Created by Hanna-Barbera
Voices of Mel Blanc
Paul Frees
Language(s) English

Secret Squirrel is a cartoon squirrel created by Hanna-Barbera. Secret Squirrel was one of two co-stars of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, which debuted in 1965. He was given his own show in 1966, but was reunited with Atom Ant for one more season in 1967. Secret first appeared in a prime-time animated special called The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel, which aired on NBC on September 12, 1965.

The Secret Squirrel half-hours included three individual cartoon segments: "Secret Squirrel," "Squiddly Diddly," and "Winsome Witch."

Secret Squirrel's shorts were a parody of the then-popular spy genre, with most of his shorts' elements satirizing those of the James Bond films. Secret Squirrel was also known as "Agent 000".

Beginning in 1994, thirteen new Secret Squirrel cartoons appeared in between the 2 Stupid Dogs episodes, with the updated title, "Super Secret Secret Squirrel" and a new cast.

"Secret Squirrel" entered the language as a nickname for intelligence officers and their activities.

Contents

Bio

Secret Squirrel (voiced by Mel Blanc) served as a secret agent (his designation was "Agent 000"), taking orders from his superior Double-Q (voiced by Paul Frees) of the International Sneaky Service.[1] Secret was assisted in his adventures by fez-wearing side-kick Morocco Mole (voiced by Paul Frees impersonating Peter Lorre). The pair fought crime and evil enemy agents using cunning and a variety of spy gadgets, including a machine gun cane, a collection of guns kept inside Secret's trench coat, and a variety of devices concealed in his hat (which he almost never removed).

Secret Squirrel's recurring arch-enemy is Yellow Pinkie (also voiced by Paul Frees) who is a parody of Auric Goldfinger from Goldfinger and Kasper Gutman from the The Maltese Falcon. The last bunch of episodes introduced Hy-Spy (also voiced by Paul Frees), the master of scientific criminology.

Episode list

The first seven episodes of the 1960s Secret Squirrel series was also seen in front of the 1994–1995 season of Hanna-Barbera's 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995). October 2, 1965 to September 2, 1967

Season 1 (1965-1966)

  1. Sub Swiper -
  2. Masked Granny -
  3. Scotland Yard Caper -
  4. Robin Hood & His Merry Muggs -
  5. Wolf In Cheap Cheap Clothing -
  6. Royal Run Around -
  7. Yellow Pinkie -
  8. Five Is A Crowd -
  9. It Stopped Training -
  10. Wacky Secret Weapon -
  11. Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo -
  12. Catty Cornered -
  13. Leave Wheel Enough Alone -
  14. Jester Minute -
  15. Not So Idle Idol -
  16. Gold Rushed -
  17. Double Ex-Double Cross -
  18. Capt. Kidd's Not Kidding -
  19. Bold Rush -
  20. Tusk-Tusk -

Season 2 (1966-1968)

  1. Robot Rout -
  2. The Pink Sky Mobile -
  3. Scuba Duba Duba -
  4. Hi-Spy -
  5. Spy In The Sky -
  6. Ship Of Spies -

Recording

Hanna-Barbera Records released a Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole: Superspy LP album in 1966.(HLP-2046) that featured an adventure with several songs.

Super-Secret Secret Squirrel

Years later, Secret and Morocco were revived in 1993 for back-up segments of TBS Superstation's 2 Stupid Dogs titled Super-Secret Secret Squirrel with Secret Squirrel voiced by Jess Harnell and Morocco Mole voiced by Jim Cummings. These segments featured very different art work compared to the original 1960s cartoons. All the characters inhabiting the world were now animals. In fact, Double-Q (now just called simply the 'Chief' in these shorts and voiced by Tony Jay) was now a cape buffalo instead of a man with a balding hairline, and arch-foe Yellow Pinkie was replaced with a sea lion known as "Goldflipper" (voiced by Jim Cummings). The new shorts also introduced Penny (voiced by Kimmy Robertson), a female squirrel assistant to the chief who was also a love interest for Secret (à la Miss Moneypenny). Morocco was given a new color scheme, also had an evil twin brother named Scirocco Mole, and now also wore sunglasses. Secret's art design remained relatively intact, but with a more modern design than the previous animated series' version of the character. He also styles a slightly different hat in the new version.

Episode List

  1. One Ton -
  2. Scirrocco Mole -
  3. Hot Rodney -
  4. Greg -
  5. Quark -
  6. Platypus -
  7. Egg -
  8. Voodoo Goat -
  9. Chameleon -
  10. Agent Penny -
  11. Goldflipper -
  12. Queen Bea -
  13. Doctor O -

Other appearances

  • Secret and Morocco appeared again as part of the cast in Yogi's Ark Lark and it's spin-off series Yogi's Gang, but had no dialogue in either of them.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morroco Mole appeared as teenagers on Yo Yogi! where Secret Squirrel was voiced by Kath Soucie and Morocco Mole was voiced by Neil Ross. Secret Squirrel had an uncle named Uncle Undercover (voiced by Greg Burson) who owns The Invention Dimension store in Jellystone Mall.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole have made a few appearances, one of them being on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. In "Blackwatch Plaid," Secret Squirrel (voiced by Bill Farmer) is charged with flashing when he tries to rescue someone (since his gadgets are in his coat). In "Birdgirl of Guantanamole," Morocco Mole (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is suspected of being a terrorist. In the Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law video game, Secret Squirrel and Magilla Gorilla were suspected of robbing Harvey Birdman's office. When it came to a bag covered in peanut oil, Secret Squirrel mentions to have an allergy to peanuts. Secret Squirrel was found "not guilty." Magilla Gorilla was tried and was also found "not guilty" when it was mentioned that he wouldn't be able to fit in the window due to a machine left behind by X the Eliminator.
  • Within federal law enforcement circles the slang term "secret squirrel" has been used to describe U.S. Secret Service Agents.
  • The Secret Squirrel Show returned to the TV channel Boomerang when Boomerang removed Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear, on January 2, 2008. The Secret Squirrel Show had been removed on June 30, 2008 Super Secret Squirrel returned in June 2009 as a filler segment for 2 Stupid Dogs during the Summer Season. The Secret Squirrel Show returned again on August 31, 2009.
  • Secret Squirrel made a cameo appearance in an episode of Squirrel Boy, where his hat was seen on a gravestone.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole was seen in a Cartoon Network Rap in 1995.
  • Secret Squirrel made an appearance in the show "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" in an episode with Hoss Delgado who is driving in his monster truck and almost runs over Secret Squirrel.

Secret Squirrel in other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Esquilo sem Grilo ("No-worries Squirrel") in the 1965 version; James Quilo ("James Quirrel") in the 1993 version
  • French: L´Agent sans Secret ("Secret-less Agent")
  • German: Geheimer Eichkater ("Secret Squirrel")
  • Italian: Super Segretissimo Agente Scoiattolo ("Super Very Secret Agent Squirrel")
  • Spanish: El Inspector Ardilla ("Inspector Squirrel")
  • Indonesian Detektif Tupai ("Detective Squirrel")
  • Swedish Agent Kurre
  • Chinese 松鼠特務 ("Special Agent Squirrel")

See also

References

  1. ^ p.423 Mansour, David From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Dictionary of the Late 20th Century 2005 Andrews McMeel Publishing

External links


Secret Squirrel
Genre Cartoon
Created by Hanna-Barbera
Voices of Mel Blanc
Paul Frees
Language(s) English

Secret Squirrel is a cartoon squirrel created by Hanna-Barbera. Secret Squirrel was one of two co-stars of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, which debuted in 1965. He was given his own show in 1966, but was reunited with Atom Ant for one more season in 1967. Secret first appeared in a prime-time animated special called The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel, which aired on NBC on September 12, 1965.

The Secret Squirrel half-hours included three individual cartoon segments: "Secret Squirrel," "Squiddly Diddly," and "Winsome Witch."

Secret Squirrel's shorts were a parody of the then-popular spy genre, with most of his shorts' elements satirizing those of the James Bond films. Secret Squirrel was also known as "Agent 000".

Beginning in 1994, thirteen new Secret Squirrel cartoons appeared in between the 2 Stupid Dogs episodes, with the updated title, "Super Secret Secret Squirrel" and a new cast.

Contents

Bio

Secret Squirrel (voiced by Mel Blanc) served as a secret agent (his designation was "Agent 000"), taking orders from his superior Double-Q (voiced by Paul Frees) of the International Sneaky Service.[1] Secret was assisted in his adventures by fez-wearing side-kick Morocco Mole (voiced by Paul Frees impersonating Peter Lorre). The pair fought crime and evil enemy agents using cunning and a variety of spy gadgets, including a machine gun cane, a collection of guns kept inside Secret's trench coat, and a variety of devices concealed in his hat (which he almost never removed).

Secret Squirrel's recurring arch-enemy is Yellow Pinkie (also voiced by Paul Frees) who is a parody of Auric Goldfinger from Goldfinger and Kasper Gutman from The Maltese Falcon. The last bunch of episodes introduced Hy-Spy (also voiced by Paul Frees), the master of scientific criminology.

Episode list

The first seven episodes of the 1960s Secret Squirrel series was also seen in front of the 1994–1995 season of Hanna-Barbera's 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995). October 2, 1965 to September 2, 1967

Season 1 (1965–1966)

Title Original airdate

1 "Sub Swiper" 1965 October 2
Secret and Morocco are assigned to locate a vanished Atomic Submarine in the hands of Captain Ahab. 
2 "Masked Granny" 1965 October 9
Secret and Morocco have a mission to secure the Bombay Bomb in the Pentagon, whilst the Masked Granny undergoes a heist to steal it. 
3 "Scotland Yard Caper" 1965 October 16
Secret receives orders from London to recover the stolen Crown and Jewels. He does, but is accused of being the thief himself. 
4 "Robin Hood & His Merry Muggs" 1965 October 23
Secret and Morocco try to track down some thieves, who are using a Robin Hood television show to cover their thefts. 
5 "Wolf in Cheap Cheap Clothing" 1965 October 30
Secret and Morocco are sent to stop Wily Wolf from smuggling sheep. Secret lures him into a trap with a Red Riding Hood scenario. 
6 "Royal Run Around" 1965 November 6
Secret and Morocco are assigned to safeguard Pasha Panchabaggie, but the Pasha rides his carpet off and gives them a hard time catching him. 
7 "Yellow Pinkie" 1965 November 13
Secret and Morocco are sent to catch an enemy agent called Yellow Pinkie, who seems too smart for them. 
8 "Five Is a Crowd" 1965 November 20
Dr. Dangit creates duplicates of Secret Squirrel to commit crime and set the real one up. Secret follows the duplicates to Dangit's hideouts and turns them against him. 
9 "It Stopped Training" 1965 November 27
Secret and Morocco are put on a case to recover the Silver Streak Express stolen by Yellow Pinkie with a shrinking ray gun. 
10 "Wacky Secret Weapon" 1965 December 4
Secret and Morocco are assigned to protect a secret weapon only to lose it to Yellow Pinkie, but they pin him down at the seaport. 
11 "Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo" 1965 December 11
Secret receives a mission from England to retrieve the Big Ben clock stolen by a giant to make a cuckoo clock out of it. 
12 "Catty Cornered" 1965 December 18
Secret and Morocco attempt to catch what seems to be a cat containing explosive atoms inside, but a chasing dog makes their task difficult. 
13 "Leave Wheel Enough Alone" 1965 December 25
Secret and Morocco try to catch Yellow Pinkie who stole all the gold from the mint, but will have to chase him in a car race first. 
14 "Jester Minute" 1966 January 1
Secret and Morocco are sent to safeguard the king's crown only for it to be stolen by Yellow Pinkie and Secret thwarts his every traps. 
15 "Not So Idle Idol" 1966 January 8
Yellow Pinkie steals a golden idol and only Secret can locate its whereabouts. 
16 "Gold Rushed" 1966 January 15
Secret and Morocco chase after Yellow Pinkie who stole a gold bullion from the Gregorian Embassy. 
17 "Double Ex-Double Cross" 1966 January 22
Secret and Morocco investigate the petrified population of Okey Dokey Isle. Then they nab the responsible perpetrator Double-Ex. 
18 "Capt. Kidd's Not Kidding" 1966 January 29
Secret and Morocco go aboard a Spanish Galleon to investigate the ghost of Captain Kidd which is actually Yellow Pinkie seeking gold. 
19 "Bold Rush" 1966 February 5
Morocco takes the liberty of locating a gold shipment stolen by Yellow Pinkie all by himself, while Secret discreetly assists. 
20 "Tusk-Tusk" 1966 February 12
Secret and Morocco try to find a missing elephant taken prisoner by the Grand Wazir to overthrow the Rajah. 

Season 2 (1966–1968)

Title Original airdate

21 "Robot Rout" 1966 September 10
Yellow Pinkie is promoted president due to a mass robotic brainwash on the citizens. Secret and Morocco head to Yellow Pinkie's lab to confront him, but he turns Morocco against Secret. 
22 "The Pink Sky Mobile" 1966 September 17
Secret and Morocco battle Yellow Pinkie in his new Sky Mobile against their Spy Car. Both of them end up with scooting vehicles. 
23 "Scuba Duba Duba" 1966 September 24
Secret and Morocco are assigned to recover a missile stolen by the spy Scuba Duba before he can destroy city under ransom. 
24 "Hi-Spy" 1966 October 29
Secret is sent to confront the evil criminal scientist Hy Spy, face-to-face in France, but Secret cannot outsmart him. 
25 "Spy in the Sky" 1966 November 12
Hy Spy is intent causing destruction on the globe with his armed satellite. Secret and Morocco head to the satellite to halt his plans. 
26 "Ship of Spies" 1966 November 26
Secret and Morocco are assigned to locate Hy Spy's invisible ship and put his plan out of action. 

Recording

Hanna-Barbera Records released a Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole: Superspy LP album in 1966.(HLP-2046) that featured an adventure with several songs.

Super Secret Secret Squirrel

Years later, Secret and Morocco were revived in 1993 for back-up segments of TBS Superstation's 2 Stupid Dogs titled Super Secret Secret Squirrel with Secret Squirrel voiced by Jess Harnell impersonating Mel Blanc and Morocco Mole voiced by Jim Cummings impersonating Paul Frees. These segments featured very different art work compared to the original 1960s cartoons. All the characters inhabiting the world were now animals. In fact, Double-Q (now just called simply the 'Chief' in these shorts and voiced by Tony Jay) was now a cape buffalo instead of a man with a balding hairline, and arch-foe Yellow Pinkie was replaced with a sea lion known as "Goldflipper" (voiced by Jim Cummings). The new shorts also introduced Penny (voiced by Kimmy Robertson), a female squirrel assistant to the chief who was also possibly a love interest for Secret (à la Miss Moneypenny). Morocco was given a new color scheme, also had an evil twin brother named Scirocco Mole, and now also wore sunglasses. Secret's art design remained relatively intact, but with a more modern design than the previous animated series' version of the character. He also styles a slightly different hat in the new version.

Episode List

Title Original airdate

1 "One Ton" September 13, 1993
Secret Squirrel attempts to stop a crazy panda called One-Ton, but he has orders from the Chief not to harm the endangered panda. 
2 "Scirocco Mole" September 20, 1993
In a quiz show, Secret Squirrel briefs the origin of his partnership with Morocco and the encounter with his evil twin brother Scirocco. (NOTE: Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Big Dog, and Little Dog made cameo appearances) 
3 "Hot Rodney" September 27, 1993
During a race against a racing rooster named Hot Rodney, Secret Squirrel is waylaid by Hot Rodney's kidnapping of Morocco. 
4 "Greg" October 4, 1993
Secret Squirrel investigates a mysterious candy disappearance caused by a gingerbread man named Greg. 
5 "Quark" October 11, 1993
A sub-atomic particle is destroying important monuments in order to make an amphitheater out of North America and Secret Squirrel has to shrink down to an atomic size to stop him. 
6 "Platypus" October 18, 1993
Secret Squirrel, Morocco Mole and the Chief get their bodies mixed in Platypus' descrambler and have a hard time catching him in their state. 
7 "Egg" October 25, 1993
Morocco Mole receives a mandatory special assignment to hold a "rare" egg for at least three seconds, but has a hard time doing so. 
8 "Voodoo Goat" November 1, 1993
An evil shaman goat makes a voodoo doll of the Chief in order to gain power of the agency and it's up to Secret Squirrel to stop him. 
9 "Chameleon" November 8, 1993
Expensive paintings are stolen on the night of a museum gala and Secret Squirrel discovers an art-loving, sophistic Chameleon has pilfered all the art for his own personal collection. 
10 "Agent Penny" November 15, 1993
In an attempt to cut down his expenses, the Chief replaces Secret Squirrel with Penny and hires Morocco as his secretary. (NOTE: Snooper and Blabber made cameo appearances) 
11 "Goldflipper" November 22, 1993
An evil sea lion named Goldflipper creates a giant gold magnet that steals golden teeth. Secret Squirrel goes under cover as Squirrely Girly scout to thwart the evil plan and recover all the stolen teeth. 
12 "Queen Bea" November 29, 1993
Queen Bea and her honey bee henchmen capture Secret Squirrel so that Queen Bea can force Secret Squirrel's hand in marriage, but Penny comes to his rescue. 
13 "Doctor O" December 5, 1993
Secret Squirrel has to stop an opossum named Doctor O from blocking out the sun with a satellite, but he has to do it blind in total darkness. 

Other appearances

  • Secret and Morocco appeared again as part of the cast in Yogi's Ark Lark and it's spin-off series Yogi's Gang, but had no dialogue in either of them.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole appeared as teenagers on Yo Yogi! where Secret Squirrel was voiced by Kath Soucie and Morocco Mole was voiced by Neil Ross. Secret Squirrel had an uncle named Uncle Undercover (voiced by Greg Burson) who owns The Invention Dimension store in Jellystone Mall.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole have made a few appearances, one of them being on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. In "Blackwatch Plaid," Secret Squirrel (voiced by Bill Farmer) is charged with flashing when he tries to rescue someone (since his gadgets are in his coat). In "Birdgirl of Guantanamole," Morocco Mole (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is suspected of being a terrorist. In the Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law video game, Secret Squirrel and Magilla Gorilla were suspected of robbing Harvey Birdman's office. When it came to a bag covered in peanut oil, Secret Squirrel mentions to have an allergy to peanuts. Secret Squirrel was found "not guilty." Magilla Gorilla was tried and was also found "not guilty" when it was mentioned that he wouldn't be able to fit in the window due to a machine left behind by X the Eliminator.
  • Within federal law enforcement circles the slang term "secret squirrel" has been used to describe U.S. Secret Service Agents.
  • The Secret Squirrel Show returned to the TV channel Boomerang when Boomerang removed Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear, on January 2, 2008. The Secret Squirrel Show had been removed on June 30, 2008 Super Secret Squirrel returned in June 2009 as a filler segment for 2 Stupid Dogs during the Summer Season. The Secret Squirrel Show returned again on August 31, 2009.
  • Secret Squirrel made a cameo appearance in an episode of Squirrel Boy, where his hat was seen on a gravestone.
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole was seen in a Cartoon Network Rap in 1995.
  • Secret Squirrel made an appearance in the show "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" in an episode with Hoss Delgado who is driving in his monster truck and almost runs over Secret Squirrel.

Secret Squirrel in other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Esquilo sem Grilo ("No-worries Squirrel") in the 1965 version; James Quilo ("James Quirrel") in the 1993 version
  • French: L´Agent sans Secret ("Secret-less Agent")
  • German: Geheimer Eichkater ("Secret Squirrel")
  • Italian: Super Segretissimo Agente Scoiattolo ("Super Very Secret Agent Squirrel")
  • Spanish: El Inspector Ardilla ("Inspector Squirrel")
  • Indonesian Detektif Tupai ("Detective Squirrel")
  • Swedish Agent Kurre
  • Chinese 松鼠特務 ("Special Agent Squirrel")

See also

References

  1. ^ p.423 Mansour, David From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Dictionary of the Late 20th Century 2005 Andrews McMeel Publishing

External links








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