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Squiddly Diddly

Squiddly Diddly is an anthropomorphic animated squid created by Hanna-Barbera, who was featured in his own cartoon segment on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show beginning in 1965[1].

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Bio

The round-headed, sailor-hatted Squiddly, more octopus than squid in appearance, lived in an aquatic park similar to SeaWorld known as Bubbleland. Diddly is an aspiring musician and makes many attempts to escape and attain musical stardom. He is constantly foiled by Bubbleland's administrator Chief Winchley. At the times when he did escape he would either go back to Bubbleland feeling the outside world too harsh. Also people would often be terrified as they mistakenly believe octopuses are hostile, but occasionally people would applaud Squiddly Diddly for his musical talents.

Some observers have commented that the name Squiddly Diddly was derived from the name of musician Bo Diddley.

Episodes

There were 26 Squiddly Diddly episodes:

  • Way Out Squiddly
  • Show Biz Squid
  • The Canvas Back Squid
  • Nervous Service
  • Westward Ha!
  • Sea Grunt
  • Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
  • Squid on the Skids
  • Double Trouble
  • Squid Kid
  • Booty and the Beast
  • Clowning Around
  • Surprize Prize
  • Baby Squidder
  • Naughty Astronaut
  • The Ghost is Clear
  • Lucky Ducky
  • Foxy Seal
  • Squiddly Double Diddly
  • Hollywood Folly
  • One Black Knight
  • Yo Ho Ho
  • Phoney Fish
  • Gnatman
  • Robot Squid
  • Jewel Finger
  • Diddly Deagles

Voice cast

Squiddly Diddly in other languages

Other appearances

In 1966, Hanna-Barbera Records released Squiddly Diddly's Surfin' Surfari on LP.

Squiddly Diddly was featured in Yogi's Gang (1973) voiced by Don Messick.

Squiddly Diddly made a cameo in the Yo Yogi! episode "The Big Snoop." He is seen amongst those looking for Super Snooper when he ends up kidnapped.

Squiddly Diddly made some non-speaking cameo appearances in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

Trivia

In the British comedy Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special 1989 "The Jolly Boys' Outing", Squiddly Diddly was cited by Del Boy as the reason for the failure of his seafood stall, since people were unwilling to consume creatures they had become fond of.

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