Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saturtainment: Squiddly Diddly (1965)

Most of us know an octopus can't talk----it has no mouth. However, Hanna-Barbera had other ideas when they needed a second backup feature for Secret Squirrel in 1965. Enter Squiddly Diddly.

Squiddly was the featured attraction at a theme park based on the real-life Sea World. Just the same, Squiddly gave Chief Winchley (John Stephenson) plenty of fits. Sorry to say, I can't find an episode in English. All I can find on YouTube so far is in Spanish, save for this long-lost bumper that segues into each episode. Credit Muttley16 with this entry:

Squiddly was back in the public eye recently, along with a number of other cartoon stars of the past, in an ad for MetLife that premiered during the Super Bowl last month. Now, of course, it remains to be seen if they decide at Cartoon Network to do something worthwhile with him. Given that it's CN, I doubt it.

Rating: B.

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