Thursday, June 14, 2012

Saturtainment: Precious Pupp (1965)

Precious Pupp, one of the two backup features behind Atom Ant, presented a mangy, layabout mongrel dog who somehow manages to foil any challenge that comes his way. Don Messick provided the sound effects for Precious, including an all-too-familiar-by-now laugh that Messick later transferred to Muttley (Wacky Races, 1968). Janet Waldo spoke for Precious' owner, Granny Sweet, who got around on a motor scooter, staying active at her advanced age.

Muttley16 uploaded this bumper:

It's just too bad that Hanna-Barbera never saw fit to bring Precious back in later years, although I suspect strongly that Goober might be of the same scraggly breed......!

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

Precious Pup wasn't one of my faves but he was watchable. IIRC he was part of the Banana Splits syndication package.

Did you notice the piano going down the stairs gag was pretty much exact from one of HB's Tom & Jerry shorts from the late 40s?

hobbyfan said...

All of the components from Atom Ant & Secret Squirrel were included in the Banana Splits package, backups included. That's how I actually became acquainted with Precious.

I think that same piano gag was used on the Flintstones, too. Well, it is a H-B show, after all....