Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Hong Kong Phooey in The Great Movie Mystery (1974)

Now, we all know that Hong Kong Phooey (Scatman Crothers) lets his brain get clouded by his ego. Unfortunately, that also extends to his alter-ego, police custodian Penrod Pooch, who unwittingly helps Erich von Erich pull a bank heist in "The Great Movie Mystery".

Edit, 9/5/16: We've added the first half of this show, "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall", in which Hong Kong has to chase down, well, mirror thieves.

Maybe next time Penry can keep his head out of the clouds for once.

Rating: B+.


magicdog said...

I blame Peggy Charren for this. We could have had much more sophisticated and intelligent fair had she kept her meddling ways out of entertainment.

Let's face it, this "crooks posing as movie makers" plot has been used since the silents so I can't expect it to go unused in 1974.

I still hold out for an incarnation based on that ultra cool short showing HKP as he should have been portrayed way back when - you know the one I mean right?

hobbyfan said...

The one I have previously posted that CN produced, exactly.

Action for Children's Television started the whole mess of watchdog groups trying to be a collective nanny to the viewers. Unfortunately, today, you have the Parents' Television Council, which is even more narrow.