Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: An episode of Secret Squirrel (1965)

From Saturday Morning Cartoons: The 1960's, Volume 1 comes an episode of The Secret Squirrel Show with the following:

*Secret Squirrel in "Sub Swiper": Secret (Mel Blanc) & Morocco Mole (Paul Frees) go after a modern-day Capt. Ahab who's stealing submarines instead of hunting whales.

*Squiddly Diddly in "Way Out Squiddly": Squiddly (Frees) is captured by aliens who think he represents the average life-form on Earth. Oh, are they in for a surprise.

*Winsome Witch in "Prince of a Pup": Winnie (Jean VanderPyl) steps into a parody of "Snow White & the Seven Dwarves". Chaos ensues. Don Messick voices the magic mirror and Prince Charming, while Janet Waldo guest stars as Snow White.

Unfortunately, Warner Bros. put in a copyright claim with YouTube, so this video is, like, gone with the wind. As with all of the 60's episodes of Secret Squirrel.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

Until a few months ago, the show was running on Boomerang late nights. I enjoyed Secret and Winnie, but I find Squiddly's cartoons harder to watch these days. I tend to skip them.

I thought Winnie's version of Snow White was quite funny. The second best part was seeing Snow being eager to get away from the dwarves and the drudgery of housework! In the Disney film, she was all too happy to be the live in maid! The best part of course was... Prince.

hobbyfan said...

I didn't realize this before, but the inestimable Paul Frees was also the voice of Squiddly. Should've known.