Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Hong Kong Phooey vs. the Voltage Villain & The Giggler (1974)

On his Bloggy Thing earlier today, Tony Isabella discussed a little known 1974 film, "Black Belt Jones", which starred Jim Kelly and........Scatman Crothers. Seems ol' Scatman was cast as a sensei of a sort, and maybe this is what led to his landing the lead as Hong Kong Phooey.

Anyway, HKP has his hands full with the "Voltage Villain" (Don Messick) and "The Giggler" (Frank Welker, who'd recycle the Giggler voice for one version of the Toyman 4 years later on Challenge of the Super Friends).

The subplot tying the two shorts together has Sgt. Flint (Joe E. Ross) attempting to create some models out of toothpicks, but of course it's bound to fail.

Rating: B.

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