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As this was the time when Bruce Lee was making movies and the series called 'Kung Fu' was being shown, starring David Carradine. Joe Barbera had always liked dogs and was always taking every opportunity to cast one in their shows. But he wasn't always going to be called Hong Kong Phooey and instead he was going to be called Kung Phooey.
The team that worked on Hong At The Pagan Samhain Night - Graveland - Carpathian Wolves Phooey thrived on the show. It was like a group of friends, as they all got on with each other and had lots of fun. They came up with quick ideas and had lots of good banter. At the time, the writers used to draw their scripts, which made the storyboard artists fairly redundant and instead they took on a role of editors, who would edit the storyboards down into scenes and re draw areas that needed to.
Also Hanna-Barbera liked to trial other ideas in their existing shows, a sort of pilot within a show. This happened in the last Hong Kong Phooey episode where 'Posse Impossible' was seen for the first time. Hong Kong Phooey wasn't seen for most of the episode, but Posse Impossible went on to star in their own show minus a few things. Hong Kong Phooey used old story settings, such as an animal who lives and talks in a human world where no one thinks it's out of the ordinary. Also the style of the backgrounds was very oriental.
Hong Kong Phooey is one of the classic shows most people remember. This isn't just down to the brilliant animation, it has to do with a catchy title sequence which everyone The Next Act - Various - Steyoyoke Black Onyx, Vol.1 to sing along to and can't get out of their head plus the fantastic voice of Hong Kong Phooey, supplied by Scatman Crothers.
There were a total of 16 episodes, which mostly contained 2 stories. While I was growing up, I always thought the Janitor was called Henry, but shock horror, it Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar that his name was Penry.
Most people I tell this to don't believe Persevere - Rice Maniac* - Joey Married A Redneck it sounds a stupid name to me! Look out for where the vending machine is in episode 1, as it is on the left hand side of the room, but for all other episodes it has switched to the right side of the room.
Cartoon Network even commissioned a 'flash' cartoon which gave us a short updated version of Hong Kong Phooey. I would advise against watching it, as it didn't have any of the style of the original and looked more like an episode of Street Fighter or Dragon Ball.
Now if they created a new series that mirrored the style of the original, then that would be Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar seeing. Story Hong Kong Phooey is the greatest crime fighter, but Who is this super hero? No Rosemary the Telephone Operator? No Penry the mild mannered Janitor? Could be Each story revolves around Police Headquarters where a humble janitor works.
When a call comes into HQ about a crook then Penry is off. He runs right into the vending machine, but don't worry he doesn't hurt himself as its a secret door and it swings open into a secret room. Penry jumps into the bottom draw of a filing cabinet.
Spot, Penrys cat is on top of the cabinet and bangs on The Girl From Ipanema - Anita ODay - Once Upon A Summertime top when the top draw sticks and out jumps Hong Kong Phooey!!
After squashing himself with a fold away ironing board and sliding into a dumpster, he emerges in the Phooey Mobile ready to fight crime I'm surprised that he hasn't found a less painful way of getting to his car. On his way to catch the criminals he always upsets someone with his car eg. Also the crooks would like to know how he catches them, as he is mostly nowhere near them. Poor Penry can't seem to do anything right and is always upsetting Sergeant Flint. This is normally because Penry is very accident prone and the Sarge is normally on the receiving end concerning the accident.
He loves to talk to himself or does he know that we are watching? He is friends with Rosemary, who he sometimes calls her his 'lovable lady fuzz'.
When the call comes into the station that there is a criminal on the loose or a crime has happened, Penry suddenly disappears from the police station and no one knows where to? The inept crime fighter Hong Kong Phooey is the number one crime fighter, who uses his Kung Foo skills to catch crooks mostly by accident. When things are getting bad, he consults the Hong Kong Book of Kung Foo for his latest Kung Foo moves to dispatch his enemies how does he get the book to stay in his sleeve?
But when he tries out the move it nearly always goes wrong and Spot has to help him out. It seems as if he isn't the martial arts master that most people think he is, and instead he is learning it as he goes along. Hong Kong Phooey has a massive ego and if he was told that Spot was helping him catch the crooks, then he wouldn't believe them. He is that certain that his Kung Foo skills and his mental powers are unrivalled that he has no fear going into a dangerous situation.
He has to be careful not to be mobbed when he is out in public as he has thousands of admirers, especially the girls that love to hug and kiss him its a hard life! He seems to love to give his autograph out to everyone, even if they don't really want it normally its to crooks that are Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar disguise.
He drives one of the coolest vehicles ever - the Phooey Mobile, which makes a great sound when its been driven along. It can convert to loads of different vehicles when he bangs his gong, such as the Phooey Copter. He is also someone who respects safety, as he always puts his seat belt on. What I'd like to know is, how does a low paid dog afford such a fantastic vehicle?
Sometimes he dresses up in disguises to catch the crooks, but it is easy to spot which one is Hong Kong Phooey, as its the only disguise that has a black mask on it. Still, the Adjustments - Asamov - Instrumentals never seem to notice this fact. It is ironic that the cat that is covered in stripes is called Spot. In fact it is Spot who is the real Super Hero, as he tags along with Hong Kong Phooey and is the one that helps to catch the crooks by pointing him in the right direction.
This cat doesn't speak, but can get the attention of Hong Kong Phooey by whistling. He has a knack of getting Hong Kong Phooey out of the filing cabinet when the drawer gets stuck he bangs on it. She always answers the phone by saying 'Hello, Hello, Police Headquarters' and infuriates Sarge when she keeps saying 'You Don't Say' on the phone and his curiosity gets the better of him. She is friends with Penry and has some of the best legs I've seen in a cartoon - of course.
She has a massive crush on Hong Kong Phooey and if she knew that Penry Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar the same person, then she would never let him go. She thinks that Penry will be little more than a janitor if only she The Only One (Gotta Be) - Gina Go-Go - Sweet Surrender. Ross Sergeant Flint or Sarge as he is also known is the grumpy Sergeant of Police Headquarters Considering that he is in charge, he Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar no patience at all and should really go Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar an anger management course.
Corazon - Maria Dolores Pradera - Maria Dolores Pradera Acompañada Por Los Gemelos this is due to the Police Commissioner always giving him a hard time? He loves to give Penry the dirty jobs to do, but Penry messes most things up, so its Sarge that ends up in a mess! He is always calling Penry a nincompoop. He has a strange habit of going 'ooh ooh' before saying things and tries to get everyone into shape via his Physical Fitness Programme, which is surprising as I think he needs the work out.
The Gasket Gang These criminals love to steal any vehicle that they can lay their hands on. Hot Rod dressed as a little old lady so not to be detected when stealing cars.
The Diamond Thieves Rocky hid the 'Hopeless Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar in a Kangeroo's pouch, but forgot which one he had put it in, so they had to steal all the Kangeroos in the city his boss wasn't happy. To try to catch them, Hong Kong Phooey disguised himself as a Kangeroo.
He soon found out that they weren't easy pickings as they knew Kung Foo too. Slippery Smith He is the worlds greatest safe cracker. He uses a robot, called Iron Head', to steal safes for him. But he doesn't steal them in the normal way and instead Iron Head just crashes through the walls and rips the safes out for Slippery Smith to open.
Grandma Goody She is a cat burglar who steals cats and even stole Spot from right from under Penry's nose. She drives around in a car and only has to lower a ramp and say 'here kitty, kitty' and then they jump in the back.
The cats seem to love her, but she doesn't like cats. In fact she isn't a Grandma at all and is Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar man dressed up. So what does he do with the cats? He shampoos Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanarblow dries them and gives them phoney pedigree papers and sells them as expensive pedigree cats.
The Candle Thieves Lefty and his boss Hong Kong Phodey - Various - Optoplanar own the local Wax Museum and make magnificent waxworks and sell them for thousands, but they suddenly find out that they have run out of wax to continue making them.
So they embark on a crime spree to steal the whole of the cities candles. But as usual, the boss has the idea, but the brawn Lefty has to carry out the plan, and in this instance he bounces around on a pogo stick swiping them all. Hong Kong Phooey vs. The Incredible Mr.
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