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The Bullwinkle Show 

Rocky and His Friends (original title)
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Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures.

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Bill Scott, Jay Ward
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
June Foray ...  Additional Voices / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Edward Everett Horton ...  Fractured Fairy Tales Narrator 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Paul Frees ...  Additional Voices / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
William Conrad ...  Narrator / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ...  Sherman / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Bill Scott Bill Scott ...  Bullwinkle J. Moose / ... 163 episodes, 1959-1963
Daws Butler ...  Various Fairy Tale Characters / ... 122 episodes, 1959-1963
Hans Conried ...  Snidely Whiplash / ... 108 episodes, 1960-1963
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Storyline

Main continuing story involved Rocky and Bullwinkle in conflict with spies Boris and Natasha. Other segments included "Fractured Fairy Tales", "Peabody's Improbable History" (smart dog Peabody and his boy Sherman get in the way-back machine), the "Adventures of Dudley Doright" (Canadian Mountie vs. evil Snidley) and "Aesop and Son" (odd telling of the famous fables). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends See more »

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Mono

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Color | Black and White (digitally colored)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Prolific voice actor Daws Butler, famous for voicing a host of characters for Hanna-Barbera TV shows in the 1960s (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Elroy Jetson, etc.), provided key voices for the "Fractured Fairy Tales" and "Aesop and Son" segments, appearing in nearly every episode of "Rocky and His Friends"/"The Bullwinkle Show". However, due to a contractual stipulation with Hanna-Barbera, Butler could not receive on-screen credit for his work at another studio, and his contributions went uncredited after the first season. See more »

Quotes

["Bullwinkle's Corner" does "Tom, Tom the Piper's Son" as a "Dragnet" spoof. Bullwinkle, as Tom, is arrested for stealing a pig. At the police station, he is grilled under a hot light by two police detectives who speak in quick "Dragnet"-style dialogue]
Police Officer #1: D'you know it's a felony to pack a pig over a state line?
Police Officer #2: Pig-napping!
Bullwinkle: But, it's a pig in a poem!
Police Officer #1: Oh, a pig in a poke, huh?
Bullwinkle: Not "poke." "Poem." Pig in a poem!
Police Officer #2: Pig poem?
Bullwinkle: [Measuring with his hands] Not so pig, just about...
Police Officer #1: You makin' fun of the way...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Original broadcasts of "The Bullwinkle Show" in NBC's Sunday night prime time lineup (starting in September 1961) opened with a segment featuring a live-action hand puppet version of Bullwinkle. Syndicated versions of the show do not include the puppet segments from the prime time format, keeping strictly to the animated stories. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Full House: Ol' Brown Eyes (1991) See more »

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One of the funniest shows ever!
9 September 2002 | by StreepFan126See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest television shows I have ever seen. The best part is that as I get older, I find it funnier. When i was little, I just laughed at Bullwinkle's voice. But as i get older and older I start to appreciate the satire and humor. Modern sitcoms and cartoons should take a lesson from this show.


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