A con man, in the form of a fox named Waldo Wigglesworth, and his stooge Filmore Bear befriend a frog named Hoppity Hooper and convince him that Waldo is his long lost uncle. Together, the ... See full summary »
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Chris Allen Chris Allen ...  Hoppity Hooper / ... 17 episodes, 1964-1965
Hans Conried ...  Professor Waldo Wigglesworth / ... 17 episodes, 1964-1965
Paul Frees ...  Narrator / ... 17 episodes, 1964-1965
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A con man, in the form of a fox named Waldo Wigglesworth, and his stooge Filmore Bear befriend a frog named Hoppity Hooper and convince him that Waldo is his long lost uncle. Together, the trio share many adventures and get involved in plenty of weird situations. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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USA

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English

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12 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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The Green Hopper See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Hoppity's hometown was Foggy Bog, Wisconsin. See more »

Quotes

Fillmore: Lets turn out here and fool him!
Hoppity Hooper: I Wouldn't If I Were You!
Fillmore: How Come?
Hoppity Hooper: Look at That Sign!
Fillmore: Oh Yeah! Uh... What does it say?
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Fight Fiercely, Young Teddy!
By George Steiner and Frank Comstock
(Theme Song)
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One of the offbeat TV series from the 60's
31 January 2008 | by mhlongSee all my reviews

I have always liked those strange little, maybe bizarre shows that have always seemed to just appear on TV and then disappear almost as quickly. Few people even know they existed, but for the serious TV watcher, they were what made television exciting. Shows like Gerald McBoingBoing, WinkyDink, Smilin' Ed's Gang (with Froggie the Gremlin). Shows that most likely were the ancestors of later shows like Fraggle Rock, Futurama, and Trippin the Rift, and currently South Park, Family Guy, Drawn Together. (Yes, The Simpsons, too, but that show is way too popular,and no to Beavis and Butthead - just gross for no reason, and no to King of the Hill, actually a rather sad show. Though, Beany and Cecil was really close). Shows that from a distance looked like kids fare,but if you actually took the time to watch and listen, you'd see very mature, adult writing and themes done with humor- shows that challenged you to think a little, while poking fun at every cultural reference one could think of.

Of course, I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle, but when Hoppity Hooper appeared, my immediate thought was that, aha, the writers of R&B are pulling out all the stops and just going for joke after joke, but all rather deep. You had to really know what was going on, to catch it all. And it was all hilarious. All three leads were way over the top, Hoppity with his oh so serious, wide eyed innocence, Waldo with his angles to scam everything and everybody, and Filmore with his absolutely brainless utterances.

I could just see the writers and lead voices having a blast with the barest of plots, but with the sarcasm and irony going full bore. These shows aren't for everyone, but if you like that kind of humor, there are some places around here you can see an episode or two.

Too bad they didn't get that magic 100 shows so there would be enough for repeat syndication. A little gem of a show for the all too brief time it was on.


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