Cartoon Resource entry #108 - Hong Kong Phooey (1974)


ORIGINAL AIRDATES: Sept 7, 1974-Sept 4, 1976 on ABC
RERUNS: Feb 4, 1978-Sept 2, 1978, Sept 8, 1979-Nov 3, 1979, Nov 1980-May 1981 (as part of the Godzilla/Hong Kong Phooey Hour), May 23, 1981-Sept 5, 1981 on NBC, 1989-1992 on USA Network, 1992-2000 on Cartoon Network, Apr 7, 2000-2008 on Boomerang
ANIMATION: Hanna-Barbera
DISTRIBUTED and OWNED: Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television

Hong Kong Phooey was originally titled 'Kung Phooey'.

The show came at the peak of the Kung Fu craze.

Only Spot the cat knows the true identity of Hong Kong Phooey.

When Hong Kong Phooey got in a jam, he referred to his 'Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu' book.

Scatman Crothers, the voice of Hong Kong Phooey, also went on to do the voice of Jazz from
'The Transformers'.

Joe E. Ross, the voice of Sergeant Flint, used his trademark 'Oooh! Oooh!' phrase from his earlier work on 'The Phil Silvers Show' and 'Car 54, Where Are You?'.

Each episode (except the final one) featured two 10 minute shorts where HKP takes on a criminal. An overall smaller story, such as police budget cuts or Penrod fixing the Sarge's lamp, carried over both portions of the episode.

Spot the cat has stripes instead of spots!

With a clang on the gong, the Phooeymobile changes into any type of vehicle such as a helicopter, hot air balloon or unicycle.

Hong Kong Phooey later appeared in the Laff-A-Lympics as part of the Scoobie Doobies team.

EPISODE GUIDE (in production number order)
#7401 Car Thieves & Zoo Story (09.07.1974)
#7402 Iron Head, the Robot & Cotton Pickin' Pocket (09.14.1974)
#7403 Grandma Goody (Cat Burglar) & Candle Power (09.21.1974)
#7404 The Penthouse Burglaries & Batty Bank Mob (09.28.1974)
#7405 The Voltage Villian & The Giggler (10.05.1974)
#7406 The Gumdrop Kid & Professor Presto (The Malevolent Magician) (10.12.1974)
#7407 TV Or Not TV & Stop Horsing Around (10.19.1974)
#7408 Mirror, Mirror On the Wall & Great Movie Mystery (10.26.1974)
#7409 The Claw & Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey (11.02.1974)
#7410 The Abominable Snowman & Professor Crosshatch (11.09.1974)
#7411 Goldfisher & Green Thumb (11.16.1974)
#7412 From Bad To Verse (Rotten Rhymer) & Kong and the Counterfeiters (11.23.1974)
#7413 The Great Choo Choo Robbery & Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakery Man (11.30.1974)
#7414 Mr. Tornado & The Little Crook Who Wasn't There (12.07.1974)
#7415 Dr. Disguiso & The Incredible Mr. Shrink (12.14.1974)
#7416 Comedy Cowboys (12.21.1974)

Scatman Crothers (1910-1986) as Hong Kong Phooey/Penrod 'Penry' Pooch
Kathy Gori (1951) as Rosemary
Don Messick (1926-1997) as Spot

Joe E. Ross (1914-1982) as Sargeant Flint

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