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Hong Kong Phooey Was Sublime

I loved Hong Kong Phooey.


From Wikipedia:

"Hong Kong Phooey is the clownishly clumsy secret identity of Penrod 'Penry' Pooch, working at a police station as a 'mild-mannered' janitor under the glare of Sergeant Flint, nicknamed 'Sarge.'

"Penry disguises himself as Hong Kong Phooey by jumping into a filing cabinet despite always getting stuck - and unstuck by his pet cat Spot - and once disguised, gets equipped with the 'Phooeymobile' vehicle that transforms itself into a boat, a plane, or a telephone booth depending on the circumstances by banging his gong or changes automatically whenever necessary.

"He fights crime relying on his copy of The Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu, a correspondence-course martial-arts instruction handbook. However, his successes are only either thanks to Spot, who provides a solution to the challenges, or the direct result of a comically unintended side effect of his conscious efforts."


Scatman Crothers voiced Hong Kong Phooey and sang the theme song.


Additional voices including Richard Dawson and Casey Kasem.


The Flying Phooeymobile.




Comments welcome.


Posted on October 22, 2019

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