Rocky and His Friends (1959–1964)

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An comedic anthology featuring primarily the adventures of a heroic flying squirrel and his dumb moose friend.

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 Rocket J. Squirrel / ... (47 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bill Scott ...
 Bullwinkle J. Moose / ... (47 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Fractured Fairy Tales narrator (36 episodes, 1959-1961)
Paul Frees ...
 Boris Badenov / ... (34 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Narrator (34 episodes, 1959-1961)
Walter Tetley ...
 Sherman (32 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Fearless Leader (29 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Various Fairy Tale Characters (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
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Animated antics of flying squirrel Rocket J. Squirrel, or Rocky, and his dim companion, Bullwinkle J. Moose. And let's not forget the two spies who always complicate things for our heroes: Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, who incognito try and help Rocky and Bullwinkle then immediately put them in life-threatening situations that result in major cliffhangers. Also features Grimm Fairy Tales Jay Ward-style and Peabody and Sherman taking intriguing trips through time courtesy of the Way-Back machine. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The first episode, Part One of the Jet Fuel Formula story arc, was recorded in February 1958. However, subsequent episodes were not recorded until February 1959, using a different soundtrack stock. This led to some notable changes in the performances of the voice cast - in Part One of Jet Fuel Formula the clarity of the voice cast is noticeably better than in subsequent episodes, particularly the voice performances of June Foray and Paul Frees; a close listen finds that the studio echo of the session bleeds into the soundtrack. For subsequent episodes the different soundtrack stock used eliminated this echo. In addition, the voice cast's performances began changing, particularly William Conrad's narrations. Throughout Part One, Conrad's narration is totally straight, but in Part Two he began in inject a mild flamboyance to his narration in keeping with the show's whimsical flavor, and as the series continued his narration became ever more comically melodramatic. See more »

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Rocket J. Squirrel: Bullwinkle, those are girls!...
Rocket J. Squirrel: Bullwinkle, this is terrible!
Bullwinkle J. Moose: It is?
Rocket J. Squirrel: What kind of game can you play with girls?
Bullwinkle J. Moose: Boy, this really is a children's show, isn't it?
[Bullwinkle looks into the camera]
Bullwinkle J. Moose: Parcheesi, of course.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.105 (2010) See more »

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Precursor to The Bullwinkle Show
2 October 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Who would have ever thought, when this show came out, in 1959, that between this cartoon, and its successor, The Bullwinkle Show, that these cartoon characters would have five years of episodes?......kind of modelled in the old radio episodic format, I would say.

I wonder if Jay Ward would have also been surprised that his creation had lasted that long. He had done Crusader Rabbit, back in 1949---TV's first animated show ever----but certainly that cartoon could not hold a candle to this one.

From what I have read, there were no other cartoon TV series, up until this point, which had lasted 5 years (shortly AFTER this series began, The Flintstones ran 6 years---1960-1966). After Rocky, Bullwinkle (and Hanna Barbera's Flinstones) I think that it was EXTREMELY RARE that any animated series lasted 5 or more years......Until The Simpsons came along!.....

The story that I have read, as to why Jay Ward switched the name, from Rocky and His Friends, to The Bullwinkle Show, is very simple. In 1961 the show switched networks. The new station would only pick the series up if Ward renamed it The Bullwinkle Show (for what reason, I will never know). The rest is history......


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