Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Devereaux ...
 Matt Hammond / ... (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Jerry King (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Ken James ...
 Mark Hammond (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Garry Pankhurst ...
 Sonny Hammond (90 episodes, 1968-1970)
Skippy ...
 Herself - The Bush Kangaroo (89 episodes, 1968-1970)
Liza Goddard ...
 Clancy Merrick / ... (67 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.

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3 December 1967 (Netherlands)  »

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Skippy le kangourou  »

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Trivia

The location of Waratah Park is never really given. Although the actual park is located in Duffy's Forest on Sydneys northside, the park in the show must be huge as it starts on the coast whilst in one ep Sonny is said to be walking around Jenolan, a location thats is over 100kms from the coast. It is intimated that the park is outside Sydney in the bush yet they are always able to make a short drive to a suburban shopping area or even to drive Clancy into the Conservatorium of Music in the heart of Sydney city. See more »

Goofs

Skippy's trademark 'tchk tchk tchk' noise was entirely fictional. Kangaroos make no such sounds. It was produced by someone clicking their tongue. See more »

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Childhood...
21 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought even as a kid that this show was really nice, and revisiting this show after several years of not being able to find it I still do. The theme song is wonderful, and stuck in my head for a long while, and the Australian locations are really striking. The story lines were gripping, original and touching, yes perhaps there were moments when it was predictable but that is occasionally. The dialogue was also good in my opinion, not superb but it was humorous with some levels of intelligence. The acting from all the human actors is very good and the characters aren't annoying, but Skippy the Kangaroo steals the show, he is really cute and endearing not to mention smart. Overall, a nice show, that is worth watching for Skippy and the scenery. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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