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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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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A reflection of the show's success in creating a unique Australian identity is that in the 1970's and 1980's, Australians with an Anglo-Saxon background were called "Skips", after the title character. See more »

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More often than not, if Skippy is standing around or appearing from behind bushes, a stage-hand's arm or hand is clearly visible pushing Skippy into doing what's required for the scene. See more »

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Referenced in Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) See more »

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Better than Lassie
23 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I always liked Skippy better than Lassie and Flipper. Most critics hated Skippy and the entire show. I have not seen it in 20 years, but the location was surely the attraction for me. It was quite a revelation seeing the adventures of a boy in location quite foreign to a Midwest town.

I doubt this would have much appeal to kids today, but you never know. Skippy was smart as a human and the exotic location of Outback Australia may not be as exciting for kids now as it was for me in the 1970s. I wish this was the type of show that would show up from time to time on one of the dozens of channels we have now. It would be good to see these old classics.


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