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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Trivia

Executive producer John McCallum had wanted the star marsupial, and the show, to be named "Hoppy". He was overruled by co-producer Lee Robinson. 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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Followed by The Adventures of Skippy (1992) See more »

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Ah, the memories ...
31 December 2007 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show on our cable TV back in 1969 (WPIX in New York, I think), and I was immediately hooked. Out of all the animal shows being made at that time--Gentle Ben, Lassie, Daktari--I liked this one the best of all.

It had a great ensemble cast, in addition to Skippy. Everyone in the cast did a great job, and it was fun to see them interact with each other in every episode.

And since I had just studied about Australia during the 1968-69 school year, the locales Down Under were also of interest to me. I have not seen the show since, and I know it had aired on Animal Planet some time ago. Seems to me that it's time to revisit this show!


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