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Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales 

The educational misadventures of a fast-talking penguin and his dumb walrus friend.

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1966   1965   1964   1963   Unknown  



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Series cast summary:
Kenny Delmar ...
 Narrator / ... 116 episodes, 1963-1966
Bradley Bolke ...
 Phineas J. Whoopee / ... 70 episodes, 1963-1966
Mort Marshall ...
 Stanley Livingstone / ... 56 episodes, 1963-1966


Tennessee Tuxedo is a wise-cracking penguin, who along with Chumley the Walrus, Yakety Yak, and Baldy Eagle, frequently complain about conditions at the Megopolis Zoo to curator Stanley Livingstone, who readily dismisses them, and accuses Tennessee of agitating rebellion amongst zoo animals. With the help of a human scientist, named Phineas J. Whoopee, they're given tips on how to either escape, or improve their lives through simple scientific principles, which are often used incorrectly, and backfire on them. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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28 September 1963 (USA)  »

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Whenever Phineas J. Whoopee goes to an overloaded closet for his 3-Dimensional Blackboard, assorted items cascade out and bury him. This running gag was probably inspired by a similar gag from the classic radio comedy "Fibber McGee and Molly". See more »


Tennessee Tuxedo: [Repeated line] Phineas J. Whoopee, you're the greatest!
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Come On And Sing With Tennessee Tuxedo
by W. Watts Biggers (as William Biggers)
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Educational and Entertaining Too
9 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales was one of the best cartoons of the early Sixties. It was not only funny, but it was educational, too. And it had some great vocal talent--Don Adams (who provided the voice for Tennessee the same year he played Byron Glick on the Bill Dana Show), Larry Storch (almost unrecognizable as Phineas J. Whoopee), and Kenny Delmar (who played Senator Claghorn on radio). The animation was nothing to write home about, but they made up for it with witty and charming stories. I do have to point one thing out. This was not a Jay Ward production. It was produced by Total Television, also known as TTV. They were the people who would later produce Underdog. They used the same animation studio as Ward (Gamma Productions in Mexico) and had a similar style, not to mention both were sponsored by General Mills in a time when sponsors had a lot more power than they do now.

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