The Peter Potamus Show (1964– )

TV Series  |  TV-G  |   |  Animation, Family
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

The sixth Hanna-Barbera syndicated cartoon after their departure from MGM starred Peter Potamus (a purple hippopotamus), and his traveling companion So-So (a monkey), who fly back and forth... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 20 Jun 2012
 
a list of 584 titles
created 03 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 136 titles
created 20 Aug 2013
 
a list of 261 titles
created 09 May 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Peter Potamus Show (1964– )

The Peter Potamus Show (1964– ) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Peter Potamus Show.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1966   1965   1964  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three cartoons packed into one half hour. Frankenstein Jr. was a robot constructed by a boy-genius to fight crime, The Impossibles were undercover agents disguised as a rock group.

Stars: Ted Cassidy, Don Messick, Hal Smith
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young
Sealab 2020 (TV Series 1972)
Animation | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of 21st century Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin
The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975–1977)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Hanna-Barbera-created Oscar-winning cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry returned to TV in an hour-long stretch of new adventures. Here, T&J, after years of rivalry, have become the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Corden, Kathy Gori, Don Messick
I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily
Wacky Races (1968–1970)
Animation | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Janet Waldo, Jackie Joseph, Barbara Pariot
The Atom Ant Show (1965–1968)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: Henry Corden, Don Messick, Howard Morris
The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964–1967)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Magilla Gorilla is a gorilla who spends his time languishing in the front display window of Melvin Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businessman's finances.

Stars: Allan Melvin, Don Messick, Howard Morris
The Secret Squirrel Show (1965–1968)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Daws Butler
Quick Draw McGraw (1959–1962)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Doug Young, Don Messick
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Peter Potamus / ... (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
Don Messick ...
 So-So (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
...
 Breezly Bruin (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
...
 Sneezly Seal (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
John Stephenson ...
 Colonel Fusby (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
...
 The King / ... (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
Doug Young ...
 Yippee (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
Edit

Storyline

The sixth Hanna-Barbera syndicated cartoon after their departure from MGM starred Peter Potamus (a purple hippopotamus), and his traveling companion So-So (a monkey), who fly back and forth through time in a balloon participating in historic events. Whenever they get into serious enough trouble, as they do in every episode, Peter defeats his enemies with his trademark "Hippo Hurricane Hollar." Other cartoon shorts include, "Breezly and Sneely," and "Yippee, Yappee, and Yahooey." Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Potamus and His Magic Flying Balloon  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Yippee: For king!
Yappee: For country!
Yahooey: And, most of all, for ten cents an hour!
See more »

Connections

Spin-off Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Recycled
31 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

As Saturday morning watchers apparently viewed the Hillbilly Bears on the Banana Splits show instead of on its original show, with Atom Ant and Precious Pupp, so then does that seem to be the case here.

Peter Potamus began with Breezly Bruin (a polar bear) and Sneezly (a green seal), as well as three dog musketeers called Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey.

Ricochet Rabbit was with Magilla Gorilla (the title character) and Punkin Puss and Mushmouth (a hillbilly cat and mouse pair).

It seems Ricochet was taken from Magilla and given to Peter Potamus, replacing Breezly and Sneezly.

Breezly & Sneezly and Yippee, Yappee & Yahooey have to be two of the worst of these cartoon vignettes from HB.

This was largely nothing new. Those of us from the seventies would endure this when Dr. Shrinker and Electra Woman were replaced on Kapt. Kool and the Kongs with Magic Mongo and Bigfoot & Wildboy.

Having watched many of these rerun on Cartoon Network before it gave over all these classic cartoons to Boomerang (which I don't receive) so I stopped watching CN, I really didn't care for Ricochet Rabbit either.

Of them all, Peter was unique, as I suspected he might be. He and his little sidekick, So-so the monkey, travel through time, but the cartoon doesn't transcend time.

I suppose Peter was a ripoff of Professor Peabody and Sherman. They have had a well-deserved cameo on the Simpsons.

Peter hasn't. Peter has more of a Peter Griffith of "Family Guy" look to him.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did you get that thing I sent you? invaderandy1
Discuss The Peter Potamus Show (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?