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The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 

Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »
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...  Mr. Magoo / ... 26 episodes, 1964-1965
Joan Gardner 15 episodes, 1964-1965
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Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the program won a prestigious George Foster Peabody award in 1965. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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For the second half of its only season, NBC moved this series to Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET, opposite Gilligan's Island on CBS. Because of that, Jim Backus as Mr. Magoo was pitted against Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III. This remains one of the very rare cases in which an actor was regularly scheduled against himself on two U.S. networks. See more »

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Best Frankenstein ever
23 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

These made a deep impression on me as a child. I ended up reading all the classics they were based on and they did a pretty good job of adapting the ones I remembered when I was reading them. Now I don't remember anything. The Fankenstein in particular was closer to the original than any film or television version I've seen since and Moby Dick wasn't bad, either. Call him Ishmael. Magoo's character was especially well suited to Cyrano deBergerac, in which he uncharacteristically played the lead. There was very little typical Magoo shenanigans or laughs in general, which seems like the dumbest idea for a TV show you can imagine, but they really pulled it off with the writing and choice of source material. How they fit everything into a half hour I can't imagine.


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