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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Series cast summary:
Ed Devereaux ...  Matt Hammond / ... 90 episodes, 1968-1970
Tony Bonner ...  Jerry King 90 episodes, 1968-1970
Ken James Ken James ...  Mark Hammond 90 episodes, 1968-1970
Garry Pankhurst Garry Pankhurst ...  Sonny Hammond 90 episodes, 1968-1970
Skippy Skippy ...  Self - The Bush Kangaroo 89 episodes, 1968-1970
Liza Goddard ...  Clancy Merrick / ... 67 episodes, 1968-1970
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Skippy, created by actor John McCallum and film director Lee Robinson, was produced for the Nine Network from 1966 to 1968. It told the adventures of a young boy and his intelligent pet kangaroo in Waratah National Park, outside Sydney. By the end of 1969, Skippy was reportedly screened in 80 countries-more than any other TV show in the world. It led to books, toys and a feature film called The Intruders (1969).

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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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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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Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.30 (1993) See more »

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A fun kids show
28 January 1999 | by firedanSee all my reviews

This show, which revolves around an Australian bush kangaroo, is best described as Australia's "Gentle Ben" Television show. The show has the same story lines of a ranger, his son, their pet kangaroo, and the misadventures they get into. I like the show, as corny as it is, probably because it does remind me of other late 60's & early 70's adventure shows that I grew up with. If you like "Gentle Ben", "Flipper", "Lassie" and "Daktori!", you'll have fun with this Show.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1968 (France) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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