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 ...  Herself - The Bush Kangaroo 89 episodes, 1968-1970
Liza Goddard 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1967 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Skippy le kangourou See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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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

More often than not, if Skippy is standing around or appearing from behind bushes, a stage-hand's arm or hand is clearly visible pushing Skippy into doing what's required for the scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Acropolis Now: Ricky Sings the Blues (1990) See more »

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Ah, the memories ...
31 December 2007 | by tforbes-2See 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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