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 Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.1 (1991) See more »

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Innocent childhood days-Skippyone of God's creatures
29 May 2006 | by abethell-2See all my reviews

This series is timeless. It will be watched in 100 years time.

You cannot get back to the innocent 50's 60's of Australian National Park life because there are so many people these days and so few animals.

This was made in the early years of TV when TV's were just becoming accessible to all in Australia. It no doubt helped popularise Australia.

Unfortunately Australia is no longer a quirky low populated part of world-it is modern country with large and complex cities with almost non-stop 24 hour activity.

Give me back my simple childhood days of coming home from school and watching Skippy or re-runs of Skippy.

I was even too young to appreciate Lisa Goddard as the 16-17 yo Englsih girl.

God bless all creatures great and small like Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.


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Australia

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English

Release Date:

12 December 1968 (France) See more »

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(91 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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