The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.




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1967   1966   1965   1964  





Series cast summary:
George S. Irving ...  Narrator / ... 124 episodes, 1964-1967
Wally Cox ...  Underdog / ... 119 episodes, 1964-1967
Allen Swift Allen Swift ...  Simon Bar-Sinister / ... 114 episodes, 1964-1967
Norma MacMillan Norma MacMillan ...  Sweet Polly Purebred / ... 112 episodes, 1964-1967
Ben Stone Ben Stone ...  Cad / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1967
Delo States Delo States ...  Little Girl / ... 36 episodes, 1964-1967


A shoe shine puppy transforms himself into a superhero every time Sweet Polly Purebread (a pretty TV reporter) gets in trouble. Written by Michel Rudoy <>

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When Cartoon Network acquired broadcasting rights to Underdog in the 1990s (continued until June 1999), three 4-part segments were withheld due to insensitive themes. "Simon Says 'No Thanksgiving!'" was skipped for containing ethnic stereotypes of Native Americans, "The Molemen" was skipped for Underdog drops his energy pills in water supply by getting the people (young and old) to drink, and "A New Villain" is skipped for Underdog is brought back to life in underwater with electricity in his body. When Boomerang acquired broadcasting rights to the show in 2002, some of the season 3 4-part segments were promptly skipped until 2005, which ran until 2006. Unlike Cartoon Network, "Simon Says 'No Thanksgiving!'" and later "The Molemen" aired on the Boomerang, but still excluding "A New Villain". See more »


[repeated line]
Underdog: The secret compartment of my ring I fill, with an Underdog super energy pill.
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Alternate Versions

The series originally aired with a four-part "Underdog" episode running complete in its 30-minute time slot. All current TV prints are a compendium of two related shows, "The Underdog Show" and "Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales" (but shown under the "Underdog" title), with each of their segments mixed into each 30-minute episode. Some TV prints open with a segment "introducing an exciting scene from today's 4-part episode...", but instead of going into the preview the main credits roll. The end credits use titles from both "Underdog" and "Tennessee Tuxedo" shows. See more »

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Underdog Sub Cartoons
18 January 2004 | by williebobo95See all my reviews

"There were a number of other cartoons that ran along with Underdog, including one about 2 American soldiers in the old west tangling with two Native Americans (who would probably be seen as racially offensive today). I can't recall the others."

That cartoon was called "Go Go Gophers".

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Release Date:

3 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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