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The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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There's No Need To Fear ...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supercan See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The gangster Riff Raff's voice is an imitation of that of the gangster movie star George Raft by voice actor Allen Swift. See more »

Quotes

Sweet Polly Purebred: [singing to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone"] Oh Where, Oh Where has my Underdog gone, Oh where, oh where can he be?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Food of the Gods II (1989) See more »

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Simon Bar-Sinister
8 May 2004 | by sfrush-txSee all my reviews

In heraldry, a coat-of-arms with the "bar sinister" or "bend sinister" indicates a bastard. This isn't the only case of cartoons sliding in somewhat "adult" references.

Dudley Do-Right once chased a villain to a place called "Colderinell" (say is fast). I might not have spelled it right, but the concept is the same.

I'm certain there are many others like it that I didn't catch but hey, I was a kid at the time.

I have to agree with several other reviewers that the cartoons of those days beat the heck out of those seen today. I think cartoons started going downhill when "...and it would have worked if it weren't for those meddling kids" became the tagline.


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