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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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In their book "How Underdog Was Born...", W. Watts Biggers and Chad Strover reveal that seeing Wally Cox's performance in the 1963 movie Spencer's Mountain (1963) inspired them to ask him to voice their newly created character, Underdog. See more »

Quotes

[opening lyrics for episodes featuring Riff Raff as the villain]
Chorus: When in this world the headlines read / Of those whose hearts are filled with greed / Who rob and steal from those who need / To right this wrong with blinding speed / Goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! / Speed of lightning, roar of thunder / Fighting all who rob or plunder / *Underdog!* Underdog! *Underdog!*
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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 Jeopardy!: Episode #22.34 (2005) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Good show

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. When I think about it, I remember it pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show. The opening sequence and theme song are two things I remember pretty well, too. In addition to that, everyone was ideally cast. Also, the writing was very strong. The performances were top-grade, too. I hope some network brings it back so I can see every episode. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I don't think I've seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, if some network ever brings it back, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.


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