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Did You Know?
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
[opening lyrics for episodes featuring Riff Raff as the villain
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!*
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
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.34