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The Dick Tracy Show 

Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor Everett Sloane) played more or less of an incidental role. Most of the crime fighting ... See full summary »
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1961  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jerry Hausner ...  Hemlock Holmes / ... 1 episode, 1961
Benny Rubin ...  Joe Jitsu / ... 1 episode, 1961
Mel Blanc ...  Flattop / ... 1 episode, 1961
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Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor Everett Sloane) played more or less of an incidental role. Most of the crime fighting was left to his assistants, all originals created for the series: Hemlock Holmes (an English bulldog who talked like Cary Grant), the calorically challenged beat cop Heap O'Calorie (who talked like Andy Devine), and the offensively (today) stereotyped Latino and Asian characters Go-Go Gomez and Joe Jitsu, respectively. Most of the familiar Tracy villains from the comic strip (Flattop, Mumbles, Pruneface, etc.) were featured here, as well. In addition to Sloane, such talented voice persons and character actors as Benny Rubin, Paul Frees, and Mel Blanc handled much of the voice-work for this series. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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Trivia

A recurring gag used on the series is that if one of Dick Tracy's assistant detectives found themselves in danger, such as if he fell off a cliff or a bullet was speeding towards him, he would yell "Hold everything!" and the action would then screech to a halt in obedience and "wait" while the detective called Headquarters for further instructions. Only after the call ended with the catchphrase sign-off "Six two and even, over and out" did the action then resume. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dick Tracy: OK Chief, I'll get onto it right away.
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Alternate Versions

Some airings delete all of the segments featuring Joe Jitsu and Go-Go Gomez due to protests over the ethnic stereotypes portrayed in them. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Summer Camp Island: French Toasting (2020) See more »

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Worst Cartoon Evar!
2 December 2006 | by neutrino68See all my reviews

Okay, not quite the worst. Next to the 1960's Felix the Cat series, this is the single worst cartoon ever devised. Dick Tracy isn't even in the cartoons except to assign the case to someone else. There is no humor, there are no jokes, the animation is ugly. You just sit and wait for it to end so maybe a better cartoon will be on afterwards. An exercise in torture. Truly awful. Where is Dick in his flying trash can? Nowhere. They made over 120 of these disasters. I cannot fathom why. Watching this deplorable excuse for animation skitter across the screen is like having to fold laundry, scour burned cookware, or file numerical documents in a large insurance company. Tedious, unrewarding, mind-destroying, soul-sucking stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sarjissankarit 1 See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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4:3
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