Hokey Wolf (segments)

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This article is about the segments. For the main title character, see Hokey Wolf.
Hokey Wolf
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On-screen title card.
Created by: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Screen Gems
Original release: March 16, 1961-February 22, 1962
Starring: Daws Butler
Doug Young
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Warren Foster
Tony Benedict
Paul Sommer
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Second title card
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Closing title card.

Hokey Wolf is a series of animated segments as part of The Huckleberry Hound Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming. It served as the replacement of the Yogi Bear shorts after Yogi got his own show. It ran from 1961 and 1962, airing 28 episodes that spanned two seasons.

Much like Yogi Bear, most of Hokey's cartoons consist of Hokey and Ding-a-Ling getting food or a place to stay.

Production

Development

Newspaper announcement.

After it was discovered that Yogi Bear was more popular than Huckleberry Hound, he was moved to his own show. But since Yogi was no longer on The Huckleberry Hound Show, his spot was replaced by Hokey Wolf. Dick Bickenbach, known for drawing many other Hanna-Barbera characters like Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Quick Draw McGraw, drew Hokey Wolf and Ding-a-Ling's model sheets on October 13, 1960.[1][2]

Somewhere in between early production, Hokey was originally attended to be named "Wacko Wolf". However, his name was quickly changed due to another similar looking character from "Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown" already using the name at the time. Additionally, the second working title for the character was "Wacky Wolf"[3]. However, this name was most likely too similar to "Wacko Wolf", so it was changed to "Hokey Wolf".

The voices of Hokey and Ding-a-Ling are impressions of Phil Silvers and Buddy Hackett respectively.

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin. Curtin used an instrumental version of the song "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here" for the main Hokey Wolf intro.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Tricks and Treats" 1x01 Week of March 16, 1961
"Hokey Dokey" 1x02 Week of March 23, 1961
"Which Witch is Which" 1x03 Week of March 30, 1961
"Pick a Chick" 1x04 Week of April 2, 1961
"Lamb-Basted Wolf" 1x05 Week of April 9, 1961
"Castle Hassle" 1x06 Week of April 16, 1961
"Robot Plot" 1x07 Week of April 23, 1961
"Bean Pod'ners" 1x08 Week of April 30, 1961
"Who's Zoo" 1x09 Week of May 11, 1961
"Dogged Sheep Dog" 1x10 Week of May 18, 1961
"Hokey in the Pokey" 1x11 Week of May 25, 1961
"Movies are Bitter than Ever" 1x12 Week of May 27, 1961
"Booty on the Bounty" 1x13 Week of June 3, 1961
"Poached Yeggs" 1x14 Week of June 10, 1961
"Rushing Wolf Hound" 1x15 Week of June 17, 1961
"Too Much to Bear" 1x16 Week of July 6, 1961
"Chock Full Chuck Wagon" 1x17 Week of July 13, 1961
"The Glass Sneaker" 1x18 Week of July 20, 1961
"Indian Giver" 1x19 Week of July 27, 1961
"Phony-O and Juliet" 1x20 Week of August 3, 1961
"Bring 'Em Back a Live One" 1x21 Week of August 10, 1961
"Hokey's Missing Millions" 1x22 Week of August 17, 1961
"A Star is Bored" 1x23 Week of August 24, 1961
"West of the Pesos" 1x24 Week of August 31, 1961
"Loot to Boot" 2x01 Week of September 7, 1961
"Guesting Games" 2x02 Week of February 8, 1962
"Sick Sense" 2x03 Week of February 15, 1962
"Aladdin's Lamb Chops" 2x04 Week of February 22, 1962

Cast

Crossover

Title Number Original air date
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "SPF" 1 January 1, 2004

Legacy

Reruns of the shorts were featured as part of episodes of Yogi Bear and Friends.

Both Hokey and Ding-a-Ling appear in the Jellystone! reboot.

In popular culture

References