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.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Screen Gems
Original release: March 13, 1961-November 17, 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 debuting. 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.

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

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

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

Production

Newspaper announcement

Development

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

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Tricks and Treats" 1x01 Week of March 13, 1961
"Hokey Dokey" 1x02 Week of March 20, 1961
"Lamb-Basted Wolf" 1x03 Week of April 9, 1961
"Which Witch is Which" 1x04 Week of March 27, 1961
"Pick a Chick" 1x05 Week of April 23, 1961
"Robot Plot" 1x06 Week of April 24, 1961
"Bean Pod'ners" 1x07 Week of April 30, 1961
"Castle Hassle" 1x08 Week of April 10, 1961
"Booty on the Bounty" 1x09 Week of June 6, 1961
"Who's Zoo" 1x10 Week of March 6, 1961
"Hokey in the Pokey" 1x11 Week of February 20, 1961
"Dogged Sheep Dog" 1x12 Week of April 7, 1961
"Too Much to Bear" 1x13 Week of December 4, 1961
"Movies are Bitter than Ever" 1x14 Week of August 18, 1961
"Poached Yeggs" 1x15 Week of February 16, 1962
"Rushing Wolf Hound" 1x16 Week of September 1, 1962
"The Glass Sneaker" 1x17 Week of September 8, 1962
"Indian Giver" 1x18 Week of September 15, 1962
"Chock Full Chuck Wagon" 1x19 Week of September 22, 1962
"Bring 'Em Back a Live One" 1x20 Week of September 29, 1962
"A Star is Bored" 1x21 Week of October 10, 1962
"West of the Pesos" 1x22 Week of October 13, 1962
"Phony-O and Juliet" 1x23 Week of October 20, 1962
"Hokey's Missing Millions" 1x24 Week of September 8, 1962
"Loot to Boot" 2x01 Week of November 3, 1962
"Guesting Games" 2x02 Week of November 11, 1962
"Aladdin's Lamb Chops" 2x03 Week of February 26, 1962
"Sick Sense" 2x04 Week of November 17, 1962

Cast

In popular culture

References