Hong Kong Phooey (TV series)

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This article is about the main TV series. For the main title character, see Hong Kong Phooey (character). For other uses, see Hong Kong Phooey.
Hong Kong Phooey
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On-screen title card.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 7December 21, 1974
Run time: 30 minutes
Starring: Scatman Crothers
Kathy Gori
Joe E. Ross
Don Messick
Producer(s): Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols

Hong Kong Phooey is an animated American television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1974, airing 16 episodes.

Big Duke, Blubber and Stick from the final episode titled "Comedy Cowboys" would later star in their own segments of the CB Bears.

The entire series has been released on DVD.

Production

Development

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Car Thieves" / "Zoo Story" 1x01 September 7, 1974
"Iron Head the Robot" / "Cotton Pickin' Pocket Picker" 1x02 September 14, 1974
"Grandma Goody (Cat Burglar)" / "Candle Power" 1x03 September 21, 1974
"The Penthouse Burglaries" / "Batty Bank Mob" 1x04 September 28, 1974
"The Voltage Villain" / "The Giggler" 1x05 October 5, 1974
"The Gumdrop Kid" / "Professor Presto (The Malevolent Magician)" 1x06 October 12, 1974
"TV or Not TV" / "Stop Horsing Around" 1x07 October 19, 1974
"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" / "Great Movie Mystery" 1x08 October 26, 1974
"The Claw" / "Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey" 1x09 November 2, 1974
"The Abominable Snowman" / "Professor Crosshatch" 1x10 November 9, 1974
"Goldfisher" / "Green Thumb" 1x11 November 16, 1974
"From Bad to Verse (Rotten Rhymer)" / "Kong and the Counterfeiters" 1x12 November 23, 1974
"The Great Choo Choo Robbery" / "Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakery Man" 1x13 November 30, 1974
"Mr. Tornado" / "The Little Crook Who Wasn't There" 1x14 December 7, 1974
"Dr. Disguiso" / "The Incredible Mr. Shrink" 1x15 December 14, 1974
"Comedy Cowboys" 1x16 December 21, 1974

Cast

In popular culture

  • In the Family Guy episode "I Never Met the Dead Man," Peter can't resist the urge to jump into a children's ball pit at Cheesie Charlie's, shouting out "Hong Kong Phooey!" as he does.
  • The theme song appears on the Billboard for the Hot 100 Cartoon Songs in The Cleveland Show episode "Harder, Better, Faster, Browner." The writers are also mentioned underneath.
  • In The Goldbergs episode "Kara-te," Murray called Barry's karate performance for the talent show a "Hong Kong Phooey act."

Comic Book Men

  • "To the Bat Cave:" Walt says his favorite talking dog is Hong Kong Phooey.
  • "Dukes of Jersey:" Kevin Smith used Hong Kong Phooey as an example of being a fan of something, but wouldn't be so drastic as to get a tattoo of a show he may later have no interest in.
  • "KITT and Caboodle:" Walt mentions how Hong Kong Phooey was created during the kung fu craze of the 1970s.

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