Huckleberry Hound (segments)

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Huckleberry Hound
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On-screen title card.
Created by: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Network: Syndication
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Screen Gems
Original release: September 29, 1958-March 22, 1962

Starring: Daws Butler
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

Huckleberry Hound is a series of animated segments as part of The Huckleberry Hound Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Airing in syndication, it ran from 1958 to 1962, airing 57 episodes that spanned four seasons.

The segments follow the exploits of Huckleberry Hound, a calm blue dog with a southern accent and a fondness for the song "Oh My Darling, Clementine". He occupies a different job in each episode—attempting to do the right thing, but always getting into one accident to another. No matter how awful the situation gets, Huck's unwavering attitude assures that he will never get mad.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee Willie" 1x01 Week of September 29, 1958
"Lion-Hearted Huck" 1x02 Week of October 6, 1958
"Tricky Trapper" 1x03 Week of October 13, 1958
"Sir Huckleberry Hound" 1x04 Week of October 20, 1958
"Sheriff Huckleberry" 1x05 Week of October 27, 1958
"Rustler Hustler Huck" 1x06 Week of November 3, 1958
"Freeway Patrol" 1x07 Week of November 10, 1958
"Cock-a-Doodle Huck" 1x08 Week of November 17, 1958
"Two Corny Crows" 1x09 Week of November 24, 1958
"Fireman Huck" 1x10 Week of December 8, 1958
"Dragon-Slayer Huck" 1x11 Week of December 15, 1958
"Hookey Daze" 1x12 Week of December 29, 1958
"Skeeter Trouble" 1x13 Week of January 5, 1959
"Sheep-Shape Sheepherder" 1x14 Week of January 19, 1959
"Barbecue Hound" 1x15 Week of January 29, 1959
"Hokum Smokum" 1x16 Week of February 1, 1959
"Bird House Blues" 1x17 Week of February 16, 1959
"Postman Panic" 1x18 Week of February 23, 1959
"Ski Champ Chump" 1x19 Week of March 2, 1959
"Lion Tamer Huck" 1x20 Week of March 9, 1959
"Little Red Riding Huck" 1x21 Week of March 16, 1959
"The Tough Little Termite" 1x22 Week of March 23, 1959
"Ten Pin Alley" 2x01 Week of September 14, 1959
"Grim Pilgrim" 2x02 Week of September 21, 1959
"Jolly Roger and Out" 2x03 Week of September 28, 1959
"Somebody's Lion" 2x04 Week of October 26, 1959
"A Bully Dog" 2x05 Week of November 2, 1959
"Nottingham and Yeggs" 2x06 Week of November 23, 1959
"Huck, the Giant Killer" 2x07 Week of November 30, 1959
"Cop and Saucer" 2x08 Week of December 21, 1959
"Pony Boy Huck" 2x09 Week of December 28, 1959
"Pet Vet" 2x10 Week of January 18, 1960
"Picadilly Dilly" 2x11 Week of January 25, 1960
"Wiki Waki Huck" 2x12 Week of February 15, 1960
"Huck's Hack" 2x13 Week of February 22, 1960
"Spud Dud" 3x01 Week of September 26, 1960
"Legion Bound Hound" 3x02 Week of October 29, 1960
"Science Friction" 3x03 1960
"Nuts Over Mutts" 3x04 Week of December 10, 1960
"Huck Hound's Tale" 3x05 Week of November 26, 1960
"The Unmasked Avenger" 3x06 Week of January 2, 1961
"Fast Gun Huck" 3x07 Week of January 9, 1961
"Hillbilly Huck" 3x08 Week of January 16, 1961
"Lawman Huck" 3x09 Week of January 29, 1961
"Huck and Ladder" 3x10 Week of February 15, 1961
"Astro-Nut Huck" 3x11 Week of February 18, 1961
"Cluck and Dagger" 3x12 Week of March 25, 1961
"Knight School" 3x13 Week of April 22, 1961
"Caveman Huck" 4x01 Week of November 12, 1961
"Huck of the Irish" 4x02 Week of December 6, 1961
"Jungle Bungle" 4x03 Week of January 17, 1962
"Bullfighter Huck" 4x04 1961-1962
"Ben Huck" 4x05 Week of February 7, 1962
"Huck dé Paree" 4x06 Week of February 28, 1962
"Two for Tee Vee" 4x07 Week of March 8, 1962
"Bars and Stripes" 4x08 Week of March 15, 1962
"The Scrubby Brush Man" 4x09 Week of March 22, 1962



Huckleberry Hound is considered one of the greatest animated shows of all time, and placed 63rd on IGN's list of the Top 100 Animated Shows.[1] Huck appears in many crossover and revival projects featuring Hanna-Barbera characters. It was also the first animated show to win an Emmy, proving itself to be Hanna-Barbera's first real hit.[2]

Huck is rumored to be one of the favorite characters of Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter, which would explain why he specfically has been made into many different Funko Pops. His popularity as a Funko character earned him the role as the co-host of The Freddy Funko Show.

Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, said that The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound influenced Steven Universe: The Movie, which makes sense considering both movies are about the characters losing their memories.[3]

In popular culture

  • Masks of Huck are featured in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • The name for Rock et Belles Oreilles, a Québécois comedy group popular during the 1980s, was a pun on the name of Huckleberry Hound ("Roquet Belles Oreilles" in French).
  • Australian prison slang vernacular includes "huckleberry hound," a term that originated in the 1960s, meaning "a punishment cell, solitary confinement."
  • In The Simpsons episode "Behind the Laughter," Huckleberry makes a guest appearance and says that he was so gay, but he couldn't tell anyone.

In other languages

Language Name
Brazilian Dom Pixote
Finnish Hakki-koira
French Roquet belles oreilles
German Hucky und seine Freunde
Hungary Foxi Maxi
Italian Braccobaldo Show
Japanese 珍犬ハックル (Chin Inu Hakuru)