Huckleberry Hound (segments)
- This article is about the segments. For other uses, see Huckleberry Hound.
On-screen title card.
|Created by:||William Hanna|
|Original release:||September 29, 1958-March 22, 1962
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
|French||Roquet belles oreilles|
|German||Hucky und seine Freunde|
|Japanese||珍犬ハックル (Chin Inu Hakuru)|