Peter Potamus and So-So

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Peter Potamus and So-So
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Title card of the first episode.
Network Syndication
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 16, 1964-February 6, 1966
Starring Daws Butler
Don Messick
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tony Benedict
Warren Foster
Dalton Sandifer
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Peter Potamus and So-So is a series of animated segments as part of The Peter Potamus Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series aired in syndication until ABC attained the series. It ran from 1964 to 1966, airing 27 episodes that spanned three seasons.

The entire series has been released on DVD.



In developing the lead character of the series, animator and layout artist Jerry Eisenberg recounted on how Peter Potamus was created:

"Once I was thinking about a hippopotamus… Since I was overweight, I could relate to that. So I started making some drawings in the Hanna-Barbera style—the character standing on two legs. I put a safari coat on him and a pith helmet. Joe kind of liked it, so he got some writers together and we began to work on it. I don't know who came up with the name, but that was Peter Potamus."

- Jerry Eisneberg[1]


The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Original air date
1x01 September 16, 1964
1x02 September 23, 1964
1x03 October 7, 1964
1x04 October 7, 1964
1x05 October 14, 1964
1x06 October 21, 1964
1x07 October 28, 1964
1x08 November 4, 1964
1x09 November 11, 1964
1x10 November 18, 1964
1x11 November 25, 1964
1x12 December 2, 1964
1x13 December 9, 1964
1x14 December 16, 1964
2x01 September 11, 1965
2x02 September 18, 1965
2x03 September 25, 1965
2x04 October 2, 1965
2x05 October 9, 1965
2x06 October 16, 1965
2x07 October 23, 1965
3x01 January 2, 1966
3x02 January 9, 1966
3x03 January 16, 1966
3x04 January 23, 1966
3x05 January 30, 1966
3x06 February 6, 1966



  1. ^ King, Susan (August 29, 2009). "Those yabba-dabba-doo-ers." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 23, 2023.