Ruff and Reddy (segments)

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This article is about the segments. For the variety series it was part of, see The Ruff & Reddy Show.
Ruff and Reddy
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On-screen title card.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Screen Gems
Original release: September 29, 1957April 2, 1960
Run time: 4 minutes
Starring: Don Messick
Daws Butler
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Charles Shows
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Ruff and Reddy is a series of animated segments as part of The Ruff & Reddy Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Enterprises for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming, and then syndication. It ran from 1957 to 1960, airing 156 episodes that spanned three seasons. Presented in serial form, each season consists of four arcs divided into thirteen segments. It was the first cartoon series created by producers and directors, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera using their own studio, after leaving MGM's animation department.

The series centers on the serialized adventures of Ruff, a steadfast and smart cat; and Reddy, a well-meaning but dumb dog. The two go on many escapades, as they face danger of all kinds. In some adventures, Ruff and Reddy are assisted by a kindly, old scientist named Professor Gizmo.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"Planet Pirates" 1x01 December 14, 1957
"Night Flight Fright" 1x02 December 14, 1957
"The "Wama Bama Gamma" Gun" 1x03 December 14, 1957
"The Mastermind of Muni-Mula" 1x04 December 21, 1957
"The Mad Monster of Muni-Mula" 1x05 December 21, 1957
"Hocus Pocus Focus" 1x06 December 21, 1957
"Muni-Mula Mix-Up" 1x07 December 28, 1957
"The Creepy Creature Feature" 1x08 December 28, 1957
"The Creepy Creature" 1x09 December 28, 1957
"Surprise in the Skies" 1x10 January 4, 1958
"Crowds in the Clouds" 1x11 January 4, 1958
"Reddy's Rocket Rescue" 1x12 January 4, 1958
"Rocket Ranger Danger" 1x13 January 11, 1958
"Pinky, the Pint Sized Pachyderm" 1x14 January 11, 1958
"Last Trip of a Ghost Ship" 1x15 January 11, 1958
"The Irate Pirate" 1x16 January 18, 1958
"Dynamite Fright" 1x17 January 18, 1958
"Marooned in Typhoon Lagoon" 1x18 January 18, 1958
"Scarey Harry Safari" 1x19 January 25, 1958
"Jungle Jitters" 1x20 January 25, 1958
"Bungle in the Jungle" 1x21 January 25, 1958
"Miles of Crocodiles" 1x22 February 1, 1958
"A Creep in the Deep" 1x23 February 1, 1958
"Hot Shot's Plot" 1x24 February 1, 1958
"The Gloom of Doom" 1x25 February 8, 1958
"The Trapped Trap the Trapper" 1x26 February 8, 1958
"Westward Ho Ho Ho" 1x27 February 8, 1958
"A Slight Fright on a Moonlight Night" 1x28 February 15, 1958
"Asleep While a Creep Steals Sheep" 1x29 February 15, 1958
"Copped by a Copter" 1x30 February 15, 1958
"The Two Terrible Twins from Texas" 1x31 February 22, 1958
"Killer and Diller in a Chiller of a Thriller" 1x32 February 22, 1958
"A Friend to the End" 1x33 February 22, 1958
"Heels on Wheels" 1x34 March 1, 1958
"The Whirly-Bird Catches the Worms" 1x35 March 1, 1958
"The Boss of Double-Cross" 1x36 March 1, 1958
"Ship-Shape Sheep" 1x37 March 8, 1958
"Rootin' Tootin' Shootin'" 1x38 March 8, 1958
"Hot Lead for a Hot-Head" 1x39 March 8, 1958
"The Treasure of Doubloon" 1x40 March 15, 1958
"Blunder Down Under" 1x41 March 15, 1958
"The Metal Monster Mystery" 1x42 March 15, 1958
"The Late, Late Pieces of Eight" 1x43 March 22, 1958
"The Goon of Doubloon" 1x44 March 22, 1958
"Two Dubs in a Sub" 1x45 March 22, 1958
"Big Deal with a Small Seal" 1x46 March 29, 1958
"A Real Keen Submarine" 1x47 March 29, 1958
"No Hope for a Dope on a Periscope" 1x48 March 29, 1958
"Rescue in the Deep Blue" 1x49 April 5, 1958
"A Whale of a Tale of a Tail of a Whale" 1x50 April 5, 1958
"Welcome Guest in a Treasure Chest" 1x51 April 5, 1958
"Pot Shot Puts Hot Shot on a Hot Spot" 1x52 April 5, 1958
"Egg Yeggs" 2x01 December 13, 1958
"The Dummy Mummy" 2x02 December 13, 1958
"The Chicken-Hearted Chickosaurus Chase" 2x03 December 20, 1958
"The Chickasaurus Crack-Up" 2x04 December 20, 1958
"The Slick Chickasaurus Chick Trick" 2x05 December 20, 1958
"The Chicken-Hearted Chickasaurus" 2x06 December 27, 1958
"Chickasaurus Choo Choo!" 2x07 December 27, 1958
"Rumble in the Jungle" 2x08 December 27, 1958
"The Sorehead Tyrrannosaurus"[sic] 2x09 January 3, 1959
"Two Eyes Spy on the Guys" 2x10 January 3, 1959
"Double-Trouble with Ubble-Ubble" 2x11 January 3, 1959
"A Chick in Need Is a Chick Indeed" 2x12 January 3, 1959
"Quick Trick Saves a Slick Chick" 2x13 January 10, 1959
"Scary Tale on a Canyon Trail" 2x14 January 10, 1959
"Borrowed Burro in a Burrow" 2x15 January 10, 1959
"Pint Size Surprise for the Guys" 2x16 January 17, 1959
"Reddy and Me and Pee-Wee Makes Three" 2x17 January 17, 1959
"Hoss Grief Thief" 2x18 January 17, 1959
"Tricked and Trapped by a Tricky Trapper" 2x19 January 24, 1959
"Harry Safari and the Phoney Pony" 2x20 January 24, 1959
"Frantic Antics of Poco Loco" 2x21 January 24, 1959
"Nag in a Bag" 2x22 January 31, 1959
"Bungled Bundle of Boodle" 2x23 January 31, 1959
"Chump's Jumps Bring Bumps and Lumps" 2x24 January 31, 1959
"Show-Biz-Whiz" 2x25 February 7, 1959
"These Three Set Pee-Wee Free" 2x26 February 7, 1959
"Fantastic Phantom" 2x27 February 7, 1959
"Long Gone Leprechaun" 2x28 February 14, 1959
"The Goon of Glocca Morra" 2x29 February 14, 1959
"Bungle in Banshee Castle" 2x30 February 14, 1959
"Afloat in a Moat with No Boat" 2x31 February 21, 1959
"Too Soon the Goon" 2x32 February 21, 1959
"Smitten by a Kitten" 2x33 February 21, 1959
"Mr. Small Meets Mr. Tall in the Hall---That Is All" 2x34 February 21, 1959
"Going-Going Goon" 2x35 February 28, 1959
"Scary Chase Through a Spooky Place with a Goony Face" 2x36 February 28, 1959
"Bing Bang Boom in a Real Small Room" 2x37 February 28, 1959
"Gold Room Doom" 2x38 March 7, 1959
"Three See the Wee Princess Free" 2x39 March 7, 1959
"Missile Fizzle" 2x40 March 7, 1959
"Missing Missile Mystery" 2x41 March 14, 1959
"Never Land in Never-Never Land" 2x42 March 14, 1959
"Polar Bear Scare" 2x43 March 14, 1959
"A Liking for a Striking Viking" 2x44 March 21, 1959
"Bear Hunting Is for the Birds" 2x45 March 21, 1959
"Beep-Beep from the Deep-Deep" 2x46 March 21, 1959
"Two Fiends in a Submarine" 2x47 March 28, 1959
"Muscle Man Meets Missile Man" 2x48 March 28, 1959
"Bull Fight Fright" 2x49 March 28, 1959
"Reddy Clobbers Robbers" 2x50 April 4, 1959
"Machine Gun Fun" 2x51 April 4, 1959
"Bad Guys Meet the Good Guys" 2x52 April 4, 1959
"Dizzy Deputies" 3x01 December 19, 1959
"Later Later, Alligator" 3x02 December 19, 1959
"Gator Caper" 3x03 December 19, 1959
"Chip Off the Old Chopper" 3x04 December 26, 1959
"La Fitt to Be Tied" 3x05 December 26, 1959
"Hide and Go Seek on Okeechonokee Creek" 3x06 December 26, 1959
"Boom Boom Doom" 3x07 January 2, 1960
"Spellbound Fool in a Round Whirlpool" 3x08 January 2, 1960
"Fast Chase Through a Spooky Place" 3x09 January 2, 1960
"Looks Like the End for a Cotton Picking Friend" 3x10 January 9, 1960
"No Laff on Half of a Raft" 3x11 January 9, 1960
"Gator Thrills and Whooshmobiles" 3x12 January 9, 1960
"Trapped and Snapped Sap" 3x13 January 9, 1960
"Spooky Meeting at Spooky Rock" 3x14 January 16, 1960
"Dig the Bigger Digger" 3x15 January 16, 1960
"The Secret Bizz of Professor Gizz" 3x16 January 16, 1960
"Test Hop Flip Flop" 3x17 January 23, 1960
"Sticks and Stones and Aching Bones" 3x18 January 23, 1960
"Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun?" 3x19 January 23, 1960
"Big Papoose on the Loose" 3x20 January 30, 1960
"Mine, Mine, All Mine Gold Mine" 3x21 January 30, 1960
"Gold Data in the Substrata" 3x22 January 30, 1960
"The Ghost with the Most" 3x23 February 6, 1960
"In the Soup with a Supernatural Snoop" 3x24 February 6, 1960
"Sneaky Knaves in the Caves" 3x25 February 6, 1960
"Tailspin Twins" 3x26 February 6, 1960
"Sky High Fly Guys" 3x27 February 13, 1960
"A Tisket, a Tasket, Who Lost Their Basket?" 3x28 February 13, 1960
"Three's a Crowd in a Cloud" 3x29 February 13, 1960
"Fine Feathered Birds of a Feather" 3x30 February 20, 1960
"A Bird in Hand Is a Handy Bird" 3x31 February 20, 1960
"No Laffy Daffy" 3x32 February 20, 1960
"Tiff on a Skiff" 3x33 February 27, 1960
"Sub a Dub Dub" 3x34 February 27, 1960
"Squawky No Talky" 3x35 February 27, 1960
"Big Beak Tweaks Big Sneak" 3x36 March 5, 1960
"Off on a Toot with the Loot to Boot" 3x37 March 5, 1960
"Thanks a Lot for X Marks the Spot" 3x38 March 5, 1960
"Tail of a Sail in a Whale" 3x39 March 5, 1960
"Misguided Missile" 3x40 March 12, 1960
"Triple Trouble Trip" 3x41 March 12, 1960
"Around the Moon in Eighty Ways" 3x42 March 12, 1960
"Button, Button, Who Pushed the Button?" 3x43 March 19, 1960
"No Traces of Aces of Spaces" 3x44 March 19, 1960
"Lilipunies Meet Mooney Goonies" 3x45 March 19, 1960
"Little Guys are a Big Surprise" 3x46 March 26, 1960
"Two is Company-A Million is a Little Crowded" 3x47 March 26, 1960
"Big Bop for a Big Flop" 3x48 March 26, 1960
"Things Get Tough for Ruff-Sure 'Nuff" 3x49 April 2, 1960
"Whap-Caught in a Trap by a Sap" 3x50 April 2, 1960
"Spin, Spin a Web to Catch a Blop In" 3x51 April 2, 1960
"Have Blop, Will Travel" 3x52 April 2, 1960



Twelve years later, Ruff and Reddy reappeared in the 1972 crossover television movie Yogi's Ark Lark. Since 2021, they have made guest spots on the HBO Max series Jellystone!, in which they are now child-like robots who consider themselves brothers.

Ruff also had a solo cameo in the Yogi's Treasure Hunt episode "Goodbye, Mr. Chump" in 1987.

Ruff and Reddy also had cameos in two Laff-A-Lympics-themed comics published by Marvel Comics in 1978.


Reading material

Ruff and Reddy first appeared in print format in 1957 with Western Publishing's Ruff and Reddy Fun Kite Book. Then in 1959, Dell Comics published three one-shots, before starting an ongoing Ruff and Reddy between 1960 to 1962, which in total lasted twelve issues.

In 2017, DC Comics reimagined the series with a more mature comedic take with The Ruff and Reddy Show.

Board game

In 1962, Transogram released the board game Ruff and Reddy: Spills and Thrills Circus Game.

Video games

In 1990, Hi-Tech Software published Ruff and Reddy in the Space Adventure on multiple platforms including Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bits and Atari ST.