Sea Grunt

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Sea Grunt
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And this is just the rehearsal.
Premiere date November 6, 1965
Run time 6:36
Starring Paul Frees
John Stephenson
Music composed by Ted Nichols
Writer(s) Tony Benedict
Dalton Sandifer
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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"Sea Grunt" is the sixth episode of Squiddly Diddly season one, and came as a segment of The Secret Squirrel Show. It aired on November 6, 1965 on NBC. It was written by Tony Benedict and Dalton Sandifer, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the founders of Hanna-Barbera.

Squiddly gets cast in a TV show filming at Bubbleland.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Squiddly: ♫ Oh, give me a home, where the octopi roam, and the whales and the manta rays play! ♫

Director: Say, you're a for-real octopus!
Squiddly: Well, I'm not an aardvark.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Squiddly Diddly Paul Frees
Chief Winchley John Stephenson









Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: November 6, 1965 on NBC

Behind the scenes

  • Sea Grunt is a parody of the old show Sea Hunt.
  • Floyd Bridges is a parody of actor Lloyd Bridges.
  • Squiddly sings a parody of "Home on the Range."


Everlasting influence

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Squiddly l'acteur Squiddly the Actor
Japanese 空中サーフィン Air Surfing
Portuguese E uma Agua And Some Water
Spanish El Pulpo Actor The Octopus Actor

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