Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole

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Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole
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Title card of the first episode.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: October 2, 1965-October 15, 1966


Starring: Mel Blanc
Paul Frees
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Ted Nichols
Writer(s): Tony Benedict
Dalton Sandifer
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, also known as Secret Squirrel, is a series of animated segments as part of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming debuting. It ran from 1965 to 1966, airing 26 episodes that spanned two seasons.

The entire series is available on DVD.

Production

Development

Music

The music was composed by Ted Nichols.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Sub Swiper" 1x01 October 2, 1965
"Masked Granny" 1x02 October 9, 1965
"Scotland Yard Caper" 1x03 October 16, 1965
"Robin Hood and His Merry Muggs" 1x04 October 23, 1965
"Wolf in Cheap Cheap Clothing" 1x05 October 30, 1965
"Royal Run Around" 1x06 November 6, 1965
"Yellow Pinkie" 1x07 November 13, 1965
"Five is a Crowd" 1x08 November 20, 1965
"It Stopped Training" 1x09 November 27, 1965
"Wacky Secret Weapon" 1x10 December 4, 1965
"Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo" 1x11 December 11, 1965
"Catty Cornered" 1x12 December 18, 1965
"Leave Wheel Enough Alone" 1x13 December 25, 1965
"Jester Minute" 1x14 January 1, 1966
"Not So Idle Idol" 1x15 January 8, 1966
"Gold Rushed" 1x16 January 15, 1966
"Double Ex-Double Cross" 1x17 January 22, 1966
"Capt. Kidd's Not Kidding" 1x18 January 29, 1966
"Bold Rush" 1x19 February 5, 1966
"Tusk-Tusk" 1x20 February 12, 1966
"Robot Rout" 2x01 September 10, 1966
"The Pink Sky Mobile" 2x02 September 17, 1966
"Scuba-Duba Duba" 2x03 September 24, 1966
"Hi Spy" 2x04 October 1, 1966
"Spy in the Sky" 2x05 October 8, 1966
"Ship of Spies" 2x06 October 15, 1966

Cast

Crossovers

Title Number Original air date
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "Blackwatch Plaid" 1 May 16, 2004
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "Bird Girl of Guantanamole" 2 August 14, 2005

Legacy

Secret had cameos in both Yogi's Treasure Hunt and Yo, Yogi!, the latter of which featured Secret as a child with a relative called Uncle Undercover.

A sequel series Super Secret Secret Squirrel would air in 1993, and both Secret and Morroco continued to appear as a mock take in Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and Warner Bros. Animation's Jellystone! reboot. Secret also had a cameo by himself in Cartoon Network's The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Merchandise

Available in stores

On May 26, 2009, Warner Home Video included "Sub Swiper" on the Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Volume 1 DVD.

On November 3, 2015, the Warner Archive Collection released The Secret Squirrel Show: The Complete Series, which also included segments of Squiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch.

Reading material

In 1996, Gold Key Comics published a single issue of Secret Squirrel.

In 1995, Archie Comics published Hanna-Barbera Presents #1, which featured single stories of Secret and Atom Ant, as well as a special crossover.

In 2015, DC Comics published a crossover between the worlds of Secret Squirrel and Scooby-Doo in Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #11.

Between 2017 and 2018, the backup stories of Scooby Apocalypse #16-#18 featured a mature makeover of Secret Squirrel. In a neat twist, it was actually a prequel. A month after the back-ups had been cancelled, it was revived as four more special back ups in Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special, Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special, Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special, and Superman/Top Cat Special.

In other languages

Language Name
Brazilian Esquilo Sem Grilo
French Sans Secret, l'écureuil agent secret
Japanese 秘密探偵クルクル (Himitsu Tantei Kurukuru)

References