Squiddly Diddly (character)

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This article is about the character. For other uses, see Squiddly Diddly.
Squiddly Diddly
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Species Squid
Gender Male
Female[Note 1]
Member of Yogi's Gang[Note 2]
Affiliation Chief Winchley
Father Not mentioned
Mother Mentioned[1]
Marital status Single
First appearance SD: "Way Out Squiddly" (1965)
Played by Paul Frees (1965-67)
Walker Edmiston (1972)
Don Messick (1973-91)
Niccole Thurman (2021)
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Wacky Races
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Jellystone!

Squiddly Diddly is an anthropomorphic squid and the main title character of the Squiddly Diddly animated television shorts. His voice was originated by Paul Frees.

In Max's reboot series Jellystone!, Squiddly appears as a girl. She is voiced by Niccole Thurman.

Character description

Squiddly is a squid with purple skin, eyebrows, a large bulbous head, and six tentacles that act as both his legs and arms. Although his name suggests that he is a squid, he oddly resembles more of an octopus than an actual squid. Squiddly wears a red short-sleeved shirt with a black scarf and a white sailor hat.

in Jellystone!, Squiddly has very light magenta skin, long hot pink hair, dark red lipstick and eyelashes. She also wears a large white hat, a purple dress with a grape purple scarf and long boots. This iteration of Squiddly has a valley girl-type personality, and speaks in a Valleyspeak accent.

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Specials

Shorts

Video games

Biography

Debut Series

Crossover Era

Yogi's Ark Lark

It's Yogi's Gang!

Yogi's Treasure Hunt

Yo, Yogi!

Dexter's Lab Cameo

In the episode "Chubby Cheese," Squiddly appears as a animatronic robot as a part of Chubby's band, playing the piano.

Harvey Birdman

In the episode "SPF," his picture is on a glass of soda that Ding-A-Ling is drinking at the beginning of the episode. In "Gone Efficien...t," he's called to the stand due to his name being a "metaphor for copulation". In "The Death of Harvey," he and Magilla Gorilla fight over an old lady's purse before Squiddly gets hit in the head by Huckleberry Hound with a plank.

Wacky Reboot

In the episode "What a Wacky Development This Is," Squiddly appears on the TV in the reality show Worst Prom Date Ever.

SCOOB!

Squiddly Diddly made two cameos as part of a mural on the side of a building and on a billboard for Bubbleland.[2]

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

Squiddly, now a girl, is a recurring character in the series. She's a slightly airheaded valley girl who owns the local music shop. Sometimes she can be absentminded, like asking if anyone is a doctor in a hospital, but she is quite musically-inclined. Squiddly is also a social media influencer and fashion trendsetter. She likes to hang out with Snagglepuss, Captain Caveman, Bobbie Looey, Doggie Daddy, and Wally Gator.

Development

In the concept art phase of Jellystone!, Squiddly was male,[3] but Melody Iza, herself a transgender artist, suggested for Squiddly to be turned into a transgender female character during production. Iza suggested the same change to Baba Looey and Loopy De Loop.[4]

Gallery

Main article: Squiddly Diddly/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Squiddly Diddly/Toys

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In "The Jolly Boys' Outing," the 1989 Christmas special of the British comedy Only Fools and Horses, Del Boy blames Squiddly Diddly as the reason his seafood stall failed, since people don't wanna eat sea creatures they've become fond of.
  • In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Stupid Sidekick Union," Ren sets up a audition line from Scab Sidekick Union after Stimpy quits, which includes Boo Boo wearing a tie like Yogi, a Squiddly Diddly lookalike, and Barney Rubble with Fred Flintstone's hair color.
  • Simon Cowell named his two dogs Squiddly and Diddly.

The Ricky Gervais Show

Main article: The Ricky Gervais Show
  • "Glass Houses:" Squiddly pops up in one frame, with Hanna-Barbera-like music, after Karl Pilkington tells Rick Gervais and Steve Merchant that he heard about an octopus who used six of its eight legs to pretend to be a stone while running away with the other two legs, which gets Gervais to joke that Pilkington was thinking of Squiddly. In the series, he teamed up with a killer octopus and gave Karl Pilkington a rectal examination.
  • "Insects:" Karl says that cartoons always depict octopuses as happy with a literal representation of an orange-skinned Squiddly used on-screen.

Notes

References