The Old Swimming Hole

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The Old Swimming Hole
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Pertwee catches Ed, Bubba and Freight digging the hole.
Premiere date: July 1, 1970
Writers: Harvey Bullock
Ray Allen
Iwao Takamoto
Directors: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
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"The Old Swimming Hole" is the first episode of Where's Huddles? season one. It aired on July 1, 1970 on CBS. It was written by Harvey Bullock, Ray Allen and Iwao Takamoto, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the show and the co-founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Ed wants to build a swimming pool with Bubba's help. However, it isn't going to be easy for the two because of Pertwee's interference. Later, they have an argument about the pool and come to an agreement on demising the pool.

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In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Claude Pertwee Paul Lynde
Marge Huddles Jean Vander Pyl
Fumbles Don Messick
Beverly Don Messick
Ed Huddles Cliff Norton
Bubba McCoy Mel Blanc
Coach MadDog
Pom Pom Huddles Jean Vander Pyl
Mr. Cool John Stephenson
People in construction vehicles N/A
Uncle Judge Pertwee
Freight Train Herb Jeffries
Penny McCoy Marie Wilson
Bubba's friends and relatives N/A
Audience N/A
Sportscaster Dick Enberg




  • Shovels
  • Bags of cement
  • Football


  • Huddles' car
  • Construction vehicles




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

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