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Who was Secret Squirrel?

Author: Craig Payne
by Craig Payne
Posted: Feb 27, 2022
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Secret Squirrel was a animated character produced by Hanna-Barbera and also the name of their portion in The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, which first showed in 1965. He was presented with his own show in 1966, branded as The Secret Squirrel Show. Secret Squirrel and his sidekick Morocco Mole (that appeared comparable to Peter Lorre) fought criminals aided by the supreme weapon - old fashioned jokes. Equipped with just a purple hat and a white coat concealing many different odd secret weapons, he - at times called SS or Secret Agent 000 - rounded up probably the most fiendish bad guys on the globe on the part of the Double-Q Agency in England. Together the heros eluded such bad guys as Yellow Pinky (whose name mysteriously didn’t instil just as much dread as Goldfinger), and while James Bond steered clear of from getting caught employing a laser beam embedded in his watch, SS made use of a far more high technology strategy - a pair of scissors which is concealed beneath his hat. SS first appeared as half of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show in 1965. Just after about one season together, the two title characters separated ways to star in their own individual self-titled shows.

The 30 minute The Secret Squirrel Show had three specific cartoon segments: "Secret Squirrel", "Winsome Witch" and "Squiddly Diddly". Secret Squirrel first appeared in a prime time animated special titled The World of Secret Squirrel and Atom Ant, that aired on the NBC on September 12, 1965. But just one year later, Atom Ant and SS realised they functioned considerably better together, and so The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show was put together for a last season. The show would only continue until 1968, however Secret Squirrel wasn’t finished gracing the small monitor.Over twenty five years later on, the nutty SS agent can be seen in all-new episodes on Two Stupid Dogs, accompanied by Morocco Mole as well as a bull superior. SS served as a secret agent (his status was "Agent 000"), taking orders from his boss, called Double-Q. SS had been assisted in his ventures by the fez hat wearing sidekick, Morocco Mole. The two fought against criminal activity and bad criminals employing sneaky and a selection of spy devices, such as a machine gun cane, a set of weapons stored within Secret's overcoat, along with a variety of gadgets disguised within his hat (which he very rarely took of).

SS's unrelenting arch-enemy is Yellow Pinkie, that is a parody of Auric Goldfinger coming from Goldfinger along with Kasper Gutman coming from The Maltese Falcon. The last bunch of shows presented Hy-Spy, the master of technical criminology. The episodes had been a mocking of the then-popular spy category, with most of his shorts' components mocking those of the James Bond films. In 1994, Secret begun showing up in some new cartoons among the Two Stupid Dogs shows. It was named "Super-Secret Secret Squirrel" which has been voiced by Jess Harnell. A completely new character in "Super-Secret Secret Squirrel" was a female squirrel named Penny (with a massive infatuation with Secret). In one episode Queen Bea, Penny grew to become Secret's love interest when she attempts to battle Queen Bea for his attention. With the end of the episode, Secret Squirrel hugs both Penny along with Morocco Mole saying that he really loves his friends.

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Craig Payne is a University lecturer, runner, cynic, researcher, skeptic, forum admin, woo basher, clinician, rabble-rouser, blogger and a dad.

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