Secret Squirrel

When I was a child I loved Secret Squirrel, the spy, designation 000, created by Hanna-Barbera. The series debut was September 12, 1965 in The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel prime-time special on NBC. The series was called The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show and aired from October 2, 1965 until September 2, 1967.

Secret got his own show in 1966 but was reunited with Atom Ant in 1967-1968. Syndication found the show being part of The Banana Splits variety and compilation series. Secret Squirrel was a parody of the spy genre such as James Bond films. Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacey) was the voice (with a lisp) of Secret Squirrel, Agent 000.

His superior was Double-Q who was voiced by Paul Frees (the man of a thousand voices, Boris Badenov, John Lennon and George Harrison in the Beatles cartoon, Pillsbury Dough Boy, Toucan Sam, Boo-Berry).

Secrets Squirrel’s sidekick was Morocco Mole also voiced by Frees. They fight crime with cool spy gadgets like a machine gun cane and Secret’s trench coat which was bulletproof and had a variety of weapons and devices inside. Frees also voiced some of the bad guys like the Goldfinger parody Yellow Pinkie and Hi-Spy a master of scientific criminology. Other enemies were the Masked Granny, Captain Kidd and Robin Hood and his Merry Mugs.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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