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Snagglepuss is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that debuted in syndication on January 30, 1961 and ran for 32 episodes as a segment of The Yogi Bear Show, until January 6, 1962.

In 1992 the series began airing in reruns on Cartoon Network untill 2001 when the series started airing on Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang, where it still airs on occasion.

Overview

Snagglepuss is a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion, created in 1959, that sports an upturned collar, shirt cuffs and a string tie. He is voiced by Daws Butler (who is impersonating Bert Lahr), and is best known for his famous catchphrase, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!", along with phrases such as "Exit, stage left!"

Snagglepuss first appeared in several episodes of The Quick Draw McGraw Show and then became a regular segment on The Yogi Bear Show. He also appeared in other Hanna-Barbera series such as Yogi's Gang in 1973, as a co-host for Laff-A-Lympics in 1977 and 1978, Yogi's Treasure Hunt in 1985 and as a teenager on Yo Yogi! in 1991.

Snagglepuss lives in a cavern, which he constantly tries to make more habitable for himself. No matter what he does, however, he always winds up back where he started or worse off than he was before. In some episodes, Snagglepuss is chased by Major Minor, a pint-sized hunter, whose chases seem similar to the ones which involve Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny (which was hardly a coincidence, since most of the scripts were created by Michael Maltese, one of Warner Bros. Cartoons' key writers in the '40s and '50s).

In his earliest roles, before getting his own cartoons, Snagglepuss was orange instead of pink, wore no collar or cuffs, and occasionally was called "Snaggletooth". Confusion reigns in part because his first appearance, "Lamb Chopped" (an early Quick Draw McGraw short), actually calls him Snagglepuss but has him refer to an unseen "Snaggletooth" as his brother. The brownish-orange proto-Snagglepuss also appeared with Doggie Daddy and his son Augie in a short entitled "Snagglepuss".

Cast

  • Daws Butler - Snagglepuss
  • Don Messick - Major Minor

Episodes

Season 1

  1. "Major Operation"
  2. "Feud for Thought"
  3. "Live and Lion"
  4. "Fraidy Cat Lion"
  5. "Lions Share Sheriff"
  6. "Cagey Lion"
  7. "Royal Ruckus"
  8. "The Roaring Lion"
  9. "Paws for Applause"
  10. "Knight and Daze"
  11. "The Gangsters All Here"
  12. "Having a Bowl"
  13. "Diaper Desperado"
  14. "Arrow Error"
  15. "Twice Shy"
  16. "Cloak and Stagger"

Season 2

  1. "Remember Your Lions"
  2. "Remember the Daze"
  3. "Express Trained Lion"
  4. "Jangled Jungle"
  5. "Lion Tracks"
  6. "Fight Fright"
  7. "Spring Hits a Snag"
  8. "Legal Eagle Lion"
  9. "Don't Know It Poet"
  10. "Tail Wag Snag"
  11. "Rent and Rave"
  12. "Footlight Fright"
  13. "One Two Many"
  14. "Royal Rodent"
  15. "Be My Ghost"
  16. "Charge That Lion"

In Other Media

  • Snagglepuss appeared in Yogi's Ark Lark and Yogi's Gang. In Yogi's Gang, he is often referred to as a tiger and not a mountain lion.
  • Snagglepuss acted as a co-host with Mildew Wolf from the Cattanooga Cats segment "It's the Wolf" on Laff-A-Lympics.
  • Snagglepuss was a regular in Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
  • In the "Fender Bender 500" segment of Wake, Rattle, and Roll, Snagglepuss (voiced by Greg Burson) was paired up with Huckleberry Hound as they drove a monster truck called the Half-Dog, Half-Cat, Half-track; it resembled a portable stage, which was perfectly appropriate for both Huck and Snag.
  • Snagglepuss appeared in three television films which were part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 series: Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose, and The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound.
  • Snagglepuss also appeared in the animated specials Yogi's First Christmas and Casper's First Christmas.
  • Snagglepuss was featured as a teenager in Yo Yogi! again voiced by Greg Burson.
  • Snagglepuss was seen in a Cartoon Network Rap in 1995.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Lady Bouvier's Lover", Comic Book Guy shows Bart a cel of Snagglepuss to show a cel that's worth something, as opposed to the cel of Scratchy's arm Bart was trying to sell to him.
  • In Drawn Together, Snagglepuss is featured in the episode "Gay Bash" but his face is blurred, referencing how strangers are blurred on reality programs. He is voiced by Chris Edgerly.
  • Snagglepuss made two cameos in a MetLife commercial in 2012, titled "Everyone". In a behind the scenes video, Snagglepuss acts and rehearses in front of the director of the ad, only for the director to tell him he does not have any speaking roles in the ad, and in response, Snagglepuss storms out of the trailer.
  • On a segment of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, Season 34: Episode 8, November 15, 2008, Bobby Moynihan appeared in costume as Snagglepuss to comment on California's ban on gay marriage. During the segment Snagglepus is outed by anchor Seth Meyers, and then confesses that his domestic partner is fellow Hanna-Barbera cartoon character The Great Gazoo who also makes a cameo.
  • Snagglepuss appears in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy in the episode "Irwin Gets a Clue" as one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to be run into by Hoss Delgado's truck.


Home Release

On November 15, 2005, Warner Home Video released the complete series on DVD, titled: The Yogi Bear Show - The Complete Series.

Hanna-Barbera Series

1980 Drak PackThe Flintstone Comedy ShowThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the ArmySpace StarsTeen ForceThe Kwicky Koala ShowTrollkinsThe Smurfs
1982 The Flintstone FunniesMork and Mindy: The Animated SeriesThe Little RascalsPac-ManJokebookShirt TalesThe Gary Coleman Show
1983 The DukesMonchhichisThe New Scooby and Scrappy Doo ShowThe Biskitts
Lucky Luke
1984 SnorksChallenge of the GoBots
1985 Paw PawsYogi's Treasure HuntGaltar and the Golden LanceThe Berenstain Bears
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-DooThe Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible
1986 The New Adventures of Jonny QuestPound PuppiesThe Flintstone KidsFoofurWildfire
1987 Sky CommandersPopeye and Son
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-DooThe Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The New Yogi Bear ShowFantastic Max
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTedPaddington Bear

1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho PandaTom & Jerry KidsWake, Rattle, and RollRick Moranis in Gravedale HighMidnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone
1991 The Pirates of Dark WaterYo Yogi!
1992 Fish PoliceCapitol CrittersThe Addams Family
1993 Droopy, Master DetectiveThe New Adventures of Captain Planet2 Stupid Dogs
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
1995 Dumb and DumberWhat a Cartoon!
1996 Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm BammThe Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Dexter's Laboratory
1997 Johnny BravoCow & ChickenI Am Weasel
1998 The Powerpuff Girls

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