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Squiddly Diddly is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1965 to 1966 for NBC, and aired as a regular segment of the television series The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show.

Reruns of the series also formerly aired on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang.

Overview

Squiddly Diddly follows a friendly, sailor hat wearing, anthropomorphic squid, more octopus than squid in appearance, who is captive in an aquatic park known as Bubbleland, and resides in a pool with his name on it. Squiddly Diddly is an aspiring musician who makes many attempts to escape and attain musical stardom but is constantly foiled by Bubbleland's administrator Chief Winchley.

In some episodes Squiddly manages to escape but chooses to return to Bubbleland, considering the outside world to be too harsh. Other times Squiddly and Chief Winchley would have to work together to deal with those who were problematic to Bubbleland. The cartoons sometimes show people applauding Squiddly Diddly's musical talents but often depict terrified people who mistakenly believe that octopuses are hostile.

Cast

  • Paul Frees - Squiddly Diddly
  • John Stephenson - Chief Winchley

Episodes

Season 1

  1. "Way Out Squiddly"
  2. "Show Biz Squid"
  3. "The Canvas Back Squid"
  4. "Nervous Service"
  5. "Westward Ha!"
  6. "Sea Grunt"
  7. "Chief Cook And Bottle Washer"
  8. "Squid On The Skids"
  9. "Double Trouble"
  10. "Squid Kid"
  11. "Booty And The Beast"
  12. "Clowning Around"
  13. "Surprise Prize"

Season 2

  1. "Naughty Astronaut"
  2. "The Ghost Is Clear"
  3. "Lucky Ducky"
  4. "Foxy Seal"
  5. "Squiddly Double Diddly"
  6. "Hollywood Folly"
  7. "One Black Knight"
  8. "Yo Ho Ho"
  9. "Phoney Fish"
  10. "Gnatman"
  11. "Robot Squid"
  12. "Jewel Finger"
  13. "Baby Squidder"

In Other Media

  • In 1966, Hanna-Barbera Records released Squiddly Diddly's Surfin' Surfari on LP.[1]
  • In 1973, Squiddly Diddly was featured in Yogi's Gang voiced by Don Messick.
  • Squiddly Diddly made a lone comic book appearance in 1966, as a back-up feature in the only issue of Secret Squirrel, published by Gold Key Comics, and again in 1996, courtesy of Hanna-Barbera Presents #6, published by Archie Comics.
  • Squiddly and Chief Winchley appeared in Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
  • Squiddly Diddly made a cameo in the Yo Yogi! episode "The Big Snoop." He is seen amongst those looking for Super Snooper when he gets kidnapped.
  • In the British comedy Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special 1989 "The Jolly Boys' Outing", Squiddly Diddly was cited by Del Boy as the reason for the failure of his seafood stall, since people were unwilling to consume creatures they had become fond of.
  • Squiddly Diddly has been seen on HBO's The Ricky Gervais Show, where the character is involved in a few scripts including side-by-side a killer octopus and giving Karl Pilkington a rectal examination.
  • Squiddly Diddly made a cameo in a 2012 MetLife commercial entitled, "Everyone".

Home Media

The episode "Way Out Squiddly" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons Vol. 1.

References

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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