A Hooper Production in association with Jay Ward Productions and Producers Associates
for Television. Seen September 26, 1964 through September 2, 1967 on ABC-TV. Retitled Uncle
Waldo in 1965 for syndication. Also seen from September 26, 1965 through December 19,
1965 as part of Cartoon Fun, a thirteen episode Sunday afternoon series on ABC.
Hoppity, Fillmore, and Professor Waldo.
Hoppity Hooper featured the escapades of a naive, lovable frog, Hoppity, and
his cronies, Professor Waldo Wigglesworth, a shrewd and cunning fox, and Fillmore, a
good-natured, dim-witted, bugle-blowing bear. The trio, hailing from the fictitious town
of Foggy Bog, Wisconsin, traveled around the country in a medicine-show wagon, exploring
Waldo's various get-rich quick schemes.
Our trio in the traveling medicine-show wagon.
Each week the series presented two episodes of a Hoppity four-part cliff-hanger, along
with repeat episodes from other Jay Ward (Rocky and his Friends, Bullwinkle) and Total TV (Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo) series. The
repeated episodes included Ward's Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody's Improbable History
and Mr. Know-It-All, and Total TV's Commander McBragg.
Hoppity Hooper was created by Jay Ward and written by Chris Jenkyns and Bill Scott.
Ward and Scott were also the co-producers. The directors of the series included Bill
Hurtz, Pete Burness, and Lew Keller. Hoppity followed the same format as earlier Jay Ward
series, such as Crusader Rabbit.
The sharp satire and good natured puns offset the crude drawing and limited
animation. The pilot for the series was produced in 1960, being funded by Ward
employees who purchased stock in Hooper Productions. The original voice of
Fillmore was Alan Reed, who did the first two episodes before leaving to work on
Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones as the voice of Fred. When the Hoppity Hooper
show was sold to General mills and ABC-TV in late 1963, Bill Scott took over for
Reed as the voice of Fillmore. Joining Bill Scott on the series were the
original voices from the pilot: Chris Allen as the voice of Hoppity, and Hans Conreid (Uncle Tanoose on Danny Thomas' Make
Room for Daddy series) as Professor Waldo Wigglesworth.
Sherman and Peabody.
Our hapless heroes.
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Giant of Hootin' Holler
Jumping Frog Contest
Wottabango Corn Elixer
Frog Prince of Monomania
Colonel Clabber - Limberger Cheese Statue
The Giant Cork
Ferkle to Hawaii
Horse Race Follies
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Dragon of Eubetcha
Rare Butterfly Hunt
Oil's Well at Oasis Gardens
Watch Hoppity Hooper on "Tonka Toys Cartoon Fun"
See the Hoppity Hooper pilot, with Alan Reed as the voice of Fillmore.
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