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Enter The Kung Fu Fighter.

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    emeraldisle Moderator Staff Member I SUPPORT BCDB!

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    He was no Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, or Caine, but Hong Kong Phooey was a big hit with young audiences. I thought he was way cool, and the show's theme song was so catchy that my kid sister actually wrote down the lyrics! Though I admit that after 40 years, I still don't know the meaning of the song's last word, "Fanrific!"

    But seeing Penrod "Penry" Pooch slip away to become the title hero by leaping into a file cabinet was truly original. I thought, "Oh, wow!" Good thing Spot was there, or he'd have suffocated inside it. Poor Spot, by the way. It was always he who nabbed the bad guys, but ego-tripping Phooey always thought he did it with his Kung Fu "skills." I doubt if Carl Douglas had him in mind when he sang about Kung Fu fighting.

    I had several favorite episodes. Among them:"Professor Crosshatch," who created the Superbird, who was part parrot, owl, pelican, and a few other avian species, "Kong And The Counterfeiters," in which Penry has to become Hong Kong Phooey without letting Rosemary see him(they and Spot were captured and imprisoned by the crooks), and "Comedy Cowboys," the show's only full-length episode. In this one, when Tin Nose frames our hero for a robbery, his name is cleared by Honcho, Puny, AKA The Mystery Maverick, Burly, Curly, and Sheriff Tumbleweed and his three deputies. This led to the series "Posse Impossible," but I'll share my thoughts on that later.

    For the most part, I noticed that the two weekly episodes were held together by some framing story, like Sergeant Flint building a toothpick sculpture that Penry accidentally destroyed, or the PD initiating a fitness program. Sarge hated Penry, and Rosemary adored Hong Kong Phooey.

    Oops. Can't forget the Phooeymobile, which I considered one of the neatest vehicles HB ever created. Like the Chan Van, it could become any vehicle at all when Phooey struck a portable gong.

    So, as Rosemary often said, "Hong Kong Phooey! I love you-ey!" :)

    Trivia Question 51: What was Hong Kong Phooey called when he was spotted at a five-star hotel?

    Answer: The hero of all red-blooded American bellboys.
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    I think it is just a combination of 'fantastic' and 'terrific'.
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    Thanks, Pete. That thought never crossed my mind.
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    Or perhaps, since the character's civilian name is Penrod, the closing word of the title song is "Penr-ific." As mentioned, Hong Kong Phooey is a glory-hound, so ... a word to highlight his dual identity and pat his own back. Of course, much of my ugly head doesn't work too well, so I'm likely not hearing the song rightly.
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    Like Inspector Gadget and Brain the dog, Hong Kong Phooey and Spot the Cat share the same type of working relationship. While Gadget/HK bumbled their way in their crime cases, Brain/Spot proved to be capable back-ups/protectors to steer the hero in the right direction in capturing the bad guys.

    Character designs by Marty Murphy who designed the characters for "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" and "Inch High Private Eye".
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    Hong Kong Phooey! Number One Super Guy! Hong Kong Phooey looked at his Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu every weekend in my house. HKP was usually put at the first spot in the Mysteries Incorporated block. And i never missed it when it was on. In fact it's one of the shows i was kind of shocked to learn had as few episodes as it really was. But HKP always kept my glued.

    Phooey's bumbling and heorics are pretty good. Counterbalanced by the much more balanced Spot (the cat with stripes lol) they make a fun team to spend a half hour with. The criminals in this show are also pretty grand with their schemes. They really do go all out for what they want. I suppose that helps add to the charm of the show. The end episode had that clear feeling of the "we would like to bring these guys back" feel and nice to see it worked out for one of groups (well with apparently moving to a new sheriff)

    Scatman Crothers' voice is also a big add on to this show. His calm speak really helps to add to the ever-loving but somewhat confused crime fighter. And that theme song is still awesome. Maybe even "Fanriffic" i should say.
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