Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
|Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy|
|Written by||Michael Maltese|
|Theme music composer||
|Composer(s)||Hoyt Curtin, Capitol Hi-Q Library|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||45|
Screen Gems (original)|
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
|Original release||September 19, 1959– October 20, 1962|
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy are Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters who debuted on The Quick Draw McGraw Show and appeared in their own segment of that show. The segments centered around the misadventures of a dachshund father-and-son team. Doggie Daddy (voiced by Doug Young, based on a Jimmy Durante impersonation) tried to do the best he could at raising his rambunctious son Augie (voiced by Daws Butler). The characters have made appearances outside of their series, including in their own video game and in Yogi's Ark Lark and its spin-off series.
The segments centered around the misadventures of a dachshund father-and-son team. Doggie Daddy (voiced by Doug Young, based on a Jimmy Durante impersonation) tried to do the best he could at raising his rambunctious son Augie (voiced by Daws Butler). Augie, who loved his father, would often refer to him as "dear old Dad." Their mutual admiration included Daddy gently chiding, "Augie, my son, my son", when he would disappoint his father; and when his son would say or do something that inspired pride, Daddy would turn to the audience and say with a grin, "Dat's my boy who said dat!"
The segments and characters were similar to the Spike and Tyke cartoons William Hanna and Joseph Barbera produced during their theatrical animation careers at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s and 1950s.
A 45 rpm record released at the height of the show's popularity featured the show's theme song. The lyrics included this chorus:
Augie Dog was feeling sad 'till he learned from Doggie Dad--
Ears can flop and tails can wag--flippity, floppity, wiggeldy, waggeldy--
All of your troubles away.
An instrumental version of the song was used as the introductory theme to each cartoon.
Augie is a highly spirited pup who is motivated by ambition and the desire to make his father proud. He is typically seen wearing only a green shirt. Possessing some knowledge in science and the ability to converse with animals, Augie would often capitalize upon his father's foibles.
The smooth-talking Doggie Daddy attempts to provide strict parental guidance to Augie, often to Augie's displeasure. Doggie Daddy is usually depicted wearing only a collar. Despite his strictness, Doggie Daddy has a warm personality and typically acquiesces to his son's wishes. Doug Young voiced Doggie Daddy as a Jimmy Durante impersonation.
|1||"Fox Hound Hounded Fox"||Tired of getting small toy foxes for his birthday every year, Doggie Daddy allows Augie to go into the woods for a real one.||19 September 1959|
|2||"Watch Dog Augie"||Augie is permitted by his father to guard their home for one night.||26 September 1959|
|3||"Skunk You Very Much"||Augie befriends a skunk, much to his father's dislike.||1 October 1959|
|4||"In The Picnic Of Time"||An ant takes a beating from Doggie Daddy, then decides to assemble some troops to get back at him.||10 November 1959|
|5||"High & Flighty"||Augie comes up with a flying saucer and heads into orbit.||6 December 1959|
|6||"Nag, Nag, Nag"||Augie wants to keep a horse at home but his father is reluctant.||13 December 1959|
|7||"Talk It Up Pup"||For unknown reasons, Augie won't speak to his father.||1 January 1960|
|8||"Tee Vee Or Not Tee Vee"||A neighborhood child challenges Augie if his father ever starred on television. Doggie Daddy goes for it.||8 January 1960|
|9||"Big Top Pop"||Augie decides to live a life in the circus. His father then follows.||15 January 1960|
|10||"Million Dollar Robbery"||Augie steals a sack of cash from a bank to pay his father's bills, or so Doggie Daddy thinks.||11 February 1960|
|11||"Pup Plays Pop"||Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy exchange roles.||18 February 1960|
|12||"Pop's Nature Pup"||Augie and his father go camping.||25 February 1960|
|13||"Good Mouse Keeping"||The duo tries to get rid of an annoying mouse from their home.||11 March 1960|
|14||"Whatever Goes Pup"||Doggie Daddy drinks a potion made by his son and starts to become airborne.||18 March 1960|
|15||"Cat Happy Pappy"||Doggie Daddy teaches his son how to deal with a vicious cat.||26 March 1960|
|16||"Ro-Butler"||Augie invents a robot to be a servant to the household.||2 April 1960|
|17||"Pipsqueak Pop"||Doggie Daddy applies another potion made by his son and shrinks.||9 April 1960|
|18||"Fan Clubbed"||Because Augie's favorite hero wouldn't show up on his birthday, Doggie Daddy, in disguise, takes charge.||16 April 1960|
|19||"Crow Cronies"||A sly crow tricks the duo to providing him hospitality.||2 May 1960|
|20||"Gone To The Ducks"||An orphaned duck wishes to join the family.||18 November 1960|
|21||"Mars Little Precious"||A baby alien is sent to be babysitted by Augie.||25 November 1960|
|22||"Swats The Matter"||Three mosquitoes infiltrate the duo's home.||9 December 1960|
|23||"Snagglepuss"||Augie adopts a run-away circus lion.||4 April 1961|
|24||"Hum Sweet Hum"||A wiley alley cat tries to get Augie's trained hummingbird before his "big TV appearance".||24 April 1961|
|25||"Peck O' Trouble"||A nutty woodpecker insists on staying at Augie's house, despite Doggie Daddy's objections.||7 June 1961|
|26||"Fuss & Feathers"||An ostrich hatches from an egg that rolls into the Doggie hen house and Augie decides to adopt it.||5 July 1961|
|27||"Yuk, Yuk Duck"||The orphaned duck pay them a visit to their home.||9 September 1961|
|28||"It's A Mice Day"||Augie tries to cure his friend, a sick mouse. However, a cat is on the loose and is eventually shrunk by Augie with his shrinking chemical.||16 September 1961|
|29||"Bud Brothers"||Augie creates a voracious plant that starts eating all the food.||30 September 1961|
|30||"Pint Giant"||While Augie tries to find a giant that only exist from a fable, his father attempts to make it a reality through disguise.||29 October 1961|
|31||"It's A Worm Day"||Fearing that he might lose his worth as a father, Doggie Daddy attempts to eliminate a bookworm from the library.||3 November 1961|
|32||"Patient Pop"||Doggie Daddy acts as a sick patient to play along with his son; A cat bothers patient Doggie Daddy.||1 February 1962|
|33||"Let's Duck Out"||While the duo are having a winter trip, they are greeted again by the orphaned duck.||5 March 1962|
|34||"The Party Lion"||A lion (Snagglepuss) escapes from the zoo and acts as a rug in the two dogs' home.||6 March 1962|
|35||"The Musket Tears"||Doggie Daddy makes up stories about him being one of the musketeers just to impress his child.||7 March 1962|
|36||"Horse Fathers"||Doggie Daddy receives a horse for his birthday from Augie.||8 March 1962|
|37||"Playmate Pup"||Augie makes up an imaginary friend.||9 March 1962|
|38||"Little Wonder"||Doggie Daddy plans to make a real genius out of his son.||15 June 1962|
|39||"Treasure Jest"||Augie and a British parrot go treasure hunting.||22 June 1962|
|40||"From Ape To Z"||Augie befriends a gorilla and tries to keep it indoors.||29 June 1962|
|41||"Growing, Growing Gone"||Augie starts to go on a journey on his own to prove to his dad that he's grown up.||1 September 1962|
|42||"Dough Nutty"||Augie gets his hands on a money-counterfeiting machine. The owner attempts to get it back from him. Augie puts on a circus act for a request by the owner so he can get the money since Augie hid it.||8 September 1962|
|43||"Party Pooper Pop"||Doggie Daddy gives pointers to Augie on how to impress the guests at the party next door.||6 October 1962|
|44||"Hand To Mouse"||Doggie Daddy wants Bigelow Mouse to leave the house, but he refuses.||13 October 1962|
|45||"Vacation Tripped"||Augie and Doggie Daddy goes on a hunting trip to Mars, encountering a wacky Martian "rabbit".||20 October 1962|
In other languages
- Croatian: Ogi i Dogi
- Portuguese: Bobi Filho e Bibo Pai
- Spanish: Canuto y Canito
- Italian: Tatino e Papino / Tatino e Tatone
- Japanese: オギーとダディー (Augie and Daddy)
- French: Jappy et Pappy Toutou
- Finnish: Pik Haukku ja Isioo Haukku
- Polish: Augie i Daddy
- Czech: Alík a psí taťkski
- German: Pit und Pitty
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy appeared in Yogi's Ark Lark, its spin-off series Yogi's Gang, Laff-A-Lympics, and Yogi's Treasure Hunt. John Stephenson voiced Doggie Daddy in those appearances since Doug Young was first caring for his ailing wife at the time. They also appeared in Casper's First Christmas, Yogi's First Christmas, Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper, and Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose.
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy appeared in the "Fender Bender 500" segment of Wake, Rattle, and Roll. They drive a doghouse modeled monster truck called the Lucky Trucky. In Yo Yogi!, Doggie Daddy was referred to as "Diamond" Doggie Daddy where he owned Jellystone Mall and Augie was his heir. In those appearances, John Stephenson still voiced Doggie Daddy while Augie was voiced by Patric Zimmerman.
- Doggie Daddy made a cameo appearance on Family Guy, Season 9, Episode 17, "Brothers & Sisters" broadcast on April 17, 2011, in which he played the third husband of Lois' sister Carol.
- Augie Doggie also made a cameo appearance in an episode[clarification needed] of Ni Hao, Kai-lan.
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy also made a cameo in Flash Toons called "Law and Doggie".
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy also made a cameo appearance in a 2012 MetLife commercial entitled "Everyone".
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy appeared in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Augie was voiced by Chris Edgerly and Doggie Daddy was voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
- Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy appeared in DC Comics The Snagglepuss Chronicles.
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Butch and Pup (renamed Spike and Tyke afterwards) ... were finally metamorphosed into the more successful television characters of Augie Doggy and Doggie Daddy
- "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (1959) - Intro". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "Doggie Daddy". Inyxception Enterprises Inc. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy for Commodore 64 (1991)". MobyGames. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2017-03-18.