Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

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Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (title card).jpg
GenreComedy
Slice-of-Life
Written byMichael Maltese
Directed byJoseph Barbera
William Hanna
Voices ofDaws Butler
Doug Young
Theme music composerJoseph Barbera
William Hanna
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin, Capitol Hi-Q Library
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes45
Production
Producer(s)Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera
DistributorScreen Gems (original)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
Release
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1959 (1959-09-19) – October 20, 1962 (1962-10-20)

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.

Summary[edit]

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[1][2][3][4]) 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.[5]

Theme song[edit]

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.[6]

Character information[edit]

Augie Doggie[edit]

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.

Doggie Daddy[edit]

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.[7] 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][2][3][4]

Episode list[edit]

Title Original air date
1"Fox Hound Hounded Fox"19 September 1959 (19 September 1959)
Tired of getting small toy foxes for his birthday every year, Doggie Daddy allows Augie to go into the woods for a real one.
2"Watch Dog Augie"26 September 1959 (26 September 1959)
Augie is permitted by his father to guard their home for one night.
3"Skunk You Very Much"1 October 1959 (1 October 1959)
Augie befriends a skunk, much to his father's dislike.
4"In the Picnic of Time"10 November 1959 (10 November 1959)
An ant takes a beating from Doggie Daddy, then decides to assemble some troops to get back at him.
5"High & Flighty"6 December 1959 (6 December 1959)
Augie comes up with a flying saucer and heads into orbit.
6"Nag, Nag, Nag"13 December 1959 (13 December 1959)
Augie wants to keep a horse at home but his father is reluctant.
7"Talk It Up Pup"1 January 1960 (1 January 1960)
For unknown reasons, Augie won't speak to his father.
8"Tee Vee or Not Tee Vee"8 January 1960 (8 January 1960)
A neighborhood child challenges Augie if his father ever starred on television. Doggie Daddy goes for it.
9"Big Top Pop"15 January 1960 (15 January 1960)
Augie decides to live a life in the circus. His father then follows.
10"Million Dollar Robbery"11 February 1960 (11 February 1960)
Augie steals a sack of cash from a bank to pay his father's bills, or so Doggie Daddy thinks.
11"Pup Plays Pop"18 February 1960 (18 February 1960)
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy exchange roles.
12"Pop's Nature Pup"25 February 1960 (25 February 1960)
Augie and his father go camping.
13"Good Mouse Keeping"11 March 1960 (11 March 1960)
The duo tries to get rid of an annoying mouse from their home.
14"Whatever Goes Pup"18 March 1960 (18 March 1960)
Doggie Daddy drinks a potion made by his son and starts to become airborne.
15"Cat Happy Pappy"26 March 1960 (26 March 1960)
Doggie Daddy teaches his son how to deal with a vicious cat.
16"Ro-Butler"2 April 1960 (2 April 1960)
Augie invents a robot to be a servant to the household.
17"Pipsqueak Pop"9 April 1960 (9 April 1960)
Doggie Daddy applies another potion made by his son and shrinks.
18"Fan Clubbed"16 April 1960 (16 April 1960)
Because Augie's favorite hero wouldn't show up on his birthday, Doggie Daddy, in disguise, takes charge.
19"Crow Cronies"2 May 1960 (2 May 1960)
A sly crow tricks the duo to providing him hospitality.
20"Gone to the Ducks"18 November 1960 (18 November 1960)
An orphaned duck wishes to join the family.
21"Mars Little Precious"25 November 1960 (25 November 1960)
A baby alien is sent to be baby-sat by Augie.
22"Swats the Matter"9 December 1960 (9 December 1960)
Three mosquitoes infiltrate the duo's home.
23"Snagglepuss"4 April 1961 (4 April 1961)
Augie adopts a run-away circus lion.
24"Hum Sweet Hum"24 April 1961 (24 April 1961)
A wiley alley cat tries to get Augie's trained hummingbird before his "big TV appearance".
25"Peck o' Trouble"7 June 1961 (7 June 1961)
A nutty woodpecker insists on staying at Augie's house, despite Doggie Daddy's objections.
26"Fuss & Feathers"5 July 1961 (5 July 1961)
An ostrich hatches from an egg that rolls into the Doggie hen house and Augie decides to adopt it.
27"Yuk, Yuk Duck"9 September 1961 (9 September 1961)
The orphaned duck pays them a visit to their home.
28"It's a Mice Day"16 September 1961 (16 September 1961)
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.
29"Bud Brothers"30 September 1961 (30 September 1961)
Augie creates a voracious plant that starts eating all the food.
30"Pint Giant"29 October 1961 (29 October 1961)
While Augie tries to find a giant that only exists in a fable, his father attempts to make it a reality through disguise.
31"It's a Worm Day"3 November 1961 (3 November 1961)
Fearing that he might lose his worth as a father, Doggie Daddy attempts to eliminate a bookworm from the library.
32"Patient Pop"1 February 1962 (1 February 1962)
Doggie Daddy acts as a sick patient to play along with his son; A cat bothers patient Doggie Daddy.
33"Let's Duck Out"5 March 1962 (5 March 1962)
While the duo are having a winter trip, they are greeted again by the orphaned duck.
34"The Party Lion"6 March 1962 (6 March 1962)
A lion (Snagglepuss) escapes from the zoo and acts as a rug in the two dogs' home.
35"The Musket Tears"7 March 1962 (7 March 1962)
Doggie Daddy makes up stories about him being one of the musketeers just to impress his child.
36"Horse Fathers"8 March 1962 (8 March 1962)
Doggie Daddy receives a horse for his birthday from Augie.
37"Playmate Pup"9 March 1962 (9 March 1962)
Augie makes up an imaginary friend.
38"Little Wonder"15 June 1962 (15 June 1962)
Doggie Daddy plans to make a real genius out of his son.
39"Treasure Jest"22 June 1962 (22 June 1962)
Augie and a British parrot go treasure hunting.
40"From Ape to Z"29 June 1962 (29 June 1962)
Augie befriends a gorilla and tries to keep it indoors.
41"Growing, Growing Gone"1 September 1962 (1 September 1962)
Augie starts to go on a journey on his own to prove to his dad that he's grown up.
42"Dough Nutty"8 September 1962 (8 September 1962)
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.
43"Party Pooper Pop"6 October 1962 (6 October 1962)
Doggie Daddy gives pointers to Augie on how to impress the guests at the party next door.
4"Hand to Mouse"13 October 1962 (13 October 1962)
Doggie Daddy wants Bigelow Mouse to leave the house, but he refuses.
45"Vacation Tripped"20 October 1962 (20 October 1962)
Augie and Doggie Daddy goes on a hunting trip to Mars, encountering a wacky Martian "rabbit".

In other languages[edit]

Later appearances[edit]

Video game[edit]

A video game featuring and named for the characters was released in 1991 for the Commodore 64.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mansour, David (2011). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 9780740793073.
  2. ^ a b "Dialogue With Doggie Daddy - News From ME". News From ME. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  3. ^ a b Mansour, David (2011-06-01). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 9780740793073.
  4. ^ a b Yowp (2018-01-28). "Yowp: Farewell to Doggie Daddy". Yowp. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  5. ^ Pendergast, Sara (2000). Pendergast, Tom, ed. Writers and production artists. St. James Press. p. 366. ISBN 9781558624535. Butch and Pup (renamed Spike and Tyke afterwards) ... were finally metamorphosed into the more successful television characters of Augie Doggy and Doggie Daddy
  6. ^ "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy (1959) - Intro". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  7. ^ "Doggie Daddy". Inyxception Enterprises Inc. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  8. ^ "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy for Commodore 64 (1991)". MobyGames. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2017-03-18.

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