Foofur

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Foofur
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Foofur and his group.
Genre Animation
Comedy
Created by Phil Mendez
Directed by Art Davis (Season 1)
Don Lusk (Season 1)
Carl Urbano (Season 1)
Rudy Zamora (Season 1)
Oscar Dufau (Season 2)
Bob Goe (Season 2)
John Kimball (Season 2)
Paul Sommer (Season 2)
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Voices of Frank Welker
Michael Bell
Susan Blu
William Callaway
Richard Gautier
Christina Lange
Don Messick
Susan Silo
Susan Tolsky
Eugene Williams
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 46
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Freddy Monnickendam
Producer(s) Kay Wright (Season 1)
Paul Sabella (Season 2)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
SEPP International S.A.
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises (originally)
Release
Original channel NBC
Original release 13 September 1986 – 18 February 1988

Foofur is an animated children's television series made and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Airing on NBC from 1986 to 1988, the show was about the everyday misadventures of the skinny blue protagonist dog.[1] It was produced in part by William Hanna. A comic book series, based on the cartoon, was produced by and released from Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).

Plot[edit]

In the town of Willowby, A tall skinny blue dog named Foofur (voiced by Frank Welker) has inherited his late master's wealthy estate and has since lived alone. Foofur and his niece Rocki (voiced by Christina Lange) spring some animals from the Bowser Busters' van whom Foofur befriends. These animals include Fencer the Cat (voiced by Eugene Williams), Louis (voiced by Richard Gautier), Annabell (voiced by Susan Tolsky), Dolly (voiced by Susan Blu), Hazel (voiced by Pat Carroll), Hazel's hubby Fritz Carlos (voiced by Jonathan Schmock), and Burt (voiced by William Callaway).

Foofur and his friends have an enemy in a woman named Mrs. Amelia Escrow (voiced by Susan Silo) and her pet Chihuahua named Pepe (voiced by Don Messick) as Pepe tries to expose Foofur's illegal roommates – but always to no avail. As executor of the will that placed Foofur in charge of the estate, Mrs. Escrow has tried many times to sell the estate. But her plots have always been thwarted by Foofur and his friends as they also protect their home from rats, cats, and greedy humans which have always been thwarted by Foofur right runder her nose. While trying to stop Mrs. Escrow, Foofur tries to evade having his friends captured by the Bowser Busters' dog catchers Mel (voiced by David Doyle) and Harvey (voiced by Michael Bell).

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  1. A Little Off the Top - The gang try to help Fritz get over losing His hair, but the situation gets worse when part of His mustache is accidentally shaved off. (11-Minute Episode)
  2. A Clean Sweep - Hazel forces the gang to clean the house, but when the dogcatchers come to clean the mansion for Mrs. Escrow... (11-Minute Episode)
  3. Moving Experience - Foofur and the Others try to help a Dog named Irma who is about to give birth to Puppies. (Half-Hour Episode)
  4. Dogstyles of the Rich and Famous - when Mrs. Escrow rests in the gang's house while Her house's paint dries, the Gang Come to a Fancy Mansion, as a burglary is about to take place... (Half-Hour Episode)
  5. Foofur Falls in Love - Foofur goes head over heels for a girl dog named Dolly. (Half-Hour Episode)
  6. The Last Resort -
  7. Thicker Than Water/Hot Over the Collar - ?????? / Foofur uses a Hat's Band as a makeshift collar for Rocki, and She comes to a Dog Show, not knowing it's a trap set by Mel and Harvey.
  8. A-Job Hunting We Will Go/A Royal Pain - Pepe has the Gang work odd jobs to raise $100 to pay Mrs. Escrow's House Tax or the Gang will be out on the streets. / ??????
  9. Nothing to Sneeze At - Fencer gets a cold after the gang bathes Him. (11-Minute Episode)
  10. Country Club Chaos - Foofur, Rocki, Fencer, and Dolly try to save a Fox cub's life from a group of fox hunters. (11-Mnute Episode)
  11. You Dirty Rat - After Accidentally putting Rocki in Danger, The Rat Brothers are thrown out of the house, and They turn to A shipyard Rat Named Boombah for help. (11-Minute Episode)
  12. This Little Piggy's on TV - The Gang try to help a Pig reunite with His girlfriend, who broke into show business. (11-Minute Episode)
  13. Fencer's Freaky Friday - It's Friday the 13th, Fencer is treated like bad luck, and a Pair of superstitious twins are in search of a treasure. (11-Minute Episode)
  14. Legal Beagles - Foofur's house is under threat when a con artist's dog fakes an injury and sues Mrs. Escrow. (11-Minute Episode)
  15. Bon Voyage Rocki - Just as Rocki is visited by Her Father just before Her birthday, She is faced by a bully, and She has to choose betheen staying with Her Uncle Foofur or go with Her father to sea. (11-Minute Episode)
  16. Russian Through New York - On a visit to New York City, Lewis and the others guides a Russian Dog named Vladimir around New York, but has to save Him from two thieves, who steal dogs from Diplomats. (11-Minute Episode)
  17. Fritz Carlos Bombs Out - Fritz becomes jealous when Hazel's old boyfriend comes for a visit. (11-Minute Epsode)
  18. New Tricks - Rocki hopes to become a performer after coming to the Circus. (Half-Hour Episode)
  19. Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Lewis tries to save Annabelle from some counterfeiters in London. (Half-Hour Episode)

Season 2[edit]

  1. Pepe's Pet Peeve/Clothes Make the Dog - Pepe turns to Foofur for help to remove a dog named Killer from Mrs. Escrow's house. / Pepe hopes to win the heart of a poodle at a dog show.
  2. Boot Camp Blues/My Pharaoh Lady - Fritz enrolls to a boot camp, when he thought he's re-enrolling to be in the Foreign Legion, and Foofur and Lewis are involved./Fencer tries to win the heart of an archeologist's cat.
  3. What Price Fleadom/Winging It - The rats infest Hazel with circus fleas. / Annabelle befriends a chick, which matures into a chicken. (We also learn that Mrs. Escrow is allergic to feathers)
  4. The Dog's Meow - Louis is hypnotized by a TV hypnotist into thinking he's a cat. and at the same time, Louis is to fight Muggsy, who insulted Annabelle.
  5. Friend Foofur's Foul Up -
  6. Alone at Last, Dahling -
  7. Tooth or Consequences -
  8. Fencer Finds a Family - Fencer is adopted by an elderly woman who collects cats. He lives the high life, that is, until the woman's sister is seeking to evict all the cats...
  9. The Nose Knows -
  10. Just Buming Around -
  11. Annabell Goes Punk -
  12. Just Like Magic -
  13. Puppy Love -
  14. Weekend in the Condo -
  15. Bye Bye Birdie -
  16. Fencer Gets Soul -
  17. Rocki's Big Fib -
  18. You Bet Your Life -
  19. Louis Sees the Light -
  20. Annabell gets framed -
  21. Scary Harry -
  22. Look Homeward, Foofur -

Cast[edit]

Main voices[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Outsourced Production Work[edit]

International Broadcast[edit]

Legal activity[edit]

Foofur played a role in the case Nationwide Insurance v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 116 F.3d 1154 (7th Cir., 1997). The case dealt with an insurer's duty to defend an insured party in light of the insured's intentional acts of property damage. The insured, a drunken college student, spelled out "FOO" – meaning "foo", a word derived from Foofur – on the artificial turf football field of Memorial Stadium with lighter fluid burning the letters into the turf. He caused $600,000 damage to the astroturf. The court held that such an act was not within the insurance policy's liability coverage.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ [caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1058032.html Nationwide Insurance v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois] (Decided: 19 June 1997)

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