Klondike Kat

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Klondike Kat was a cartoon produced by Total Television and originally aired as part of The Beagles on CBS-TV, and later found in the U.S. syndicated Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon series, in between episodes as an animated short.


Klondike Kat (voiced by Mort Marshall) is an anthropomorphic wildcat Mountie. Klondike is always in pursuit of Savoir-Faire (voiced by Sandy Becker), a French-Canadian mouse who constantly steals food and is known for his catchphrase, "Savoir-Faire is everywhere!" Savoir-Faire is accompanied by his sled dog Malamutt, who at times, plays the violin as well as the piano, is strong enough to bend steel bars (to break his boss out of jail), and has ears that can detect trouble outside, when Klondike Kat is in its presence. Malamutt's only sounds are a whimper or a growl.

Klondike Kat lives in Fort Frazzle and answers to the British-Canadian commanding officer Major Minor (modeled after Terry-Thomas, and voiced by Kenny Delmar).

Klondike, though well-meaning, is naturally incompetent and usually causes more trouble than Savoir-Faire in trying to stop him ("I'll make mincemeat out of that mouse!"); yet, at the end of almost each episode, Klondike would "get his mouse" somehow ("Klondike Kat always gets his mouse."). The humor in the incompetence of the main character (a recurring theme of each episode), Klondike Kat, is not unlike the humor used in Hong Kong Phooey, whose successes are only either thanks to his sidekick, Spot, who provides a solution to the challenges, or the direct result of a comically unintended side effect of his conscious efforts, and not Klondike Kat's skill as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


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