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29th May '14 2:29:02 PM NeoChaos
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-->''Maybe tomorrow, I'll wanna settle down...''
-->''But 'till tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on.''
-->'''"Maybe Tommorow"''', the show's theme song

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''The Littlest Hobo'' (1963-65, 1979-1985) is a [[CanadianSeries Canadian television series]] that chronicled the journeys of an unnamed [[HeroicDog heroic]] German Shepherd who [[WalkingTheEarth travelled from town to town]], helping people in need. It is based on an American film of the same name released in 1958.

In every episode, the dog (simply [[FanNickname referred to by most fans]] as "the Hobo") befriends a person or family who is in need of help (due to various circumstances). The Hobo often performs dangerous feats to save the supporting characters from danger, and helps them solve their current problem. When his job is done at the end of every episode, the Hobo declines to be the pet of the people he has helped, and departs to continue his cross-country drifting.

There have been two separate series made that bear the name ''The Littlest Hobo'': the original (which ran in the 60's) and the more widely-known sequel series that aired on Creator/{{CTV}} in the 80's.

''The Littlest Hobo'' is considered to be a cultural landmark for Canadian television, and is still remembered fondly by many Canadians who watched the sequel series when it originally aired. To this day, it runs in [[{{Rerun}} syndication]] on Canadian television.

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!!The series includes examples of:
* AdventureTowns
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version had a different [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHuWg5z2u4&NR=1 theme song.]]
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Among other feats, the dog has helped rescue a Russian ballerina from mobsters and delivered a shipment of vital medicine to children in need ''by parachuting from an airplane with the medicine on his back''.
* ButNowIMustGo
* CanadaEh
* ClipShow: "The Genesis Tapes."
* FanNickname: Most fans simply refer to him as "The Hobo".
* HeroicDog
* HeyItsThatGuy: Many recognizable Canadian actors got their big break on this show, including [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Michael Hogan]] and [[{{Shrek}} Mike Myers]].
* LeftHanging
* NoNameGiven: The dog is never named on-screen, and is often given a nickname by the individuals he meets in any given episode.
* TheParody: ''The Littlest Hobo'' has been skewered by several major Canadian comedy programs, including ''ThisHourHas22Minutes''. ''Series/CornerGas'' had an entire episode that centered around a dog that acted just like the Hobo.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM0LiVGf4f0 The Littlest Godmonster]], brought to you by DrAshens, courtesy of some footage from a terrible 70s monster movie.
* ReactionShot: Plenty of these from the dog, especially when a human character has said or done something stupid.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite the fact that almost every person the dog meets offers to give him a home, food and comfort, the dog either runs off or disappears at the end of every episode.
* TimeCompressionMontage: The end credits, and the beginning of most episodes.
* TimmyInAWell
* WalkingTheEarth
* WhamEpisode: The sequel series' two-part episode "The Genesis Tapes," which reveals that [[spoiler: the dog in the original series and the dog in the sequel are ''the same dog''.]]
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-->''Maybe tomorrow, I'll wanna settle down...''
-->''But 'till tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on.''
-->'''"Maybe Tommorow"''', the show's theme song

[[quoteright:346:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/61Zt0hREMxL_3089.jpg]]

''The Littlest Hobo'' (1963-65, 1979-1985) is a [[CanadianSeries Canadian television series]] that chronicled the journeys of an unnamed [[HeroicDog heroic]] German Shepherd who [[WalkingTheEarth travelled from town to town]], helping people in need. It is based on an American film of the same name released in 1958.

In every episode, the dog (simply [[FanNickname referred to by most fans]] as "the Hobo") befriends a person or family who is in need of help (due to various circumstances). The Hobo often performs dangerous feats to save the supporting characters from danger, and helps them solve their current problem. When his job is done at the end of every episode, the Hobo declines to be the pet of the people he has helped, and departs to continue his cross-country drifting.

There have been two separate series made that bear the name ''The Littlest Hobo'': the original (which ran in the 60's) and the more widely-known sequel series that aired on Creator/{{CTV}} in the 80's.

''The Littlest Hobo'' is considered to be a cultural landmark for Canadian television, and is still remembered fondly by many Canadians who watched the sequel series when it originally aired. To this day, it runs in [[{{Rerun}} syndication]] on Canadian television.

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!!The series includes examples of:
* AdventureTowns
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version had a different [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHuWg5z2u4&NR=1 theme song.]]
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Among other feats, the dog has helped rescue a Russian ballerina from mobsters and delivered a shipment of vital medicine to children in need ''by parachuting from an airplane with the medicine on his back''.
* ButNowIMustGo
* CanadaEh
* ClipShow: "The Genesis Tapes."
* FanNickname: Most fans simply refer to him as "The Hobo".
* HeroicDog
* HeyItsThatGuy: Many recognizable Canadian actors got their big break on this show, including [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Michael Hogan]] and [[{{Shrek}} Mike Myers]].
* LeftHanging
* NoNameGiven: The dog is never named on-screen, and is often given a nickname by the individuals he meets in any given episode.
* TheParody: ''The Littlest Hobo'' has been skewered by several major Canadian comedy programs, including ''ThisHourHas22Minutes''. ''Series/CornerGas'' had an entire episode that centered around a dog that acted just like the Hobo.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM0LiVGf4f0 The Littlest Godmonster]], brought to you by DrAshens, courtesy of some footage from a terrible 70s monster movie.
* ReactionShot: Plenty of these from the dog, especially when a human character has said or done something stupid.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite the fact that almost every person the dog meets offers to give him a home, food and comfort, the dog either runs off or disappears at the end of every episode.
* TimeCompressionMontage: The end credits, and the beginning of most episodes.
* TimmyInAWell
* WalkingTheEarth
* WhamEpisode: The sequel series' two-part episode "The Genesis Tapes," which reveals that [[spoiler: the dog in the original series and the dog in the sequel are ''the same dog''.]]
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28th May '14 7:23:28 PM NeoChaos
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-->'''Closing theme'''

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-->'''Closing theme'''
-->'''"Maybe Tommorow"''', the show's theme song
21st Apr '13 10:47:51 AM Cindylover1969
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* ClipShow: "The Genesis Tapes."
21st Apr '13 10:44:02 AM Cindylover1969
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* WhamEpisode: The sequel series' two-part episode "The Genesis Tapes," which reveals that [[spoiler: the dog in the original series and the dog in the sequel are ''the same dog''.]]
24th Mar '13 9:07:35 PM Trippetta
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''The Littlest Hobo'' (1963-65, 1979-1985) is a [[CanadianSeries Canadian television series]] that chronicled the journeys of an unnamed [[HeroicDog heroic]] German Shepherd who [[WalkingTheEarth travelled from town to town]], helping people in need.

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''The Littlest Hobo'' (1963-65, 1979-1985) is a [[CanadianSeries Canadian television series]] that chronicled the journeys of an unnamed [[HeroicDog heroic]] German Shepherd who [[WalkingTheEarth travelled from town to town]], helping people in need.
need. It is based on an American film of the same name released in 1958.
24th Mar '13 9:04:31 PM Trippetta
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* ReactionShot: Plenty of these from the dog, especially when a human character has said or done something stupid.
4th Mar '13 6:52:40 PM foxley
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* HeroicDog
29th Jan '13 5:17:49 PM MattFisherNL
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There have been two separate series made that bear the name ''The Littlest Hobo'': the original (which ran in the 60's) and the more widely-known sequel series that aired on {{CTV}} in the 80's.

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There have been two separate series made that bear the name ''The Littlest Hobo'': the original (which ran in the 60's) and the more widely-known sequel series that aired on {{CTV}} Creator/{{CTV}} in the 80's.
25th Jan '13 8:16:24 PM love1993
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version had a different [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHuWg5z2u4&NR=1 theme song.]]
5th Oct '12 9:36:25 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Many recognizable Canadian actors got their big break on this show, including [[BattlestarGalactica Michael Hogan]] and [[{{Shrek}} Mike Myers]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Many recognizable Canadian actors got their big break on this show, including [[BattlestarGalactica [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Michael Hogan]] and [[{{Shrek}} Mike Myers]].
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