History WesternAnimation / CalvinAndTheColonel

29th Jul '17 1:52:49 AM Piterpicher
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* LimitedAnimation: in the style of JayWard

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* LimitedAnimation: in In the style of JayWardCreator/JayWard.
23rd Apr '17 10:07:32 AM MisterBeeg
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* ThrowTheDogABone: The colonel gets one in the end of ''Wheeling and Dealing'', where he goes through the usual ZanyScheme in order to replace his nephew's car (which got filled with cement...ItMakesSenseInContext) before shipping it out to him in California. Where this differs from other episodes is that the colonel's plan actually succeeded, and his wife and sister-in-law praise him for getting the job done. The colonel admits to the audience that he didn't earn the praise and affection, but because it rarely happens he decides to take it anyway.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: The colonel gets one in the end of ''Wheeling and Dealing'', where he goes through the usual ZanyScheme in order to replace his nephew's car (which ([[ItMakesSenseInContext which got filled with cement...ItMakesSenseInContext) cement]]) before shipping it out to him in California. Where this differs from other episodes is that the colonel's plan actually succeeded, and his wife and sister-in-law praise him for getting the job done. The colonel admits to the audience that he didn't earn the praise and affection, but because it rarely happens he decides to take it anyway.
16th Sep '16 11:57:54 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The show was essentially a remake of ''Amos & Andy'', which by then was taken off television due to racist stereotypes. The creators decided to take the same show and use cartoon animals in its place. It didn't work. The show only lasted one season.

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The show was essentially a remake an animated adaptation of ''Amos & 'n' Andy'', which by then was taken off television due to racist stereotypes. The creators decided to take the same show and use except with [[FunnyAnimal cartoon animals]]. Both series were created by Charles Correll and Freeman Gosdell, who also voiced the titular characters of each show; several of the original radio scripts were adapted for the cartoon series. The use of animals avoided the touchy racial issues that plagued the radio show.

This one last attempt at keeping the ''Amos 'n' Andy'' format alive[[labelnote:]](the radio show was cancelled
in its place. It didn't work. 1960; a live-action TV adaptation which aired in 1951-53 got cancelled due to the aforementioned racial issues and an attempt to revive it in 1956 got nowhere)[[/labelnote]] was not successful. The show only lasted one season.season; even then, it was cancelled two months into its run due to low ratings and was only brought back two months later to fulfill contractual obligations.



* {{Expy}}: Of ''Amos & Andy'', as described above.

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* {{Expy}}: Of ''Amos & 'n' Andy'', as described above.



* TheTeaser: As with the other prime-time cartoons released at the time, ''Calvin and the Colonel'' had cold openings during its ABC broadcast. However in syndication reruns they were removed.

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* TheTeaser: As with the other prime-time cartoons released at the time, ''Calvin and the Colonel'' had cold openings during its ABC broadcast. However broadcasts. However, in syndication reruns they were removed.
24th Jul '14 1:05:58 PM TSZXDKFHJGVC
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24th Jul '14 1:17:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CreatorKiller: The show's failure ended up bankrupting TV Spots, the animation studio.



* HeyItsThatVoice: Judge Clutch was voiced by Paul Frees, whom you may recognize in other cartoons.
** A lot of incidental female characters were voiced by June Foray, another prominent voice actress, without screen credit.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Mostly in black-and-white, although some color copies recently resurfaced into some collectors' hands.



* RecycledScript: Many episodes were taken line-for line from the radio version of ''Amos&Andy''
20th Dec '13 10:45:49 PM MisterBeeg
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* CriminalDoppelganger: The colonel suspected in one episode that his sister-in-law was a jewel thief known as the "Polka Dot Bandit". Then the colonel himself got arrested because the police discovered that the thief was really a man disguised as a woman and the colonel happened to be carrying the polka-dot dress (he was going to turn her in). The real thief was finally captured in the end. The thief turned out to be [[spoiler:Sister Sue's ex-fiancé, who plotted to frame her for the robbery]].

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* CriminalDoppelganger: The colonel suspected in one episode that his sister-in-law was a jewel thief known as the "Polka Dot Bandit". Then the colonel himself got arrested because the police discovered that the thief was really a man disguised as a woman and the colonel happened to be carrying the polka-dot dress (he was going to turn her in). The real thief was finally captured in the end. The thief end, who turned out to be [[spoiler:Sister Sue's ex-fiancé, who plotted to frame her for the robbery]].
24th Aug '13 2:08:52 PM Yongary
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* LimitedAnimation: in the style of JayWard



* RecycledScript: Many episodes were taken line-for line from the TV series version of ''Amos&Andy''

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* RecycledScript: Many episodes were taken line-for line from the TV series radio version of ''Amos&Andy''
24th Aug '13 12:34:18 PM Yongary
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* RecycledScript: Many episodes were taken line-for line from the TV series version of ''Amos&Andy''
25th Aug '12 8:47:37 AM FELH2
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One of the first prime-time cartoons, the show (aired 1961-62 on {{ABC}}) was about Col. Montgomery J. Klaxon, a fox, and his patsy, Calvin Burnside, a bear. The colonel was constantly coming up with get-rich-quick {{Zany Scheme}}s, all of which tended to backfire. Rounding out the cast were the colonel's wife, Maggie Belle; her sister Susan, and Oliver Wendell Clutch, the colonel's shady lawyer.

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One of the first prime-time cartoons, the show (aired 1961-62 on {{ABC}}) Creator/{{ABC}}) was about Col. Montgomery J. Klaxon, a fox, and his patsy, Calvin Burnside, a bear. The colonel was constantly coming up with get-rich-quick {{Zany Scheme}}s, all of which tended to backfire. Rounding out the cast were the colonel's wife, Maggie Belle; her sister Susan, and Oliver Wendell Clutch, the colonel's shady lawyer.
17th Jul '12 11:10:08 PM lifgdf
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* ComicBookAdaptations: Dell put out two issues in 1962.

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* ComicBookAdaptations: ComicBookAdaptation: Dell put out two issues in 1962.
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