History WesternAnimation / Underdog

15th Sep '17 2:15:52 PM nombretomado
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You might've heard the theme song thanks to being SampledUp by Music/WuTangClan on their "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit". Parts of the ''Underdog'' theme song could also be heard in ''Wheels!'', an AppleMacintosh game aimed at disabled children.

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You might've heard the theme song thanks to being SampledUp by Music/WuTangClan on their "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit". Parts of the ''Underdog'' theme song could also be heard in ''Wheels!'', an AppleMacintosh UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh game aimed at disabled children.
23rd Aug '17 1:24:50 AM C2
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Underdog also inspired a well-remembered, well-loved Macy's UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay balloon, as evidenced by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMf5cCDy1I this commercial]], made 35 years after the balloon's debut.

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Underdog also inspired a well-remembered, well-loved Macy's UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Parade balloon, as evidenced by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMf5cCDy1I this commercial]], made 35 years after the balloon's debut.
20th Aug '17 9:00:58 PM foxley
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* FallingIntoJail: One of the bridging sequences shows TheVillain Riff Raff shaking down a citizen for money. Literally, Riff holds the man by his ankles and shakes out money. TheHero, Underdog, arrives on scene to deliver a flying jab to Riff's midsection, which makes Riff drop his victim. Underdog then delivers a fearsome left hook that sends Riff through a brick wall and into the city jail. It even says "Jail" on the wall.
23rd May '17 8:11:33 AM DarkStorm
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* BeachEpisode: A [[DeletedScene storyboarded idea]] involved Underdog and Polly going to the beach and playing super-volleyball with a horde of robotic aliens in "The Nug of Nog."

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* BeachEpisode: A [[DeletedScene storyboarded idea]] involved Never in the series, but a comic by Underdog's creator Joe Harris (never intended for release to the public, until he released it himself) had Underdog and Polly going to the beach and playing super-volleyball with a horde of robotic aliens in a story called "The Nug of Nog."" See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tX9EY5_pvc here]].
14th Mar '17 11:06:27 PM KeiTheAverage
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* AbsenteeActor: Sweet Polly Purebread doesn't appear in the series pilot "Safe Waif" (see EarlyInstallmentWeirdness below).

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* AbsenteeActor: Sweet Polly Purebread Purebred doesn't appear in the series pilot "Safe Waif" (see EarlyInstallmentWeirdness below).
7th Mar '17 9:34:32 PM MisterBeeg
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* AbsenteeActor: Sweet Polly Purebread doesn't appear in the series pilot "Safe Waif" (see EarlyInstallmentWeirdness below).
26th Feb '17 10:33:28 AM nombretomado
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Underdog's alter ego was "humble, lovable Shoeshine Boy". When summoned by TV reporter Sweet Polly Purebred[[note]]"Oh where, oh where has my Underdog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?"[[/note]], Shoeshine Boy dashed into the nearest phone booth and emerged in his heroic costume. For some unexplained reason, Underdog always [[RhymesOnADime spoke in rhyme]]. His foes included the mad scientist Dr. Simon BarSinister and his henchman, Cad Lackey (voice caricatures of [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife Lionel Barrymore]] and HumphreyBogart), and the lupine crime boss Riff Raff (based on George Raft).

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Underdog's alter ego was "humble, lovable Shoeshine Boy". When summoned by TV reporter Sweet Polly Purebred[[note]]"Oh where, oh where has my Underdog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?"[[/note]], Shoeshine Boy dashed into the nearest phone booth and emerged in his heroic costume. For some unexplained reason, Underdog always [[RhymesOnADime spoke in rhyme]]. His foes included the mad scientist Dr. Simon BarSinister and his henchman, Cad Lackey (voice caricatures of [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife Lionel Barrymore]] and HumphreyBogart), Creator/HumphreyBogart), and the lupine crime boss Riff Raff (based on George Raft).
18th Feb '17 4:16:06 PM WileK209
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* AmnesiaEpisode: "The Forget-Me-Net" story arc, where Simon Bar Sinister's latest invention causes amnesia on people.
2nd Feb '17 10:43:55 PM MisterCPC
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* AndThenWhat: In one ''Klondike Cat'' cartoon, Klondike actually succeeds in capturing Savoir Faire at the beginning of the episode rather than the end. However, Savoir points out that catching him is the only job Klondike's ever had, and if he's in jail then there's nothing for him to do. Klondike then spends the rest of the episode trying and failing to break his nemesis out of jail.
2nd Feb '17 10:20:52 PM MisterCPC
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first cartoon has little in common with the others. There's no Sweet Polly (it remains the only cartoon she's not in), no villain, no CliffHanger, and Underdog is a completely moronic, bumbling idiot {{Jerkass}} who demolishes two banks to rescue a boy trapped in a bank vault (at first, Underdog goes to the wrong bank by mistake). The rest of the series portrays Underdog as much more competent.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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The first cartoon has little in common with the others. There's no Sweet Polly (it remains the only cartoon she's not in), no villain, no CliffHanger, and Underdog is a completely moronic, bumbling idiot {{Jerkass}} who demolishes two banks to rescue a boy trapped in a bank vault (at first, Underdog goes to the wrong bank by mistake). The rest of the series portrays Underdog as much more competent.competent.
** Simon Bar Sinister's first appearance, like the first episode, is also a one-off with no cliffhanger. Simon notably does not have Cad with him, making it the only time Simon causes trouble without his henchman.
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