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[[caption-width-right:348:The 1965 versions of Morocco Mole and Secret Squirrel.]]

''Secret Squirrel'' is a series of SpyFiction parody cartoon shorts made by Creator/HannaBarbera in 1965 as the lead segment of a ThreeShorts series that also featured Squiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch. It was later revived in 1993 as ''Super Secret Secret Squirrel'', in another ThreeShorts format headlined by ''[[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs 2 Stupid Dogs]]''.

In both versions, Secret Squirrel is a FunnyAnimal spy. Along with his sidekick, Morocco Mole, [[TheyFightCrime He Fights Crime]].
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!! ''Secret Squirrel'' contains examples of:

* AmusingInjuries
* BumblingSidekick: Morroco Mole
* CatchPhrase: Heroes to the rescue!
* CrazyPrepared: With a gadget for nearly any occasion.
* DaChief: In both versions.
* [[ExpressiveMask Expressive Hat]]: see the page picture
* {{Expy}}: Yellow Pinky is one of [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] baddie Auric Film/{{Goldfinger}}. The name is even a synonym.
* EyeObscuringHat: Subverted by Secret Squirrel, whose hat brim almost touches his nose, but has two eye holes so that he can see.
* FunnyAnimal: Both Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, as well as a few others.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Secret and Morocco don't wear pants.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: In the original series, Secret and Morocco are the only funny animals.
* MasterOfDisguise
* MyHeroZero / CodeName: Agent Triple-Zero, another name Secret Squirrel uses.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In conjunction with CrazyPrepared. Secret has an ''allegiance-switching gun''. It's a parody, of course, so they can get away with it.
* SweepingAshes: Done at least once after Secret was disintegrated by his own laser gun.
* ThereWasADoor
** Much to the dismay of his boss.
** Subverted in one episode of the "Super Secret" version...the same episode that showed his boss actually being worried about where he'll show up from.
* TrenchCoatWarfare: Secret has something in his trench coat for everything, but he doesn't keep it organized--this makes him too slow to put up much of a fight most of the time.
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Secret Squirrel's cannon hat.
* XRaySparks: Episode "Scuba Duba Duba". Scuba Duba hands Secret Squirrel an electric eel. When the eel shocks him Secret's body momentarily disappears, leaving only his skeleton.

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[[caption-width-right:240:"Secret Squirrel?!" "In the flesh!" Specifically, the Super Secret version.]]

!! ''Super Secret Secret Squirrel'' adds:

* ActionGirl: "Agent Penny" shows that the Chief's PA is a capable [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]-alike.
* AnArmAndALeg: Greg's motivation for villainy is that he's a gingerbread man whose leg was bitten off by the girl who baked him.
* AntiVillain: Platypus only wanted to fire his body scrambler at himself. If only he'd hooked up his extension cord to somewhere ''other'' than the Secret Service Solar Energy Station.
* ArchNemesis: Of all the villains, Dr. O seems to be this.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Secret and Morocco use heat-sensor glasses to track down a chameleon villain. The problem? Lizards are ''ectothermic''.
* BerserkButton: Penny says it best herself; "Don't ''ever'' call me 'girlie.'"
* TheCameo: WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs are two of the anthropomorphic guard dogs for the museum in "Chameleon". They also appear as their usual selves in "Scirocco Mole", along with WesternAnimation/YogiBear and Boo Boo. "Agent Penny" has an "Undercover Pub" peppered with portraits of Hanna-Barbera crimefighters as well as a cameo by Snooper and Blabber.
** Reversing the situation, Secret and Morocco star in a dog biscuit ad featured in a ''Two Stupid Dogs'' segment.
* CoolCar
* ADayInTheLimelight: Penny certainly gets one of her own in "Agent Penny".
* DeadlyDodging: [[spoiler:Used against One Ton, a rampaging panda whom Secret must stop but isn't allowed to attack. He then puts him under protective custody for endangering an endangered species.]]
* TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay: Secret gives this choice to One Ton, the rogue panda.
* EvilTwin: Morocco has one, named Scirocco.
* {{Expy}}: Goldflipper is one of Yellow Pinky, with a similar voice, wardrobe, & the same obsession with gold. Since Yellow Pinky is an {{Expy}} of Goldfinger, this makes him an {{Expy}} of an {{Expy}}.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Greg the gingerbread man gets eaten alive (onscreen no less) by a horde of hungry ants.
** The Chameleon it seems. During his breakdown, he's "trapped" in a canvas.
* FlashBack: Goes recursive in "Scirocco Mole". Secret stops it before we reach evil sperm.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Done in the episode "Platypus". Minds stay with heads, but heads get shuffled onto the wrong bodies.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Penny is the only one in the series.
* FunnyAnimal: The series is now set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. This leads to...
* FurryConfusion: ...played with. Nobody seems to have pets, but there is a Super Secret Zoo. The exhibits are in prison uniforms, making it more of a Super Secret Prison [[FridgeBrilliance cunningly disguised]] as a Super Secret Zoo.
* FurryFemaleMane: Penny had this.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Scirocco Mole", when Morocco, dressed as Scirocco, is walking through a bazaar, he bumps into a guy selling walnuts, causing his stand to fall down in front of him, spiling the nuts everywhere. The seller has his hands together on the spot of the stand next to his crotch and says, "My nuts".
** Not to mention to the mole twins' origin story which go far back into the womb.
** In "Platypus," a change ray switches the body parts of Secret Squirrel, Morocco and the Chief, with Secret getting Morocco's torso. In reaching in for what he thinks is one of his weapons, he instead takes out a magazine centerfold of a female mole.
** "Chameleon" has the chief at an art museum exhibition heading up security (for what is presumed to be the last unstolen painting) and he asks a female patron if she'd be interested in "undercover work".
** After being assaulted by One Ton with his own "Psychology in a can" spray, a dazed Secret Squirrel asks Morocco if his FreudianSlip is showing.
** Then there was all the blatant seduction innuendo and the CatFight in Penny's DayInTheLimelight episode.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: As in the original, but now hardly anybody wears pants, as Secret quite often demonstrates when pulling open his coat to deploy gadgetry. Being temporarily naked doesn't seem to be much of an issue, either.
** Though Chief did seem to be quite embarrassed when it was revealed the bison wore bikini briefs.
** And, oddly enough, Secret removes a pair of shorts when changing behind a screen in "Agent Penny".
--->'''Quark''': Hey, Secret Squirrel! What's your secret? [[LampshadeHanging You're not wearing pants?]]
* HollywoodDarkness: Explained and lampshaded in "Dr. O," where the titular doctor cuts off all the lights in the world and blocks out the sun, leaving none of the characters able to see anything while the audience can still see them.
--> '''Narrator:''' "For the benefit of the viewing audience, a special filter will be applied so our fans may see all the action... in total darkness. Thank you."
* HollywoodVoodoo
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: [[PunnyName Queen Bea]], a (wait for it) queen bee, is infatuated with Secret Squirrel, a squirrel. Even with anthropomorphism, the latter is several times the size of the former.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Dialed up to 11 with Secret, and not only in his coat, but in his hat, la WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget.
* IdeaBulb: The method by which SS defeats Dr. O. (ItMakesSenseInContext, okay?)
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode (except "Agent Penny") is named after its villain.
* InspectorOblivious: Averted. The SpyFiction genre is instead parodied by making Secret competent and prepared to MartyStu levels.
* KingKongClimb: One of the villains Penny faces does this in "Agent Penny".
* LookBehindYou: "...it's [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone!]]"
* LovePotion: Deployed by Queen Bea. Works slightly better than usual, although [[spoiler:Secret falls for, amongst other things, his own tail, before countering the effects with ThePowerOfHate]].
* MaskPower / NiceHat: Secret's hat fulfills this role, coming down below his eyes [[ExpressiveMask yet still showing them]].
** In episode "Agent Penny", he trades it for a variety of likewise indigo low-slung headgear.
** In "Doctor O", he actually discards a smashed and broken hat...to reveal an identical replacement underneath.
** When Morocco ends up wearing it in "Platypus", it's his ''nose'' which pokes through.
* NonSequiturThud: In "One Ton", after the villain of the same name drops a desk on Secret using his Psychology in a Can against him, Morocco opens one of the drawers and Secret comes out, all bent out of shape, and he says, "Is my FreudianSlip showing?"
* PortalPicture: The Chameleon loves to become one with great art. [[spoiler:Secret causes him to have a breakdown by exposing him to modern, abstract works.]]
* ThePowerOfHate: A rare heroic version--Secret counteracting Queen Bea's brainwashing LovePotion by channeling all his hate in order to save Penny from harm.
* PuffOfLogic: In ''Quark'', Secret uses a dictionary to point out that quarks are a "hypothetical" subatomic particle, and makes the titular microscopic villain disappear.
** A goof on HannaBarbera's part - by TheNineties, quarks had already been shown to exist. However, Secret could still disprove Quark: quarks are ''never'' found alone.
* PungeonMaster: Secret is a constant stream of puns, and he's not alone.
* RhymesOnADime: ''Greg''.
* SpotTheImpostor: Played straight with Morocco and Scirocco Mole, each attempting to demonstrate that he's the bungling one.
* StepIntoTheBlindingFight: In the episode with Dr. O where the lights are shut off, leaving Secret without the use of his sight to combat the Doctor's bat henchmen, who have no problems fighting in the dark. After taking some punches, Secret eventually focuses on using his other senses.
* ThickLineAnimation
* VetinariJobSecurity: The plot of "Agent Penny". To save money, the Chief fires Secret, replaces him with Penny, and replaces Penny with Morocco. The result: Secret is bored out of his mind, Penny is a competent agent but gets tired of getting beaten up all the time, and Morocco destroys Penny's filing system by putting all the villains under "C" for criminal. Everyone is relieved when [[StatusQuoIsGod the Chief returns all the characters to their old jobs]].
* VillainOfTheWeek: Aside from "Agent Penny", each episode had a different villain and was named after said villain.
** And even "Agent Penny" wasn't a subversion of the trope.
* WackyRacing: "Hot Rodney", although with only two characters. Subverted: [[spoiler:Secret cheats as much as the "bad guy" does, and ends up ''losing'']].
** Then again, [[spoiler:Secret only "cheated" in response to the bad guy's previous cheating and Hot Rodney crossed a line when he had a thug kidnap Morocco Mole just to force Secret to abandon a race.]]
* WeMeetAgain: Though Dr. O appears in one episode, he and Secret Squirrel have meet many times before.
* WingdingEyes: The reflections on Morocco's ''shades'' often do this; the usual squiggle turning into an exclamation mark is a common one.
** The standard squiggles are S-shaped. S.S. standing for Secret Squirrel, of course.
*** Or Super Secret.
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals: The revival is set in one. This is one of its biggest departures from the original series.
* WouldHitAGirl: One Ton threw Secret Squirrel in drags. Though we're not sure if it's because he wasn't fooled one bit.
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