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->''"Phineas J. Whoopee, you're the greatest!"''

Total Television created this SaturdayMorningCartoon for Creator/{{CBS}} in 1963 as a response to the famous "vast wasteland" speech given two years earlier by Newton Minow, who was then head of the FCC.

Tennessee Tuxedo, a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]], and his walrus friend, Chumley, sought to improve their lives in the zoo. Despite gaining helpful information from their friend Phineas J. Whoopee, Tennessee and Chumley [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption still ran afoul]] of zookeeper Stanley Livingston.

Supporting segments included ''The Hunter'' and ''Tooter Turtle'', both repeated from ''KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'', as well as ''The World of Commander [=McBragg=]''. The series' voice talent included Don Adams as Tennessee Tuxedo, Bradley Bolke as Chumley and Larry Storch as Mr. Whoopee.

When CBS acquired the broadcast rights to ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' in 1966, Tennessee moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, where it aired Sunday afternoons. In syndication, ''Tennessee Tuxedo'' ran on its own as a series and as a component of ''Underdog.''

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!!''Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales'' provides examples of:

* TheAce[=/=]ParodySue: Commander [=McBragg=]
-->''He can do anything, in his world he's a king!''\\
''Or so says the brag of [=McBragg=]!''
* AllJustADream: Tennessee's AmericanCivilWar dream in "Tell-Tale Telegraph".
* AnimatedSeries
* TheBigBoard: Mr. Whoopee's [=3DBB=].
* BlindWithoutEm: Zig-zagged in an episode which had Tennessee competing in a bowling match against Jerboa Jump, who tricks Tennessee into thinking he needs glasses. Jerboa gives him a pair of glasses with bottle caps in place of the lenses, rendering him unable to see. Mr. Whoopee then explains how the human eye functions.
* BoldExplorer: Commander [=McBragg=] of ''The World of Commander [=McBragg=]'', was a now-retired bold explorer who had visited some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world--at least to hear him tell it.
* CatchPhrase: "Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!"
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Commander [=McBragg=].
* TheDitz: Chumley.
* EdutainmentShow: An early example.
* EpicFail: OnceAnEpisode.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Everything's Better With Penguins]]
* ExplodingCloset: Mr. Whoopee's 3D chalkboard is kept there.
* {{Expy}}: Commander [=McBragg=] displays a great deal of similarity to [[Creator/PGWodehouse P.G. Wodehouse]]'s Mr. Mulliner and The Eldest Member. Physically and vocally, he strongly resembles the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed actor]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFF235H55fY C. Aubrey Smith]].
* FatAndSkinny: Chumley and Tennessee
* GentlemanAdventurer: Commander [=McBragg=]
* GreatWhiteHunter: Commander [=McBragg=]
* HerrDoctor: Zo vhat elze kann exshplain a Lizard mit a German aksent?
* HeyItsThatVoice: Whoa, when did ''InspectorGadget'' turn into a penguin?
** Or Maxwell Smart. He even ''looks'' like Don Adams!
** Some might additionally notice that Chumley is also Jangle the Elf from ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus''.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: So you say that Tennessee will often restate exactly what someone has just said to him.
* MagicHat: Mr. Whoopee's animated chalkboard, which also served as TheBigBoard.
* MisplacedWildlife: Deliberately averted; Chumley the walrus is at the South Pole because he accidentally traveled there. Not, of course, that the zookeeper who comes to capture him realizes it.
* TheMunchausen: Commander [=McBragg=], of course.
* RainDance: Chumley attempts one (indoors!) in the episode ''The Rainmakers'', and it does nothing. This is, of course, the lead-in to Professor Whoopee's explanation of what really makes rain.
* RhymesOnADime: As recited by Mr. Lizard the Wizard every time Tooter got himself into a jam.
-->''Drizzel, drazzel, drozzel, drome --''
-->''Time for dis vun to come home''.
* ShoutOut: In 1998 when the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville, Tennessee, ESPN's Chris Berman referred to the team as the Tennessee Tuxedos.
* TalkingAnimal
* TallTale: ''The World of Commander [=McBragg=]'' consisted of [=McBragg=] (loosely based on Baron Munchausen) telling ridiculous tall tales about himself.
* ThreeShorts
* TinCanYouHearMeNow: Done in "Telephone Terrors".

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