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->''No tinkling of glasses or noise during the Huckleberry Hound Show.''
-->Sign in a UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco bar in the late 1950s

Huckleberry Hound debuted in 1958 as Creator/HannaBarbera's second post-MGM original character (Ruff and Reddy were the first) and was the first American all-cartoon show developed specifically for television. Voiced by Creator/DawsButler, the easygoing Huck was shown in a variety of settings, from Arthurian England to modern times.

Unlike Hanna-Barbera's other stars, Huck didn't have a regular supporting cast in his shorts, although he did have a handful of recurring antagonists, including [[CanadaEh Powerful Pierre]]. But his show did have two supporting segments: ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' and ''Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks''. When Yogi got his own series, his slot on ''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' was taken by WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf.
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This series provides examples of:
* BreakoutCharacter: WesternAnimation/YogiBear.
* CatsAreMean: Mr. Jinks hates those meeces to pieces.
* CharacterSignatureSong: "Oh My Darling Clementine"
* {{Expy}}: Jinks, Pixie and Dixie are basically WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry with an extra Jerry.
* FriendlyEnemy: An interesting trait that makes Pixie and Dixie a bit distinct from other cat/mouse cartoons - Pixie and Dixie are more often than not somewhat friendly to Jinks, who is generally a JerkAss but isn't always exactly menacing. ''Tom and Jerry'' was known to do something like this as well, but with far less frequency. This would prove to be a favorite trait for Hanna-Barbera "chase" cartoons in years to come.
* GagDub: In Hungary, three Pixie and Dixie shorts got hilarious parody dubs as ''Narancs, Tetves és Dugó''.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: "Oh my darling Clemen-TAAAAYYYNE!"
* StandardHeroReward: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] when Huck was ordered by the King to slay a dragon. The Princess was so ugly that marrying her was ''punishment'' for ''failure''. [[spoiler:The dragon took pity on Huck and offered him shelter at the cave. Huck accepted]].
* TeamRocketWins: Also in line with ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', there were several points where Jinks came out smiling at the end of a short, either due to some truce with the mice or getting a LaserGuidedKarma victory when they got too vindictive.
* ThreeShorts
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs
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