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A classic television cartoon series produced and directed by former WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director Creator/BobClampett, '''''Beany and Cecil''''' covers the escapades of an adventurous boy named Beany, and his friend, a sea-sick serpent named Cecil, as they get into all sorts of trouble across the world with Beany's treasure-hunting Uncle Huffenpuff and their enemy, Dishonest John.

The show was relatively short lived (only 26 episodes on Creator/{{ABC}}, all broadcast in 1962) but has gained a healthy cult following over the years. The Clampett family has also released the entire series on two DVD collections, packed with plenty of supplementary material, including an ultra-rare short Clampett made for Republic Pictures!

Beany and Cecil also has one other quirk which almost never happens in media. The listed UsefulNotes/{{copyright}} owner of the cartoons is not some corporate entity or animation company, but Creator/BobClampett personally. Individuals almost never get to own the rights to their creations because they're employees and thus it's a work for hire or they often incorporate their own company and have it own their work for tax reasons.

A revival of the series was attempted in the late 1980s by Bob's family and Creator/JohnKricfalusi, but promptly crumbled following creative differences between Kricfalusi and the editors. The series was quickly cancelled after only 5 episodes had aired.

Recently, the Clampett family has set up a [[http://beanyandcecil.com/ new website]] for the series, as well as a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBeanyandCecil?feature=mhum Youtube Channel]] and [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Beany-and-Cecil-Fan-Group/146266198775437?ref=ts Facebook page]]. They are also releasing an updated version of the first DVD collection.

!!Tropes This Series Uses:

* AbsenteeActor: ''None'' of the main characters appear in "There's No Such Thing as a Sea Serpent", a MusicalEpisode featuring a one-time character named Snorky.
** This is reflected in the opening title. Rather than singing "Now here's Beany and Cecil in..." it's altered to have it sung "Now it's Snorking Snorkle in..."
* BigBallOfViolence: In "DJ's Disappearing Act" a huge fight breaks out because Dishonest John had stolen a rare diamond, Uncle Captain asks Cecil, "Do you know what this is?" and Cecil responds, "[[{{MediumAwareness}} The biggest fight cloud in the history of Saturday morning cartoons?]]"
* [[BigFriendlyDog Big Friendly Sea Serpent]]: Cecil. Almost every episode has at least one moment of him licking Beany's face.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Beany and Cecil, respectively.
* CartoonBomb: Dishonest John comes across one of these and attempts to defuse it. It doesn't work.
--> '''Dishonest John:''' ''[Removes the lit fuse and tosses away the bomb itself]'' You've got to get up pretty early in the morning to put one over on ol' D.J.! ''[The '''fuse''' explodes, leaving John battered and singed]'' Shake hands with a late sleeper.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm comin', Beany-boy!"
** "DJ, you dirty guy!"
** "Help, Cecil! Help!"
* [[ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre Come Out, Come Out, Whatever You Are]]: Greenie the Meanie Genie, who was anything but mean. He was drunk.
* CutShort: The revival only lasted ''five episodes'', with three more left unaired.
* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation
* DastardlyWhiplash: Dishonest John
* DerangedAnimation: While not quite up there with Clampett's previous work like ''WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'', this is still a really, really bizarre show at times.
* DinnerDeformation: Convict Dishonest John gets a birthday cake full of tools - but the guard makes him eat it all up in front of him. Cue wrench, hammer, and saw-shaped lumps in his throat dropping into his gut with appropriate tool sound effects and a jaunty "Happy Birthday To You".
** ranks as one of if not THE funniest moment of the series!
* EvilLaugh: Nya-ah-ahhh!
* FriendlyEnemy: Our heroes are surprisingly chummy with that "dirty guy" Dishonest John. There's even a short where he's in the hospital after a failed caper and they show up bearing gifts, and in an episode of the 80's show it's even a plot point - where the heroes are so friendly with him that he's incapable of proving to other bad guys that he's a real villain.
* HurricaneOfPuns: '''THE WHOLE SHOW.'''
--->'''Captain Huffenpuff:''' "We've cut through the Sandwich Islands and saw the Thousand Islands dressing. And now we've reached our destination: No Bikini Atoll!"
--->'''Cecil:''' "NO BIKINI ATOLL!? WOOOOOW!!"
** Also, as Cecil gets clobbered looking at the cement footprints of Marilyn Monroe:
-->'''Cecil:''' I'd say Monroe needs a little doctorin'!
** As Cecil serenades Cecilia (1988 episode; last aired of the new series):
-->'''Dishonest John:''' Cecil's singing is giving me a haddock. I wish I was hard of herring.
* JailBake: Convict Dishonest John gets a birthday cake full of tools - but the guard makes him eat it all up in front of him.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: A MickeyMouse-esque doll appears in one episode on Cecil's head. Also in "Beany & Cecil Meet Billy The Squid" (first produced in 1959 and screened in Canadian theatres), Uncle Captain is wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
** In "The Seventh Voyage of Singood," when Captain Huffenpuff tells the crew to watch out for Singood the Sailor Man (actually Dishonest John), Cecil's face turns into Popeye.
* MediumAwareness: Frequent examples, such as the one given for BigBallOfViolence above.
* NoFourthWall: Most of the characters take their time to address the audience.
* PantyShot: Mainly by Sisterbelle, sister of Matty (the "King of Toys," mascot for Creator/{{Mattel}}) in the host segments of ''Matty's Funnies With Beany & Cecil.'' Beany's girl friend Baby Ruthie had a couple as well.
* RebusBubble: The little alien Beepin' Tom, whose dialogue consists of rebuses, as shown in standard comic book dialogue balloons ("O", buoy, arrow pointing towards a Joker card and a "s" and some nuts, which reads as "Oh boy, this joker's nuts," referring to Dishonest John).
* ShoutOut: Music/{{ACDC}}'s title "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is a reference to a phrase used by Dishonest John.
** Harecules the Hare wears [[WesterAnimation/TheAlvinShow a long red sweater with his initial on it]].
** After Cecil's face (with a MickeyMouse doll on it) gets mauled by a cat, he says, "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes I tawt I taw a putty tat!]]". Since Clampett also created Tweety, this doubles as a CreatorInJoke.
** Cecil gets wrapped up in a strait-jacket meant for the Wildman of Wildsville, and the sleeves are raised up making him look like a rabbit. He quips "Eh...[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny What's up, pops?"]]. The Wildman paints a giant carrot for him and says "Don't 'Bugs' me, man...don't 'Bugs' me!"
* SignatureLaugh: Dishonest John's [[EvilLaugh "Nya-ha-HAH!"]].
* TakeThat: Against a certain [[{{Creator/Disney}} animation studio and its theme park]] in the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB3lC5b2qtQ Beanyland]]" episode. The second DVD edition has the director's cut of this episode, titled "Park At The Top Of The Stars."
** Hammered home by Cecil's song, "[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When you wish upon a moon]]."
** A self-parody Take That: in 1988's ''The Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H.,'' the DiC Animation studio building is seen going over a waterfall.
* ThickLineAnimation