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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: The villains and Morocco Mole constantly get subjected to comedic injuries, but Secret Squirrel also falls victim to them on occasion.
* BadassLongcoat: Secret wears a pretty swank trenchcoat.
* BaldOfEvil: Nearly every villain on the show (Yellow Pinkie, Dr. Dangit, Double-Ex, Scuba Duba, and Hy Spy) was bald.
* BumblingSidekick: Morocco Mole assists Secret Squirrel on his missions, but frequently messes up due to his stupidity.
* CatchPhrase: Heroes to the rescue!
* CrazyPrepared: Secret Squirrel has a gadget for nearly any occasion.
* DaChief: Secret Squirrel's superior is Double Q, a balding man who respects his competence, but is frequently annoyed by his tendency to enter his office in ways other than using the front door.
* ExpressiveMask: The eyeholes of the hat Secret wears over his face are somehow able to register his emotions.
* {{Expy}}: Yellow Pinkie 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.
* FakeDefector: "Not So Idle Idol" had Secret attempt to gain Yellow Pinkie's trust by pretending to go renegade after Double Q agreed to pretend to fire him. Unfortunately, Morocco Mole was not in on it.
* FatBastard: Yellow Pinkie has a huge girth.
* FunnyAnimal: Both Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, as well as a few others.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Secret and Morocco don't wear pants.
* TheIgor: Dr. Dangit in "Five is a Crowd" has a dim-witted and ugly lab assistant.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: In the original series, Secret and Morocco are the only funny animals.
* LoopholeAbuse: One episode has Double Q threaten to fire Secret if he doesn't enter his office using a door. When Secret enters by making a door in the ceiling, Double Q fires him for not using the front door, only for Morocco Mole to point out that he said "''a'' door" and that therefore Secret followed his instructions to the letter.
* LovesOnlyGold: Secret Squirrel's archenemy Yellow Pinkie specializes in stealing gold.
* MadScientist: Dr. Dangit in the episode "Five is a Crowd". He tries to discredit Secret Squirrel by creating five robot doubles and ordering them to commit crimes, but his creations turn on him when Secret uses a recording to reveal to the robots that Dangit intends to dispose of them once they've served their purpose.
* MasterOfDisguise: Secret Squirrel will sometimes use a disguise to fool his enemies.
* MyHeroZero / CodeName: Agent Triple-Zero, another name Secret Squirrel uses.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In conjunction with CrazyPrepared. Secret has an ''allegiance-switching gun'' in "Scuba Duba Duba", which he uses to make Scuba Duba's shark turn on him. It's a parody, of course, so they can get away with it.
* SweepingAshes: Done in Yellow Pinkie's debut episode. After Secret was disintegrated by his own laser gun, Morocco swept up his ashes while retreating to think of a new strategy in capturing Yellow Pinkie.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In the last three episodes, Yellow Pinkie is replaced by Hy Spy. Like Yellow Pinkie, Hy Spy is bald and is described as being Secret Squirrel's greatest foe.
* ThereWasADoor: A RunningGag is Double Q being annoyed by Secret Squirrel entering his office in every method ''but'' using the front door, which surprises him on the one occasion where Secret actually does use the front door.
* 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 hat sometimes has weapons in it.
* 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.
* AndIMustScream: The Chameleon ends up trapped inside a canvas. Secret Squirrel names the result "Still Life without Parole", indicating that the Chameleon is still alive even though he can't move.
* 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, then he wouldn't have been confronted by Secret Squirrel, Morocco Mole, and the Chief.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Secret and Morocco use heat-sensor glasses to track down the Chameleon. The problem? Lizards are ''ectothermic'', so they don't have body heat.
* AssholeVictim: Hot Rodney endangered Morocco Mole to try and prevent Secret Squirrel from winning the race and incessantly gloated about how Secret's unwillingness to let Morocco die would make his victory a shoo-in. When Secret tricked him into putting on the dynamite belt after he won the race, he totally deserved it.
* BerserkButton: Penny says it best herself in "Agent Penny"; "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 WesternAnimation/SnooperAndBlabber.
** Reversing the situation, Secret and Morocco star in a dog biscuit ad featured in the ''Two Stupid Dogs'' episode "Let's Make a Right Price".
* ContinuityNod:
** In "Agent Penny", when Morocco Mole goes through the files during his first day of replacing Penny as the Chief's secretary, he mentions villains from previous episodes such as Goldflipper and Queen Bea. He also mentions Dr. O even though his episode hadn't aired yet, though that may be because the episodes aired in a different order from when they were produced.
** Secret and Morocco use a map of villains' lairs in "Dr. O". Two of the lairs seen on the map are those of Queen Bea and Goldflipper.
* CoolCar: Secret's car can fly and can transform from a briefcase. It is even described as a "really cool car" by the racing announcer in "Hot Rodney".
* CrazyPrepared: Secret, naturally. But in "Scirocco Mole," Morocco was shown to be as well, tossing a bomb at his evil twin. When Secret asks where he got it, Morocco responds, "I brought the whole box of them! See? [[TooDumbToLive I even lit them so they would be ready]]" Cue the OhCrap face from Secret Squirrel.
* 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.]]
* DesignatedGirlFight: Between Penny and Queen Bea in the latter's self-titled episode.
* DisguisedInDrag: Twice:
** In "Goldflipper," Secret and Morocco dress up as "[[BlandNameProduct Squirrel Scouts]]" to infiltrate the bad guy's hideout by selling him cookies. Amazingly, the guy falls for it, probably because Secret is rather disturbingly convincing as a girl squirrel.
** In "One Ton," Morocco suggests that what the villain needs is "a mate." One GilliganCut later and Secret is dressed as a sexy female panda. However, it fails miserably, considering he gets beaten up offscreen by said villain pretty much immediately.
* DisneyVillainDeath: The snake sorcerer that hatches from an egg at the end of "Egg" boasts about his reign of terror only to fall out the airplane's open door to his doom.
* DubNameChange: In the Brazilian-Portuguese dub, Secret was renamed "James" and his surname was translated.
* DumbassNoMore: Secret is less eccentric and more competent compared to his original version. All of the bungling has been relegated to Morocco Mole.
* TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay: Secret gives this choice to One Ton, the rogue panda.
* EvilBrit: The art thief the Chameleon has a British accent, being voiced by Roddy [=MacDowall=]
* EvilTwin: Morocco has one, named Scirocco.
* ExpressiveMask: The reflections in Morocco's sunglasses sometimes change shape according to his mood (for example, turning into exclamation points when he's surprised).
* {{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.
* FlashBack: Goes recursive in "Scirocco Mole" when Morocco explains how his twin brother Scirocco has always bullied him. Secret stops it after we see Scirocco bullying Morocco when they were embryos.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Done in the episode "Platypus" between Secret, Morocco, and the Chief. Minds stay with heads, but heads get shuffled onto the wrong bodies.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Penny is the only character in the series to be fully dressed.
* 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 in "One Ton". 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.
* FurryReminder: Hot Rodney, a rooster, is at one point distracted from the race when Secret shoots corn in his direction. Hot Rodney stops to eat the corn by bending over and pecking it like a real rooster would.
* GoingCommando: In "Voodoo Goat", it is established that voodoo dolls only work when used with a personal belonging of the person the doll represents. Secret manages to get his voodoo doll of the Voodoo Goat to work by stealing the villain's underwear. When this is revealed, the villain even remarks that he knew he felt a draft.
* 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 in "Voodoo Goat".
** And, oddly enough, Secret removes a pair of shorts when changing behind a screen in "Agent Penny".
** One of the things Secret is made to say by the villain in "Quark" to make him seem as though he is insane was "I'll do a jig in my undies, Chief." Despite the fact he ''wears'' no "undies."
--->'''Quark''': Hey, Secret Squirrel! What's the big secret? [[LampshadeHanging You're not wearing pants?]]
* HighClassGlass: The Chameleon sports a monocle to show how upper class and snobby he is.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: After Hot Rodney wins the race, Secret gives him the same dynamite belt he strapped to Morocco Mole while claiming that it is a victory belt. Hot Rodney proceeds to don it and ride off into the distance before the belt blows up.
* 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: Done in "Voodoo Goat" when the titular antagonist attempts to use voodoo dolls of the Chief and Secret Squirrel. In the end, Secret fights back using a voodoo doll of the Voodoo Goat.
* 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, à 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 highly competent with his sidekick Morocco Mole handling all the comic relief requirements.
* KarmicDeath: The gingerbread man Greg ends up eaten by the same ants he used to steal all the candy to create a giant candy monster.
* KingKongClimb: One of the villains Penny faces does this in "Agent Penny". Fittingly enough, he is a giant ape.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: The giant gorilla in "Agent Penny" gives himself up and vows to reform after Penny beats him.
* LookBehindYou:
** Done by Queen Bea to Penny, where she claims to see [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]]. Penny falls for it.
** Hot Rodney does the same thing to Secret with the same claim of seeing Fred Flintstone during their race.
* LoopholeAbuse:
** In "One Ton," Secret was forbidden to hurt the titular villain because he is a panda which is protected by law as an endangered species. [[spoiler:He finds his way around this by tricking the panda into hurting himself. See DeadlyDodging for more details.]]
** In "Egg", the Chief orders Morocco to hold a supposedly rare and cursed egg for three seconds because a new rule states that each agent must accomplish at least one mission.
* 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]].
* LovesOnlyGold: Goldflipper is a gold-obsessed villain; similar to Yellow Pinkie in the original series.
* MaliciousMisnaming: In his self-titled episode, the Quark repeatedly calls Secret Squirrel "Stupid Squirrel".
* MaskPower / NiceHat: Secret's hat fulfills this role, coming down below his eyes [[ExpressiveMask yet still showing them]].
** In the 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.
** Secret ''is'' seen maskless a few times though. In "Goldflipper," he does not wear it as part of his [[DisguisedInDrag Squirrel Scout]] outfit, and is bare-faced. And in "Doctor O," the hat is partially sucked off by a vacuum cleaner, briefly showing us Secret's face in a FreezeFrameBonus.
* MismatchedEyes: Greg's gumdrop eyes. One is purple, the other is greenish blue.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Aside from "Agent Penny", each episode had a different villain and was named after said villain. "Agent Penny" does feature Penny fighting some villains, but none of them serve as the central antagonist of the episode or appear in other episodes.
* MythologyGag: In "Goldflipper", Morocco Mole stars lisping after losing his gold tooth. Secret also affects a lisp to mock him, making him sound more like the original Secret Squirrel.
* NearVillainVictory: Happens in "Hot Rodney", where the titular villain attempts to prevent Secret from winning the race by kidnapping Morocco Mole and having a bomb strapped to him while he's bound somewhere far from the racing track. In spite of Secret's best efforts to stall Hot Rodney while he rescues Morocco, Hot Rodney still wins the race, but Secret tricks him into wearing the dynamite belt he strapped to Morocco before he drives away.
* 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 Freudian slip showing?"
* NoodleIncident: In "Hot Rodney", the titular race car driver is given a ticket for attempting to run a red light and is given a second one for blowing a raspberry behind the cop's back. After a brief cut to Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole returning to the race, Hot Rodney's car is ''flooded'' with tickets with no explanation for what he did to get them all.
* NotSoAboveItAll:
** While usually portrayed as by-the-book and serious, Secret uses his shrunken state in the episode "Quark" to whisper into the Chief's ear in order to convince him to give Secret, Morocco, and Penny a raise as well as a three-week vacation at the French Riviera.
** "Greg" begins with the normally serious Chief ordering a box of Krunchy Munchies at the candy store, expressing childlike joy while doing so.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Penny wears shoes while everyone else is barefoot.
* 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.]]
* PottyEmergency: The Chief needs to go to the bathroom in the episode "Dr. O", which causes him much distress when Dr. O uses a satellite to block out the sun so that the entire country is shrouded in darkness. Once the case is solved, the Chief still can't find the bathroom until Secret explains that it is now nighttime and he forgot to turn on the lights. Unfortunately, the Chief is again prevented from relieving himself when Morocco beats him to the restroom.
* 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 Creator/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" has a lot of the dialogue in rhymes.
* SadisticChoice: The villain Hot Rodney does this during his race against Secret Squirrel by having his mechanic kidnap Morocco and have him tied up somewhere far from the racing track with a bomb strapped to him, forcing Secret to decide between rescuing his friend or to let him die in order to beat Hot Rodney. Secret manages to save his friend in time, but ultimately loses the race, though he succeeds in giving Hot Rodney some last-minute comeuppance by tricking him into putting on the same dynamite belt that was strapped to Morocco.
* ShoutOut:
** Hot Rodney's mechanic resembles [[Anime/SpeedRacer Chim Chim]].
** The title card for "Agent Penny" resembles the main title card of ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
** Secret Squirrel introduces himself as [[Franchise/JamesBond 000]] (Double-0 0 or Triple-0 depending on the dub). When the cartoon was redubbed for Brazilian audiences, Secret was renamed James.
* SpotTheImpostor: Played straight with Morocco and Scirocco Mole, each attempting to demonstrate that he's the bungling one. Secret finds out who's who when he tosses a pair of vases at them, correctly making the gambit that the real Morocco would fail to catch the vase before it hit him.
* 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: Everything has a thick outline.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Dr. O's minions are a pair of bats.
* TooDumbToLive: Morocco can be seen as this at times, most notably in "Scirocco Mole" when he lit a whole box of bombs to be ready for Scirocco without realizing that having all of the bombs lit at once would leave little time for him and Secret to avoid the resulting explosions.
* TookALevelInDumbass: While the original Morocco Mole wasn't all that bright, this version manages to screw up even more.
* VerbalTic: Greg the gingerbread man frequently says the last word of his sentences three times.
* 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]].
* WackyRacing: "Hot Rodney" has a race, although only between Secret and the titular antagonist. In spite of his efforts of stalling Hot Rodney from making it to the finish line while he takes the time to rescue Morocco, Secret ends up losing, but at least sees to it that Hot Rodney gets his just deserts by tricking him into donning the dynamite belt he strapped to Morocco.
* 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.
** As shown in "Agent Penny", none of the villains have any qualms with hurting Penny.
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