Western Animation: Secret Squirrel
The 1965 versions of Morocco Mole and Secret Squirrel.Secret Squirrel
is a series of Spy Fiction
parody cartoon shorts made by Hanna-Barbera
in 1965 as the lead segment of a Three Shorts
series that also featured Squiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch. It was later revived in 1993 as Super Secret Secret Squirrel
, in another Three Shorts
format headlined by 2 Stupid Dogs
In both versions, Secret Squirrel is a Funny Animal
spy. Along with his sidekick, Morocco Mole, He Fights Crime
Secret Squirrel contains examples of:
- Amusing Injuries
- Bumbling Sidekick: Morroco Mole
- Catch Phrase: Heroes to the rescue!
- Crazy-Prepared: With a gadget for nearly any occasion.
- Da Chief: In both versions.
- Expressive Hat: see the page picture
- Expy: Yellow Pinky is one of Bond baddie Auric Goldfinger. The name is even a synonym.
- Eye-Obscuring Hat: Subverted by Secret Squirrel, whose hat brim almost touches his nose, but has two eye holes so that he can see.
- Funny Animal: Both Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, as well as a few others.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Secret and Morocco don't wear pants.
- Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: In the original series, Secret and Morocco are the only funny animals.
- Master of Disguise
- My Hero Zero / Code Name: Agent Triple-Zero, another name Secret Squirrel uses.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: In conjunction with Crazy-Prepared. Secret has an allegiance-switching gun. It's a parody, of course, so they can get away with it.
- Sweeping Ashes: Done at least once after Secret was disintegrated by his own laser gun.
- There Was a Door
- 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.
- Trench Coat Warfare: 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.
- Weaponized Headgear: Secret Squirrel's cannon hat.
- X-Ray Sparks: 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.
"Secret Squirrel?!" "In the flesh!" Specifically, the Super Secret version.
Super Secret Secret Squirrel adds: