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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

''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' debuted in 1958 as Creator/HannaBarbera's second post-MGM original character (''Ruff and Reddy'' was 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 ''WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks''. 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:

* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Huck is a very nice shade of blue. While there are of course some domestic dogs with a shade called blue, they most certainly don't come in Huck's color.
* CanadaEh: Powerful Pierre is one of Huck's recurring enemies, he is very much a French Canadian.
* CharacterSignatureSong: "Oh My Darling Clementine"
* FurryConfusion: Huck sometimes interacts with more normal dogs despite him being anthromorphic
* HollywoodToneDeaf: "Oh my darling Clemen-TAAAAYYYNE!"
* MellowFellow: Huckleberry Hound's defining shtick is from his perpetual nonchalant and deadpan reactions to suffering slapstick abuse from the universe around him.
* {{Narrator}}: There often was one to open up the episode, and sometimes stay there throughout.
* NegativeContinuity: Huck could be in any time or setting.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In one short, Huck is dead set on making sure the Literature/LittleRedRidingHood story doesn't end like it usually does. But Red calls the cops on him while the Wolf, Red and Granny agree to take it from the top.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy: Huck once spent most of an episode trying to catch a pair of twin truants. In the end, his efforts paid off and the principal comments that it should have been no problem for someone who went to school. Huck said he's never been to school and was forced to attend.
* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: One short features Huck and the two crows (Iggy and Ziggy) as this. They start their day of stealing Huck's corn and him trying to chase them off with the morning whistle and call it all off at the evening one.
* RainOfSomethingUnusual: Huck disposes of a giant potato by sending it into orbit on a rocket. At the end, the rocket explodes and it rains potato chips.
* RoguesGallery: Powerful Pierre, Leroy Lion, Crazy Coyote, the Dalton Brothers.
* 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]].
* SpeciesSurname: Our lead.
* TalkingAnimal: Huck is clearly one.
* ThreeShorts: The first show to do this format, too. In the original lineup, Huck was last. In the revised lineup, he went first.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Huck had so many different occupations during these shorts that you'd need a spreadsheet to keep track.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Huck spends one whole short as a mailman trying to deliver a letter despite a pesky dog in the way. In the end he learns it's for the house next door.
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