Western Animation / The Kwicky Koala Show

Hanna-Barbera produced this early 1980s Animated Anthology for CBS, headlined by one of the last characters Tex Avery created. Kwicky Koala, voiced by H-B writer Bob Ogle, was a gentle and elusive marsupial, constantly pursued by the perpetually starving Wilford Wolf.

Supporting segments featured the Bungle Brothers, a canine duo who sought vaudeville stardom; Crazy Claws, a witty wildcat who lived in a national park and was hunted by the fur trapper Rawhide Clyde, and Dirty Dawg, a canine vagrant who, with his rodent sidekick Ratso, sought "the pot of stew at the end of the rainbow".

This series provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Most of the main cast (including the Bungle Brothers).
  • Expy: This show being one of Tex Avery's last works it is rather easy to tell a lot of the characters are inspired by the MGM characters Avery, Barbera and Hanna used to work on.
  • Flash Step: How Kwicky often escapes from danger, accompanied by a beep sound effect.
  • Funny Animals
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Voice caricatures included Groucho Marx and Howard Cosell.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity/Unknown Rival: Kwicky often goes through Wilford's traps, seemingly having no idea that he was in a trap in the first place... except for those moments where he [Kwicky] seems to know but acts like he doesn't to make it easier to trick Wilford. The ambiguity is never resolved.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Kwicky Koala himself
  • Species Surname: The only exception appears to be Crazy Claws.note 
  • Three Shorts