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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Fran Noack and written by Robert D. Buchanan. [[note]](Some sources claim Joseph Barbara had a hand in its initial creation before founding Creator/HannaBarbera with William Hanna.)[[/note]] It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.

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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Fran Noack and written by Robert D. Buchanan. [[note]](Some sources claim Joseph Barbara Barbera had a hand in its initial creation before founding Creator/HannaBarbera with William Hanna.)[[/note]] It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.


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[[caption-width-right:190:From left to right: Squeek, Scratch and Colonel Bleep]]Bleep fly as Black Patch, The Black Knight of Pluto and Bruto the Black Robot watch on.]]


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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Fran Noack and written by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.

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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Fran Noack and written by Robert D. Buchanan. [[note]](Some sources claim Joseph Barbara had a hand in its initial creation before founding Creator/HannaBarbera with William Hanna.)[[/note]] It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.



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* LimitedAnimationLimitedAnimation: As was typical of TV cartoons of the era.


''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.

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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Fran Noack and written by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo]] or other villains.villains.

The show was originally syndicated in 1957 as a segment on ''Uncle Bill's TV Club''. 104 episodes were produced, but only 35 are known to survive today.




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* PublicDomainAnimationPublicDomainAnimation: The copyright of the show lapsed in 1985. The production company had closed down in 1970.
* RaygunGothic: The visual design is heavily inspired by the futuristic Googie designs popular at the time.

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* PublicDomainAnimation

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes


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* LivingToys: Squeek is a cowboy puppet brought to life.


''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo or other villains.

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->''And now stand by for adventure!''

''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from ArchEnemy [[ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo Destructo]] or other villains.


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* BlackKnight: This one's from Pluto.
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* SpacePirates: The Black Patch

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''Colonel Bleep'' was the first color cartoon ever made for television, created by Robert D. Buchanan. It features the titular Colonel, an extraterrestrial from Futura, protecting and serving Earth with the aide of his two cadets, Squeek and Scratch (a cowboy puppet and a caveman, respectively). They often meet opposition from ArchEnemy Doctor Destructo or other villains.

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!''Colonel Bleep'' provides examples of:
* {{Flight}}: Bleep has this via futomic energy.
* LimitedAnimation
* RoguesGallery: Recurring enemies include Doctor Destructo, the Black Patch, and the Black Knight of Pluto.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: How Scratch's presence in the present day is explained.
* TheSpeechless: Squeek is incapable of speech.
* SuperStrength: Scratch possesses this.

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