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Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy was another Funny Animal short created by Hanna-Barbera. It was a segment on the Quick Draw McGraw Show. This series revolves around the domestic adventures of Doggie Daddy, a single parent dog raising his son, Augie Doggie. Augie sometimes gets his dear old dad in trouble, but the love between father and son usually wins out.

Augie was voiced by Daws Butler, while Doug Young (impersonating Jimmy Durante) played Doggie Daddy.

This series provides examples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Doggie Daddy only wears a dog collar, something which most dogs wear anyway.
  • The All-American Boy: Augie is a canine parody of the typical ultra-wholesome US child of the time.
  • The Cameo: Yogi Bear has a cameo in the episode "Pop's Nature Pup." He's seen driving their car at the end of the short.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • From Doggie Daddy: "That's my boy who said that" and "My son, my son."
    • From Augie Doggie: "Dear Old Dad!"
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Snagglepuss turns up in one episode, which is appropriately enough titled "Snagglepuss." His twin brother Snaggletooth appears in "Party Lion."
    • The episodes "Gone to the Ducks," "Yuk-Yuk Duck," and "Let's Duck Out" feature an early version of Yakky Doodle.
  • Expy: Augie and his father are reminiscent of two earlier Hanna-Barbera canine characters from the 1940s and 50s, Spike and Tyke.
  • Funny Animal: Both father and son qualify as Funny Animals. While one is an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal and the other is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, they otherwise behave like humans. They live in a house, walk bipedally, do typical human things (play baseball, go camping), and speak intelligibly to humans.
  • Gender Flip: In the series Jellystone!, Augie is a girl.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Augie wears a green long sleeved shirt, but nothing else.
  • Informed Species: Or in this case, informed dog breed. Augie and his father are supposedly dachshunds, but one would be hard-pressed to guess this from their appearance. A Dell comic (before K.K. Publishing folded and Western Publishing took over) tells that Augie's breed is officially "Just Plain Doggie." His buddies laugh at him for it until they're imperiled and Augie comes to the rescue.
  • Literal Bookworm: In "It's a Worm Day", Augie has befriended Irving at the public library. Irving is a bookworm with vast knowledge and Doggie Daddy doesn't like that Augie now goes to him for help with his homework. As such, he tries to kill Irving, but is so incompetent neither Augie nor Irving take offense. Doggie Daddy's antics get him arrested and Auggie gets him Irving as his lawyer.
  • Look Ma, I Am on TV!: In the episode "Tee Vee or Not Tee Vee," Augie brags to a friend that Doggie Daddy is a TV star. Owning up to it, Augie films Doggie Daddy in various and unsuccessful feats of daring with the idea of getting a TV station to show it. At the end, Doggie Daddy is not only on TV, he's in the TV.
  • Missing Mom: Doggie Daddy is a single father raising his son, Augie.
  • Name and Name: The title consists of the names of the two main characters separated by "and."
  • Nepotism: The cartoon "Talk It Up, Pup" posits that since Doggie Daddy was umpiring a little league baseball game Augie was in and was at bat at the time, Doggie Daddy shouldn't have called him out on strikes. Augie gives Doggie Daddy the silent treatment for 24 hours, which he's portrayed as deserving.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Doggie Daddy's voice is patterned after Jimmy Durante.
  • Ring Around the Collar: Like most Hanna-Barbera characters from this time, Doggie Daddy wears an accessory around his neck (a dog collar in this case) to facilitate animation shortcuts. The top of Augie's shirt serves the same function.
  • Standard '50s Father: Doggie Daddy is a parody of this archetype. He has a warm personality and provides strict parental guidance, but gets into comical misadventures.
  • Three Shorts: As a part of Quick Draw McGraw show, Augie's shorts were traditionally last.


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Doggie Daddy tries to get Snagglepuss out of his house by inviting him to sit in a rocket chair, but Snag pulls the switch.

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