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Western Animation / Precious Pupp

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Precious Pupp was another short series produced by Hanna-Barbera in their Funny Animal period of the 1960s. Precious Pupp was a backing segment on The Atom Ant Show.

Precious is a dog who doesn't exactly live up to his name. He lives with Granny Sweet and ends up into shenanigans against various antagonists who end up wishing they never met that precious pupp.

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  • Alliterative Name: Precious Pupp is an example.
  • Biker Babe: Granny Sweet is implied to have been this in her youth but still rides it even as a granny.
  • Funny Animal: Precious is kind of a distillation of one. He doesn't really talk as much as mumbles and lives like an ordinary dog, but his plots are still what you'd expect from his fellow HB cartoons of the 1960s.
  • On One Condition: One story features Precious standing to inherit a fortune that will go to a dog named Mauler if something happens to Precious. After Mauler spends a good portion of the story trying to kill Precious, it's revealed Granny Sweet misread the will. Mauler stands to inherit and Precious is the backup.
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  • Pet Heir: As mentioned below in Unexpected Inheritance Precious ends up believing he is one of these. A dog named Mauler turns out to be the pet heir while Precious is the backup heir if something happens to Mauler. Mauler, who spent most of the story trying to off Precious while believing it was the only way around, now fears retribution.
  • Precious Puppy: Precious' name plays off this but it's a damn lie!
  • Three Shorts: Precious Pupp was the middle short on The Atom Ant Show.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Precious ends up believing he has one of these when an Aunt passes away which makes her dog Mauler upset that Precious is first in-line. However Granny ends up realizing with new glasses she read it wrong. Mauler is the rightful heir, it's only if something bad happens to him Precious gets it. Obviously Precious who spent the episode with Mauler trying to knock him off was most happy.

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