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Secret Squirrel

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Another show from the Hanna-Barbera stable, Secret Squirrel and his fez-wearing sidekick Morocco Mole (who sounded a lot like Peter Lorre) fought crime with the ultimate weapon – corny jokes.

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Armed with only a purple hat and a white overcoat concealing a variety of strange secret weapons, Secret Squirrel – sometimes referred to as SS or Secret Agent 000 – rounded up the most fiendish villains in the world on behalf of the Double-Q Agency in England.

Together they eluded such villains as Yellow Pinky (whose name somehow didn’t instil as much fear as Goldfinger), and while James Bond escaped from capture by using a laser embedded in his watch, SS used a far more hi-tech approach – a pair of scissors he had hidden under his hat.

Secret Squirrel first appeared as half of The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show in 1965. After just over one season together, the two title heroes parted ways to star in their own self-titled shows.

But less than a year later, ant and squirrel realised they worked better as a team, and The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show was reborn for a final season.

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The show would only last until 1968, but Secret Squirrel wasn’t done gracing the small screen.

More than 25 years later, the nutty agent could be seen in all-new episodes on Hanna-Barbera’s Two Stupid Dogs, accompanied by Morocco Mole and a bull superior.

Secret Squirrel
Mel Blanc
Morocco Mole 

Paul Frees