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Calvin and the Colonel

1 9 6 1 – 1 9 6 2 (USA)
26 x 25 minute episodes

This black and white cartoon series was created (and voiced) for TV by Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, who had achieved fame as Amos and Andy on the radio.

With their original blackface characters falling out of fashion, Calvin and the Colonel was their attempt to resurrect their popular characters for television in the guise of a sneaky, double-dealing Southern real estate agent fox (Colonel Montgomery J. Klaxon) and his dim-witted bear sidekick (Calvin Burnside).


The Colonel shared an apartment with his wife Maggie Belle (Virginia Gregg) and her widowed sister Sue (Beatrice Kay). He was advised by his weasel lawyer, Judge Oliver Wendell Clutch (Paul Frees).

The show was not successful and Gosden and Correll retired after the failure of the cartoon.

Colonel Montgomery J. Klaxon
Freeman F. Gosden
Calvin Burnside
Charles J. Correll
Maggie Belle Klaxon
Virginia Gregg
Sister Sue (Susan Culpepper)
Beatrice Kay
Judge Oliver Wendell Clutch
Paul Frees
Gloria Blondell


The Television Job | The Polka Dot Bandit | Thanksgiving Dinner | The Costume Ball | Sycamore Lodge | Money in the Closet | Calvin Gets Psychoanalyzed | Wheeling and Dealing | The Wrecking Crew | The Colonel’s Old Flame | Sister Sue and the Police Captain | Jim Dandy Cleaners | Jealousy | Cloakroom | Sister Sue’s Sweetheart | The Winning Number | Calvin’s Glamour Girl | Colonel Out-Foxes Himself | Nephew Newton’s Fortune | Calvin’s Tax Problem | Women’s Club Picnic | Magazine Romance | Ring Reward | The Carnappers | Colonel Traps a Thief | Back to Nashville