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Young Samson and Goliath

1 9 6 7 – 1 9 6 8 (USA)

Samson was a young man with extraordinary powers of biblical proportion. Whenever he was in trouble (which was often), he would rub his magic bracelets together and yell, “I need Samson power!”


The resulting effect would give him superhuman strength, while his dog, Goliath, would become a powerful giant lion who could fly and shoot beams from his eyes (Note: The original biblical Samson had no such catchphrase or laser-eyed pet lion).

This series was popular mostly for its outlandish settings and unbelievable villains. Since the premise was so outrageous to begin with, the writers were able to push the limits when it came to setting, characters, weapons, and plot lines.

Eventually, the title was changed from Samson and Goliath to Young Samson, because producers were afraid people would confuse the show with the claymation programme Davey and Goliath.

Anyone who has seen the two shows, however, knows that this was simply impossible!

Tim Matheson
Other Voices
Daws Butler
Don Messick
John Stephenson