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Houndcats, The

1 9 7 2 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes

The Houndcats are a team of five crack agents, comprising three dogs and two cats – hence their name.

The team comprised leader Stutz (voiced by Michael Bell); daredevil Dingdog (Stu Gilliam); strongman Musselmutt (Aldo Ray), an Old English Sheepdog; master of disguise Puttypuss (Joe Besser); and electronics whiz Rhubarb (Arte Johnson).

They received their instructions from The Chief (unseen and voiced by Daws Butker) via self-destructing recordings (a la Mission Impossible). ‘Sparkplug’ was the name of their car which took them to their assignments.

This De Patie Freleng show aired on NBC on Saturday mornings. It was broadcast in the UK in 1973.

Stutz
Michael Bell
Dingdog
Stu Gilliam
Musselmutt
Aldo Ray
Puttypuss
Joe Besser
Rhubarb
Arte Johnson
The Chief
Daws Butler
Madam X
Joan Gerber