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Prod. and Airdates:


January 1961 - December 1961, syndicated

Hanna-Barbera Productions

Theme Song: Snagglepuss



nagglepuss was a minor character in several Hanna-Barbera cartoons before he got his own series, although his first appearance is open to debate. A character very similar in design, called Snaggletooth, originally appeared in an episode of Quick Draw McGraw in 1959, but despite the name difference he definitely formed the seed of the Snagglepuss character. In addition to Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss got work as a supporting character on Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy and with Snooper & Blabber before getting his own series in 1961. Snagglepuss episodes were seven minutes in length and played alongside segments of Yogi Bear and Yakky Doodle on The Yogi Bear Show.


Despite having an air of sophistication and fancying himself as something of an actor and a poet, Snagglepuss's mountain lion heritage meant that he spent much of his time in the gun sights of hunters or having to escape capture from zoos, circuses or simple cages - although his natural home was either a stone house or a furnished cave. His passion for classic literature came through in his frequent (mis)quotes of Shakespearean phrases or passages. Uttered just as frequently was his catchphrase, "Heavens to Mergatroyd!" when he was surprised or alarmed, or "Exit...stage left (or right)" before running off screen when attempting to escape danger.


Snagglepuss found himself in conflict with a different adversary in nearly every episode. The only recurring supporting character in the series was Major Minor, an otherwise successful big game hunter whose one failure was bagging Snagglepuss. Major Minor's membership with The Adventurers Club was always in jeopardy because of this embarrassment.


When his own series ended, Snagglepuss went on to appear in a variety of made for TV specials, as well as becoming a regular cast member of several brand new series, including Yogi's Gang (1973), Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics (1977), Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985) and Yo Yogi! (1991).





Daws Butler

Major Minor

Don Messick

Snagglepuss title card

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Season 1


Major Operation

Feud For Thought

Live And Lion

Fraidy Cat Lion

Royal Ruckuss

The Roaring Lion

Paws For Applause

Knights And Daze

The Gangsters All Here

Having A Bawl

Diaper Desperado

Arrow Error

Twice Shy

Cloak And Stagger

Remember Your Lions

Remember The Daze


Season 2


Express Trained Lion

Jangled Jungle

Lion Tracks

Fight Fright

Lions Share Sheriff

Cagey Lion

Charge That Lion

Be My Ghost

Spring Hits A Snag

Legal Eagle Lion

Don't Know It Poet

Tail Wag Snag

Rent And Rave

Footlight Fright

One Two Many

Royal Rodent








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