Atom Ant was one of two featured segments on the hour-long, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show. Other segments included Precious Pupp, The Hillbilly Bears, Secret Squirrel, Squiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch. All of the segments were 6-7 minutes in length.
Possessed with super strength and the ability to fly, Atom Ant was no ordinary insect. Whenever law enforcement agencies faced a problem they couldn’t handle, they turned to him for help.
Atom Ant’s secret headquarters was located in a private ant hill (with a mailbox at the entrance that read ATOM ANT). Deep in his underground laboratory, Atom Ant received calls for help from law enforcement agencies or by picking up distress signals from everyday citizens in need of help. With a hearty cry of “Up and at ’em, Atom Ant!” the tiny hero zoomed to the scene like a tiny whirlwind, overcoming every challenge he faced with relative ease.
After his solo crime-fighting days came to an end, Atom Ant became a regular cast member on Yogi’s Gang (1973), and later appeared on Yo Yogi! (1991).