Animated antics of flying squirrel Rocket J. Squirrel, or Rocky, and his dim companion, Bullwinkle J. Moose, and the two spies who always complicate things, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, who incognito try to help Rocky and Bullwinkle then immediately put them in life-threatening situations that result in major cliffhangers. Also featuring more from Peabody and Sherman.
Last Episode02x71 Fifty Cents Lost or Get That Half … Aired: Feb. 19, 1961
Boris Badenov, that Dracula of the cartoon industry, lures our heroes into a conveniently constructed rocket ship.
Series Fun Facts
- This version of the show ran from 1959 to 1961, not until 1964, as is sometimes believed.
- The first episode, Part One of the Jet Fuel Formula story arc, was recorded in February 1958. However, subsequent episodes were not recorded until February 1959, using a different soundtrack…
[show]The first episode, Part One of the Jet Fuel Formula story arc, was recorded in February 1958. However, subsequent episodes were not recorded until February 1959, using a different soundtrack stock. This led to some notable changes in the performances of the voice cast - in Part One of Jet Fuel Formula the clarity of the voice cast is noticeably better than in subsequent episodes, particularly the voice performances of June Foray and Paul Frees; a close listen finds that the studio echo of the session bleeds into the soundtrack. For subsequent episodes the different soundtrack stock used eliminated this echo. In addition, the voice cast's performances began changing, particularly William Conrad's narrations. Throughout Part One, Conrad's narration is totally straight, but in Part Two he began in inject a mild flamboyance to his narration in keeping with the show's whimsical flavor, and as the series continued his narration became ever more comically melodramatic.
- SPOILER: Mr. Peabody adopted Sherman, not the other way around. It was in the first episode of that segment of the show.