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Hong Kong Phooey - Complete DVD Collection reduced to £8.69 at Play.com
Hong Kong Phooey - Complete DVD Collection reduced to £8.69 at Play.com

Hong Kong Phooey - Complete DVD Collection reduced to £8.69 at Play.com

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All 31 episodes of the crime fighting capers included. Same price too at Amazon but Quidco via Play.

Here is a review from Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars The number one super cartoon, 18 Oct 2009
By Blackhorse47 "I.J. Parnham" (Moray, Scotland) - See all my reviews
(TOP 100 REVIEWER)
This review is from: Hong Kong Phooey - The Complete Series [2006] (DVD)
Enjoy all episodes (I'm amazed there were only that many!) of probably the best 70s cartoon series. The animation is of course fairly basic, but the characters and stories are anything but. The hero is Penry Pooch, a dog who works as a janitor at a police station. He listens in on the crime reports as they are radioed in then transforms himself into a superhero: a kung-fu fighting... idiot. The humour of the set-up is that Penry is utterly incompetent and all the bad advice he gets from the 'Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu' doesn't help much either, but like Inspector Clouseau he always keeps his dignity. Ultimately he always captures the villains and solves the crimes, but he does so either through complete luck or by the actions of his clever (but never appreciated) side-kick Spot the cat.

The series stands up well today, perhaps because unlike the other good Hanna-Barbera cartoons it has been seen only rarely since, so it still feels fresh. Obviously it's not a masterpiece to be put up there with the better modern computer animated films and so some rose-tinted nostalgia is required to enjoy fully. But the comedy is often quite clever, relying less on slapstick and more on inventive ideas and character-based humour. The voices are also well done and there are many good running jokes and nicely-played relationships such as the one between Penry and Rosemary, who received the calls at the police station and adores Hong-Phooey but like Lois Lane is oblivious to Penry. All in all, the show deserves its reputation as being the last great HB cartoon series.

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16 Episodes ? I watched this every week of my early childhood and don't remember it repeating ! oO

Ah ha 31 episodes seems more like it !
Edited by: "Boony2310" 3rd Dec 2010

"These 31 classic cartoons from Hong Kong Phooey are now available for the first time ever on DVD!" from play.com website.

Must buy this, in the pretence that it's for the kids

Absolutely cracker show.

Original Poster

thanks Mubod - Panorific! Just corrected.

Original Poster

Actually come to think of it I think I must have modelled my profile pic on Penry "Penrod" Pooch subliminally!

Love this guy!

Penry? I always thought he was called Henry

yeah , its Henry..............the mild mannered janitor

Hot, loved this as a child.

could be!

awesome thx

i could never work out the last word he says though in the intro

mubod

"These 31 classic cartoons from Hong Kong Phooey are now available for … "These 31 classic cartoons from Hong Kong Phooey are now available for the first time ever on DVD!" from play.com website.



But check your local Asda in case the two single DVDs are still on sale...

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BFN,

fp.

Hong Kong Phooey, Number one superguy, Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye, he's got style, a groovy smile, and a bod that just won't stop, when the going gets rough, he's super tough, with a Hong Kong Phooey chop, YEAW!

Original Poster

What I could never understand is why Spot, the sidekick cat, was striped not spotted?

londonuk

What I could never understand is why Spot, the sidekick cat, was striped … What I could never understand is why Spot, the sidekick cat, was striped not spotted?



Because irony was Penrod Pooch's secret weapon.

BFN,

fp.

londonuk

What I could never understand is why Spot, the sidekick cat, was striped … What I could never understand is why Spot, the sidekick cat, was striped not spotted?



Ever heard of irony?

fanriffic

Original Poster

and a rinky dinky doo to you too

Original Poster

By the way, bit of trivia, did you know that Scatman Crothers who was in The Shining was also the voice of Hong Kong Phooey. That is certainly a varied career.
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