Snidely Whiplash

9AB26694-8CCD-4147-9754-A7FB23324C6BWhen I was a lot younger than I am now, I used to watch “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends” on TV. I loved the show, an animated television series that originally aired from November 1959 to June 1964.

Produced by Jay Ward Productions, the series was structured as a cartoon variety show, with the main feature being the serialized adventures of the two title characters, Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle the moose.

27218FED-0963-41F3-9CB4-B1BF710C2D74The main adversaries in most of their adventures were two Russian-like spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. A245CD22-B983-4AEE-992C-773AE20A8BEDOther segments of the half-hour cartoon show included characters like Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties (a parody of old-time melodrama), Peabody’s Improbable History (a dog named Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman traveling through time), and Fractured Fairy Tales (classic fairy tales retold in comic fashion).

1FC0C303-C485-4706-97EE-8EB7128548F5Snidely Whiplash was the archenemy of Dudley Do-Right. Whiplash was the depicted as the stereotypical villain in the style of stock characters found in silent movies and earlier stage melodrama, wearing black clothing, a top hat, and sporting a handlebar mustache.

Snidely Whiplash was a character that, to me, anyway, is the personification (to the extent that a cartoon character can serve as a personification) of a cur, or a contemptible man. So naturally, when I saw today’s one-word prompt, “cur,” I immediately thought about Snidely.

12 thoughts on “Snidely Whiplash

  1. Suze April 26, 2018 / 9:06 am

    me too…now I am left wondering what to blog about! lol

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong April 26, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Fractured Fairy Tales was my secret favorite until I discovered GEORGE GEORGE GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE and then, it was me, George, and his Ape.

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    • Fandango April 26, 2018 / 11:45 am

      From Jay Ward, the creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle. Yes, a great show.


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