Special Sub-Topic: Why's Everyone Watching the Humans?
|All anyone wants to pay attention to is my human's son and his radio program. The TV show's even named after HIM! I stare at him while he eats breakfast or reads psychology books, but I can't figure him out. Then he complains because I lie on his couch. Who am I?|
Eddie. Eddie is Martin Crane's dog and companion on the critically acclaimed American sitcom "Frasier". Martin lives in his son's apartment on the show, and Eddie irritates Frasier to no end. Of course, Frasier was irritated from the beginning that he had to agree to allow his dad's dog to stay in the apartment. Eddie was played by two different Jack Russell terriers over the course of the show: Moose and then Moose's son Enzo. Occasionally, when Moose still had the role, Enzo would play the stunt double.
|My human never figured out that, when I said "Freeze!" as he entered my room at the King Edward's Hotel, I meant it! You'd think an undercover police detective would be smarter than that. Instead, he'd shove sunflower seeds into my beak or have me drink beer from a bottle. You'd think someone that answered his phone for him would get more respect! Who am I?|
Fred. Fred was a white-feathered cockatoo from the American TV crime drama "Baretta". Mostly Fred hung out in Baretta's hotel room, but he sometimes ventured outside while perched on Baretta's shoulder as he walked down the street or went for a drive. Fred's real name was Lala, who was originally found in a crate of chickens smuggled into the United States from China; at first, Lala spoke Chinese. Lala had a stunt double named Weird Harold.
|This bumbling buffoon of a sheriff keeps bouncing me all over the seat of his patrol car while he chases after a couple of guys in a red Dodge Charger that he never can catch. You think he'd learn that he can't jump bridges. And don't get me started about that kooky laugh of his! I'm so tired of his telling everyone that I'm an "attack dog"! I just want to sleep! Who am I?|
Flash. Flash was the bassett hound that Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane carried around in his patrol car on the American TV action drama "The Dukes of Hazzard". Although, Roscoe boasted that he had purchased a certified "attack dog", Flash mostly slept through every TV episode and hardly moved except to grab a treat or to bounce involuntarily on the seat when Roscoe was in "hot pursuit" of "them Dukes". An interesting tidbit is that a stuffed replica of a bassett hound jokingly referred to as "Flush" was used as a "stunt double" during many of the driving, chasing, and crashing scenes. Flash's real name was Sandy, a female bassett that had been adopted from a dog shelter.
|Okay, so I live on this Metro-Dade Police Detective's boat, which he uses as his home, something he calls the "St. Vetus Dance". He keeps telling everyone I'm the "resident drug-sniffer and watch-gator", but really I think he uses me to make the ladies think he's cool. Hey, I've got to be more interesting than those silly jackets he wears over his T-shirts! Who am I?|
Elvis. Elvis the alligator appeared on the American crime drama "Miami Vice" and lived with his owner James "Sonny" Crockett, played by Don Johnson. Before the show began production, Elvis had been the mascot for the University of Florida, Don Johnson's alma mater. Rumor has it that the alligator bit a football player from an opposing team and had to leave the campus. Apparently, he also had a clock inside of him because of a prank played by the members of a fraternity.
|I live in this high-rise Manhattan apartment with a documentary film maker and a public relations executive. This doesn't sound so bad, but I have to put up with a lot. They laugh at me when I run into walls (thinking I'm chasing phantom mice), dress me up as a camel (hump and all) for Halloween, and then get upset when I have some fun with the neighbor's dog! Who am I?|
Murray. Murray was the Buchmans' dog, a mixed collie breed, on the American sitcom "Mad About You". Murray's real name was Maui, and he was found by Boone Narr, the owner of Boone's Animals for Hollywood. Maui had his own dressing room on the set, and he performed in a few Pizza Hut commercials in addition to his sitcom role.
|No pet has it worse than I. I live in a basement of a house filled with a bunch of weirdos--several vampires and a monster like Frankenstein's. One of them--Grandpa--uses me as his guinea pig in his lab experiments, until I get fed up and fly off. Once the old guy referred to me as "a rat with wings". Sometimes, the rest of the family mistake the shape-shifting Grandpa for me! Insulting! Who am I?|
Igor. Igor was really nothing more than a rubber toy and some nice camera work. However, we of the viewing audience were supposed to pretend we were witnessing the antics of a real Transylvanian bat on the American TV comedy "The Munsters". Grandpa (Al Lewis) kept Igor as a pet because he claimed the animal reminded him of "the Old Country". Of course, he constantly used poor Igor as a test subject in many of his experiments.
|No, wait! I'm the one who had the worst situation. On the pilot, my humans lose me while crossing a river and then continue jorneying to the prairie because they think I'm dead! On another episode, "Pa" almost shoots me because he thinks I have rabies! Later, "Half-Pint" neglects the foxtails in my ears and lets me die! Then she quickly replaces me with some showoff border collie named Bandit--on the same episode as my death! Who am I?|
Jack. Jack was a mutt who appeared on the first few seasons of the American TV drama "Little House on the Prairie". He was basically Laura Ingalls' dog. Jack was played by Barney until his character was killed off in the first episode of season four. Until then, he was seen in the credits as the Wilder family descend a hillside as well as on several family picnics and trips to town, where he would be denied entry to the Olesons' store.
|If Mr. Ed had his own show, then certainly I should have had one! I lived on the Ziffel farm, and despite all of my amazing talents, everyone focused on those city slickers who bought the old Haney Place. I could write, paint, change TV channels, and play the piano. I went to school and served as a paper carrier in the Army. I agree with some friends of mine: "Four legs good, two legs bad"! Who am I?|
Arnold. Arnold Ziffel was the much pampered pig from "Green Acres" who was treated by Fred and Doris Ziffel as the son they never had. Arnold was played by a series of piglets, usually female. Because piglets obviously mature, Arnold had to be replaced every season with a new piglet. These were trained by Frank Inn, who trained all the animals on "Green Acres", "Petticoat Junction", "The Beverly Hillbillies", and the "Benji" films. A horrifying rumor once circulated that the cast of "Green Acres" ate Arnold.
|It's just simply insulting! The master of the grounds hired a private investigator for security when we two should have been more than enough! When we hear "Patrol" from our British-accented human, we begin our guard duty; we also respond to at least 34 visual commands. We deserve a reward for all the times we've been drugged and shot with tranquilizer darts! Anyway, we release our frustrations by chasing the P. I. down the beach. Who are we?|
Zeus and Apollo. Zeus and Apollo were the two Doberman pinschers that lived on Robin Masters' estate in Hawaii on the American crime drama "Magnum, P.I." Jonathan Higgins, the estate's overseer, was also the dogs' caretaker, and he treated them royally, often feeding them sauteed steaks. They were excellent guards of the premises but frequently gave the star of the show--Thomas Magnum--fits, until later in the series when they became pals. Their real names were Brutus and Dominique. Some stories say that these dogs were used for the entire series, and that Tom Selleck (Magnum) refused to work with any other dogs even when producers wanted to cut costs by getting rid of Brutus and Dominique because they were having to ship them from L.A. over and over. Selleck trusted these two dogs not to harm him during all the chase scenes. However, other stories claim that the original two dogs were replaced eventually.
|I was always so misunderstood! All I wanted to do was show my human how happy he made me, so I'd jump on him every night when he pedalled his car home from work, barking emphatically and drowning him with slobbery licks. He would complain until reluctantly caving in. I even rescued his little red-haired girl on a few occasions. They treated me like a dog, but I wasn't! Who am I?|
Dino. Dino was the Flintstones' pet dinosaur on "The Flintstones", referred to as a "snorkasaurus" on the show. Dino mostly barks but sometimes comes close to speaking. He and Barney (Fred Flintstone's neighbor) were voiced by Mel Blanc. However, on one episode, number eighteen, he was voiced by Jerry Mann, who tried to make Dino sound somewhat like Phil Silvers. Hannah-Barbera seemed to have a difficult time figuring out what they wanted Dino to be, for up to the eighteenth episode Dino frequently was a different color nearly every episode--pink, red, blue, purple, etc.
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