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on 10 March 2011
Hong Kong Phooey is a memorable '70's cartoon about a super-hero dog whose real name is Penry, whose Kung Fu seems to go wrong all the time. He always wins however, with a little help from his side-kick cat Spot who is always on hand to save the day but without recognition or reward.

Penry (voiced by Scatman Crothers) works as a "mild-mannered" janitor in the police-station, eaves-dropping on the conversations of Rosemary the telephone operator and generally annoying the Sarge through his incompetent bungling. He transforms into his alter-ego Hong-Kong Phooey by leaping into the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet and emerging (with some assistance from Spot) from the top drawer in his mask and red Kung Fu costume.

The show has a very memorable theme tune which was covered by Sublime some years ago. The picture-quality is generally very good although there are one or two places where it probably needs touching up. The collection comes on two discs, there being 31 short adventures grouped into two adventures per episode, apart from the very last one (which is longer). There are no extras but you can access the individual adventures from the menu.

It's all pretty harmless cartoon fun, although I understand that a live-action film is currently being made, which doubtless will involve a great deal of modern technology. But these modern adaptations lack the charm of the originals on which they are based.

So buy this DVD and see the original as it was meant to be seen. The younger you are the louder you will laugh, of course.
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on 15 October 2016
Having previously bought our young son Scooby Doo, The Flintstones & Wacky Races, this was another blast from the more innocent past which we wanted our young son to enjoy. That said, can you imagine nowadays in the UK or US were somebody to come up with a name like HKP without some idiot screaming "racist"?.........
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on 20 March 2017
Used to watch this when I was kid, can still watch it in fortys and enjoy it.
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on 15 September 2017
Excellent for the price, thank you.
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on 10 October 2017
My friend who's nearly 50 loved it
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on 9 October 2017
excellent kids love it.
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on 2 February 2010
A must buy for all Phooey fans!!!

Made an old man feel young again....it's worth 5 stars just for that!
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on 15 December 2017
Excellent
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on 15 August 2017
love it
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on 23 March 2017
Always good.
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