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SECRET SQUIRREL

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Full Name: Secret Squirrel
Codename: Agent 000
Nationality: American
Organization: ISS
Occupation Agent

Creator: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Time Span: 1965 - 2020

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Secret Squirrel is an agent with the ISS.
       Note for politeness sake, my usual custom of referring to an agent by his/her last name will be suspended this one time. Calling someone 'Secret' seems a nicer than 'Squirrel'.
       The acronym ISS stands for the International Sneaky Service. It is, as the name indicates, a global intelligence gathering and special operations handling organization. The immediate supervisor to Secret is Double-Q although sometimes Secret will refer to him simply as 'the Chief'.
     As his name tells us, Secret is an anthropomorphized squirrel, walking about on two legs as he takes on enemies of the nation, foreign and domestic. He is brownish-orange in color with two very prominent front teeth and one very long, very bushy tail. When Secret talks, he does so in a voice that is highly reminiscent of Humphry Bogart.
       Secret has his own theme music, the lyrics of which give some valuable intelligence about the man:

What an agent, what a squirrel
He's got the country in a whirl.
What's his name?
Shhh...Secret Squirrel.
He's got tricks, up his sleeve,
Most bad guys, won't believe.
A bullet proof coat, a cannon hat,
A machine gun cane with a rat tat tat tat.


Fights foreign spies
In his disguise,
Takes him many places,
He's a squirrel of many faces,
Who's that?
Who's that?
Who's that?
Shhh...Secret Squirrel.

       Secret is one very eager beaver who really enjoys his escapades fighting criminals and enemy agents and evil geniuses and would-be world-conquerors. Or in the case of his arch-enemy, Yellow Pinkie, a combination of all of these.
     Secret does so with an impressive arsenal of weapons.
     First and foremost is his remarkable hat, a purple fedora pulled down so low on his head that he has eye slots in the brim to allow him to see. The top of the hat is hinged to open up to let a variety of different 'tools' to spring forth on elongated rods to better perform their functions. These tools include a boxing glove he uses to knock bad guys out with, a hand gun to shoot guns out of assailants, a mirror to reflect enemy ray gun attacks, and so on. When that lid pops open, it is hard to guess what nifty item will emerge.
     He is always clad in his white body-length trenchcoat which happens to be bulletproof and inside which in many pockets he has immediately available even more wonderous tools.
     Then there is his machine gun cane which not only makes him look dapper and sophisticated but is also capable of an impressive number of shots.

     He is often seen carrying a brown briefcase which itself is a wonder for he can open it to have it turn into a sports car, a helicopter, and other things as the need arises.


     Aiding him in all his escapades is the diminutive Morocco Mole, a constantly fez wearing fellow who is, as his name states, of the mole persuasion. Morocco is ever present and ever faithful but not always of a lot of use but he does obviously feed the ego of Secret as his sidekick which makes his presence useful. That and he is a joy to listen to as he speaks very much like Peter Lorre.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:39
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1993
Network:NBC,TBS

REGULAR CAST
Mel BlancSecret Squirrel [ 1-2 ]
Jess HarnellSecret Squirrel [ 3 ]
Paul FreesMorocco Mole [ 1-2 ]
Jim CummingsMorocco Mole [ 3 ]

     Even though I certainly watched some of these as an adolescent, I cannot remember the sequence of shows on which they were aired. I am going on what Wikipedia and other sourced indicate.

     Secret Squirrel was introduced to the viewing public along with another Hanna-Barbera newbie, Atom Ant, in a primetime special on NBC on Saturday 12, 1965, the show being named The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel.
     According to the broadcast history on Wikipedia: "The original series, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, was broadcast from October 2, 1965, to September 2, 1967. Secret Squirrel had his own show in 1966 and was then reunited with Atom Ant in 1967-1968. Episodes were broadcast in syndication and as part of The Banana Splits variety and compilation series." These adventures listed below comprise Season 1 and 2. Since these shows were rebroadcast, as said, later in compilations, what episodes below to the AA/SS era and what was solo SS is not known by me.
     25 years later, the show was "revived in 1993 for back-up segments of the first season of TBS Superstation's animated series 2 Stupid Dogs." At that time the title given them was Super Secret Secret Squirrel and introduced a whole lot of changes and new characters but Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole stayed pretty much the same. These are described below as Season 3.


1 Sub Swiper
Episode 1-01, first aired 10/01/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

At its launching, the nations largest atomic submarine is stolen before everyone's eyes.

2 Masked Granny
Episode 1-02, first aired 10/08/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

With her laser knitting needles, the Masked Granny sabotages the balmy bomb, which Secret Squirrel is delivering to its secret hiding place in the Pentagon.

3 Scotland Yard Caper
Episode 1-03, first aired 10/15/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Searching for the crown jewels, Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole ride around London with their beep detector.

4 Robin Hood and His Merry Muggs
Episode 1-04, first aired 10/22/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The television hero, Robin Hood, is really a crook, and with his merry band, steals a million dollars.

5 Wolf in Cheap Cheap Clothing
Episode 1-05, first aired 10/29/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Wiley Wolf, infamous sheep smuggler, sees little Red Riding Hood, really Morocco Mole, on her way to Grandma's house, so he races off to steal Grandma's money.

6 Royal Run Around
Episode 1-06, first aired 11/05/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The little Pasha, ruler of the young country, Pucha Baggy, is more interested in having fun than in the museum tour of the city planned by Secret Squirrel.

7 Bowling Pinned aka Yellow Pinkie
Episode 1-07, first aired 11/12/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

After using a battery of secret weapons, Secret Squirrel freezer-squeezes the notorious Yellow Pinkie and brings him back to headquarters.

8 Five Is A Crowd
Episode 1-08, first aired 11/19/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The evil Doctor Dangit orders his robot duplicates of Secret Squirrel to commit dastardly crimes.

9 It Stopped Training
Episode 1-09, first aired 11/26/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

With his micro reducing ray gun, Yellow Pinkie steals the world's most modern train, the Silver Streak Express, to add to his model train collection.

10 Wacky Secret Weapon
Episode 1-10, first aired 12/03/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Yellow Pinkie shoots sleeping gas at Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, and steals the government's latest secret weapon.

11 Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo
Episode 1-11, first aired 12/10/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

A giant steals the famous Big Ben for his cuckoo clock. Secret Squirrel and his faithful Morocco Mole climb up the beanstalk to make a deal with the giant.

12 Catty Cornered
Episode 1-12, first aired 12/17/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Superheroes Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole are called upon to rescue a cat from atop a pole, because it swallowed a capsule that could blow the state nationwide.

13 Leave Wheel Enough Alone
Episode 1-13, first aired 12/24/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Using his Reversa-Time Tattle tape recorder, Secret Squirrel discovers it is Yellow Pinkie who stole a million dollars worth of gold from the mint.

14 Jester Minute
Episode 1-14, first aired 12/31/1965
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

At the King's birthday party, Yellow Pinkie jumps out of the cake and steals his jeweled crown.

15 Not So Idle Idol
Episode 1-15, first aired 01/07/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Yellow Pinkie steals the Kredoran gold idol en route to the World's Fair, causing an international crisis.

16 Gold Rushed
Episode 1-16, first aired 01/14/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

While Morocco Mole takes Secret Squirrel's picture in front of it, the Washington Monument is stolen by Yellow Pinkie, who also steals all the gold from the Graborian Embassy.

17 Double Ex-Double Cross
Episode 1-17, first aired 01/21/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The diabolical Double X sprays the island of Oki-Doki with a paralyzing dust and plans to go on to conquer the world.

18 Captain Kidd's Not Kidding
Episode 1-18, first aired 01/28/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The brave Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole go ghost chasing aboard an old Spanish galleon, loaded with gold.

19 Bold Rush
Episode 1-19, first aired 02/04/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Since Secret Squirrel is on vacation, Morocco Mole volunteers to find the missing gold and capture Yellow Pinkie himself.

20 Tusk-Tusk
Episode 1-20, first aired 02/11/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

A peanut is the sole clue which leads Secret Squirrel to Poojie, the Rajah's missing elephant, held captive in the Grand Wazir's palace.

21 Robot Rout
Episode 2-01, first aired 09/09/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The citizens, robotized by Yellow Pinkie into his slaves, cheer him on for president.

22 The Pink Spy Mobile
Episode 2-02, first aired 09/16/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Secret Squirrel, who must stop Yellow Pinkie's highly sophisticated multipurpose spy-mobile, is forced to use his ultimate weapon, the awful spy-mobile mangler.

23 Scuba Duba-Duba
Episode 2-03, first aired 09/23/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

The international underwater spy, Scuba Duba, has stolen a missile and plans to blow up the city in ten minutes. Radar finds the missile right away, but Secret Squirrel and Morocco

24 Hi Spy
Episode 2-04, first aired 10/28/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole are called out of their orbit patrol to Paris where Secret Squirrel must meet face to face with Hi Spy, the ranking master of scientific criminology.

25 Spy In The Sky
Episode 2-05, first aired 11/11/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

From his armed satellite, Hi Spy plans to wreak havoc on earth until he's declared king of the world.

26 Ship Of Spies
Episode 2-06, first aired 11/25/1966
Directors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Writers: Michael Maltese, Warren Foster

Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole run in to Hi Spy's invisible spy ship, from which he plans to destroy the city.

27 Goldflipper
Episode 3-01, first aired 09/05/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Mark Saraceni

An evil sea lion named Goldflipper creates a giant gold magnet that steals golden teeth, which he calls the "Molar-Acoustic-Synctro-Bicuspid-Dental-Magnetic-Electro-Platt-Conductive-Postiviser". Secret goes undercover as a Squirrely Girly Scout to thwart Goldflipper's evil plan and recover all the stolen teeth.

28 Greg
Episode 3-02, first aired 09/12/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

Secret investigates a mysterious candy disappearance caused by a gingerbread man named Greg, who is using ants to steal all the candy in the world, which he will then use to make a giant candy monster.

29 Quark
Episode 3-03, first aired 09/19/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

A sub-atomic quark known as Quark is destroying important monuments in order to make an amphitheater out of North America. Secret has to shrink down to sub-atomic size in order to stop him.

30 Queen Bea
Episode 3-04, first aired 09/26/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Mark Saraceni

Queen Bea and her honey bee minions capture Secret during a Honey Bank robbery so that Queen Bea can force Secret's hand in marriage after trapping Morocco in a honey container. Penny comes to his rescue.

31 Hot Rodney
Episode 3-05, first aired 10/03/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

During a race against a race car driving rooster named Hot Rodney, Secret is waylaid by Hot Rodney's orchestrated kidnapping of Morocco.

32 Egg
Episode 3-06, first aired 10/10/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

Morocco receives a mandatory special assignment to hold a "rare" and "cursed" egg for at least three seconds, but has a hard time doing so.

33 Chameleon
Episode 3-07, first aired 10/17/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

Expensive paintings are stolen on the night of a museum gala. Secret discovers an art-loving, sophisticated chameleon has pilfered all the art for his own personal collection. Secret and Morocco then outsmart him by trapping him in a room full of "modern" art, which Chameleon despises.

34 Agent Penny
Episode 3-08, first aired 10/24/1993
Director: unknown
Writers: Roberts Gannaway, Paul Rudish

In an attempt to cut down his expenses, the Chief replaces Secret with Penny and hires Morocco as his secretary.

35 Scirocco Mole
Episode 3-09, first aired 10/31/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

In a quiz show hosted by a fox, Secret relates the origin of his partnership with Morocco and an encounter with Morocco's evil twin brother Scirocco.

36 Platypus
Episode 3-10, first aired 11/07/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

Secret, Morocco and the Chief get their bodies mixed up in a de-scrambler owned by a platypus and have a hard time catching him in their altered states.

37 Doctor O.
Episode 3-11, first aired 11/14/1993
Director: unknown
Writers: Mark Saraceni, Jim Turner

Secret has to stop an opossum named Doctor O. from blocking out the sun with a satellite, but he has to do it blind and in total darkness. The constant darkness also prevents the Chief from using the rest room.

38 One Ton
Episode 3-12, first aired 11/21/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Lane Raichert

Secret attempts to stop a crazy giant panda called One Ton from tearing up Chinatown, but he also has strict orders from the Chief not to harm him, because giant pandas are an endangered species. As a result, Secret has to figure out how to defeat the panda without actually fighting him.

39 Voo Doo Goat
Episode 3-13, first aired 11/28/1993
Director: unknown
Writer: Roberts Gannaway

Secret must stop an evil shaman goat, who has made a voodoo doll of the Chief in order to gain control over the agency.

COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Number of Stories:11
First Appearance:1966
Last Appearance:2018

       As likely a part of a mass media promotion, the rights for a Secret Squirrel comicbook was licensed to Western Publishing which came out with a solo issue about the character in its Gold Key imprint. It was a fairly thick publication with more than just a couple of adventures in it.


       A half-century later, DC Comics released a series about a rebooted Scooby Doo and the Scooby gang, a version that was absolutely, definitely NOT like the original series. In keeping with that concept, it would after over a dozen issues of usually more than one adventure with the Gang, a multi-part serial was run involving a reboot of Secret Squirrel - a MAJOR reboot which included Secret Squirrel and eventually Morocco Mole but otherwise was so drastically different as to be a totally different character, well, sort of.
       This reboot was heresy to old Squirrel lovers, I am sure, but it was a darn good story with lots of good lines and action. It just wasn't, well, I was going to type 'real Secret Squirrel' but since the original was not 'real'...


     In between those two ends, Archie Comics released a series of Hanna-Barbera Presents comics using that company's many IP characters, the first issue of which had Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel.


1 'Hat Out Of Order' 'Hat Out Of Order'
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

1st of x stories in Gold Key's Secret Squirrel #1, October 1966, 1 page
Secret Squirrel's incredible hat's weaponry works several times but he learns "you can't win 'em all".
Click here to read the story.

2 The Perils of Paris or Who Swiped the Eiffel Tower! The Perils of Paris or Who Swiped the Eiffel Tower!
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

2ndt of 6 stories in Gold Key's Secret Squirrel #1, October 1966, 10 pages
When news reports go out about the Eiffel Tower disappearing in stages, Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole hurry there to see it not be seen with their own eyes. Naturally they feel the need to investigate.
Click here to read the story.

3 The Manhole Covers Went Thataway The Manhole Covers Went Thataway
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

3rd of 6 stories in Gold Key's Secret Squirrel #1, October 1966, 6 pages
Secret Squirrel is fascinated about a series of heists of manhole covers about the city. Investigating, he learns it is done by agents of a foreign power whose leaders has a super secret reason for needing the covers.
Click here to read the story.

4 The Case Of The Missing Painting The Case Of The Missing Painting
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Driving down the street, Secret Squirrel and Morocco Jones are accosted by a distraught artist who says someone has stolen his latest painting, one needed for a gallery showing coming up. Secret agrees to find the painting.
Click here to read the story.

5 Top Secret Stuff Top Secret Stuff
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

5th of 6 stories in Gold Key's Secret Squirrel #1, October 1966, 6 pages
Flying to the North Pole, Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole head to the local headquarters of their organization hidden in a mountain of ice. Secret is supposed to pick up a message in Room C but he gets suspicious as he nears the door.
Click here to read the story.

6 Ha! You Missed Me! Ha! You Missed Me!
Published by Western Publishing
Contributors: unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

6th of 6 stories in Gold Key's Secret Squirrel #1, October 1966, 1 page
When Secret Squirrel is shot at while walking down the street, Morocco Mole is amazed to watch Secret handle the assailant without ever taking his hands out of his coat pockets. The reason for the nonchalance amazes him even more!
Click here to read the story.

7 Thunderbell Thunderbell
Published by Archie Comics
Contributors: Kress (writer), Scott Jeralds (artist)
Copyright: 1995

1st of 2 graphic adventures in Hanna-Barbera Presents #1, November 1995, 7 page
[plot unknown]

8 Blow Little Blowfish, Blow Blow Little Blowfish, Blow
Published by Archie Comics
Contributors: Kress (writer), Scott Jeralds (artist)
Copyright: 1995

2nd of 2 graphic adventures in Hanna-Barbera Presents #1, November 1995, 9 page
Secret Squirrel, Morocco Mole and Atom Ant appear together to battle the evil Blowfish in this crossover adventure.

9 The Duplicate Dilemma The Duplicate Dilemma
Published by DC Comics
Contributors: Terry Collins (secret scribe), Gary Fields (invisible artist), Phil Felix (encryptions), Dave Tanguay (camouflage), Harvey Richards (security)
Copyright: 1999

Printed in Cartoon Network Presents #20 - Cartoon All-Stars, April 1999, 8 page
According to Morocco Mole who has come to Secret Squirrel's apartment to bring him in, 'Across the city there have been Secret Squirrel sightings of [him] holding up an armored car, mugging a boy scout, robbing a bird feeder ..." Secret Squirrel is determined to find the imposter.

10 I Spy Something ... Boo! I Spy Something ... Boo!
Published by DC Comics
Contributors: Sholly Fisch (writer), Dario Brizuela (artist and cover), Franco Riesco (colors and cover), Saida Temofonte (letters)
Copyright: 2015

Printed in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11, July 1, 2015 with 20 pages

When talks of peace between two nations are threatened, the call goes out to the ultra-top-secret ISS for their best agent or Secret Squirrel. And since it is a medieval ghost a call also goes out to Scooby-Doo and the Gang of Mystery Inc.
Note: was alternately published in two parts as Part #21 and #22 in a wide, short format.

11 Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel
Published by DC Comics
Contributors: Keith Giffen (writer), J. M. DeMatteis (writer), Howard Porter (pencils and inks), Andy Kuhn (pencils and inks), Sam Lotfi (pencils and inks), Phil Jimenez (pencils and inks), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Travis Lanham (letters), John Rauch (colors), Colleen Doran (pencils and inks), Hi-Fi (colors)
Copyright: 2017

A story told in serial format in Scooby Apocalypse #16-29, Oct 2017 - November 2018, 5 page in each issue for a total of 70 pages.

The top scientists in the world are being murdered and their brains surgically removed. Secret Squirrel is put on the hunt to find who and why and he is ordered to work with the beautiful human female Agent Honey Bea, who is less thrilled about it than 000.
Each segment is individually titled. Those segments are:

#16: Secret Squirrel:
Secret Squirrel, Agent 000, is told by Double-Q that a female Russian scientist who had defected from the old Soviet Union 35 years before and had been working since then for various American intelligence agencies, was found murdered in her backyard, her brain removed and taken. Secret Squirrel is told to find out who did it and why.
#17 - Strange Bedfellows:
After we learn that a cabal has hired a very experienced assassin nicknamed the 'Wily Wolf' to hunt down and kill Secret Squirrel, we watch Secret get outfitted to go on the hunt for the missing brain. This means teaming up, apparently again, with Agent Bea, a beautiful human black woman. After considerable and entertaining banter, they prepare for the mission.
#18 - To Bea Or Not To Bea:
The Wily Wolf (not an exact translation) sends a drone known as the killicopter to take out 000 as well as his companion, Bea. 000 is just a little embarrassed he forgot his quantum grenade launcher back at the hotel.
#19 - Broken!:
Secret Squirrel is in very bad shape after his destruction of the attack helo and in urgent need of medical attention. To keep a low profile, she shoves his unconscious torn body into her handbag and heads to the nearest vet. Meanwhile, the Chief, knowing a temporary replacement for 000 is needed, contacts a retired Morocco Mole.
#20 - Deadly Reunion:
Bea is less than thrilled to take 000 to entice Morocco to join the operation, considering him to be the most inept agent since, well, Secret Squirrel. 
#21 - Bikini Bloodbath:
Visiting Morocco to get him to help, Secret Squirrel and Agent Bea trade plenty of insults with the little mole only to learn to their surprise when the three beautiful human females hired to wait on Morocco clad only in bikinis suddenly don machine gun wristbands and open fire on the trio.
#22 - Brain Hunt:
Back with the Wily Wolf, the people hiring him to eliminate 000 are quite unhappy with his performance and are threatening legal action if Secret Squirrel is not killed soon. And back in the States, the FBI sends a team to investigate yet another scientist dead with his brain missing, led by Special Agent Sculder.
#23 - No Noose Is Good Noose:
Even as the bad guys have internal squabbles leading to Wily Wolf being ordered to take out the local leadership, the conditions with Secret Squirrel, Agent Honey Bea, and Morocco Mole are not as bad but almost as close.
#24 - Betrayed!:
Flying to where they think the villains are operating, Secret Squirrel and team are surprised by Wily Wolf who has killed the pilot of the jet they are on. He confronts his arch-nemesis, Secret, who has no idea who Wolf is!
#25 - Brained!:
Arriving in the Alps headquarters of the opposition, they are stunned to find that their boss, Double-Q is actually working for the other side and that side is led by Doctor O, who turns out to be an opossum.
#26 - Animal Magnetism:
As Agent Bea and Morocco have to deal with the soldiers sent to kill them, Secret Squirrel has to deal with a very lustful Doctor O who wants to entice him to join her.
#27 - The Secret Origin of Secret Squirrel:
Doctor O thinks she has gotten Secret Squirrel on her side by removing his mental block that had him thinking he was actually a human operative. But he really has not stopped believing it and fools her enough to be able to blow up the computer she has created with the stolen brains.
#28 - The Big Bang:
With the computer gone, what remains is eliminating enough of Doctor O's henchmen to blow up the headquarters, hopefully getting away in time.
#29 - The End of Secret Squirrel:
With that mission finally over, Secret Squirrel is pleased to return to ISS headquarters to see what new mission there might be. He is stunned to learn that the replacement for the traitorous Double-Q is .... Morocco Mole. Secret Squirrel is not amused.

12 Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel
Published by DC Comics
Contributors: J. M. DeMatteis (writer), Tom Mandrake (artist), Travis Lanham (letterer), Hi-Fi (colors)
Copyright: 2018

A story told in 4 parts that are in 4 different Specials from December 2018 with 8 pages in each for a total of 32 pages. The Special comics are listed with each part.
Part One: Pinkie Problem! (Deathstroke / Yogi Bear Special #1)
Part Two: Father Figures! (Green Lantern / Huckleberry Hound Special #1)
Part Three: Honey, I ShrunkThe Squirrel! (Nightwing / Magilla Gorilla Special #1)
Part Four: Unplugged! (Superman / Top Cat Special #1)


In an adventure that takes place shortly after the Brainwave project mentioned above, Secret Squirrel and Honey Bea are taking a well deserved vacation in the Caribbean when they are interrupted by a flying saucer. It is Morocco Mole, the new head of the ISS with word that an old enemy, Yellow Pinkie, has returned. Which is odd to SS since he thought he had killed YP himself but as we are reminded, "in our profession, death is often a cleverly crafted illusion". It seems that YP was the father of Honey Bea and someone now controls an army of YP androids to plague SS.

GAMES

Number of Games:1
First Appearance:1967
Last Appearance:1967

1 Secret Squirrel Frame Tray Puzzle Secret Squirrel Frame Tray Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle
Whitman
Copyright: 1967

A puzzle that measures 14.5 x 11.5 inches placed in a frame tray of Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole.

COLLECTIBLES

Number of Collectibles:6
First Appearance:1997
Last Appearance:2020

1 Secret Squirrel & Magilla Gorilla Racer Secret Squirrel & Magilla Gorilla Racer
Two Character Racer
Burger King & Cartoon Network
Copyright: 1997

Packages as one of the Burger King Kids Club Racing Team and Cartoon Network Wacky Racing. The car had Secret Squirrel driving and Magilla Gorilla in the back seat. To make the toy car run you would pull it back and let go. It was a toy sold in Burger King Kids Club Meals that featured the two mentioned Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters.

2 Secret Squirrel Mini-Plush Secret Squirrel Mini-Plush
Stuffed Toy
Dairy Queen
Copyright: 2000

A small plush toy of the 1960's famous Agent 000 that measures about 6 inches. It is 1 of 12 Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Characters in this collector series that were packaged for the DQ Kids Pick-Nic!

3 Secret Squirrel & Morocco Mole Wacky Wobblers Secret Squirrel & Morocco Mole Wacky Wobblers
Bobblehead Toys
Funko
Copyright: 2002

A set of 2 toy figures that measure about 7 inch tall of the two main characters from the Hanna-Barbera Animated TV Series.

4 Funko Force - Secret Squirrel Funko Force - Secret Squirrel
Action Figure
Funko
Copyright: 2009

Celebrate one of Hanna-Barbera's greatest animated characters of all time. This 6 inch tall figure of Secret Squirrel is highly detailed with rotating arms and a head that swivels. He is also loaded with secrets that he keeps in his big coat, like weapons and spy gadgets so he is ready for any situation! Comes in 2 versions or traditional colors and black. They were limited to only 2000.

5 Secret Squirrel On TV Secret Squirrel On TV
Fridge Magnet
Baldfrog
Copyright: 2016

A strong magnet for the fridge that measures 3 X 2 inches of a retro 1960's television that is playing the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series of The Secret Squirrel Show. Featured characters are Secret Squirrel, Morocco Mole and Yellow Pinkie from the show. It invokes nostalgia for a bygone era of Saturday Morning Cartoons!

6 Funko Soda Figure - Secret Squirrel Funko Soda Figure - Secret Squirrel
Soda Figure
Funko
Copyright: 2020

This favorite Hanna-Barbera character of Secret Squirrel is a figure that measures 4.25 inches tall and is made of vinyl and comes with a POG shaped collector card packaged in a Soda Can.
Limited to eight thousand worldwide, plus some figures also glow in the dark. It is part of Funko's Vinyl Soda line.

ODDS & ENDS

Number of Items:3
First Appearance:1966
Last Appearance:1967

1 Secret Squirrel Kite Fun Book Secret Squirrel Kite Fun Book
Activity Book
Western Publishing
Copyright: 1966

Possible free handout to kids of customers of various energy companies. At least three versions have been documented by comics.org: one for Southern California Edison, one for Florida Power & Light Company, and one for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. [Contents unknown]

2 Secret Squirrel Presents Secret Squirrel Presents
Record Series
Hanna-Barbera Records
Copyright: 1966

A series of 4 extended play single records for kids that were introduced by Secret Squirrel and featured The Hanna-Barbera Singers. Each record has 2 songs or one on each side for a total of 8.
The Record Numbers with Songs are as follows;
1st or C-103 with Alphabet Song (Side A) and Table Manners (Side B)
2nd or C-108 with The Children's Marching Song (Side A) and The Yo Yo Song (Side B)
3rd or C-110 with Three Blind Mice (Side A) and The World Is Full Of Thing (Side B)
4th or C124 with Little Bo Peep (Side A) and Dolly With The Golden Hair (Side B)

3 Hanna-Barbera's Secret Squirrel Coloring Book Hanna-Barbera's Secret Squirrel Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Whitman
Copyright: 1967

A book with 128 pages of drawing by Phil de Lara to color based on the characters from the animated TV series.

MY COMMENTS

     For quite a few years I refused to consider adding this fellow to the compendium not because there were no books out with his adventures, which was a requirement for some time, but because he was a cartoon rodent, not a human. In today's ultra political correctness phase, that seems so human-centric.
     Okay, to be honest, after I added, on an amazingly odd whim Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp, a fellow spy-fan teased me and asked why I was ignoring Secret Squirrel. And since the whimsy mood was still controlling me, I decided, 'why not?;


     Looking at this series from a clinical perspective, looking beyond the fact that is was created first and foremost for children, this series is a wonderful satire of the then growing spy craze.
     The first three James Bond movies had taken the entertainment world by storm and his ever-growing array of gadgets definitely affected Secret Squirrel's creators. The year before this series came out, the Man From U.N.C.L.E. had become an overnight hit and its influence can be seen here as well.
     Considering both these 'models' it is impressive but not surprising that the highly creative team of Hanna-Barbera knew to piggy-back on their successes and give little kids something of their own to enjoy. And truth be told, quite a few not-so-little kids such as myself who was just sliding into adolescence at the time.

GRADE

My Grade: C+

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