A little surprise there was no thread for the pooch 'til now. Not the favorite cartoon series of my youth by any means, but it was enjoyable. I actually preferred his offshoot cartoons: Tennessee Tuxedo, Go Go Gophers, Commander McBragg, and The Hunter. Underdog did have two of the better villian names: Simon Bar Sinister and wait for it, Overcat.
Underdog was an anthropomorphic superhero parody of Superman and similar heroes with secret identities. The premise was that "humble and lovable" Shoeshine Boy, a cartoon dog, was in truth the superhero Underdog. George S. Irving narrated, and comedy actor Wally Cox provided the voices of both Underdog and Shoeshine Boy. When villains threatened, Shoeshine Boy ducked into a telephone booth where he transformed into the caped and costumed hero, destroying the booth in the process when his super powers were activated.
Underdog's most frequent saying when he appeared was:
"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"
My inspiration for starting the thread is the live-action movie coming August 3rd. I don't know why they green-lit this movie, I don't sense much of a demand for it. I anticipate it will do as well as the live-action Rocky and Bullwiinkle. Anyway here's the trailer.