{"title":"The Kwicky Koala Show","dateDebut":"1981","dateEnd":"1982","description":"Cartoon pioneer Tex Avery was lured out of retirement in 1979 to create a new cartoon for old colleagues William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Avery\u0092s dream was a return to the unbridled zaniness of his earlier MGM work. His creation was Quicky (later renamed Kwicky) Koala, a zippy little Aussie marsupial who could teleport out of harm\u0092s way. Unfortunately, Avery died before his final creation could be launched. The Kwicky Koala Show premiered in 1981, a year after Avery\u0092s death, with four weekly segments: \r\n\r\nKwicky Koala followed the eucalyptus-eating title creature as he eluded the pursuit of Wilfred Wolf. \r\n\r\nCrazy Claws was a wildcat with Groucho Marx voice and eyebrows. Skunk-capped Rawhide Clyde and his wicked mutt Bristletooth tried to catch Crazy Claws, who escaped from trouble with a combination of razor-sharp claws and insulting banter. Wimpy Ranger Rangerfield pursued Clyde and Bristletooth, with no more success than they had catching Crazy Claws. \r\n\r\nDirty Dawg and his chum Ratso lived in a city garbage dump, fighting the man (in the form of police officer Bullhorn) while trying to get a meal. \r\n\r\nThe Bungle Brothers was actually a series of one-minute fillers between the other three segments. The Brothers, George and John, were a pair of beagles who desperately wanted to be stars. Their ill-fated shots at fame always failed spectacularly. \r\n\r\nWithout Avery's guiding hand, the show lasted only one season on CBS, a final tribute to one of animation's great talents. ","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/media.retrojunk.com\/file\/6bdc4983507b2100ce847be268a9bcd02def5dbfbe8f683c62f13e6e50c8db4728e47dea84b2d6\/image\/e4d_c1fcffd51e.jpg"}