Thanks for sharing this! I have so many wonderful memories of watching these classic cartoons growing up (although looking back, I'm amazed at how many of Dick Tracy's "assistants" were caricatures of stereotypes: namely "Go-Go Gomez" and "Joe Jitsu"). I loved Snagglepuss, though! He was such an adorable ham, especially when he'd inform the audience of his intention to flee: "Exit -- stage left!" And Benny was always my favorite of all of TC's feline pals: he just seemed the sweetest and most pure-hearted. Thank you again for evoking these wonderful memories of my childhood: it really brightened my day (and I sure needed it: with all the smoke and haze from the fires in NorCal and up the Coast, it's difficult to see the sun right now).
Stay safe, everyone.
I love the Dick Tracy news paper comics, but that 60's show was pretty bad. The Stereotypes were bad. I mean really bad. How many times was Gomez sleeping before Tracy calls him up? And I am not even going to get into Joe Jitsu lol. I bought it on DVD years ago and it was something I say lol.
Other thing that bug me is the show is the DICK TRACY show. He only appears in the beginning and the end. This "Hero" did not do anything in his own show. We came to see Dick Tracy, not the racial stereotypes sidekicks lol.
Yeah, the comics were much better: you still had the classic villains like Mumbles, Itchy and Pruneface, but Dick was doing the work and going after them himself. Just like all the other comic-strip heroes: The Phantom; Tarzan; Superman; Captain America; and all the others.
"Go-Go is going-going"? "Hold everything, please"? Tell me about it! And Mr. Magoo's Asian "houseboy" or whatever job he did for Mr. Magoo was just as bad! How on earth did stuff like that ever get approved to air on television back then? Looking back now, I shudder at some of the things I laughed at when I was younger because I thought they were funny.
What on earth was I thinking?!
Yeah, I noticed that too. He's the hero, which means he's supposed to get the bad guys, not get one of his contacts to do it and then take the credit for it. "OK, Chief: I'll get on it right away!" Then he literally "phones it in": he just sits at his desk and contacts one of his associates, like Go-Go or Joe or Heap O' Calorie, and they do the work. Joe Friday wouldn't have just sat at his desk and let somebody else do his job!