Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hong Kong Phooey Retires

September 4, 2009 - Hollywoodland
After serving 35 years as the "real life" janitor of Hoolywoodland's sheriff's station, Penrod "Penry" Pooch will officially retire. Pooch had a brief run in 1974-75 as the unremarkable, would-be super hero Hong Kong Phooey. After the Kung Fu phase left the American scene, Hong Kong Phooey (along with Carl Douglas) was cast aside. When asked if he was bitter about his short lived fame, Penry replied "Man, are you kiddin'? Do you know how much *** I got from that gig?"
Penry Pooch is going to live a life of leisure and occassionly do autograph shows with other fellow small timers such as: Babu, Dirk Dastardly, Muttley, and the Snorks. According to the autograph show organizer, The Green Arrow, there is still quite a fan base for these short lived characters from the 70's. He hopes to add a few more names to the stable before announcing show dates, but says "...with Hong Kong Phooey on board, it's a sure thing..."
Dr Gorgeous Weekly Cartoon News

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