Bullwinkle J. Moose - Moronic moose on the classic cartoon
series ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS/ABC/1959-61 and THE BULLWINKLE
Bullwinkle J. Moose (voice of Bill Scott) is the
sidekick of Rocky the flying squirrel. Living in the fictional town of
Frostbite Falls in Koochiching County, Minnesota, Bullwinkle and Rocky
battled the evil plots of Pottsylvanian spies Boris Badenov and Natasha
Fatale. Boris' favorite saying is "Get Moose and Squirrel"!
Bullwinkle's resume, one discovers that our friendly moose worked for the
Navy as a radar antenna and graduated from Wassamatta U (ochre & Alice
blue are the team's colors).
Once Rocky asked Bullwinkle "Do you know what
a bomb is?" Bullwinkle replied "A bomb is what some people call our
program." And while singing in the shower, Bullwinkle emoted "Oh, I hate
my uncle but I love my antlers, because antlers are a moose's best
friend."During each episode Bullwinkle said "Rocky, watch me pull a
rabbit outta my hat...Whoops. Wrong hat."
The voice of this dimwitted by
modest moose was reminiscent of comedian Red Skelton's punch-drunk boxer
character, Willie Lump-Lump. The Bullwinkle character (named after used
car salesman Clarence Bulwinkle) reached the heights of popularity when he
floated high above the crowds as a huge balloon in the annual Macy's
Thanksgiving Day parade.
A smaller yet no less grandiose image (a
15-foot-tall plaster statue) of Bullwinkle and Rocky can be found at 8218
Sunset Boulevard, the former site of Jay Ward Productions.
See also - MOUNTAINS - "Moosesylvania" and
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