Tooter Turtle - Naive turtle
featured as a part of the Saturday morning cartoon KING LEONARDO
AND HIS SHORT SUBJECTS/ABC/1960-63.
To satisfy his curiosity on a number of subjects, Tooter (who wore
a straw hat, collar and necktie) visited Mr. Wizard, a lizard
magician (dressed in sorcerer's hat and robes) who lived in the
woods at the base of a tree.
With a wave of his arms, Mr. Wizard sent Tooter Turtle through
time or space to experience what it was like to be a gunfighter,
knight, police officer or sailor. By the end of his adventure
Tooter realizes (like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz) that there's no
place like home and being a simple turtle.
When Tooter cried "Help, Mr. Wizard!", the lizard sorcerer
proclaimed his magical chant: "Drizzle, Drazzle, Druzzle, Drome,
time for this one to come home!"
After Tooter arrived safely back, Mr. Wizard advised him: "Be what
you is, not what you is not. Folks that what is, is the happiest
TRIVIA NOTE: In the sci-fi flick
The Matrix (1999), when Neo (Neanu Reeves) calls to get
extracted from the Matrix, he says, "Mr. Wizard get me the hell
out of here!"
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