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Rocky J. Squirrel - Witty, high-flying squirrel featured in the animated cartoon ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS/ABC/1959-61.

Rocky J. Squirrel

Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel (voice of June Foray) lives in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota in Koochiching County, Minnesota. He wears a blue aviator's hat with goggles and sports two large buck-teeth. Rocky's classic catchphrase is "Hokey Smokes!"

Rocky's best friend is a goofy moose named Bullwinkle (voice of Bill Scott). Together they battled against the evil plots of Eastern Block spies from Pottsylvania, Boris Badenov (Paul Frees) and his slinky female assistant, Natasha Fatale (June Foray).

Rocky's other acquaintances were Chauncey and Edgar (two gossipy townsfolk), Captain Peter "Wrongway" Peachfuzz, and space aliens Gidney and Cloyd.

A documentary entitled Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story produced by Benjamin Brady Magliano and broadcast on PBS on 3/16/91, chronicled the history of this classic cartoon series created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott.

The special revealed such nuggets of nostalgia like the name of the flight school that trained Rocky - Cedar Yorpantz Flying School. It also gave classic bits of dialog like Rocky speaking to a dim-witted shipping tycoon and saying "For a powerful magnate, you sure don't pick things up to quick."

Rocky (named after fighter Rocky Graziano) later appeared on THE BULLWINKLE SHOW/NBC/ABC/1961-64/1964-73/1981-82.

In 2000, Rocky and Bullwinkle appeared in the live-action theatrical release The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle starring Robert De Niro as Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander as Boris Badenov and Rene Russo as Natasha Fatale.

A 15-foot-tall plaster statue of Rocky and Bullwinkle is located at 8218 Sunset Boulevard, the former site of Jay Ward Productions.


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