I need some help. Does anyone remember the cartoon character that used to say, "Oh! Hello there!"....That's pretty much all the character would say... Any help would be great. One of my friends thinks it may be a woody woodpecker character... I have no clue and have surfed the web for hours for an answer.
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jul 7, 2003, 3:53 PM)
A friend and I have been trying to figure out this same mystery for awhile, and I think your friend was on the right trail to begin with. It was from the Woody Woodpecker series, but more specifically I THINK it's from the Chilly Willy cartoons. We have no idea of the character's name, but we both have a vague impression of a little professor looking guy with a mustache and glasses who would keep popping up everywhere and saying "Oh, hello der!"
Does this ring a bell, or am I off along with the Hanna Barbera votes?
Well from your description Padraig, it sounds more like The Professor from the syndicated 1960's Trans-Lux produced Felix television series but could it be either Colonel Pot Shot (Chilly Willy) or Inspector Willoughby (Misc. Lantz)? More likely the latter as I don't recall Pot Shot's character resembling the description you give, plus the Hanna-Barbera association would make sense since Jack directed these shorts for Walter Lantz under Universal's distribution in the early to mid 60's. I just can't seem to associate the catchphrase though...
(This post was edited by STASHONE on Nov 17, 2003, 8:26 PM)
Man, I just don't know! I also cannot find out from my best sleuthing through internet searches. I just don't remember enough...
One other thing that does seem like part of the storyline (and here I may be reaching, but this is what comes into my head). Whoever the character is, the main character of the cartoon is trying to get rid of him. Everytime he opens a door, cabinet, window, etc. this little guy pops his head up with "Oh, hello there!" The speed keeps picking up, and the guy barely has time to say "oh!" before the next door is slammed in his face.
And that is it.....the far reaches of my brain have no more associations that I can conjure up for this one......someday I'll flip on the TV and there it will be, but for the life of me, I can't seem to remember much beyond the posts. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!
It is quite humorous that someone else (original poster) was/is trying to figure out this same thing.
Inspector Willoughy (Walter Lantz, voiced by Dal McKennon) would be the character. The character turned up in other guises as well (Ranger Willoughby,for instance, Jack Hannah reprising his Disney Humprhey./Donald/Ranger approach weithout a Donald character but with a bear like Humphrey, the Walter Lantz one being Windy (hey! that'smy song!), voiced a la Jackie Gleason by Daws Butler).
Willoughhb y seemed based on Avery's Droopy, who Bill Thompson usually gave voice to.
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Wasn't there a tall, older, female caracter that was a frequent antagonist to woody woodpecker that consistantly utterred that catchphrase? This character also wore a hat with a flower protuding from it (maybe a daisy)? Hope this jogs some memories...
I'm pretty sure that it's Professor Dingledong, one of Woody Woodpecker's adversaries. From memory, he's kind of tall, mostly bald, with a fringe of black hair, a black mustache, and a long nose with pince-nez glasses on it. His voice (by Dal McKennon) is high-pitched and kind of German-sounding. (McKennon used the same voice for the Saint Bernard in the Chilly Willy cartoon "Swiss Miss-Fit".)
The one title that I can definitely remember is "How To Stuff A Woodpecker". There's another one that ends with Professor Dingledong thinking that he's in outer space, but he's really just on a ride at "Dizzyland". I think the title of that one might be "Woodpecker in the Moon".