BRAIN BUSTER TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which cartoon character is known for saying:
"I hates those meeces... to pieces!"?
(HINT: IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DELL RATS.)
Mr. Jinks, the cat in the cartoon TV series
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera animated series
that was featured in the late 50s through early 60s as a regular
seven minute long segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show.
The insert series stars two mice, the bow-tied Pixie (voiced by
Don Messick) and the vested Dixie (voiced by Daws Butler)...
and Mr. Jinks, the cat (voiced by Daws Butler). In every episode Jinks is
outfoxed by the mice... causing him to utter his trademark line
"I hates those meeces to pieces!"
57 episodes of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks aired on Huck Hound
from 1958 to 1961. The first episode, "Cousin Tex," was broadcast
October 2, 1958. That same week, Phil & Don, The Everly Brothers,
were in the top 3 with their country-pop crossover hit-- "Bird Dog!"
"Bird Dog" - The Everly Brothers
(Sept./Oct. 1958, highest chart pos. #1 Country,
#2 Hot 100 & Cash Box & R&B)
The final episode of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks entitled "Home Flea"
aired October 13, 1961. That week, country-pop singer Sue Thompson
was crossing over and making a run at the top 5 on the pop chart with
her million selling signature song "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)."
"Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" - Sue Thompson
(Sept./Oct. 1961, highest chart pos. #1 Easy Listening,
#5 Hot 100 & Cash Box)
This year Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks will appear in Jellystone!... a new animated
series set to premiere on HBO Max. Based on Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters,
Jellystone! will bring back other characters from The Huckleberry Hound Show
along with the stars of other cartoons including Ruff and Reddy, Quick Draw
McGraw,Yogi Bear, Peter Potamus, Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel,
Wally Gator and Magilla Gorilla.