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The Mumbly Cartoon Show

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Mumbly is a cartoon dog character famous for his wheezy laugh.

The Mumbly Cartoon Show is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and featuring the titular Mumbly, a cartoon dog.

It was broadcast on ABC from September 11, 1976 to September 3, 1977.

Mumbly bears a strong resemblance to Muttley from the animated series Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.

Like Muttley, Mumbly does not really talk; he mumbles and grumbles unintelligibly, and often uses his trademark snicker.

Detective Lieutenant Mumbly’s boss is Schnooker, an aptly named egotistical police chief who tries to take credit for nearly all of Mumbly’s heroic deeds.

Mumbly may have been inspired by Peter Falk’s TV character Columbo, as the two share a similar sartorial style and speech patterns.

In addition, both are police lieutenants, wear trench coats, and drive old broke down cars.

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