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Q.T. Hush is an American animated cartoon produced in 1960 and appearing in syndication, beginning on 24 September 1960. The show's 100 three-and-a-half-minute episodes, all in color, were directed by veteran animator Rudy Cataldi, and produced by a company called Animation Associates. The main character was voiced by veteran voice actor Dallas McKennon. All of the episodes survive. Each episode ended in a "cliffhanger". Ten episodes would equal one half-hour show. Q.T. Hush was the first television cartoon designed to run as a half-hour show highlighting a single character. At the time, Hanna Barbera showcased three individual cartoons in a half-hour program.

Q.T. Hush
QTHush logo.jpg
Title screen for Q.T. Hush.
GenreAnimated series
Created byM & A. Alexander
Developed byM & A. Alexander
Directed byRudy Cataldi
Voices ofDallas McKennon
Theme music composerHoyt S. Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes100
Production
Producer(s)Rudy Cataldi
Lou Zukor
John Boersema
Running time3 1/2 mins
Production company(s)Animation Associates
DistributorNTA
Release
Original network<KTTV>
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1960 –
February 8, 1961

PlotEdit

Q.T. was a private detective with two assistants, his bloodhound Shamus (who, like Q.T., wore a deerstalker hat) and Quincy, who wore a trench coat, slouch hat and smoked cigars. Quincy was actually Q.T.'s shadow and could not only speak but slide under doors as well. As with many private eyes, Hush had a love-hate relationship with the local police in the form of Chief Muldoon.

Aside from the serial aspect and being one of the few color cartoons of its era, Q.T. was famous for inventing the cell phone (a pocket radio that could be used to call conventional land lines) and the fax machine (QT could shove documents into a phone mouthpiece and have the identical document appear in the receiver of who he was speaking with).

His initials reinforced his surname by invoking the old expression for quiet secrecy, "on the Q.T."

CharactersEdit

  • Q.T. Hush (Dallas McKennon) -
  • Shamus -
  • Police Chief Muldoon -
  • Quincy -
  • Scavenger Hill Mob -
  • Yo Yo -
  • Ping Pong -
  • Baffles -
  • Al Cologne -
  • Professor Zappo -
  • Gootch -
  • Dr. Tickle -
  • Mr. Snide -
  • One Ton -

EpisodesEdit

# Title Director Original airdate Series No.
01"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 1: Doom in the Room"Ken SouthworthSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)#1.01
02"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 2: Terror on the Bridge"Ken SouthworthSeptember 25, 1960 (1960-09-25)#1.02
03"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 3: He Who Blasts Last"Ken SouthworthSeptember 26, 1960 (1960-09-26)#1.03
04"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 4"Ken SouthworthSeptember 27, 1960 (1960-09-27)#1.04
05"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 5: Deadly Descent"Ken SouthworthSeptember 28, 1960 (1960-09-28)#1.05
06"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 6: Flaming Fury"Ken SouthworthOctober 1, 1960 (1960-10-01)#1.06
07"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 7"Ken SouthworthOctober 2, 1960 (1960-10-02)#1.07
08"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 8"Ken SouthworthOctober 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)#1.08
09"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 9"Ken SouthworthOctober 4, 1960 (1960-10-04)#1.09
10"The Rhyme-Line Caper, Episode 10"Ken SouthworthOctober 5, 1960 (1960-10-05)#1.10
11"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 1"Ken SouthworthOctober 6, 1960 (1960-10-06)#2.01
12"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 2: Rocket Racket"Ken SouthworthOctober 9, 1960 (1960-10-09)#2.02
13"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 3: Watery Grave"Ken SouthworthOctober 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)#2.03
14"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 4: Pinwheel Panic"Ken SouthworthOctober 11, 1960 (1960-10-11)#2.04
15"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 5: Armored Alarm"Ken SouthworthOctober 12, 1960 (1960-10-12)#2.05
16"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 6: Motor Maniac"Ken SouthworthOctober 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)#2.06
17"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 7: Tommy-Gun Trouble"Ken SouthworthOctober 16, 1960 (1960-10-16)#2.07
18"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 8: Leap in the Deep"Ken SouthworthOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)#2.08
19"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 9: High-Dive Dilemma"Ken SouthworthOctober 18, 1960 (1960-10-18)#2.09
20"The Protection Plan Caper, Episode 10: Crunch Punch"Ken SouthworthOctober 19, 1960 (1960-10-19)#2.10
21"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 1: Cave-In Calamity"Ken SouthworthOctober 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)#3.01
22"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 2: Nose Trouble"Ken SouthworthOctober 23, 1960 (1960-10-23)#3.02
23"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 3: Torture Trap"Ken SouthworthOctober 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)#3.03
24"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 4: Cat Fright"Ken SouthworthOctober 25, 1960 (1960-10-25)#3.04
25"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 5: Head Hunter Havoc"Ken SouthworthOctober 26, 1960 (1960-10-26)#3.05
26"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 6: Watery Doom"Ken SouthworthOctober 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)#3.06
27"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 7: Pully Peril"Ken SouthworthOctober 30, 1960 (1960-10-30)#3.07
28"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 8: Snap Trap"Ken SouthworthOctober 31, 1960 (1960-10-31)#3.08
29"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 9: French-Fry Fright"Ken SouthworthNovember 1, 1960 (1960-11-01)#3.09
30"The Red-Eyed Raven Caper, Episode 10: Strange Reward"Ken SouthworthNovember 2, 1960 (1960-11-02)#3.10
31"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 1: Taking Liberty"Ken SouthworthNovember 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)#4.01
32"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 2: Liberty Vanishes"Ken SouthworthNovember 6, 1960 (1960-11-06)#4.02
33"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 3: Liberty Mourned"Ken SouthworthNovember 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)#4.03
34"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 4: Liberty's Grave"Ken SouthworthNovember 8, 1960 (1960-11-08)#4.04
35"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 5: Liberty Speaks"Ken SouthworthNovember 9, 1960 (1960-11-09)#4.05
36"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 6: Liberty Dunked"Ken SouthworthNovember 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)#4.06
37"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 7: Liberty Bomb"Ken SouthworthNovember 13, 1960 (1960-11-13)#4.07
38"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 8: Liberty at Any Price"Ken SouthworthNovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)#4.08
39"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 9: Liberty Penny Panic"Ken SouthworthNovember 15, 1960 (1960-11-15)#4.09
40"The Statue of Liberty Caper, Episode 10: Liberty Restored"Ken SouthworthNovember 16, 1960 (1960-11-16)#4.10
41"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 1: Double Trouble"Ken SouthworthNovember 19, 1960 (1960-11-19)#5.01
42"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 2: Tickle or Treat"Ken SouthworthNovember 20, 1960 (1960-11-20)#5.02
43"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 3: Fume Doom"Ken SouthworthNovember 21, 1960 (1960-11-21)#5.03
44"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 4: Turnabout Rout"Ken SouthworthNovember 22, 1960 (1960-11-22)#5.04
45"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 5: Bomb Bowl"Ken SouthworthNovember 23, 1960 (1960-11-23)#5.05
46"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 6: Fire Fear"Ken SouthworthNovember 26, 1960 (1960-11-26)#5.06
47"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 7: Crash Smash"Ken SouthworthNovember 27, 1960 (1960-11-27)#5.07
48"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 8: Oil Foil"Ken SouthworthNovember 28, 1960 (1960-11-28)#5.08
49"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 9: Terrain Terror"Ken SouthworthNovember 29, 1960 (1960-11-29)#5.09
50"The Magic Mix-Up Caper, Episode 10: Magic Mix-Up"Ken SouthworthNovember 30, 1960 (1960-11-30)#5.10
51"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 1: Quicksand of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)#6.01
52"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 2: Flash of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 4, 1960 (1960-12-04)#6.02
53"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 3: Sound of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 5, 1960 (1960-12-05)#6.03
54"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 4: Pit of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 6, 1960 (1960-12-06)#6.04
55"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 5: Light of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 7, 1960 (1960-12-07)#6.05
56"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 6: Swamp of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)#6.06
57"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 7: Gas of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 11, 1960 (1960-12-11)#6.07
58"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 8: Brain of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 12, 1960 (1960-12-12)#6.08
59"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 9: Serpent of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 13, 1960 (1960-12-13)#6.09
60"The Doomsday Caper, Episode 10: Hour of Doom"Ken SouthworthDecember 14, 1960 (1960-12-14)#6.10
61"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 1: Ghost Busters"Ken SouthworthDecember 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)#7.01
62"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 2: Ghost Berserk"Ken SouthworthDecember 18, 1960 (1960-12-18)#7.02
63"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 3: Ghost's Revenge"Ken SouthworthDecember 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)#7.03
64"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 4: Ghost is Clear"Ken SouthworthDecember 20, 1960 (1960-12-20)#7.04
65"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 5: Ghost of a Chance"Ken SouthworthDecember 21, 1960 (1960-12-21)#7.05
66"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 6: Ghostly Image"Ken SouthworthDecember 24, 1960 (1960-12-24)#7.06
67"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 7: Giddy Ghosts"Ken SouthworthDecember 25, 1960 (1960-12-25)#7.07
68"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 8: Ghost Duel"Ken SouthworthDecember 26, 1960 (1960-12-26)#7.08
69"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 9: Ghost Warfare"Ken SouthworthDecember 27, 1960 (1960-12-27)#7.09
70"The Goofy Ghost Caper, Episode 10: Ghosts South"Ken SouthworthDecember 28, 1960 (1960-12-28)#7.10
71"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 1: The Big Sphinx Robbery"Ken SouthworthDecember 31, 1960 (1960-12-31)#8.01
72"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 2: The Big Deep Freeze"Ken SouthworthJanuary 1, 1961 (1961-01-01)#8.02
73"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 3: The Big Dummy-Up"Ken SouthworthJanuary 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)#8.03
74"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 4: The Big Dip"Ken SouthworthJanuary 3, 1961 (1961-01-03)#8.04
75"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 5: The Big Tie-Up"Ken SouthworthJanuary 4, 1961 (1961-01-04)#8.05
76"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 6: The Big Blast"Ken SouthworthJanuary 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)#8.06
77"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 7: The Big Pay-Off"Ken SouthworthJanuary 8, 1961 (1961-01-08)#8.07
78"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 8: The Big Frame Up"Ken SouthworthJanuary 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)#8.08
79"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 9: The Big Squeal"Ken SouthworthJanuary 10, 1961 (1961-01-10)#8.09
80"The Big Masquerade Caper, Episode 10: The Big Pinch"Ken SouthworthJanuary 11, 1961 (1961-01-11)#8.10
81"The Carnival Caper, Episode 1: Carnival Chaos"Ken SouthworthJanuary 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)#9.01
82"The Carnival Caper, Episode 2: Canival Creeps"Ken SouthworthJanuary 15, 1961 (1961-01-15)#9.02
83"The Carnival Caper, Episode 3: Carnival House of Horrors"Ken SouthworthJanuary 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)#9.03
84"The Carnival Caper, Episode 4: Carnival Cut-Ups"Ken SouthworthJanuary 17, 1961 (1961-01-17)#9.04
85"The Carnival Caper, Episode 5: Carnival Cannon Balls"Ken SouthworthJanuary 18, 1961 (1961-01-18)#9.05
86"The Carnival Caper, Episode 6: Carnival Calamity"Ken SouthworthJanuary 21, 1961 (1961-01-21)#9.06
87"The Carnival Caper, Episode 7: Carnival Tail-Spin"Ken SouthworthJanuary 22, 1961 (1961-01-22)#9.07
88"The Carnival Caper, Episode 8: Carnival Jumbo"Ken SouthworthJanuary 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)#9.08
89"The Carnival Caper, Episode 9: Carnival Jinx"Ken SouthworthJanuary 24, 1961 (1961-01-24)#9.09
90"The Carnival Caper, Episode 10: Carnival Climax"Ken SouthworthJanuary 25, 1961 (1961-01-25)#9.10
91"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 1: Flight of Fright"Ken SouthworthJanuary 28, 1961 (1961-01-28)#10.01
92"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 2: Slaughter in the Water"Ken SouthworthFebruary 8, 1961 (1961-02-08)#10.02
93"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 3: Curtains for Certain"Ken SouthworthJanuary 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)#10.03
94"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 4: Hobnob with the Mob"Ken SouthworthJanuary 31, 1961 (1961-01-31)#10.04
95"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 5: Winged Dilemma"Ken SouthworthFebruary 1, 1961 (1961-02-01)#10.05
96"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 6: Furor in the Sewer"Ken SouthworthFebruary 4, 1961 (1961-02-04)#10.06
97"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 7: Pawnshop Blues"Ken SouthworthFebruary 5, 1961 (1961-02-05)#10.07
98"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 8: Rock 'n' Roll Ride"Ken SouthworthFebruary 6, 1961 (1961-02-06)#10.08
99"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 9: Fall of Fear"Ken SouthworthFebruary 7, 1961 (1961-02-07)#10.09
100"The Peeky-Boo Caper, Episode 10: Yo-Yo Wind-Up"Ken SouthworthFebruary 8, 1961 (1961-02-08)#10.10

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