Main continuing story involved Rocky and Bullwinkle in conflict with spies Boris and Natasha. Other segments included "Fractured Fairy Tales", "Peabody's Improbable History" (smart dog Peabody and his boy Sherman get in the way-back machine), the "Adventures of Dudley Doright" (Canadian Mountie vs. evil Snidley) and "Aesop and Son" (odd telling of the famous fables).
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Production budgets and time restraints were so tight that many times when actors flubbed a line and ad-libbed around it, it was included in the finished cartoon. In one infamous incident, announcer William Conrad
couldn't finish the closing lines to the episode with the time limits. Producer Jay Ward
then had Conrad read the script once again, and set fire to the bottom of the script as he read. Conrad quickly finished the lines before the flames reached his fingers. See more
"In one episode they say this, but then in another episode they say that, and in yet another episode they say the other." As this is an animated comedy series, the emphasis is clearly on laughs rather than complete verisimilitude. Efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which somewhat consistent characters live and work, but it is not necessary for all the episodes to be consistent with each other. Many episodes are inconsistent within themselves for the sake of a laugh. So most contradictions between episodes should only be listed here if they are interesting to a significant number of people. See more
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(voice of Aesop's son, and numerous incidental characters) has his credit removed after the first season. This was due to a contractual stipulation with Hanna-Barbera, which stated that he could not receive on-screen credit for work at another studio. See more
Original broadcasts of "The Bullwinkle Show" in NBC's Sunday night prime time lineup (starting in September 1961) opened with a segment featuring a live-action hand puppet version of Bullwinkle. Syndicated versions of the show do not include the puppet segments from the prime time format, keeping strictly to the animated stories. See more