Saturday Cartoons: Secret Squirrel. Secret agents were lurking around every corner at the height of the spy boom in the mid-1960s. It didn't take long for the international intrigue to show up on Saturday mornings and Hanna-Barbera's Secret Squirrel was perhaps the most notable front-liner. Spy Vibe has looked at the series, and some spin-off toys, in the past, but today I'm curious to share an interesting find this week at a local record shop. Young fans in 1966 could look forward to a 12" LP produced by Hanna-Barbera Records called Secret Squirrel: Super Spy (HLP 2046). The record featured the Hanna-Barbera Singers crooning tracks such as Secret Squirrel, Super Spy Part 1, Morocco Mole, and Agent O Double O (not to be mistaken for Agent O Double-O-Soul by Edwin Starr). That last track is even more curious because Secret's designation was Agent 000. I'm amazed the record has not been uploaded to Youtube yet. Do any Spy Vibers have it? Here's the cover below. Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole most recently made a comeback as POP figures from Funko. Like most shows aimed at kids, the original series stuck to main conventions. We looked at the trench coat trend here and here. Happy Saturday! Enjoy!
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