Mr. Magoo

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  • 1960
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Mr. Magoo is a classic animated television series that aired from 1960 to 1962. The show follows the misadventures of a nearsighted elderly man named Quincy Magoo, who always finds himself in ridiculous situations because of his poor eyesight. Despite his blindness, Magoo always remains positive and optimistic, and he never lets his vision problems get in the way of his daily life.

Mr. Magoo is a lovable character, whose charm lies in his refusal to accept that he has any visual impairments. He wears thick glasses, but they are always crooked or broken, and he frequently takes them off and forgets where he put them. Magoo's misadventures range from getting lost in his own house to accidentally becoming a bank robber. He is often mistaken for someone else or placed in dangerous situations because of his vision problems, but he always manages to come out unscathed.

The show is full of humor and slapstick comedy, with Magoo's blindness providing a constant source of amusement. His actions and dialogue are always at odds with reality, as he fails to recognize people and objects or mistakes them for something else entirely. He also has a habit of mispronouncing words, leading to plenty of wordplay humor. Magoo's character is often paired with a straight man who tries to guide him or prevent him from getting into trouble, but Magoo's stubbornness and obliviousness always win out in the end.

The animation of Mr. Magoo is notable for its use of limited animation, which was a popular technique in the 1960s. The characters are drawn with minimal movement, which allowed the animators to create a large number of episodes quickly and cheaply. Despite the limited animation, the show is still entertaining and visually appealing, with bright colors and exaggerated character designs.

The show's voice actors also add to its charm. Magoo is voiced by Jim Backus, who is best known for his role as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island. Backus gives Magoo a distinctive voice that is gruff and nasal, with a hint of a New York accent. Magoo's nephew, Waldo, is voiced by Jerry Hausner, who provides a contrast to Backus's voice by speaking in a high-pitched, nasally voice. The versatile voice actor Paul Frees rounds out the cast by providing additional voices for the show's various characters.

Mr. Magoo was a popular show during its original run and has remained a classic in the decades since. The character of Magoo has become a cultural icon, appearing in numerous commercials and even inspiring a live-action movie in 1997. The show's appeal lies in its humor and heart, with Magoo's infectious positivity and can-do attitude winning over viewers of all ages.

In conclusion, Mr. Magoo is a classic animated television series that features the lovable and optimistic Quincy Magoo, a nearsighted elderly man who always finds himself in hilarious situations because of his poor eyesight. The show is full of humor and slapstick comedy, and its use of limited animation adds to its visual charm. The talented voice actors bring the show's characters to life, and Magoo's enduring popularity is a testament to the show's enduring appeal. Whether you're watching for nostalgia or discovering it for the first time, Mr. Magoo is a show that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Mr. Magoo is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 1960.

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Here Kitty / Ratman / Free the Rabbit!
26. Here Kitty / Ratman / Free the Rabbit!
 
Magoo mistakes Fizz for Weasel's new kitten. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for Ratman, superhero and masked vigilante. / Magoo wants to free Fizz, mistaking him for a cruelly-treated rabbit.
7 Minutes Flat / Family Meal / MAG007 is back
25. 7 Minutes Flat / Family Meal / MAG007 is back
 
Magoo mistakes Weasel for the President and protects him. / Magoo thinks his parents have come for a visit. / Magoo thinks he's being pursued by a dangerous spy.
Welcome to Translovenia / Maggie Magoo / Magoo's Best Friend
24. Welcome to Translovenia / Maggie Magoo / Magoo's Best Friend
 
Magoo mistakes Weasel for a vampire. / Magoo mistakes a bear on the loose for his niece. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for an old school friend.
Brain Washed / MG007 / The Gluttons for Punishment
23. Brain Washed / MG007 / The Gluttons for Punishment
 
Magoo gets shrunken and teleported into Fizz's brain. / Magoo mistakes Weasel for a deadly secret agent. / Magoo mistakes Fizz and Weasel for his old bandmates.
Magoo 2.0 / Vanilla Strawberry Meltdown / Mr Fixit
22. Magoo 2.0 / Vanilla Strawberry Meltdown / Mr Fixit
 
Magoo mistakes a snorkeling mask for a virtual reality headset. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for a monkey and tries to capture him. / Magoo mistakes Fizz's teleporter for a coffee maker.
Sweet Dreams, Mr Cat / Man of Steel / Fizz FM
21. Sweet Dreams, Mr Cat / Man of Steel / Fizz FM
 
Magoo asks Weasel to help him find Mr Cat. / Magoo thinks he's running a triathlon in New York City. / Magoo, at Weasel's house, thinks he's recording a hit single.
Aerofizz! / The Last Oak Tree Standing / Super Duper Sale
20. Aerofizz! / The Last Oak Tree Standing / Super Duper Sale
 
Magoo thinks he's fixing his roof as he climbs aboard the AeroFizz. / Magoo mistakes Fizz's antenna for the last oak tree in a forest. / Magoo mistakes the world's Internet server for a shopping cart.
Star Man / Hornets Attack! / Chill Out
19. Star Man / Hornets Attack! / Chill Out
 
Magoo takes Fizz for an alien he must protect from a mad scientist. / Magoo, at the park, mistakes Fizz's machine for a giant hornet. / Magoo wreaks havoc, thinking he's fixing a leak.
Kung Fizz / Air Magoo / The Prophecy of the Goldensand's Dragon
18. Kung Fizz / Air Magoo / The Prophecy of the Goldensand's Dragon
 
Magoo goes for his 9th-degree black belt, taking Fizz for his master. / Magoo thinks he's at the airport when he's at the supermarket. / Magoo thinks he is defending a people from a dragon attack.
Mountain Rescue / The Great Outdoors / Shaaaaaark !
17. Mountain Rescue / The Great Outdoors / Shaaaaaark !
 
Magoo, in the desert, mistakes Weasel for a skier in distress. / Magoo, in the forest, mistakes a bear for a wayward hiker. / Magoo, on an ice floe, thinks he is patrolling a beach.
Free Weasel / Magoo, a Wrinkle in Time / The Nanogamba Tribe
16. Free Weasel / Magoo, a Wrinkle in Time / The Nanogamba Tribe
 
Magoo mistakes Weasel for a tuna being pursued by a fisherman. / Magoo mistakes Fizz's hoverboard for an ironing board / Magoo, in the sewers, thinks he is exploring the Amazon Rainforest.
Deep Sea Diving / Magoo the Sorcerer / The Letter to Santa Claus
15. Deep Sea Diving / Magoo the Sorcerer / The Letter to Santa Claus
 
Magoo thinks he is deep-sea diving while airborne. / Magoo mistakes Weasel for a wizard stealing a forbidden spell book. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for Santa's little helper.
The Curse of the Pyramid / The Bodyguard / Concrete Jungle
14. The Curse of the Pyramid / The Bodyguard / Concrete Jungle
 
Magoo mistakes an expo center for a haunted pyramid. / Magoo mistakes Weasel for an actress being stalked by a fan: Fizz. / Magoo, at the park, mistakes Fizz for a lost child in a zoo.
Dances with Walruses / Love Thy Neighbour / Not Without My Hamster
13. Dances with Walruses / Love Thy Neighbour / Not Without My Hamster
 
Magoo, a cowboy on an ice floe, confuses walruses with cattle. / Magoo, at Weasel's house, mistakes his neighbor and Fizz for burglars. / Magoo, in the supermarket, mistakes Fizz for a prize in a carnival game.
Dinosaur Island / Saving the Gnomes of Astroturf / The Golden Fizz
12. Dinosaur Island / Saving the Gnomes of Astroturf / The Golden Fizz
 
Magoo mistakes a construction site for an archaeological dig. / Magoo thinks he is living a heroic fantasy adventure. / Magoo thinks he's sale-shopping and steals an object prized by Fizz.
Dusk of the Cucumber / Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop / Lost in the Subway
11. Dusk of the Cucumber / Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop / Lost in the Subway
 
Magoo mistakes some people hypnotized by Fizz for zombies. / Magoo performs a circus trick in a wrestling ring. / Magoo mistakes a cave for subway tunnels.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
January 11, 1961
Mistaking Weasel for a burglar Magoo tries to catch him. / Magoo believes he’s become a superhero who must save the city. / Magoo mistakes a vat in a soup factory for an erupting volcano.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
January 4, 1961
Magoo is playing hide and seek with a baby in New York. / Magoo thinks a ghost is haunting Weasel’s house. / Magoo cleans up a construction site, thinking it’s a beach.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 26, 1960
Magoo mistakes Fizz for his favorite singer. / Magoo mistakes a swimming pool for floodwaters. / Magoo thinks a construction site is a medieval theater.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
December 19, 1960
Magoo mistakes Fizz for a rat he wants to chase out of his attic. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for a prehistoric man. / Magoo mistakes a supermarket for a veterinary clinic.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
December 12, 1960
Magoo mistakes a monster for a hungry stray dog. / Magoo, thinking he’s home, looks for a book at Fizz’s and Weasel’s. /
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
December 5, 1960
Magoo, atop Fizz’s zeppelin, thinks he has landed on an island. / Magoo mistakes Weasel for a groundhog being hunted by Fizz. / Maggo fishes in the swimming pool thinking it's a lake.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 28, 1960
Magoo confuses his shopping caddy with a baby stroller. / Magoo confuses Fizz with his best hat. / Magoo mistakes the FizzLab for a restaurant kitchen.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 21, 1960
Magoo robs a bank, thinking he is trick-or-treating. / Firefighter Magoo mistakes Fizz for a cat stuck up a tree. / Magoo rides down the street, thinking he's on an exercise bike.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 14, 1960
Magoo tears down Fizz’s posters, thinking he’s repapering a wall. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for a lost child and decides to help. / Magoo mistakes Weasel for a wounded bear in need of help.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 7, 1960
Mr. Magoo was a snooty, incredibly near-sighted character who was constantly getting himself into comedic trouble due to his intense myopia and chronic stubborness. Despite his lack of vision, Magoo had been entrusted as the caretaker of his little nephew Waldo, who was always drawn in to his uncle's mishaps.
They Are Among US / Pinkbeard's Treasure / A Mountaineer Like No Other
101. They Are Among US / Pinkbeard's Treasure / A Mountaineer Like No Other
January 1, 2018
Busy observing the sky in search of UFOS, Magoo accidentally finds himself wandering over to Fizz's house. Thinking that the hamster is none other than an E.T., with plans to destroy earth, Magoo decides to save the planet. / Magoo, hunting for Pinkbeard's treasure, mistakes the park for an island.
Wallpapering Magoo / Lend Me Your Earpiece / Honey Bear
102. Wallpapering Magoo / Lend Me Your Earpiece / Honey Bear
 
Magoo thinks that he is peeling off old wallpaper on Linda's walls, but he is actually destroying Fizz' hypnotic posters In order to get rid of his arch-enemy, Fizz hypnotizes Mr. Cat who suddenly, turns against his master. / Magoo finds himself shrunk and then dragged inside the President's head, a
Halloween Hold-up / Firefighter for a Day / Legs of Steel
103. Halloween Hold-up / Firefighter for a Day / Legs of Steel
 
Magoo is thinks is out trick-or-treating for Halloween. But he unwittingly robs a bank instead of Weasel. Fizz, whose plan was to heroically arrest the "pseudo" burglar, rushes over to Magoo's house to grab the money and take our little man off to jail. / Magoo is a part-time firefighter reservist w
Mistaken Identity / Hats Off Magoo! / A Recipe for Success
104. Mistaken Identity / Hats Off Magoo! / A Recipe for Success
 
At the supermarket, Magoo mixes his shopping cart up with a baby stroller. Fizz decides to save the toddler and become a media star. But to do that, he'll have to get the baby out of Magoo's hands before he goes home to cook up a pork roast for Marnie! / Magoo thinks that Fizz is a hat he is going t
Skyfall / The Last Groundhog / Hamster Fishing
105. Skyfall / The Last Groundhog / Hamster Fishing
 
When Magoo treats Mr Cat to a parachute jump, the two friends land on the top of the AeroFizz. Convinced that they are marooned on a desert island, Magoo mistakes Weasel for another survivor who needs help while they wait to be rescued. / Magoo mistakes Weasel (in an animal costume) for a groundhog
Nice Little Doggy / Home Havoc / Whiter Than White
106. Nice Little Doggy / Home Havoc / Whiter Than White
 
Magoo is handing out food to the local neighborhood animals when he stumbles on a gigantic, horrific hamster that Fizz has released from some parallel dimension. Magoo thinks it's some poor, homeless dog with difficulties eating. / Magoo can't find the book that Linda lent him and he's ready to turn
Fizz Tower / Hibernafizz / Doctor Magoo
107. Fizz Tower / Hibernafizz / Doctor Magoo
 
Thinking he's hunting down a rat in his attic, Magoo finds himself on the theme park, devoted to...the glory of Fizz. He decides to get rid of the little pest the "rat", who is none other than that megalomaniac hamster. / Magoo comes across Fizz encased in ice and thinks he has found a prehistoric m
Space Hamster / Poolwatch! / Magoo in Shining Armor
108. Space Hamster / Poolwatch! / Magoo in Shining Armor
 
In order to make himself an object of worship, Fizz makes people believe he's an alien coming to share his wisdom. Magoo mistakes him for his favorite singer, Sultan, in the middle of an autograph session. As usual, he ruins Fizz's glorious arrival. / Magoo thinks that the whole neighborhood has bee
Baby Steps / Ghost Hunt / Toes in the Sand
109. Baby Steps / Ghost Hunt / Toes in the Sand
 
Magoo is babysitting the Neighbors' toddler. The baby flees and kidnaps Fizz mistaking him for a plush toy. Thinking he's playing hide and seek with the toddler, Magoo wanders across the dangers of New York with Mr Cat and Weasel on his heels. / Fizz has invented a machine which stops toast from lan
Santa's Little Helper / Mega Magoo vs Dr. Fizz / At the Heart of the Crater
110. Santa's Little Helper / Mega Magoo vs Dr. Fizz / At the Heart of the Crater
 
Magoo, a Christmas volunteer in a supermarket, thinks a burglar is entering overnight and decides to stop him. In reality, it is none other than Weasel, who is helping Fizz replace all the toys with Fizz plushies. / Fizz, controlling a robot, distributes free ice cream to everyone in the city. When
Dusk of the Cucumber / Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop / Lost in the Subway
111. Dusk of the Cucumber / Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop / Lost in the Subway
 
Fizz invents a cucumber that turns whoever is holding it into an object of human worship. When Magoo sees hypnotized passers-by being drawn towards Fizz and Weasel, he thinks it's the zombie apocalypse and grabs the cucumber as a makeshift weapon. / Magoo thinks that he is auditioning for a circus t
Dinosaur Island / Saving the Gnomes of Astroturf / The Golden Fizz
112. Dinosaur Island / Saving the Gnomes of Astroturf / The Golden Fizz
 
Fizz has reduced the size of the moon in order to model it in his own image. But Magoo thinks it's a dinosaur egg ready to hatch, so he's looking for his mother and protects him from the dinosaur eater: Weasel. / Magoo mistakes some kids at the park for gnomes in a magic forest. Fizz uses a remote t
Dances with Walruses / Love Thy Neighbour / Not Without My Hamster
113. Dances with Walruses / Love Thy Neighbour / Not Without My Hamster
 
Magoo thinks he's herding cattle through the desert, but is in fact on an ice floe with walruses. He takes Fizz and Weasel for cattle rustlers, when they're just trying to put on a show with the walruses to dazzle the planet. / Magoo thinks he is housesitting for Weasel while the latter is on vacati
The Curse of the Pyramid / The Bodyguard / Concrete Jungle
114. The Curse of the Pyramid / The Bodyguard / Concrete Jungle
 
Magoo thinks that he is lost in a pyramid but he is in fact in a big conference room where Fizz is about to perform a stand-up act in order to become the darling of the crowd. Magoo thinks he's woken up a mummy (in fact Weasel) and tries to flee. / Fizz has dressed Weasel up as a supervillain in ord
Deep Sea Diving / Magoo the Sorcerer / The Letter to Santa Claus
115. Deep Sea Diving / Magoo the Sorcerer / The Letter to Santa Claus
 
Magoo thinks he's underwater scooting and has discovered Atlantis. In fact, he's in New York, riding Fizz's latest invention: a flying seed that will turn the turf of a football stadium the color of his fur. / Fizz and Weasel are trying to steal the president's jokebook. Magoo, thinking he is visiti
Free Weasel / Magoo, a Wrinkle in Time / The Nanogamba Tribe
116. Free Weasel / Magoo, a Wrinkle in Time / The Nanogamba Tribe
 
Magoo, atop an unfinished skyscraper, thinks he's at the beach. Fizz, dressed as Santa, in a sleigh pulled by Weasel, is giving out gifts. They crash near Magoo, who takes him for a protected type of tuna being hunted by an irresponsible fisherman. / Fizz has invented the hoverboard! After a slip-up
Mountain Rescue / The Great Outdoors / Shaaaaaark !
117. Mountain Rescue / The Great Outdoors / Shaaaaaark !
 
In the desert, Fizz and Weasel plan a global fireworks display in Fizz's honor. But Mountain Rescuer Magoo mistakes Weasel for a skier in distress. Magoo prepares everyone to survive extreme conditions. / In the forest, Fizz and Weasel go in search of a legendary berry to make the best jam in the wo
Kung Fizz / Air Magoo / The Prophecy of the Goldensand's Dragon
118. Kung Fizz / Air Magoo / The Prophecy of the Goldensand's Dragon
 
Fizz and Weasel are after the president's jokebook! But Magoo, thinking he's in his dojo, enters the high-security unit where it's kept. When he mistakes Fizz for his kung-fu master assessing his level, he accidentally helps Fizz get the book. / Run! Magoo's going to miss his flight! Unfortunately,
Star Man / Hornets Attack! / Chill Out
119. Star Man / Hornets Attack! / Chill Out
 
Fizz rehearses a dance number that'll make him the world's greatest star. But when Weasel catapults him next door onto the roof, Magoo thinks he's a stray alien. Weasel comes to save Fizz, leading Magoo to think he is up against an evil scientist. / Volunteer firefighter Magoo patrols the park. Fizz
Aerofizz! / The Last Oak Tree Standing / Super Duper Sale
120. Aerofizz! / The Last Oak Tree Standing / Super Duper Sale
 
Weasel tries for his AeroFizz pilots license again. Magoo throws a wrench in the works when, convinced that he's fixing his roof, he pierces a hole in the airship, sending Fizz overboard. Weasel has to get by alone in the cockpit. / Fizz and Weasel have set up their super-antenna in the middle of th
Sweet Dreams, Mr Cat / Man of Steel / Fizz FM
121. Sweet Dreams, Mr Cat / Man of Steel / Fizz FM
 
Fizz beams himself into Weasel's brain in order to control his useless sidekick and take out Magoo with tranquilizer darts. Magoo loses Mr Cat and enlists his neighbor to help find him, so he can take him to the groomer's. / Magoo thinks he's in a triathlon and takes Fizz's superhuman strength headb
Magoo 2.0 / Vanilla Strawberry Meltdown / Mr Fixit
122. Magoo 2.0 / Vanilla Strawberry Meltdown / Mr Fixit
 
Fizz tests his FizzoJam, a ray that makes people dance in his honor. Magoo, wearing a snorkeling mask that he's convinced is a virtual reality gaming headset, bumps into them and mistakes the FizzoJam for his own weapon and Weasel for his teammate. / Thinking he's on an Artic expedition (actually at
Brain Washed / MG007 / The Gluttons for Punishment
123. Brain Washed / MG007 / The Gluttons for Punishment
 
While helping Linda clean her attic, Magoo gets shrunken and teleported into Fizz's brain. Fizz himself had intended for his brain to become a museum in homage to his immense genius. / Magoo takes Fizz for a toy containing top secret information, which he steals from a secret agent (in reality, Weas
Welcome to Translovenia / Maggie Magoo / Magoo's Best Friend
124. Welcome to Translovenia / Maggie Magoo / Magoo's Best Friend
 
Magoo thinks he's on a trip to Translovenia and takes shelter in a mansion owned by a vampire. In reality, this vampire is Weasel, helping Fizz in his attempt to turn the moon into a Fizz-like sun, and make the night disappear, once and for all. / A bear has escaped from the zoo and Fizz is hell-ben
7 Minutes Flat / Family Meal / MAG007 is back
125. 7 Minutes Flat / Family Meal / MAG007 is back
 
Weasel tests out Fizz's latest invention: a 3-piece swimsuit to make beachgoers look chic. Magoo mistakes him for the President, who (he believes) is at risk of being kidnapped. He therefore takes it upon himself to protect him. / Fizz wants to cure Magoo's near-sightedness for good. He and Weasel g
Here Kitty / Ratman / Free the Rabbit!
126. Here Kitty / Ratman / Free the Rabbit!
 
As Fizz gets ready to travel to another dimension populated entirely by other Fizzes, Magoo turns up and thinks that Weasel has a new kitten. When Fizz goes missing, Magoo does everything he can to find his neighbor's kitty. / Magoo mistakes Fizz for billionaire Bruce Payne, aka the superhero, Ratma
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Mr. Magoo is available for streaming on the Syndicated website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mr. Magoo on demand at Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 7, 1960