The Littlest Hobo

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  • Approved
  • 1979
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.5  (145)

The Littlest Hobo is a beloved Canadian television series that first premiered in 1958 on CTV. The show followed the adventures of a stray German Shepherd who travels from town to town, helping those in need and bringing joy to everyone he encounters. The Littlest Hobo is played by Buddy, a talented canine performer who was trained by the renowned Hollywood animal trainer Frank Inn. Buddy was a natural on screen and quickly became a fan favorite among viewers of all ages.

Each episode of The Littlest Hobo finds the wandering dog in a new location, usually in a small town or rural area. He sets out to make friends and usually ends up getting involved in some sort of problem or crisis. But no matter what challenges he faces, the Littlest Hobo is always there to lend a paw and make things right.

Along the way, the Littlest Hobo is joined by a rotating cast of human characters, including a young boy named Jamie, played by Sandy Descher, and a compassionate young woman named Wendy, played by Wendy Stuart. Together, they embark on a series of exciting and heartwarming adventures that captivated audiences for six seasons.

One of the most unique aspects of The Littlest Hobo was its lack of dialogue. The show relied on Buddy's incredible acting skills to convey emotion and tell the story. This decision ended up being a stroke of genius, as it allowed the show to transcend language barriers and become a hit around the world.

But despite its simple premise and lack of dialogue, The Littlest Hobo managed to tackle some complex issues over the course of its run. Episodes dealt with topics such as homelessness, animal abuse, and even the Vietnam War. The show never talked down to its young audience and always treated them with respect, even as it tackled difficult subject matter.

Sadly, The Littlest Hobo was canceled in 1965 after six seasons. But the show left an indelible mark on Canadian television and continues to be beloved by fans to this day. The theme song, "Maybe Tomorrow," became a classic in its own right and remains a beloved tune among fans of all generations.

In conclusion, The Littlest Hobo was a charming and heartwarming series that captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Its simple premise, talented canine star, and timeless message of kindness and compassion have ensured that it remains a beloved part of Canadian pop culture. For those who have never seen it, The Littlest Hobo is well worth seeking out.

The Littlest Hobo is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (114 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 1979.

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18. Pandora
March 7, 1985
The Hobo discovers a senile veteran who is the custodian of an unexploded bomb. He is able to bring it to the attention of a nearby military base, but the stakes are raised when it's discovered that it is near an abandoned munitions dump.
Liar, Liar
17. Liar, Liar
February 28, 1985
A troublemaking boy pretends to be a victim of a hit-and-run, winning attention from his enabling parents. When a witness and the Hobo move to expose him, he threatens retaliation.
Voyageurs (2)
16. Voyageurs (2)
February 21, 1985
The elusive stranger turns out to be a Soviet air force pilot who has been stranded on the island for some time.
Voyageurs (1)
15. Voyageurs (1)
February 14, 1985
Hobo joins the Farrells on a luxury yachting expedition, which enters a storm and shipwrecks the crew on an uninhabited island.
Small Change
14. Small Change
February 7, 1985
Two lowlifes plan to rob a small business owner the day before he retires, and the Hobo along with a mime and a deaf-mute youth try to stop them.
13. Torque
January 31, 1985
A go-kart mechanic for a racing team wants to drive and is willing to sabotage his team's vehicles to do it. This leads to a talented girl to try out for the team, causing even more tension.
Prodigal Son
12. Prodigal Son
November 29, 1984
The Hobo discovers a man pretending to be a wayward son, wanting to reintegrate himself into a community of Mennonites.
Firehorse (2)
11. Firehorse (2)
November 22, 1984
The sick firefighter continues to put himself in harms way, while Hobo tries to call attention to the problem.
Firehorse (1)
10. Firehorse (1)
November 15, 1984
A hero firefighter dodges a medical order relieving him of duty, endangering his own life.
9. Matchmaker
November 8, 1984
A young upper class snob tries to hector his sister's new boyfriend out of her life. When that doesn't work, he challenges his rival to a tennis match, not realizing that a pro is willing to stand-in for him.
The Good Shepherd
8. The Good Shepherd
November 1, 1984
Hobo aids a financially troubled church.
Arrivederci Roma
7. Arrivederci Roma
October 25, 1984
When a gifted kid tries to enter a national remote-controlled airplane tournament, a competitor tries to sabotage his equipment. Fortunately, the Hobo is there for counter-espionage.
6. Lucky
October 18, 1984
When a movie production comes to town, a reckless, adrenaline-addicted stuntman tries to get the director's attention, so the Hobo, his daughter and the local sheriff try to keep him safe.
One Door Closes
5. One Door Closes
October 11, 1984
A grumpy, but industrious, owner of a construction firm suffers an accident on the job, leaving him paralyzed. Despite his hard-to-love attitude, his wife and the Hobo stand by him for his physiotherapy and while he reassesses his talents.
4. Rodeo
October 4, 1984
The Hobo helps a rodeo star suffering from PTSD overcome his fear of animals.
Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar (2)
3. Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar (2)
September 27, 1984
All of the statuettes disappear and the Hobo works with one of the hotel's more scrupulous staffers to solve the mystery.
Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar (1)
2. Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar (1)
September 20, 1984
Priceless statuettes are disappearing from the hotel in which they are on display, and it falls to Hobo to expose who among several colorful characters are responsible.
Second Best
1. Second Best
September 13, 1984
Hobo lends moral support to a boy in a new school who wants to try out for the track team but is rejected by his new peers.
Where to Watch The Littlest Hobo
The Littlest Hobo is available for streaming on the CTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Littlest Hobo on demand at FlixFling and FlixFling VOD.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 1979
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (145)