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[[Image:Bud.jpg|frame|Another episode of ''Flippers'']]
 
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'''''Flipper''''' was a family adventure drama, based on a 1963 film of the same name, which ran on [[NBC]] from 1964 until 1968. The series was similar to ''[[Lassie]]'', and focused on Sandy and Bud Ricks, their father, and their pet dolphin, Flipper. The show later spawned further feature films and TV sequels.
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'''''Flipper''''' was a family adventure drama, based on a 1963 film of the same name, which ran on [[NBC]] from 1964 until 1968. The series was similar to ''[[Lassie]]'', and focused on Sandy and Bud Ricks, their father, and their pet dolphin, Flipper. The show later spawned further feature films and TV sequels. The dolphin has proved popular enough, that it came in third in ''[[Animal Planet's 50 Greatest TV Animals]]'', directly behind [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]].
   
The series was spoofed in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' [[Episode 110: Martin Short|episode 110]] with "[[Flippers]]," which starred [[Kermit the Frog]] in the [[Kermit_the_Frog's_Alternate_Identities#flippers|dolphin's role]], along with [[Martin Short|Marty Short]] and [[Bud]]. Flippers' attempts to communicate a warning of danger to his young human friend, played by Short, result in frustration when the boy assumes Flippers is asking for fish.
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The series was spoofed in ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' [[Episode 110: Martin Short|episode 110]] with "[[Flippers]]," which starred Kermit the Frog in the [[Kermit_the_Frog's_Alternate_Identities#flippers|dolphin's role]], along with [[Martin Short|Marty Short]] and [[Bud]]. Flippers' attempts to communicate a warning of danger to his young human friend, played by Short, result in frustration when the boy assumes Flippers is asking for fish.
   
 
''Flipper'' was also mentioned by [[B.P. Richfield]] in the ''[[Dinosaurs]]'' episode "[[Episode 407: Changing Nature|Changing Nature]]": "Don't be one of those environmental doomsdayers, [[Earl Sinclair|Sinclair]]! 'Boo-hoo! It's raining acid! You're hurting Flipper!'"
 
''Flipper'' was also mentioned by [[B.P. Richfield]] in the ''[[Dinosaurs]]'' episode "[[Episode 407: Changing Nature|Changing Nature]]": "Don't be one of those environmental doomsdayers, [[Earl Sinclair|Sinclair]]! 'Boo-hoo! It's raining acid! You're hurting Flipper!'"

Latest revision as of 22:49, May 6, 2010

Bud

Another episode of Flippers

Flipper was a family adventure drama, based on a 1963 film of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1964 until 1968. The series was similar to Lassie, and focused on Sandy and Bud Ricks, their father, and their pet dolphin, Flipper. The show later spawned further feature films and TV sequels. The dolphin has proved popular enough, that it came in third in Animal Planet's 50 Greatest TV Animals, directly behind Kermit.

The series was spoofed in Muppets Tonight episode 110 with "Flippers," which starred Kermit the Frog in the dolphin's role, along with Marty Short and Bud. Flippers' attempts to communicate a warning of danger to his young human friend, played by Short, result in frustration when the boy assumes Flippers is asking for fish.

Flipper was also mentioned by B.P. Richfield in the Dinosaurs episode "Changing Nature": "Don't be one of those environmental doomsdayers, Sinclair! 'Boo-hoo! It's raining acid! You're hurting Flipper!'"

ConnectionsEdit

  • Jessica Alba played Maya Graham in the 1990s version
  • Martin Sheen played Phil Adams in "Flipper and the Seal" (1967)
  • Jessica Walter played Elena Darman in "300 Feet Below" and "S.O.S. Dolphin" (1964)
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