Monday, December 18, 2006


Hayward helped create Dudley Do-Right for the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. The Associated Press reports:
Hayward died of cancer Nov. 20 at his Beverly Hills home, his wife, Linda, told the Los Angeles Times in Sunday editions.

Hayward contributed satire, wordplay and puns for "Rocky and His Friends," a witty cartoon that built a large adult following. The show debuted on ABC in 1959 and was renamed "The Bullwinkle Show" when it moved to NBC in 1961.

Besides its titular flying squirrel and moose, the hit show featured segments including Mr. Peabody, a time-traveling dog with a boy companion, and Dudley, a klutzy hero always in pursuit of his nemesis Snidely Whiplash.
Poor Nell Fenwick.

1 comment:

Busplunge said...

My favorite has always been:
"Mr. Peabody's Private School for the Extremely Clever"

The bus is frequently themed out in that motif.

There is no way the cartoons of today, which are glorified commercials, can match the works of Hayward and Hanna