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Littlest Hobo, The

SIMPERING EXISTENTIAL meadering mutt with sideline in crimestopping can’t be arsed staying in one place and hence “just keeps moving on”, prompting endless farewell scenes as the hapless mongrel pissed off somewhere else just in time for next week’s episode. Title song plays on a loop in hell.



  1. Des Elmes

    May 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Sometimes called The New Littlest Hobo on account of the fact that there had already been a series in the mid-60s, and before that a 1958 television movie.

    Though all three productions followed the same premise, the earlier two aren’t as well remembered – probably because their theme tunes weren’t quite so memorable…

  2. Martin M

    May 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Was the dog’s real name something like London?

    • Joanne Gray

      February 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      A few years too late, but yes the dog was really named London in both the 60s and the later versions. Knowing how quickly dogs age, one can only assume the newer London was either the child or grandchild of the original London.

  3. Richard16378

    May 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Another show to feature a pre-Saturday Night Live Mike Myers.

  4. Des E

    June 7, 2017 at 1:24 am

    “Wasn’t that fucking little, either.”

    Shame, really, that the “TV Cream Says” footers didn’t survive the relaunch.

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