Evidently, Rocky (of Rocky and Bullwinkle) made an appearance on the Sun City Peachtree bench while I was out of town, so I was able to obtain his picture from the artist. In the following days, Bullwinkle, Boris, and Natasha all dropped by as well:
Rocky and His Friends was a cartoon series that aired on television from 1959 to 1961. The Bullwinkle Show followed from 1961 to 1964, and then it was syndicated as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. That’s the one I remember as a little kid.
Rocket J. Squirrel (“Rocky”) is a flying squirrel, and Bullwinkle J. Moose is, well, a moose. Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale (don’t you just love those last names?) are Russian-like spies that are the main antagonists of the show.
Created by Jay Ward, Alex Anderson, and Bill Scott, they named Bullwinkle after a car dealership, Bullwinkel Motors, in Berkeley, California. Changing the order of the last two letters of the name kept them out of legal hot water!
Rocky (the smart one) and Bullwinkle (dim-witted, but well-intentioned) are best friends and shared a house in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, a parody of the real-life town of International Falls, Minnesota. Throughout the series, the two had various adventures that usually saw them thwart the various schemes of Boris and Natasha.
I LOVE these! I always quote Boris: “I do da best job I can wit da tools I got!”
Thanks! You sure are an amazing cook in your little kitchen, so you DO da best job wit da tools you got!