Hong Kong Phooey Finds it’s Voice in Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy at Tribeca Film Festival 2010

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So according to Deadline Eddie Murphy will voice Hong Kong Phooey in film debut of the popular TV show…well I know it was popular in my house.

Now no one can top Scatman Crothers who was  the original voice Hong Kong  Phooey but I think Eddie has shown that he seems to do better career wise (shrek, mulan) when voicing cgi animals so I’m willing to go with him on this one.

In case you don’t anything about Hong Kong Phooey here’s a helpful guide courtesy of wikipedia

The series stars Hong Kong Phooey, the “number one super guy” who travels about the city in his “Phooeymobile”, fighting crime with the aid of his manual, The Hong Kong Book Of Kung Fu.[2] The stories begin at the police headquarters, where Hong Kong Phooey’s alter ego, Penry, works as a mild-mannered janitor under the glare of Sergeant Flint (“Sarge”). Also at the police station is Rosemary, the telephone operator, who has a crush on Hong Kong Phooey. After Rosemary gets a call and explains the crime, Penry runs into a filing cabinet and (always getting stuck) transforms himself into Hong Kong Phooey.

Despite the theme song, Hong Kong Phooey is a classic screw-up, and often fails to save the city only to be saved by his sidekick pet cat, Spot. In a few rare circumstances, Hong Kong Phooey actually does save the city, but usually as an unintended side effect of his intended attack going horribly wrong. Hong Kong Phooey is a respected superhero who always gets full credit for Spot’s success.

running gag is that Hong Kong Phooey is such a respected hero that when his incompetence causes him to crash into, harm, or otherwise inconvenience a civilian, the passerby feels honored as opposed to annoyed or embarrassed, such as when he drove the Phooeymobile through wet cement, splattering the workers, who responded that it was an honor to have a whole day’s work ruined by “the great Hong Kong Phooey.”

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Deadline

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