Re-runs of Davey and Goliath were a staple of my childhood, and possibly the most compelling thing about this show was that it was the only kids’ show on the tube Sunday morning during the late 70s and early 80s—such a radical difference from the Saturday morning smorgasbord of Hanna-Barbera.
The stop-motion animation is in and of itself compelling, and the fact that Art Clokey is behind it—-the same genius responsible for Gumby. Nonetheless, Davey and Goliath was kinda like a stripped down version of Harvey, which an imaginary talking dog taking the place of the Bunny. That said, I think every once of morality I have today can be attributed to this show 🙂
NB: I found this gem, along with so many more, at Kliph Nesteroff’s Classic Showbiz blog which ramps up the YouTube filtering of all things vintage TV Xmas via all kinds of video sites around the web. And I just found his Twitter account, where you can get his gem delivered right to your door.