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The classic, Harvard-educated beagle 'Mr. Peabody' returns
The classic, Harvard-educated beagle 'Mr. Peabody' returns

Decades before Dos Equis introduced the most interesting man in the world via a beer commercial, that title might have belonged to a dog — a debonair, bow tie-wearing, Harvard-educated cartoon beagle named Mr. Peabody. The star of "Peabody's Improbable History," a series of six-minute animated segments that appeared alongside producer Jay Ward's "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoons starting in 1959, Mr. Peabody spoke eight languages, worked on government science projects and bore the moniker "The Woof of Wall Street" for his knack with stocks. In the shorts, which aired on NBC and ABC through the early 1960s, the canny canine adopted a human boy...

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