Skippy's ability to communicate with humans was legendary. Her unique 'tch tch tch' sound could mean everything from a simple 'Yes' to 'Sonny's trapped down a well and I need you to fetch the helicopter so we can rescue him right now!'.
This compilation of clips from 'Skippy' shows some of the dangers and adventures shared by Sonny and Skippy in Waratah National Park. Included in the clip are several memorable villains and animal guest stars.
The enormous popularity of Skippy led to a range of merchandising tie-ins such as books, records, toys, t-shirts – even ‘Skippy’s very own tea set’ (left). All sorts of companies linked their products to Skippy.
Seen by millions of viewers around the globe, Skippy and her fellow cast members were mobbed at their public appearances.
Skippy: Australia’s First Superstar (Documentary, 2009)
Skippy conquers the world
In this clip it’s interesting to see and hear examples of 'Skippy' dubbed into non-English languages. Tony Bonner and Liza Goodard also recall with endearing honesty how overwhelmed they were by their sudden fame.
John McCallum, co-creator of 'Skippy', on 1970s talk show 'Meeting in the Middle'. The simple two-camera studio shoot effectively focuses the attention on McCallum and his production ‘secret’. In this interview, Skippy is mistakenly referred to as a 'he'.