My Love #19 (1972)
—Wonder Woman #34 (1949) by Robert Kanigher & H.G. Peter
This popped into my head for some unknown reason: ‘Savoir-Faire is Everywhere!’ Where did that come from? Why is it in my head? I vaguely recall it being from a 1960s animated cartoon TV show, but what character?
It’s Klondike Kat. The internet, to the rescue:
Klondike is always in pursuit of Savoir-Faire (voiced by Sandy Becker), a French-Canadian mouse who constantly steals food and is known for his catchphrase, “Savoir-Faire is everywhere!” Savoir-Faire is accompanied by his sled dog Malamutt, who at times, plays the violin as well as the piano, and has ears that he can detect trouble outside, when Klondike Kat is in its presence. Malamutt’s only sound is a whimper, as well as a growl.
No specific memory of it, at all! Perhaps I heard it on tv sets as a kid (barely possible, since I’m not old enough) or the phrase had a life of its own, beyond the tv show, that lingered in popular culture further into the 1960s.
Other phrases from Klondike Kat: “I’ll make mincemeat out of that mouse!” and “Klondike Kat always gets his mouse.”
1963 total television productions title for the cartoon, via YouTube.
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