Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Dog Who Laughs

One thing I learned today: The dog in Duck Hunt who laughs at you when you fail to kill your flapping, quacking targets has a name.

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Though his mean-spirited mockery of your Light Zapper skills might have earned him the name “Dick” or “That Fucking Dog” or something like this, he’s apparently known as Mr. Peepers, at least to certain members of video game-playing society. A Google search would seem to support this fact, anyway.

Off less interest to me but, perhaps, of greater interest to the rest of the world that remembers Duck Hunt, is the fact that Mr. Peepers can be reprimanded for his derisive ways. In short, you can shoot him, but only in a bonus round in the arcade version of the game, Vs. Duck Hunt.



It’s even a bit cathartic just watching the video.

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5 comments:

  1. Man, screw that guy. I can't think of a video game villain I hate as much.

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  2. Mr. Peepers? Like the old TV show starring Wally Cox?

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  3. It's a good game, I still playing the same game at home! Seriously, I've got a Super Nintendo (I don't have money to buy a PlayStation or Wii...) and I always play with my little kid the same game, by the way we're so poor that's is the only one at home. 23jj

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  4. To me, I think Mr. Peepers, the Duck Hunt Dog, is like the Nintendo equivalant of Muttley from Wacky Races/ Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines. Why would people be upset about a dog, who's paying homage to another cartoon dog?

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    1. Oh, you may be right. But I think people get upset at the fact that the dog seems to be mocking them.

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