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Will the Real Mr. Peabody Please Stand Up?
March 5, 2014  | By Noel Holston  | 2 comments
 

 

 

Long before Mr. Peabody’s Improbable History and its uncanny canine star debuted on Rocky & His Friends (and its later incarnation, The Bullwinkle Show), George Foster Peabody was leaving his mark on history, not only making a great fortune, but advising Presidents, bankrolling social experiments and lending his name to an award that’s synonymous with excellence in electronic media.

And now, with the Friday, Mar. 7, release of the new DreamWorks spinoff movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman, it's a fitting time to take a closer look at the Mr. Peabody who inspired the Peabody Awards, and compare him to the crafty cartoon canine with the same name, who had a pet boy named Sherman.

The two Mr. Peabodys, as the chart below makes clear, have more in common than most people – or puppies – realize:






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Peabody                   Mr. George Foster Peabody

   Television star                                            Television awards’ namesake

   Scientific wizard                                          Financial wizard

   White coat                                                  Wore white coats

   Wears horn rims                                          Wore pince nez

   Time travels in WABAC machine                    Born way back in 1852

   Advised King Tut, Da Vinci                            Advised Woodrow Wilson, FDR

   Featured in Bullwinkle Show                          Opposed Bullmoose Party

   Known for generosity                                    Philanthropist

   Beagle                                                         Georgia bulldogs benefactor

   Pet boy Sherman                                          Peabody director Barry Sherman

 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Leonardo Lion
Nice to see old friends getting some attention.
Mar 20, 2014   |  Reply
 
 
OML. This...is...priceless...Way to go, you guys.
Mar 5, 2014   |  Reply
 
 
 
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