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Littlest Hobo, The | television show | A long-defunct Canadian children’s show that was on air from 1963 to 1965 and again from 1979 to 1985. Directed by Charles R. Rondeau and shot in British Columbia, the program followed the adventures of a nameless, justice-loving, problem-solving German Shepherd who wandered around rural towns trying to make a difference.
Usage: “When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo…”