|Milton was your basic Frankenstein-type monster with the distinguishing characteristic of a smokestack which constantly blew smoke from the top of his head. Professor Weirdo and his assistant Count Kook created Milton, but apparently they made a mistake and injected him with too much “Tincture of Tenderness.”
After realizing their mistake, the pair tried to banish Milton from their home on Horror Hill, but his good-natured demeanor and general klutziness always foiled their plans. Milton’s roommates in the mansion were a cyclops and a skeleton named Heebie & Jeebie as well as Abercrombie the Zombie.
Milton The Monster was accompanied by five other rotating segments:
Fearless Fly was a superhero insect who would duck into a matchbox to change from his secret identity, Herman. Donning special glasses, Fearless could utilize the energy in his head to zap villains like Dr. Goo Fee and his assistant Gung Ho. When not fighting crime, Hyram spent his days hanging around the Sugar Bowl with his girlfriend Flora and their pal Horsey.
Flukey Luke was a nutty cowboy who protected his Old West town against the villainous Spider Webb. At Luke's side were his horse Pronto and his Native American sidekick Two Feathers, who inexplicably spoke with an Irish brogue.
Penny Penguin was a cross between Dennis the Menace and Chilly Willy. A precocious waterfowl, Penny delighted in getting into situations that made life tough for her parents, Chester and Beulah.
Muggy Doo (no relation to Scooby) was a crafty cat who spent his days conning people out of food, money, housing, and just about anything they had that he wanted.
Stuffy Durma was a hobo who became instantly wealthy by inheriting ten million dollars. His adviser/babysitter was Bradley Brinkley, but no matter how much time Bradley spent teaching his charge the ways of the affluent, Stuffy always ended up reverting to his familiar hobo ways. Stuffy’s friends Ashcan Annie and Stu Mulligan often visited him in his mansion, much to the consternation of Bradley.
Milton and his cohorts are remembered fondly by those who watched them, but alas, those numbers are few. Despite running on ABC for three seasons, Milton the Monster has never gained the cult following of some of its cartoon contemporaries.