Dog Names that Start with U in Pop Culture
The TV series as well as the film, which followed in 2007, featured a sweet, normal appearing male Beagle who was a bit like the character in The Incredible Hulk TV series in that, when strong emotional feelings were experienced, he morphed into a super dog, with powers and abilities far beyond those of any natural and normal canine. For the most part, when he morphed into Underdog, it was as a result of a physical threat to his love interest, Sweet Polly Purebred, or, as in the film, a physical threat to his adopted owner and son, Dan and Jack Unger or Sweet Polly's owner, Molly. Underdog, a.k.a. Shoeshine Boy, the humble and mild-mannered Beagle, having received these amazing powers through a series of "incidents", had to learn how to utilize them for good and not evil. Throughout the TV series as well as the film, he did just that, though he did have his fair share of mishaps which caused a fair amount of comical collateral damage. When complaints about the mishaps were voiced, his response was "I am a hero who never fails. I can't be bothered with such details."
Though his method may have appeared to be madness, his intention was purely protective and full of loyal love for those with whom he bonded. When he wasn't protecting Capital City from criminal elements, Underdog (a.k.a. Shoeshine Boy) was a loving and devoted family dog who did all of the things that dogs do with all of the vigor of any other canine, whether real or imagined.