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"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superdog!"
Soo and Geoff Capes

Nick Bigsby


Charles Warren


Matthew Corbett


Matthew Corbett

Guest Starring

Geoff Capes as himself


Peter Jago
Judy Palmer
Brenda Longman
Richard Lockwood

Air date


Superdog is an episode of The Sooty Show from 1985.


Sooty, Sweep, and Soo are dreaming. Sweep's dreaming of being Superdog, a dog with amazing abilities including super strength. Matthew reads in the newspaper that Geoff Capes, the "World's Strongest Man", is giving a demonstration on strength locally. Matthew and the rest go to see Geoff Capes who proves too much for boastful Matthew in a tug-of-war competition. Then, Superdog appears and before he can demonstrate his amazing strength, they are interrupted by a small boy who says that a runaway lorry is heading towards the school. Matthew knows the seriousness of the situation and asks Geoff Capes for help, but he says that even he cannot manage a runaway lorry and says that this is a job for Superdog! Superdog gets inside the cab of the runaway lorry and applies the hand brake just in time. Then, Sweep is interrupted by Matthew, who wakes him up, and Sweep is upset to find that it was all a dream!



  • This episode marks the first appearance of Superdog.
  • According Brenda Longman, whilst she was puppeteering Soo from behind a haystack in the field, a goat escaped from the nearby farm and butted her in the back - sending her flat on her face! Luckily, the camera had already panned round to Superdog and Geoff Capes.
  • This episode aired on Saturday January 5, 2013 on CITV's Old Skool Weekend.


  • The studio audience in Sooty and Soo's dream are not looking at Sooty and Soo, they are looking much further to the right.
  • Whilst in the Sootymobile, a black tarpaulin which are covering up the puppeteers can be seen behind the puppets.