FRITZ -- I remember seeing that on TV as a kid when visiting my grandmother's house with my cousins. I related it to Flipper also, so my understanding was that Skippy went about rescuing people in distress in similar fashion, except by hopping through the woods and fields instead of the ocean. And Gentle Ben got to do it on a high-powered speed boat through the Everglades! What Skippy had to do with the peanut butter I never figured out.
That Skippy had nothing to do with peanut butter...in fact, in its original American syndication it was sponsored by Kellogg's.Paul