Davey and Goliath were a 1960's television stop animation duo produced by the Lutheran Church. Don't ask me which synod. Note the early Mountain Dew product placement. They were created by Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby. At one time they were seen in over 90% of the homes in America. Each episode helped indoctrinate America's youth to the wonders of god's great plan for us.
The show ran into troubles when Goliath was hit by a car while chasing an errant ball Davey had thrown into the street. Production stopped while the canine was in a long and intensive rehabilitation since the producers could not find another talking dog to use as a stand in.
Davey, wracked by guilt, fell into a lifelong battle with drugs and depression. He is currently living in an undisclosed location in the United States and reportedly planning his triumphant return to the world stage. For once, Goliath would offer no comment, but his publicist released this statement:
Goliath only wants the best for Davey but has no plans to join him in any revival of the show. He is frankly just sick of the constant preaching. At his age all he wants to do is piss on the carpet, chase a few cats and get an occasional tummy rub. Please respect his anonymity and desire for privacy.