On a Fly

I dedicate this post to Starla. I haven’t heard from the good lady in Montana, so I hope all is well with her and Navar. She requested this character, and I am pleased to honor her request.


More powerful than a speeding rocket and faster than a beam of light.

No flypaper can hold him and no insecticide can stop him.

Produced by Hal Seeger Productions

Debuted October 9, 1965 on ABC

First episode Fly By Might (1964)

Last (27th) Martians Meet Their Match (1966)

Voiced by Bob McFadden

Never his own show, thus only as a segment in Milton the Monster show (but not in every show)

Milton made a brief cameo in one episode (“Ferocious Fly”) while Hirem is hallucinating

Personal Data
In reality, an ordinary housefly named Hirem

Hirem is mild-mannered

Hangs out at the Sugar Bowl

His girlfriend Flory

His best friend is Horsey

Hiram and Horsey Drinking


Fearless Fly Bio
When danger arises, Hirem enters a nearby matchbox, and exits as Fearless Fly

Wears a red sweater and special glasses that provide millions of mega-tons of energy through the sensitive muscles in his head.”

Only weakness is losing his glasses: “Without my super high-powered glasses I’m helpless!”

His chief nemesis is the 900-year-old Dr. Goo Fee and his sidekick Gung Ho

Occasionally, Milton the Monster’s Professor Weirdo threatens, as does Ferocious Fly

I discovered these lyrics, but can’t find the tune.

Hey I’m in trouble
and I’m all by myself (so)
I’m callin’ to the fly
I need a little help (help)
Hey fearless, you know you’re really cool (cool)
You know you’re the one who makes me drool (drool)

His name is Fearless Fly
His name is Fearless Fly
His name is Fearless Fly
So fearless
(I’m fearless)