Dishonest John (or “D.J.”) is the mustachioed villain who wears a black hat and coat and constantly caused trouble on the cartoon adventure BEANY AND CECIL/ABC/1962-1969.
D.J. is the nemesis of a little boy named Beany who travels the seven seas in the Leakin’ Lena with Captain Horatio K. Huffenpuff (“The World’s Greatest Liar”), and Cecil, a friendly sea serpent (whom Dishonest John calls a “Big Salami” or a “Tall Toad.”)
On occasion, Dishonest John assumes the guise of a flying insectoid super villain known as The Bilious Beetle, or the robotic octopus Billy the Squid.
Dishonest John catchphrase is “Nya-ah-ahh!” His business card reads: “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. Special rates for Sundays and holidays.”