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Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices [1981] - AMAZING TALENT !! (Video via You Tube)
David Letterman Show via You Tube ^ | 1981

Posted on 06/27/2014 8:28:30 AM PDT by beaversmom

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Lovely, feel good nostalgia.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:28:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Some of my most cherished Saturday morning memories are owed to this greatly talented man.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:41:09 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: beaversmom
Thanks. I once read that Mel got in a fender-bender in a parking lot, and got out and yelled at the other driver. The voice he invented on the spot became the voice of Yosemite Sam.

And of course, let's not forget Carl Stalling, who did the music for all those cartoons.

3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:43:15 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: beaversmom
Mel Blanc was an humble human being. And a wonderful person.

I used him to voice a commercial back in the sixties. He worked for union scale (therefore, he worked often).

After he finished his gig, we got to chatting about his career. He then asked if I had kids. Yes, boy 7 and girl 4 at the time. Would I like him to record a tape for them? Well, yes, I'd deeply appreciate it.

Then, he proceeded to do roughly 2 minutes of voices, telling a story and specifically involving my son and daughter.

A family treasure. And I don't doubt that there are hundreds of similar examples out there somewhere.

4 posted on 06/27/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: beaversmom

such a great talent!

I often wish I could have been a fly on the wall at their writer’s meetings or like wise at Jay Ward’s (Rocky and Bullwinkle). What comedic geniuses all out of their minds!


5 posted on 06/27/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: real saxophonist

Thank you. The whole thing was genius. We are so fortunate to live in this country. :) To have our culture and history.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 8:45:49 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: okie01

That is a wonderful personal story!!! Confirms what I felt from him watching that interview and what I have sensed all along. :)


7 posted on 06/27/2014 8:46:46 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: llevrok

Oh, wouldn’t it be great to have a time machine!!!


8 posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:49 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: V_TWIN

Yeah, think about the enjoyment he and all the people that worked on a “cartoon” have given to people all over the planet. Pretty amazing.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

The Warner Brothers cartoons were the best ever made. Then liberal weenies started complaining those cartoons were too violent, racist, sexist, whatever. So now we have children’s cartoons that are bland, insipid and full of leftist ideology.

I think Cartoon Network still runs some of the old Warner Brothers cartoons. Haven’t looked for them in a while. Given the depressing news today, I should start watching.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:17 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: beaversmom

Back when Letterman was an approximation of a human being.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: beaversmom

12 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: fatnotlazy

That’s why I love You Tube so much. You can’t find everything on there, but you can find A LOT!


13 posted on 06/27/2014 8:51:56 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SpinnerWebb

So sweet.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 8:52:20 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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15 posted on 06/27/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: beaversmom

Ever see the looney toons do Opera pieces?

Bugs and Elmer.

Pavarotti has NOTHING on Mel Blanc!


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: latina4dubya

ping...


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: beaversmom

my favorite was Kill the Wabbit Kill the Wabbit....Spear and Magic Helmet.....


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: okie01

Blanc was also terrific on the Jack Benny radio show. He provided the “sound” for Jack’s Maxwell automobile and just about anything else required. Blanc also appeared as “Professor LeBlanc,” Benny’s violin instructor. Jack’s playing usually infuriated LeBlanc’s character so much that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown by the end of the skit.

I still listen to repeats of the Benny program on Sirius/XM Channel 82. Greatest cast in radio: Benny, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Phil Harris and of course, Mr. Blanc. Not only did Benny keep most of his cast for his entire run on radio and TV, he used the same writing team for years. Benny didn’t care who got the laugh, as long as the material was funny. And he surrounded himself with exceptional talent, including the man of 1,000 voices, Mel Blanc.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: fatnotlazy
Given the depressing news today, I should start watching.

Here's a start: Bully for Bugs (Archive.org).

Some of the gags are pure genius; i.e. the bull chalking the tips of his horns, like a pool cue.

BTW Those with a slow connection/dial-up might benefit from the use of the open-source Free Download Manager.

20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by holymoly
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To: SpinnerWebb

I remember seeing that picture in the newspaper the day Blanc died, with one word underneath it...”Speechless.”


21 posted on 06/27/2014 10:35:17 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: fatnotlazy

We have been buying cartoons for years. Not for grandsons, though we do share with them. The complete Bullwinkle & Rocky is on our list. Sadly, “Duck Rogers in the 24 1/2 Century” short series is not released on DVD yet. Tom Jones sung the opening song and played himself in cartoon form for an episode.

Cartoons used to make you laugh. They were vaudeville in its best form. But since it had bullets with faces, guns, smoking, and hitting each other, it was deemed evil.

The new, “better” cartoons are so much better! Kidnappings, beatings, robbery, acts of cruelty with laugh tracks, etc. Oh yeah, that is just so funny. /S

The Left has no sense of humor. I have always said I never trust anyone who cannot laugh at themselves or have a funny bone.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 10:29:00 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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