Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bugs Bunny Bytes

The name Mel Blanc may not have been too well known to many young children growing up in the 60's and 70's, but he was one of my childhood heroes. You may have remembered him as Barney Rubble, Bugs Bunny (not to mention ALL of the Looney Tunes characters all the way down to even Black Jacque Shallac). They were all the voice talents of Mel Blanc.

Last week was a tough week at my real estate office here in Fremont CA One real estate lender was particularly persnickety. At the end of the day, on may way home, I heard the voice of Bugs Bunny singing the old Danny Kaye scat routine my head. A half smile made its way to what must have already looked like a genuine curmudgeon's face.

You might say that I just had to scratch that old Bugs byte. So, after I found it, it not only did it make me laugh all over again, but it seemed to cause a lot of delightful childhood memories to come flying back in my mind as well. Life was not so bad after all.

If you want it--Here it is--Bugs Bunny mimicking Danny Kaye "scat'n." download it here (very small .wav file) or find it here -- It's at the bottom of the page.

If that one does not put a genuine smile on your face, find one that does. It's worth browsing for. Some other good ones are:

  • You know I just bet we shoulda toined left at Alberquerque
  • Nyah, pardon me Mac
  • My stars, where did you ever get that awful hairdo

Bookmark this blog post if you ever need to hear the voice of an old friend. Thanks Mel. By Jeff Pereyda

Mel Blanc Wiki

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