Silent film insights from Boris Badenov

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Ed Watz
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Silent film insights from Boris Badenov

Postby Ed Watz » Mon Apr 10, 2023 9:12 am

From the comic book ROCKY AND HIS FIENDISH FRIENDS IN HOLLYWOOD, December 1962.

Say what you may about FRACTURED FLICKERS, Jay Ward and Bill Scott did love the old movies.

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Richard M Roberts
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Re: Silent film insights from Boris Badenov

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Apr 11, 2023 5:14 am

Cinnamonscope and Smelloscope would probably work together, but if you had bad breath, you could use Scope-o-scope.

I never had a problem with FRACTURED FLICKERS, it was what it was, and what it was was frequently funny. I loved their takeoff on THE GREAT GABBO.

Jay Ward's cartoons had a lot of silent movie references in them, one of the many reasons I did and do love them, as I did a lot of 1960's TV cartoons. Not a Jay Ward reference, but I recently suggested to a friend thinking of starting a jazz band to call the group "Noodles Romanoff and his Band of No-Goods".


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Re: Silent film insights from Boris Badenov

Postby William Ferry » Tue Apr 11, 2023 6:14 pm

Some of my favorite Bullwinkle film references:
A Dudley Do-Right episode in which each character was portrayed by some variation of Sid Gould (Sid, Sid Jr, Sid's Mother-in-Law). I wonder if they were deliberately referencing Sid Gould, who worked countless times on Lucille Ball's tv shows? I think he was also the bartender in ADVISE AND CONSENT.

Again, in another Dudley Do-Right episode, a character was played by Billy and Bobby Mauch.

Lastly, A Fractured Fairy Tale: someone keeps referring to committing hara-kiri, pronouncing it as "Harry Carey". Whenever someone can't remember the term, they substitute "Hoot Gibson".

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