Kliph Nesteroff Presents "a portal into a previously unseen world" - The Guardian
"Invaluable" - The Onion AV Club
"Important" - John Hodgman, The Daily Show
OK, Kliph ... where - - and even more importantly, how - - did you dig this one up?I was 9-10 years old in 1960, when WBKB-channel 7, the ABC ststion in Chicago, ran this on Saturday mornings.This film was one of a series of shorts that ran two per show.The rest of the show was done live. Ronny Born, who did funny voices on ch7's kid shows, would stand at a mike off-camera and adlib, while Chatter would be turned loose on some kind of set; Ronny had to keep more or less to the set-up while following whatever Chatter was doing. Murray Hill was the on-camera straight man, pretty much at the shared mercy of Chatter and Ronny.I'm guessing that the live stuff is all lost, but I'm a little jolted to see that at least some of the film has survived.And, after all these years, I'm abashed to realize ... ... I still remember the song.All of it.God help me for remembering ... ... and God help you for making me remember!
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