Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mister Peepers (1952)

Mister Peepers is considered among the top echelon of nineteen fifties sitcoms although I personally feel it is somewhat overrated. To be fair, I've only watched maybe six early episodes of the series, but I wasn't enthralled by it. I am a big fan of Wally Cox, however. His stand-up act, the little I've heard of it (on a radio episode of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts), is hilarious. I'm also a fan of Underdog and the premiere episode of Mission: Impossible, both featuring Cox. I also get a kick out of the fact that he was best friends with Marlon Brando and the man that taught Brando how to ride a hog for The Wild One. For me, the best thing about Mister Peepers is its theme song composed by Bernie Greene. WFMU recently posted an item about Bernie Greene. Listen to a great sounding MP3 of the Mister Peepers theme here.

1 comment:

Hobo1964 said...

Mister Peepers was the smartest science professor classic TV fans had known to come, trust and adore
during the 1950s - and beyond.