Over on my other site, Classic Television Showbiz, I provided some footage of the legendary beatnik comedian Lord Buckley. Here we have Lord Buckley providing the voice for The Wildman, Go Man Van Gogh, in one of the most entertaining Beany & Cecil shorts - perhaps one of the most entertaining cartoons - ever. As I understand it this short was directed by Bob Clampett in 1959 and was originally released theatrically by United Artists. It eventually became a staple on Matty's Funday Funnies in 1962- Matty being the casual term for Mattel and their boy mascot, who sponsored the cartoon show. Prior to 1962 Matty's Funday Funnies consisted of Casper the Friendly Ghost and other Harveytoons characters. After three months of the new Matty's Funday Funnies with Beany and Cecil the name was shortened to Beany and Cecil.
Here's four minutes worth of ads for Matty's Funday Funnies on ABC. As you will see most of it is for the characters associated with Harveytoons. It also includes that Popeye guitar commericial which was posted here last week. The series featuring different cartoons each week spanned aired from 1959 to 1962. Matty was also accompanied by his sister and was devoid of all personality.