Just a Modest Home for Some Cartoons
I'm conflicted...I never quite liked how classic monsters were made too kiddy in the '60s, but I love chibis.Was this a local show? I can totally hear the offstage laughter...
Before anybody had a chance to ask for it, here's the Shrimpenstein story
yes,if you google Shrimpenstein you will see that it was a channel 9 show in L.A with sponcers (spelling)specifically to the show,I do remember 1 time that Bob's Big Boy sent the words to a jingle and not the music so they had to improvise a rythmic set to what they had recieved the next day they had to sing the song as they got the music ,but this was a funny,scripted (although improvised)show,Gene Moss ( Dr. Rudolph Von Schtick)was the man who made it popular because it was genuinly funny.My favorite was Klause who was a big harry arm from stage left that made Von Schtick the setup man.Once Moss left the show it became booring, the puppets and sets were not the show, the writing was. Wilfred the Wiener Wolf( insert joke here)was initally a spokesman for Hormel weiners, a floppy hand, ala Thing from the Addams Family, they incorporated him into the show, ala Wilfred's Window, (a take off on Nature's Window) It was alot funnier than some of the things that pass for comedy on networks but now, I know that's trite, and I know on you tube it looks kind of disjointed,but you can actually see how good the comic mind was if you look to Roger Ramjet on You Tube which had alot of Gene Moss in it.
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