I admit that I preferred Mr. Peabody to Sherman because, well, I liked animated dogs. But there wouldn't have been a show with Sherman and I adored the fact that Sherman was Mr. Peabody's pet. It was a fun cartoon segment (I had no idea there were 91 of them!) on one of the best animated TV series. By the way, I want a WABAC machine....
Great piece! I loved Peabody and Sherman as well - well, all of Rocky and Bullwinkle for that matter. But the humor is just wonderful. And I'm glad you singled out Walter Tetley - he adds so much to the OTR programs I listen to, and I can't imagine anyone else as Sherman.
3/9/2016 03:54:13 am
I enjoyed reading this, I never thought much of voice actors but now I appreciate their versatility and talent. It's interesting to know more about the actors. Thanks for the reminder of how much fun it was to watch these Fractured Fairtales.
3/9/2016 05:42:19 am
Always happy to do Walter Tetley a solid, and to enjoy a trip in the WABAC machine. Great choice and wonderful piece for the blogathon!
3/16/2016 05:32:59 am
Thanks, Patricia! I have been very apathetic in the blog department lately, but this blogathon perked me right up.
3/10/2016 06:21:30 pm
I'm with Rick--there were 91 of these segments? Wow--I'm heading to Hulu Plus. Thanks for writing about this :)
3/14/2016 09:33:09 am
Yet another great piece. I remember falling apart because of some line of Sherman's about not being able to draw a straight line.
1/10/2021 06:28:11 am
Some sidelights for you. Sherman was patterned after Sherman Glas, a unit manager at UPA where he worked with Bill Scott. Mr. Peabody was named after Scott's son's dog (who had a bladder problem). Mr. Peabody's voice was based upon Clifton Webb. Walter Tetley did the voice of the bellboy who called, "Call for Philip Morris" in the old cigarette ad, and was known as "The World's Tallest Midget."
1/22/2022 06:24:39 pm
One other thing. In one P&S script, after an unusually awful pun, one of the writers (possibly Allan Burns) added a line for Sherman: "Oh horseshit, Mr. Peabody!" Obviously, it was not used. :)
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