Mel Blanc was nicknamed The Man of a Thousand Voices, he voiced majority of looney toon character like bugs bunnny and daffy duck. He passed away in 1989 and on his tombstone it reads, That's all folks!. Here is an old clip of him doing some characters on Johnny Carson.
Last Friday, Conan O'Brien bid The Tonight Show adieu. Jay Leno will reclaim the "King of Late Night" title in March. But to understand the present, one must know the past: here's how we got to where we are now.
Like Bombs Over Baghdad, Brangelina Breakup insanity continuous through the morning. Andy Dick's non-story sobriety. Johnny Carson: miserable bastard. Michael C. Hall: cunning cancer strategies. Sundance suckage, Susan Boyle rocks, Axl Rose doesn't. Presenting your epic Sunday Morning Gossip Roundup.
If it wasn't clear before, it is now: David Letterman hates Jay Leno. Letterman repeatedly destroyed Leno on his show tonight, implying he's a thief and all-around bad guy. And while O'Brien made fun of NBC, Leno took personal digs.
This is awesome: a brief history on monkeys in film, from Ink 19. After all, who could forget that classic 1994 Thora Birch vehicle, Monkey Trouble? We love how author Vincent Basilicato sets down the rules: "Concentration here will be on real monkeys rather than created ones." In other words, Mighty Joe Young and Dr. Zaius do not count. We also appreciate nerdy segues such as, "Chimpanzees pretty much ruled Hollywood for the next 40 years," and the fact that even though many of these animals are technically apes or whatever, it's more fun to call them monkeys. Did you know? Showbiz chimps can get fired, just like everybody else...
Until we saw this clip from Larry King Live last night, we honestly had no clue how hard Johnny Carson made things for our secretly favorite Dancing with the Stars contestant, Wayne Newton, who couldn't pull on a single, sequined polyester outfit and launch into song in a Las Vegas floorshow without having the late night despot crack some crass joke questioning his sexuality. (And later, he claims, finagling him a spot on a Mafia's Most Wanted hit list.)