How Bugs Bunny saved Mel Blanc's life

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7 Responses to “How Bugs Bunny saved Mel Blanc's life”

  1. I’ve always been fascinated by the glorious, exaggerated bags under Mel Blanc’s eyes. In a way, their apparentness and elasticity made Mel himself into a kind of lovable cartoon character. This is a nice story and great interview! Anyone with a penchant for old-time radio should seek out Mel’s hundreds of radio appearances during the classic years. Often, he would make surprise appearances using the Bugs and Porky voices. Brilliant.

  2. Griffon says:

    Higher brain? Cognitive cues? Multiple competing personalities?

    Nonsense.

    There’s a very simple explanation as to why the characters responded when Mel didn’t; Mel, the man, was injured/traumatized, but as everyone knows, the characters always bounce back unscathed, no matter what.

  3. KOcre9427 says:

     There’s a very simple explanation as to why the characters responded
    when Mel didn’t; Mel, the man, was injured/traumatized, but as everyone
    knows, the characters always bounce back unscathed, no matter what.

  4. fivetonsflax says:

    So the rest of that video, if it exists somewhere, shows Hunter S. Thompson and Mel Blanc sharing a stage?

    Psych-O-Delic, man.

    • sockdoll says:

      Hunter S. Thompson and Mel Blanc sharing a stage

      As your attorney I advise you to take a hit out of the little brown bottle in my shaving kit, and the left turn at Albuquerque. 

  5. IceStormer says:

    Mel goes into this in detail in his autobiography “That’s Not All, Folks.” Definitely worth the read!

  6. Wayne Boenig says:

    Mel was also doing the voice of Barney Rubble on “The Flintstones” at the time of this accident.  There are a handful of episodes in Season One where Daws Butler provided Barney’s voice in Mel’s absence.

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