BB Saturday Circus: Chuck McCann and Dick H. Dump




Here's a great bit of improvised hilarity by kidvid pioneer, Chuck McCann. I ran into Chuck at Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake and asked him about this skit. He said that it was intended as a parody of Dick Tracy, but his producers wouldn't let him use the comic strip's name. He was told to change the name of the character to something else. Chuck fumed for a minute, then brightened. "We'll call him DICK H. DUMP!" His producer wasn't sure... "Isn't that name kind of dirty?" "NO!" Chuck replied. "You just have a dirty mind." The name stayed.