Friday, May 22, 2009

Celebrate A. Conan Doyle's 150th with Gene, Madeline, Marty and Duck Twacy

Today marks the 150th birthday of the incomparable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the fabulous Sherlock Holmes and the only slightly less fabulous Dr. Watson (no relation to Johnny "Guitar" Watson).

Today, this blog celebrates said birthday with comedy, so enjoy three great comedians, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman and the fellow Mel Brooks said was the funniest guy he ever knew, Dom DeLuise, in the coming attractions for The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.

Is it possible to top that quartet and get a Sherlock Holmes reference in? Well, it's conceivable to at least equal them with this Looney Tunes piece de resistance, produced in 1945 by director Bob Clampett and ace animators Manny Gould, Rod Scribner, Bob McKimson, Bill Melendez and Izzy Ellis. And while, yes, I am aware that A. Conan Doyle had nothing to do with Dick Tracy whatsover, there is a Sherlock cameo at 3:41.

1 comment:

Carol L. Skolnick said...

I've got the film on my Amazon wish list now. How did I miss this? LOL!

And I hadn't seen Duck Twacy in years. I may have to watch this 10 more times in a row.