Sunday, November 27, 2011

Safety Lessons From Our Favorite HB Characters

I feel like I am a little late in posting this after hearing about all of the horrors that went on on Black Friday. But back in 1973, Hanna Barbera released a record with tips from many of their characters on how to be safe. The original album came with a coloring book and a poster. While I have neither the coloring book or the poster, I do have the album and it's pretty cool. All together there are 36 lessons to be learned from the likes of Wilma Flintstone, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, Snagglepuss, Peter Potamus, Barney Rubble, Touche Turtle, Magilla Gorilla, Wally Gator, Dixie, Fred Flintstone, Huckleberry Hound, Boo Boo Bear, Riccochet Rabbit, Augie Doggie, Elroy Jetson and more. So take their advice and stay safe. Here is "Hanna Barbera presents Hear See Do". Enjoy!

Hanna Barbera Presents HEAR SEE DO

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving With Abbott And Costello

Here's a classic episode from the Abbott and Costello program as heard on the air on November 23, 1944. It features a great guest appearance from the very sexy Jayne Wyman. Enjoy a little bit of Thanksgiving Turkey with Bud and Lou. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Abbott & Costello Show - Thanksgiving Show

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lucy And Desi Get Roasted

A huge event for the stars of I Love Lucy took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel November 23, 1958 in celebration of the Friars Club 10th Anniversary. These testimonial dinners eventually were called “roasts”. Making an appearance at this “roast” was Dean Martin who spoke at length and also sang a parody of “Volare” about Lucy & Desi accompanied by Ken Lane. There were also featured appearances by George Burns, Art Linkletter, George Murphy, Tony Martin, Milton Berle and several others. One of those several others was a comedian named Harry Einstein. His stage name was "Paryakarkas". The "roast" would be his last performance. Anywhere. Literally. During the night he collapsed onto Milton Berle's shoulder and died. A "private label" recording of this dinner was released sometime after and featured some hilarious performances but not the collapse of Mr. Einstein. It does open with an announcement telling of the death. Here is that bootleg, I mean, "private label" recording. Here is “The Friars Club Presents The Lucille Ball And Desi Arnaz Testimonial Dinner”. Enjoy!

The Friars Club Presents The Lucille Ball And Desi Arnaz Testimonial Dinner

Here's a newspaper article all about the roast and the sudden demise of Harry Einstein. (click on pics for larger images)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

“Now Here’s Something We Hope You’ll Really Like…”

There have been a number of children’s records based on cartoons. Today we share one that features Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees and all the rest performing the voices of Rocky, Bullwinkle and the other characters we’ve come to know and love. This tells the story of how Rocky and his friends put this record together by way of original songs and audio from a few of the old cartoons themselves. This one popped up on the ol' playlist in the car the other day and my son thought it was great. In fact, he kept having me repeat the first track over and over because he loved it so much. As a result, I share it with you today. Here is "Rocky & His Friends". Enjoy!

Rocky & His Friends

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Ominous "Link Share" Comments

Lately I have been getting a lot of comments and e-mails with people asking me to list their blog or website on my sidebar as a return of a favor that they have done for me by adding my blog to their links. While I am flattered that people think that much of the World of Wonder, I must politely say no thanks to these requests. As it is, I barely have time to post anything anymore let alone add links to blogs that I have never visited. The links that I have up are those of blogs that I enjoy and/or friends of mine who I have a vested interest in. I'm sorry to those that have requested. I don't mean to be rude. It's just that's not what the World of Wonder is about. No offense. Thanks - Dartman

Thursday, November 03, 2011

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