The Man of 1,000 Voices

Episode Air Date: August 29, 2016
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Mel Blanc brought to life some of the most popular characters in animation history. It might be bad radio to recite the list, but, we’re going to do it anyway…it’s that impressive. There was Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, the Tasmanian Devil, Barney Rubble,  Mr. Spacely…And, talk about a house divided…he also voiced both Sylvester and Tweety Bird, heard here in…ahem“I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat”from 1951.

The record would go on to sell 2 million copies, but that was small potatoes. At the time of Blanc’s death in 1989, it’s estimated that 20 million people a day heard his voice.

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