The Dogcast: Mel Blanc At His Best On His Own Show!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. In honor of the Tom & Jerry flick making its way to HBO Max today, I thought I’d throw in some classic Mel Blanc. Blanc, of course, didn’t voice Tom & Jerry, but he was the legendary voice of the Warner Brothers cartoons. Not only that, but he was a busy performer on various radio shows, including Jack Benny, Burns & Allen, The Judy Canova Show, and Abbott & Costello. He also had his own show for about a year that was really popular. He had to quit because he was just too busy with other projects. Here are a couple of shows for your listening pleasure. (Trust me, it’s more enjoyable than the new Tom & Jerry movie). Enjoy and feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Birthday Card Promotion-Mel Blanc
The Efficiency Expert-Mel Blanc

Dog’s Movie House: “Tom & Jerry” Disappointing Mish-Mash!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at an “update” of a classic MGM cartoon. Director Tim Story (“Ride Along”) has put together a feature length version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons. The result is an embarrassing hodge-podge of out dated pop culture references, old rap songs, and human actors struggling with a script that makes none of these performers look good.

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The Dogcast: “Nero Wolfe:” An Underappreciated Detective Series!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more weekly old radio fun! One of the more underappreciated series featured the portly detective Nero Wolfe. An incredible well-written series into only lasted 26 episodes between the years 1950 and 1951. I’ve got two for you here from late 1950 for your listening enjoyment. Listen to the banter between Nero (a remarkable Sidney Greenstreet) and his right-hand man Archie Goodwin (played by various talented actors). It’s really good stuff and the mysteries are pretty compelling too. As always, feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Nero Wolfe: The Dear Dead Lady
Nero Wolfe: The Care Worn Cuff

Dog’s Movie House: “I Care A Lot” A Nasty Good Time If You’re In The Right Frame Of Mind!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Netflix’s latest titled “I Care A Lot.” It’s listed as a black comedy but I have a hard time finding anything funny about it. That said, “I Care A Lot” is a well crafted, nasty little thriller with some crackerjack performances and a vicious script that makes it difficult for you to root for anyone. There is also a terrifying probability to the central premise that should really make you think twice before committing any elderly or infirm family members to assisted living facilities.

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