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Christmas OTR — Mel Blanc Plays Santa

By: 24 December 2010 One Comment

Everyone remembers Mel Blanc, right?

Sure you do. He was the guy who provided the voices for such famed Warners Brothers cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, the Tasmanian Devil and the Roadrunner (that “beep, beep” was all Blanc, folks).

Blanc also had an old time radio show for a couple of years. It just makes sense that he’d make it radio, seeing how his vocal talents helped in the proliferation of cartoon characters that were so successful they’re still popular today. Truth be told, Blanc had kicked around in radio for awhile, providing the voice for Jack Benny’s decrepit Maxwell automobile, showing up on Burns and Allen, etc.

By the way, it’s almost Christmas so we’re getting near the end of the Holiday OTR programs we’ve posted here at First Arkansas News since around Halloween. Miss an episode? Click here and catch up.

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Click the below player, kick back and enjoy this show, which originally aired way on back in 1946. Oh, and merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mel Blanc — Mel Plays Santa

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