Flipping channels last night I caught the great Hans Conried in a few minutes of 'Summer Stock'. Awful '50s musical, and they dubbed Hans' singing voice, so not recommended. Still, good to see the master at work for a few scenes.
Hans Conried was a lot of fun in BLONDIE'S BLESSED EVENT (1942). I loved the Blondie series when I was a kid, almost as much as THE BOWERY BOYS. I always thought Conried and Edward Everett Horton had similar voices...
Also, I love him in the KOLCHAK episode "The Knightly Murders" as the fussy curator Mendelbaum whose museum is being turned into a disco. "Not if you let a pack of rats run through m,y clothes *willy-nilly*!"
@Juke Joint Jonny: Hans most certainly did his own singing on "Do-Me-Do Duds" — perhaps one of the top ten songs about cross-dressing to be found in a children's movie.
Hans Conried was a frequent panelist on Ernie Kovacs' game show "Take a Good Look" which was on Friday nights on ABC for two years in the late 1950s. Many of these programs can be seen on the Ernie Kovacs DVD sets that came out in the last few years, including the limited edition bonus discs that were available exclusively from Shout Factory.
I absolutely loved "Fractured Flickers". I was ten years old in 1963 and already an avid fan of everything put out by Jay Ward.
Snydley Whiplash on Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties, Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth on Hoppity Hooper. Check out the DVD set of "George of the Jungle." There you can hear Hans was the off-screen narrator on the pilot episode and he was great! Paul Frees got the job instead. Too bad.
Chicken Backs and Beans… turning into a Fool's Paradise picnic! Premium preview maybe?
Rod Serling was the interview guest on Fractured Flickers, too. Some big names were on that show. Legend has it that the NBC brass told Bill Scott to quit the Bullwinkle moose puppet bit. Seems the moose was instructing the toddlers to do some sorta naughty things, like pulling the channel knob off the TV and then gluing it back on.