Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)
Today's subject of The MMOB Daily Quote is the best known as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Beaky Buzzard, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, and hundreds of others during the "Golden Age of American animation." While he spent most of his years as the signature voice of Warner Bros. he also had an illustrious run at Hanna-Barbera television productions.
I'd be hard pressed to count all of the hours I spent watching programming that included Mr. Blanc's work. Needless to say, I'm quite certain he has had a HUGE influence on my life.
Let's hear Mr. Blanc tell us about creating all those characters in the clip.
Here's a YouTube clip of Mel on David Letterman's show Latenight in 1981. Hilarious stuff.
Not to be outdone, here's Mel again with with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in
And now, a few quotes from Mr. Blanc to get us going on this Saturday.
"Today was tomorrow yesterday so don`t inhale."
“There is a physiological transfer that cames across by becoming the character, even for just a single sentence or sound,”
“That's all folks!”
Cheers! - Jason