Monster of the Day #1179

OK, my Internet is actually working now (I know…) so I’m going to try to schedule all of this week’s MotD to post. We’ll see if it works.

I couldn’t find five posts for my chosen theme, so this introduces things sideways.

  • Flangepart

    Frankie…and maybe the rest of the classic monsters…or is it toon monsters? Only the Ken knows for sure!

  • Gamera977

    Is the Monster holding a Pez dispenser of himself?

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed you connection holds up Ken.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I see soap bubbles so, I assume a Mr. Bubbles type products. You know, for kids.

  • CaptNemo

    Since Mr. Magoo was the only audience member to declare Terminator Genisys a success, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself came over to sell him some of the film’s merchandise. And even Magoo thought he aged badly.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Bubbles also imply another condition, so I’m assuming a cocktail shaker.

  • Gamera977

    Lol, ok I’ll go with Mr. Bubbles too!

  • bgbear_rnh

    Hope I don’t give away the theme but, Soaky bubble bath is the brand that had Mr. Magoo.

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  • Eric Hinkle

    Given his unique eyesight problems, Magoo would have made a perfect neighbor for the Munsters.

    And does anyone else remember that rather odd series in which Magoo portrayed characters from various classic works of literature? I remember he was Dr. Frankenstein in one, and Gunga Din among other characters in others. Really shocked me at the time as a little kid, given that Magoo’s characters actually died in more than one of those cartoons! You didn’t see a lot of on-screen death in 60’s and 70’s TV cartoons.

  • Rodford Smith

    The first was the one-shot _Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol_ (the first animated holiday special). That was so successful there was a series of such TV movies. He did _Frankenstein_ and several others. There were also some regular animated movies, like the Magoo _Aladdin_ (in which he played Aladdin’s uncle, IIRC).

    Lots of potential monsters in those; even _A Christmas Carol_ had ghosts.

    The presumption was that these were done as plays before a live audience. Magoo would “meet” the viewers in his dressing room to talk about the story and tell a few jokes, then they’d have the play, then there would be a closing scene back with Magoo in his dressing room.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks, Mister Smith. I remember _Magoo’s Christmas Carol_ , especially the song by the maid, laundress, and the undertaker; it was the first time I’d ever seen that story, and it inspired me to track down the original tale and read it.

    And I still loved the well-done tragedy of the stories/’plays’ about Cyrano de Bergerac, Frankenstein, and Gunga Din. The latter in particular did a better job of displaying the wrongness of racism while keeping said racists _human_ than almost any other film on the subject I’ve ever seen.