Monster of the Day #127

I love monsters.

  • Ericb

    Particularly ones who wear sneakers.

  • TongoRad

    …and are willing to sit for a manicure/hairdo makeover.

  • Tork_110

    Whenever I think of Peter Lorre, I think of the line “‘Being watched’, he says.”

    [spoiler]At the end of the cartoon, the twist is that *we* are the monsters.[/spoiler]

  • The Rev.

    I love this cartoon. I used to have a shirt with the monster here on it, along with one that had Marvin the Martian.

    This guy was truly inspired. Giant monster covered in red hair and wearing sneakers. What’s not to love?

  • TongoRad

    FWIW, I just verified this on Wikipedia- this fellow has been called by two names: ‘Rudolph’ in the 1950s (that’s the one I was trying to remember), and ‘Gossamer’ in the 1980s.

  • John Campbell

    Ken – you continue to demonstrate why you are the mastah here!

    Love this one!!

    Tongo – wow I’d only ever heard him referred to as Gossamer. I guess with the red fur it’s easy to see where Rudolph comes in.

    I think Gossamer is so much more fitting.

  • BeckoningChasm

    This guy really creeped me out as a kid. I think it’s the lack of a visible mouth. What’s he going to DO with you?

  • It’s a very fanciful name for a monster, but in his heart, he was never a monster anyway.

  • I wonder what animator back then deciced to put the monster in basketball shoes.

  • Rock Baker

    Classic stuff!

    Good thing the Monster didn’t trade in for some PF Flyers (with the new ‘action wedge’)! Then Bugs wouldn’t have stood a chance!

  • fish eye no miko

    So, having re-re-re-disposed of the monster, exit our hero, stage left!


    Oh, man… Awesome choice, Ken!

  • The Rev.

    “Heh. Mechanical.” *smooch* “Well….so it’s mechanical!”

    BC: His mouth is just hidden by all the fur. Occasionally you notice it as a smile or frown, but he does talk at the end of the original, and his mouth is quite visible. The newer ones, maybe not so much; I haven’t seen those in a while.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    My favorite Bugs’ episode ever. Great choice, Ken.

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