Kenneth Mars reported dead

Kenneth Mars reported dead

Absurd.  Silly.  Not for everybody.  “You won’t get it.”  “You’ll love it.”

There is a mischievous and smart kind of humor.  Geeks get it.  If you happen to end up in a relationship with someone who is…a bit more mainstream, you know what I mean.  At first, you might invite your Significant Other to watch your old VHS tapes (or something online).  You get polite attention, while you think you are seeing genius.  After a while, you start hiding it…not because your SO doesn’t want you watching it, but because…um…it just isn’t a shared experience.  It’s almost like porn…you might never talk about it or even admit it exists…but there’s an unspoken understanding. 😉

You know, shows like:

  • The Producers
  • Uncle Croc’s Block
  • Fernwood Tonight
  • The Duck Factory
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Young Frankenstein

What do they all have in common?

Kenneth Mars.

Yes, he sometimes played it straighter…he was the marshall in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, for example.

But playing cowboy is not how Kenneth Mars will be remembered.  It will be for silly accents…goofy looks…cartoon voices…making people laugh.

It’s TaleSpin, Fievel’s American Tails, King Triton on The Little Mermaid TV series.

Inspector Kemp, we salute you.

Kenneth Mars as Franz Liebkind in the original movie The Producers (video)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

One Response to “Kenneth Mars reported dead”

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