Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The Rails

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[Corrected the spelling of Casey Kasem’s name.]

Last Thursday, a co-worker noticed copies of “Life With Archie” on the freebie shelves.

This led to a discussion of the marriage storylines, which led to the recent third marriage with Valerie.

cast of josie and the pussycats 200x149 Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The RailsWhich led to a discussion of the cast of Josie and the Pussycats.

Which led to Wikipedia, which has a picture of JatP and Scooby-Doo.ScoobygangPussyCats 200x150 Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The Rails

(at which point I noticed that there were a lot of teenage cartoons on the air in the early 1970s, which led to Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (who got married and had kids!…. their 20th wedding anniversary will be next year.)

Which led to the second Scooby Doo series:

which includes the various voice talent (SWEET KIRBY CRACKLE!  Look at that talent, before they became famous!  Mark Hamill?!)

Olan Soule 200x200 Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The RailsWhich led to Batman, and the voice:

“He reprised his role as Batman on The Adventures of BatmanThe New Scooby-Doo MoviesSesame Street (1970), Super FriendsThe All-New Super Friends HourChallenge of the SuperFriendsThe World’s Greatest Super Friends and Super Friends.”

Sesame Street?!

So a quick seach led to http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Batman, which explains Batman and Robin’s involvement with Sesame Street during the first season.

(An example can be found here)

DC and PBS 200x150 Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The RailsThe ad (seen on the left) mentions “The Man From Alphabet“, a film series proposed for the first season of Sesame Street.
ManfromAlphabet 200x143 Gerade Links: My Train Of Thought Goes Off The RailsThe series starred the Man from Alphabet (played by Gary Owens), a bumbling spy in a trenchcoat who, with the help of a young paperboy called H.B., tried to catch the villainous Digby Dropout and his henchman Dunce using clues from H.B.’s “Alphabet Book.”
What’s the common thread?  Casey Kasem.
  • Shaggy
  • Robin (and others)
  • Alexander Cabot III
  • Sesame Street

What’s it all mean?  Nothing.  It was just one of those office conversations which doesn’t really go anywhere, yet keeps us from becoming office drones.

Comments

  1. Jim C says:

    Strike that and reverse it, Torsten: Casey Kasem.

    I have to say, I was a bit disturbed the first time I saw Olan Soule in a live-acting role and put a face to the voice. He just didn’t look the part. (William Conrad as Matt Dillon, sure)

  2. Korrected! Thank.

    Olan Soule also had a role in The Towering Inferno.

    Now that I think of it, Gary Owens would be the perfect actor to star in a Stan Lee biopic!

    Whoa…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Owens
    He is a geek icon.

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