Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHARLIE CHAPLIN AS A CARTOON CAT




Today (April 16, 2014) would have been Charlie Chaplin's 125th birthday. My first exposure to Chaplin (or pseudo-exposure) was through a mid-70s Saturday morning cartoon called Baggy Pants and the Nitwits. "Baggy Pants" was a cat that dressed and moved like Chaplin. He was chased by a pig that looked like frequently Chaplin foil Eric Campbell.

This is the only example of the show I could find on YouTube. It is from television in Mexico, but this cartoon is silent like Chaplin's movies so it doesn't matter.

BTW: The other cartoon "The Nitwits" centered around the retired superhero team of Tyrone and Gladys. Yes, the same Tyrone and Gladys from Laugh-In. Arte Johnson and Ruth Buzzi even did the voices. However, they never mentioned Tyrone's last name: Horney.

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