Tuesday, July 16, 2013

From Comics to Toons: Dick Tracy vs. Flattop (1971)

Willy Carlson brings us another Dick Tracy short from Archie's TV Funnies.

Flattop escapes from prison and is right back in business, meaning Tracy (John Erwin) has to bring him back. Junior (Howard Morris) tries going undercover, but he's late to the party. Gee, what a shock.

For those that ask, Moon Maid (Jane Webb) was introduced in the comic strip some time prior to this series, and was written out some years later. Sounds to me like Webb's voice was sped up to get the proper effect for this role.

The laugh track, used for Junior's comedy scenes, was a unneeded distraction, and kills the vibe of the story.

Rating: B-.

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