Sunday, June 16, 2013

Celebrity Toons: Scooby-Doo meets Tim Conway (1973)

From Season 2 of The New Scooby-Doo Movies:

One of the cool things about the series was putting the celebrity guests in unlikely positions. In "The Spirited Spooked Sports Show", Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show) swaps Hollywood for coaching, with predictable results. Casey Kasem (Shaggy), who usually essayed extra, mostly generic, parts in every cartoon he did early in his career, voices the track announcer in the hilarious final scene.

Ya know, it might've been cooler if they'd gotten Carol Burnett to guest star, and maybe they did send a feeler her way. After all, another of her repertory company, the late Harvey Korman, had worked for Hanna-Barbera in the 60's (he was Gazoo on The Flintstones) before joining Carol. Oh, what might've been.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

I've said before that these SD toons were raised up a notch based on the guest stars' presence alone!

TIM: "First you lift your left leg. [raises left leg].

Then you raise the right leg [raises right leg at the same time].

[Tim Conway goes BOOM!]

Then you jog off to the nearest hospital!"

I would have LOVED to have seen an episode with Carol Burnett! In fact - it would have been nice to have a reunion SD movie with Carol and the rest of the surviving members of the old show! I can imagine a Mamma skit with the gang! Yeah - I'm strange!

It didn't occur to me at the time I first saw this ep but it was a ripoff of the Disney film that was in theatres at the time, "The World's Greatest Athlete", starring Jan Michael Vincent, John Amos, and, of course, Tim Conway.

hobbyfan said...

Hmmm, I wondered when that Disney movie had come out. This wasn't a rip-off, but rather a satire on the film, in much the same way Mad and other magazines sent up popular movies & shows of the day (which Mad still does).