"Marvin Martian," or "Marvin the Martian," as he is more formally known, first appeared in a 1948's Haredevil Hare. The problem with Marvin in Haredevil, aside from being a nameless at the time, is that his voice doesn't sound the same and he looks a little different. It's like watching those early seasons of The Simpsons where Homer sounds more like Watler Mathau than, well, Homer. Plus, Hare-way has my favorite Marvin Martian quote, "Where's the ka-boom? There should have been an earth-shattering ka-boom." I also picked Hare-way because it's one of the most surreal cartoons to come from Warner Brothers and Chuck Jones. Marvin's space station comes without a ceiling, very few walls and is oddly affected by the laws of gravity.
Here's an image from Haredevil of a less refined Marvin giving his dog K-9 the boot.
Anyone who has seen the improvised horror show Danse Macabre knows that the disembodied voice host of Conrad Brünst that I do is a mix of Marvin with Dr. Strangelove.
Posted Oct 14, 2006
Bugs Bunny meets Marvin on Mars
MOVIE THEATER RANT
If you're like me, every trip to a movie theater is a roll of the dice. I'm either going to have agreat time or be annoyed as hell by the rude people around me. Ken Levine has a nice rant about this on his bog, By Ken Levine.
We open on Friday! Last night was our first time going through the whole show in costume and make-up. For some interesting "casual dadas in rehearsal" pictures, go to assistant-co-captain director Bob Fisher's site, Devil Vet.
THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
Yesterday, I asked...
"Actor Kent Hudson Reed recently had to excuse himself from the stage during an outdoor production of 'Julius Caesar.' His parting words as 'Brutus' were what?"
15% said it was "I really did break my leg!"
- No, but his luck would have been better if he had.
14% picked "I just swallowed a bug."
- Ah, the joys and dangers of outdoor drama. Alas, no.
No one picked "I think that's my cellphone."
- Which I thought was a natural given some actors I know. You know who you are.
The correct answer, that 71% of you nailed, was "I seem to have stabbed myself."
According to the Associated Press, in Aspen, Colorado, Julius Caesar lay dead and Brutus was talking to his co-conspirators about swords and blood when he paused and excused himself, saying "I seem to have stabbed myself." Actor/director Kent Hudson reed was quoted as saying "That's what you get for trying to kill Caesar." No, that's what you get for using a real edged sword in a play, dorketh.