April 25, 2007

Keeping up with the Memers

Velocidude recently posted a cartoon short that was one of his favorites as a kid.

So I tried to find mine, but alas, it is NOT available on the web.  Ugh.

You see, I was always a Merrie Melodies gal.  Not so big on the Bugs Bunny and pals, but I loved the Mel Blanc shorts.  My all time favorite is a bit from 1953 called "A Sheep in the Deep" starring Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf, who many of you will recognize a an early version of Foghorn Leghorn's nemesis George P. Dog and Wile E. Coyote.

If you have never seen any of the series, the premise is that Sam and Ralph are buddies, except at work, where the sheepdog's job is to keep the wolf away from the sheep, and the wolf's job is to catch them.  Sam and Ralph clock in and clock out every day.

"Mornin' Sam.  Oh, Good Morning Ralph."

And to appease those of you who MUST have a video, my favorite of the modern Warner Bros. cartoons. Pinky and the Brain present "The Parts of the Brain:"

For the curious, this little ditty was actually part of my PhD thesis talk. No, really.

Posted by caltechgirl at April 25, 2007 11:38 AM | TrackBack

I remember when Pinky and the Brain came out, but I never had time to watch it. Darling daughter would've been a junior in high school, young son would have been in 6th grade when it started - things never slowed down from there... although I think my son watched it.

As for Sam and Ralph... I LOVED them. They were a riot.

Posted by: Teresa at April 25, 2007 03:18 PM

I LOVE Sam and Ralph! Especially when they clock out and Ralph is usually bandaged up.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at April 25, 2007 03:52 PM

I have pinky and the brain stuffed dolls, for a long time I had the sounds for all my windows sounds and as a screen saver. I knew all the words to the song. I loved that show.

Posted by: vw bug at April 25, 2007 04:49 PM

Ralph was just like Wile E. Coyote. He never won. But the Sam n Ralph cartoons were a great riff on corporate organization man America.

Posted by: Velociman at April 25, 2007 08:39 PM

Gee, Brain...what do you want to do tonight?

Posted by: zonker at April 26, 2007 06:31 AM

Anybody catch the hat tip to the old Uncle Don radio show?

Posted by: Elisson at April 26, 2007 12:01 PM

My personal favorite of Pink and the Brain was when they did the Rosencrantz and Gildenstern angle on Hamlet.

Posted by: KG at April 26, 2007 03:39 PM

It is just *not right* that Sam and Ralph are not on YouTube.

Posted by: Erica at April 29, 2007 07:28 PM