Retro Radio Memories Podcast Ep. 072 (The Spike Jones Show)

Welcome back to the Retro Radio Memories Podcast! Each week we will briefly talk about an old time radio episode before presenting it for your listening enjoyment. Today we have an 1949 episode from the popular The Spike Jones Show that just so happens to feature Boris Karloff as a special guest star – so prepare yourself for some comedy skits and some classic music!

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The music on the podcast was provided by Peachy! You may contact him by e-mail at peachy@Retroist.com. And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook page before he decides to narrate How the Grinch Stole Christmas….

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Doctor Who

The Doctors Who! by DrFaustusAU

Doctor Who has been a staple of my life for many years. I have a great fondness for the Doctors I grew up with (Peter Davison, Tom and Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy) and an even greater fondness of the modern era Doctors. Because of this, I love Doctor Who fan-art that features the various actors in an ensemble, and that is especially true when one of my favourite artists takes on the task.

DrFaustusAU has long been on my regular watchlist for new art. His genre mashups in the style of Dr. Seuss are always memorable, and his take on Doctor Who adheres to that high standard. I love the instantly recognisable character traits – Capaldi’s shrug, Smith’s fez, McCoy’s umbrella and would you just look at that scarf!

The Doctors Who can be ordered as a print over at DeviantArt.

The Terminator via Dr. Seuss

The Terminator via Dr. Seuss

As a big fan of The Terminator franchise and as someone who read plenty of Dr Seuss throughout my childhood, I was pleased to find that one of my favourite artists, DrFauststusAU created a mashup of the two to glorious effect.

As well as the art above, he also added a few words to the piece too:

They make them real mean,
and they build them real tough,
but one hundred such robots just wasn’t enough!

At Cyberdyne Systems the work’s never done:
they’ve created a model one hundred and one!

The artist is quite fond of all things Seussian, so check out his gallery at deviantArt for more.

Oh, and it seems the artist isn’t the first to cross the two – Whose Line is it Anyway got their first when the Scenes from a Hat section of the show took on Hollywood movies in the style of Dr. Seuss…

I’ll be back!

The Lorax (1972)

The Lorax
Good morning! Today marks what would have been the 109th Birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel or as we know him better, the beloved Dr. Seuss. What better way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss than taking a moment with your little ones to watch the animated classic adaptation by the DePatie-Freleng studio from back in 1972 and spreading its very important message?

The Lorax originally debuted on February 14, 1972 on the CBS Network and features the voice talents of Bob Holt (Wizards, Bedknobs and Broomsticks) as the Lorax and the Once-ler and Eddie Albert (Green Acres, Escape to Witch Mountain) as the narrator of the story. The legendary Thurl Ravenscroft (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Haunted Mansion) also appears in the special with an uncredited singing role, though it’s not even remotely hard to tell when he is singing.

There are four animated specials from my youth that I can recall never missing, in those stone age days when we didn’t even have a VCR you had one chance in the year to catch them or you would have to wait until the next year, those were the Lorax, Puff the Magic Dragon, The Hobbit, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

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