Re: Childhood TV memoriesSep 30th, 2007
Land of the Giants
The Galloping Gourmet
Some standouts: Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd doing The Barber of Seville and Wagner's Ring Cycle in 3 minutes...
The original producer of that stuff, Friz Freleng, was an opera buff and frequently used operatic scores as background music, if not the actual subject, as in the Barber of Seville. Those cartoons were my introduction to opera, and there are still musical passages I cannot hear without thinking of those cartoons and laughing. I doubt I could sit through a real performance of The Barber of Seville without behaving inappropriately in an opera house.