Beedy beedy beedy, whats up, Buck?
[Buck Rogers (1979)]
Mel Blanc is surely the greatest voice talent that ever lived, or at least
the most sarcastic, megalomanical talent. It must have been a long, downhill
journey between his amazing forty-year collection of Looney Tunes
and the robot character of Twiki on Buck Rogers, starring the
incomparable Gil Gerard (see also
And then ... suddenly ... tragedy). The voice of this lowly comic
relief character must be responsible for the destruction of dozens, if not
hundreds of television sets across America. The beedy beedy beedy
part is delivered in a deep bass tone, a strange tic that precludes the
hilarious comic antics of Twiki. The Whats up, Buck? part
is a cross between Mels Tasmanian Devil voice and an over-enthusiastic
seven-year old. Always use caution when using this voice you may
be justifiably attacked (see
And I really think that OOF!).