Friday, September 16, 2011

It begins early...

I loved the old show Hilariouis House of Frightenstein when I was a kid. The great Billy Van created all these wonderful characters and you couldn't help but love them all. His characterizations were all spot on and he seemed to be having so much fun with them. I never knew they were all played by one man at the time but even now it's hard to believe that there is one guy under all that makeup. Every performance was exceptionally unique and compelling in its own ways.

I miss Billy Van but I am so glad I got the chance to talk to the man on the phone and tell him how much he meant to my child hood.

It's on Amazon now and well worth the viewing even if you don't have kids.

Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet was my favourite character. She made cooking look like fun even though the concoctions weren't all that appetizing.

Here's a clip:

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