A Few Words About A few words about...™ It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World -- in Blu-ray

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    I used a 40" Samsung LED, and it looked really bad. However, another few discs I tried (Strange Days, T2 SE box, Thunderball SE box, Mrs. Doubtfire SE box) set looked better. Having to set the TV on 'zoom' doesn't exactly help. My cell-phone from 10 years ago had better resolution!
    I'm just about to move house, and plan on reintroducing the LD player into my home theatre system - mainly for nostalgia value. SO many of my friends have never even heard of LD, and are fascinated by a "DVD the size of a record"!
    I've thrown away many things over the years, but my LD collection will stay with me forever.
     
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    Thank you for posting
    RIP Marvin:( [​IMG]

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/25/marvin-kaplan-dead-alice-top-cat-actor-dies-89
     
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    Very sad to read this. I always loved him in every movie and TV show in which he surfaced. His speech cadence was so unique.
     
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    Glad I got my copy in the last Criterion sale. I'm waiting for some renovations to be done in my home theater to watch it on the big screen.
     
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    What a mess! Thank you, Cineman.

    Sorry I didn't do better on this last night!
     
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    I think both Marvin and Arnold would get a kick out of the mixup.

    I guess that leaves us only with Barrie Chase, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and Bob Mazurki, the boy with Phil Silvers left.
     
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    They BOTH did voices for Top Cat - Stang was the voice of Top Cat and Kaplan was the voice of Choo-Choo
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054572/

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    Voice cast of Top Cat Arnold Stang is seated in front of Marvin Kaplan
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    Marvin Kaplan was a great character actor whose work I respected and enjoyed. Prayers for his family.

    Mark Evanier, who knew Marvin, posted this story that involves Marvin and Mad World in a way the other day. http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/08/26/marvin-kaplan-story/

    Anyone have a guess who the unnamed actor is? The only clues are that the actor would have been alive sometime around 1991 and is now likely deceased.
     
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    I'm going to have a salad and think about it ;)
     
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    Marvin Kaplan was always such a welcome presence onscreen. He recently did a very entertaining podcast interview with Gilbert Gottfried.

    As for the unnamed actor, it seems to me it would be Jesse White, Cliff Norton, or Norman Fell. Based on Marvin Kaplan being a welcome alternate casting choice, Fell seems a little less likely to me, but maybe I'm just not an imaginative voice acting producer...
     
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    Reread the story and it isn't Jesse White. I'll guess Cliff Norton.
     
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    Salad?
     
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    Cliff Norton was my guess also.
     
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    My thought was Stan Freberg.
     
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    Freberg would fit a lot of the parameters, but Evanier adored him and worked with him a lot, so I don't think that problem would have arisen for them. Also, he mentions Freberg in the introduction to the story as one of the people he had hired before. (That's why I had to eliminate Jesse White, who appears in the same list.)
     

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