History Creator / MelBlanc

28th Apr '18 8:03:41 AM ScandalousWaheela
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His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he's done around 850 voices [which is still very high, but only 150 away from 1000]).

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His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he's done around 850 voices [which is still very high, but only 150 away from 1000]).
1000]). Blanc was also something of a HumbleHero, calling himself "the male Creator/JuneForay", a rarity in a time when no one would have criticized or even thought twice about ignoring the accomplishments of women around him.
12th Apr '18 10:19:37 PM MagnusForce
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* Captain Caveman

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* [[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain CavemanCaveman]]
2nd Apr '18 3:37:58 AM jormis29
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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker: He briefly voiced the character in his first three cartoons, but was immediately forced to step down from the role once he gained an exclusive contract for the Looney Tunes series--but the famous Rat-A-Tat laugh that he gave Woody would be recycled well up into the 1950's, even after Woody found other actors. His voice for Woody landed somewhere between a mix of his voices for WesternAnimation/PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (but obviously sped up), with his laugh being derived from a rejected laugh he used for the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt".

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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker: He briefly voiced the character in his first three cartoons, but was immediately forced to step down from the role once he gained an exclusive contract for the Looney Tunes series--but the famous Rat-A-Tat laugh that he gave Woody would be recycled well up into the 1950's, even after Woody found other actors. His voice for Woody landed somewhere between a mix of his voices for WesternAnimation/PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (but obviously sped up), with his laugh being derived from a rejected laugh he used for the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt"."WesternAnimation/PorkysHareHunt".
25th Jan '18 3:55:02 PM Random888
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]] - also very close to his real voice (and sounds similar to Yosemite Sam's when he gets angry). His final performance before his death was for the 1990 movie.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]] - also very close to his real voice (and sounds similar to Yosemite Sam's when he gets angry). His final performance before his death was for the 1990 movie.''WesternAnimation/JetsonsTheMovie''.
12th Dec '17 10:12:16 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Barney Rubble]] (Daws Butler voiced Barney Rubble when Blanc was in the hospital. One episode even had Barney's voice change from Daws Butler's to Blanc's right in the middle of the episode).

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Barney Rubble]] While Sylvester was closest to Blanc's normal speaking voice, Barney got Mel's laugh, just a bit more forceful (Daws Butler voiced Barney Rubble when Blanc was in the hospital. One episode even had Barney's voice change from Daws Butler's to Blanc's right in the middle of the episode).
7th Oct '17 4:06:18 PM jormis29
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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Pepe Le Pew]] - based on French actor, Charles Boyer (though thanks to Blanc's take on Boyer for Pepe Le Pew, many generations wouldn't know that).

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Pepe Le Pew]] - based on French actor, Charles Boyer Creator/CharlesBoyer (though thanks to Blanc's take on Boyer for Pepe Le Pew, many generations wouldn't know that).
15th Aug '17 8:34:53 PM JoeG
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** He also did Elmer's bellowed "SMOG!" in "What's Opera, Doc?", when Bryan couldn't quite get his voice powerful enough.

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** He also did Elmer's bellowed "SMOG!" in "What's Opera, Doc?", "WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc", when Bryan couldn't quite get his voice powerful enough.
28th Jul '17 9:05:07 PM tropeminer
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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]] - One of two of his classic characters he didn't portray in Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit because his voice was too weak to handle Sam's gruffness. There was also an extended Foghorn Leghorn sequence cut from the film which was done by Joe Alaskey, at Blanc's request.
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] - Actually, Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer; Elmer's actor was one Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc (excepting occasional guest voices) to ever contribute to the Looney Tunes canon. However, Blanc did voice Fudd in a few cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s after Bryan's death and a few 1960s appearances with Hal Smith as Elmer. He reluctantly did Elmer's one line in "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel" though, as it was easier than bringing in Bryan for so little work. Blanc admittedly couldn't do Elmer's voice to his satisfaction, and this is why Elmer is not included in the "Speechless" lithograph.

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]] - One of two of his classic characters he didn't portray in Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' because his voice was too weak to handle Sam's gruffness. There was also an extended Foghorn Leghorn sequence cut from the film which was done by Joe Alaskey, at Blanc's request.
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] - Actually, Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer; Elmer's actor was one Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc (excepting occasional guest voices) to ever contribute to the Looney Tunes canon. However, Blanc did voice Fudd in a few cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s after Bryan's death and a few 1960s appearances with Hal Smith as Elmer. He reluctantly did Elmer's one line in "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel" ''WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel'' though, as it was easier than bringing in Bryan for so little work. Blanc admittedly couldn't do Elmer's voice to his satisfaction, and this is why Elmer is not included in the "Speechless" lithograph.



** Gregg Berger has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb21G113usE a lovely story]] about how Blanc fell asleep during one of the recording sessions for WesternAnimation/TheJetsons with a lit cigarette in his hand. When awoken on the studio headphones, he awoke with a start and immediately cried out - in Mr. Spacely's voice - the catchphrase "Jet-SON!".

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** Gregg Berger has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb21G113usE a lovely story]] about how Blanc fell asleep during one of the recording sessions for WesternAnimation/TheJetsons ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' with a lit cigarette in his hand. When awoken on the studio headphones, he awoke with a start and immediately cried out - in Mr. Spacely's voice - the catchphrase "Jet-SON!".
18th Jun '17 2:53:19 PM nombretomado
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* And a whole lot more, including a number of secondary and one-time characters. Many have tried to make a complete list and failed. Even ThatOtherWiki admits that its list of Blanc's roles is incomplete.

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* And a whole lot more, including a number of secondary and one-time characters. Many have tried to make a complete list and failed. Even ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki admits that its list of Blanc's roles is incomplete.
23rd Mar '17 7:17:02 AM NWolfman
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]] - also very close to his real voice (and sounds similar to Yosemite Sam's when he gets angry). His final performance before his death was as Spacely.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]] - also very close to his real voice (and sounds similar to Yosemite Sam's when he gets angry). His final performance before his death was as Spacely.for the 1990 movie.
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