YMMV / Beany and Cecil

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The beatnik Go Man Van Gogh.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Pinocchio in the New Adventures episode "D.J.'s Disappearing Act" pretty much is Phillip J. Fry, ten years early.. Exact same voice and even red hair.
  • Older Than They Think: Prior to the creation of this show, Bob Clampett held a puppet show called Time For Beany, which shows Cecil's roots as a hand-puppet. (which became a Running Gag in the show, as we never see the bottom of Cecil). Oh, and Daws Butler voiced Beany, while Stan Freberg handled Cecil. The cartoon was first billed as Matty's Funnies with Beany & Cecil (sponsored by Mattel toys). It aired in prime time for just the 1961-62 season, then migrated to ABC Saturday morning for five years as just "Beany & Cecil."
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: This episode of Time for Beany (the precursor to this show) features a arrangement of the Three Little Pigs song.