Articles on Animation 24 Jan 2009 09:40 am

Scrapbook Beanies

I recently wrote about the scrapbook I had as a child, and I shared a couple of mangled pages I had which represented the debut of The Bullwinkle Show.

The pointless memorabilia continues with two pages I’ve saved about the debut of The Beany & Cecil Show. I don’t for the life of me know what “Matty’s Funday Funnies” was supposed to be, but I remember their using this title for something. I believe The Bugs Bunny Show followed Beany & Cecil on Tuesday nights for a very short time, otherwise B&C was a Saturday morning show.

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A small magazine ad I’d found.

And this wacky one-page piece appeared in TV Guide.
Wasn’t TV Guide a very different magazine once-upon-a-time!

That’s about all there was for ads for this show.

3 Responses to “Scrapbook Beanies”

  1. on 24 Jan 2009 at 2:31 pm 1.Mike Kazaleh said …

    Nice promos! Matty’s Funnies were called that for no other reason but that the show was sponsored by Mattel. “Matty Mattel” (the kid seen reclining on the old Mattel logo)and his sister Belle hosted. Before the Beany animated cartoons, Mattie’s funnies consisted of the fifties Paramount cartoons.

    Believe it or not, in the mid-eighties, I lived in the structure that you see in that TV Guide photo. It had been a garage, but Bob Clampett had converted it into and apartment (with wonderful nutty pine paneling!) I was renting it from Sody Clampett. The swimming pool that you see was not very deep. Bob’s kids were young, and he was concerned for their safety. The cement around the pool had characters drawn in it. In one spot, Bob had made an impression of his arm, and drawn Cecil’s fin on the back! The house was squarely in Hollywood proper, around Beverly and LaBrea on Detroit street.

  2. on 25 Jan 2009 at 12:12 am 2.Michael said …

    I love getting comments like yours, Mike. That’s hilarious. The pieces of the puzzle start to come together.

  3. on 25 Jan 2009 at 5:50 am 3.Jenny said …

    More trivia:
    I never knew exactly which house they lived in but obviously the Clampetts were in the Hancock Park/Larchmont neighborhood(where I was) because Ruth and Cheri were also at my grade school, Third Street(Ruth was in my brother’s class, several years ahead of me).
    I was flabbergasted and just transported when I heard Cheri on the pay phone at school (she being in front of me in line as I waited to use it)asking to speak to “Bob Clampett”–waitaminute!–not…THE Bob Clampett? I asked. The one in the theme song? When the answer was yes I was shcoked and elated–my hero! All due btw to my love for Cecil because I had no idea about his connection with WB at that time(3rd grade).

    I didn’t meet Bob himself till 1981-what a very charming couple he & Sody were.

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