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Offline Gomer Says Hey

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George Lindsey
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:39:08 pm »
In addition to playing Gomer's cousin Goober, George Lindsey seemed to have a pretty interesting career post-TAGS, not just making glorious guest appearances like Roy Dupree on M*A*S*H, but also lending his voice to a number of Disney movies, alongside other former sitcom actors like Pat Buttram... in fact, George and Pat seemed to have a lot of characters together: Pat as the Sheriff of Nottingham and George as Trigger from ROBIN HOOD, Pat as Napoleon and George as Lafayette in THE ARISTOCATS, and I know they were both in THE RESCUERS, I just forget their characters.

Come to think of it, I always thought Don "Bubba" Bexley from SANFORD AND SON would have been a good fit for voicing characters in Disney movies as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc6IjCRhG2o

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Re: George Lindsey
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 09:26:44 am »
I think Howard Morris(Ernest T. Bass) was also known for his voice work as well.
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Re: George Lindsey
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 11:31:40 am »
Yep. He voiced the character Flem from COW AND CHICKEN, which I used to love as a kid... in fact, I recently did this little mashup of sorts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkZc3iW8Czo

He also did quite a bit of directing back in the day too; I'll occasionally see his name as director on some shows like TAGS as well as BEWITCHED, HOGAN'S HEROES, and a few others. Matter of fact, here's a clip from a really funny Doris Day movie he directed, which also features pre-M*A*S*H Jamie Farr and William Christopher as the leaders of a hippy motorcycle gang (and if you look closely, you'll also see Howard Morris in the background as one of the hippies).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1RVXpiffLk

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Re: George Lindsey
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 01:56:18 pm »
And I forgot about Hal Smith, whose done quite a bit of voice-acting throughout his career too... in fact, for a period in the 60s, he was the replacement voice for Elmer Fudd and Goofy. Then, there's the Dr. Seuss special, PONTOFFEL POCK, WHERE ARE YOU?, where he supplied half of the voices in the special - it's almost hard to believe that the high, nasally-voiced, Irish-accented McGillicuddy wishing fairy is the same, jovial, though lazy town drunk from Mayberry.

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Re: George Lindsey
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 03:26:58 pm »
Yep.I heard that Hal was good doing a Santa voice,and back in the day,whenever a network needed a Santa for their CHRISTMAS special,Hal was their man.
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