Friday, January 22, 2016

BEANY And CECIL / D.J. The D. J. - "Ragg Mopp" / Bob Clampett - 1962

Eegah!! and I both grew up watching this great cartoon series! I even remember watching TIME FOR BEANY in 1954... So, sit back and take it easy, it's time for a classic musical tale featuring our favorite Sea-Sick Sea Serpent, Cecil.

I have a fun little sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our sixties jukebox, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's... Ragg Mopp!

In this episode we find good old Cecil living amongst other musical geniuses on Tin Can Alley.

Cecil is having trouble coming up with a new tune and needs some inspiration... He notices a very inspirational shadow on the wall made by a mop and pail...

Cecil goes berserk with creativity on the piano, looks like he already chewed up all the carpet! The tune was actually written by bandleader, Johnnie Lee Wills, and steel guitarist, Deacon Anderson, and was published in 1949.

D. J. shows up to offer his support, he thinks he can make some $$$$ off the song by using a popular Hollywood trick, the gimmick. He comes up with a band called the Fire Plug 5 Minus 2, consisting of two dogs and Cecil with fake dog ears!

They simply cannot sell their idea to any major studio though, so...

D. J. decides to record the tune at his special recording studio, heavy on the trouble!

What a Picasso!!..

The dogs take over the act and you can hear them all howling at the end of the sound clip.

Here's a nice comic cover from back then... Then I thought, what could Eegah!! possibly have brewed up for tomorrow, here at The Dungeon?!

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