Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wally offers the latest in TV technology

Another obscure rarity from the dawn of TV. Here Wally Cox, the Funhouse favorite star of Mr. Peepers and friend of “Dufo,” explains the benefits of the new 1949 DuMont TV. The joy of this clip is that it was obviously performed live, and Wally either forgets his lines or badly miscalculates a dramatic pause in his recitation. In any case, it’s from the period before he was cast as Mr. Peepers, and it’s a wonderfully awkward piece of footage. We do so need a “Turner Classic Television” network….

Thanks to Richard Speziale of DVTV for sending this one my way.

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