Fun Fact of the Week #373
Beverly D'Angelo, an actress perhaps most famous for her role as Ellen Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, started her career painting Scooby-Doo animation cels at Hanna-Barbera.
This fun fact was found on Tom Sito's blog (scroll down to the bottom of the post). Tom is a professional animator who was featured in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now?.
11/1/2021 08:29:13 am
52 years of Scooby-Doo well spent 🤎
11/2/2021 12:28:40 am
This would never have occurred to me. How weird.
11/2/2021 03:52:45 am
Where Are You Now's terrible
11/2/2021 07:52:04 am
Agreed this was rather disappointing. Acting is poor, animation is poor - they reuse old cartoon snippets and revoice them. it's true the original material was on a tight budget, but this was truly done cheap which made this special rather embarrassing.
11/2/2021 07:33:44 am
Jonathan Stern took part in an interview the day before the special aired. He mentions Scrappy and the reception behind him. While slightly edited, here is what he said:
11/2/2021 08:31:34 am
This was a really interesting interview! Thanks for sharing it. I don't agree with his Scrappy comments either, and it's shocking to hear they even removed some of the Scrappy bashing that was originally there. People seem to forget that he saved the show in 1979...without him, the show may have been cancelled because the ratings towards the end of The Scooby-Doo show were getting bad.
11/2/2021 08:42:26 am
If Warner Brothers had an online survey,
11/3/2021 11:50:48 am
You're spitting facts. Wow, I actually agree with Carson. This tv special gets worse the more I think about it.
11/2/2021 10:28:29 am
Interesting fact. Actually possibly my favorite Christmas movie
11/2/2021 11:49:04 am
It's one of my faves too!
11/2/2021 10:47:04 am
I thought she would've been better known for the first Vacation movie.
11/2/2021 11:49:57 am
I feel like Christmas Vacation has more of a cult following, but I could be wrong. I don't know if I've even seen the original Vacation, to be honest.
11/2/2021 01:58:15 pm
Out haven't watched the original? Whaaaaaaaaaaat.
11/2/2021 08:34:26 pm
I have a vague feeling I may have seen it, because I feel like I remember the scene with Wally World, but if I have seen it, I barely remember it.
11/2/2021 07:19:55 pm
Christmas Vacation is probably more popular mainly for its recognition as a classic Christmas movie, and Christmas movies get shown A LOT
11/2/2021 08:36:10 pm
Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head there. Christmas Vacation is shown by dozens of TV stations every Christmas, whereas Vacation isn't really shown much. Recently, there was one year my local theater even had a few special showings of the film despite it coming out decades ago.
11/14/2021 03:29:14 pm
True, Christmas Vacation's poster is pretty iconic in and of itself.
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