Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday School: Clyde Crashcup (1961)

Yesterday, we reviewed The Alvin Show, but now it's time to give some equal time to wacky scientist Clyde Crashcup.

Crashcup, voiced by Shepard Menken, tried to take credit for a number of different things, including "The Wife" and the country of Egypt. I wouldn't wish this guy on my worst enemy as a science tutor, however.

Here's the opener: "Clyde Crashcup Invents The Time Machine":



As noted previously, it took 30 years before Clyde would return, guesting in an episode of Chipmunks Go To The Movies in a sendup of the "Back to the Future" films. As a role model for children, like his experiments, Clyde was a failure. I'll bet you can't sit through one of his cartoons without facepalming yourself.

Rating: C.

2 comments:

Mario500 said...

The correct spelling for Clyde Crashcup's voice actor is "Shepard Menken".

hobbyfan said...

So noted, and the original post has been corrected. Thank you very much.