Arnold Stang Dies
The voice of Top Cat, the excellent cartoon series of my childhood has died at a good old age.
He’s also in one of my favourite bits from the film “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” About half-way through the clip below he’s one of the two gas station attendants who witness and barely survive the destruction of the gas station by the truck driver. I particularly like the phrase,
Hey Ray…. I think we’re gonna have to kill him.
…which we used to recite at school in some bizarre ritual as we’d mentally run through the whole script of the film. (Even now, phrases still pop into my mind from the film, which was under-rated and heavily cut many times probably because they tried to get every single comedy cliché and star of the day into it…)