Monday, January 14, 2008

"Mad Monster Party"

One of the television specials from my childhood (“back in the dark ages,” as one of my elementary school teachers used to say), that stands out in my rapidly-deteriorating mind is “Mad Monster Party.”

Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire, so he assembles a cast of ghoulish characters to determine his successor. Among them: The Werewolf, Dracula, and The Mummy.

One of my favorite characters was The Monster’s Mate, voiced by the great Phyllis Diller.

“Mad Monster Party” was directed by Jules Bass. Among his credits is another one of my faves, which I’ve already blogged about: “The Year Without A Santa Claus” (featuring Snow Miser and Heat Miser. Gotta love those Miser brothers!)

Several years ago, I found “Mad Monster Party” on DVD. So, of course, you know I had to buy it.

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Check out The Mummy from “Mad Monster Party” on here:

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