Mark Evanier has unearthed a true television rarity — an unsold, animated pilot from Rankin/Bass called The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians featuring cartoon versions of famous comics doing their schticks. The animated comics include Jack Benny, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Flip Wilson, The Smothers Brothers, Henny Youngman, and Groucho Marx…all of whom provided their own voices (though some of the material is from their records).
3 thoughts on “A Mad Mad Mad Unsold Pilot”
Ha ha, Chico sounds just like Boris Badenov! Man, Paul Frees got a workout on that show, didn’t he?
Wow. This inflicts a special kind of pain.
Wow. Part of me thinks it’s cool but the other part wonders why they bothered. There’s nothing special about this. It seems like an exercise in business from people who had too much time on their hands.