Vern's Verbal Vibe

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better.

July 29, 2012

Quoi de neuf, Docteur?

Ah, the things I learn at work. For the past week or so I've been timing in French cartoons from scripts. If you've ever wondered how Bugs Bunny would say "Ehh, what's up, Doc?" were he a francophone rabbit, you now have your answer.

Interestingly, the producers of Les Looney Tunes make no attempt to emulate Mel Blanc's famed voices, so the distinctive speech patterns of Elmer Fudd and Foghorn Leghorn, for instance, are lost. If you close your eyes it sounds like a bunch of people—a tad excited, perhaps—holding an everyday conversation in French.

C'est dommage, mes amis.

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