Friday, June 20, 2008

Mounties in the Comics: Dudley Do-Right

Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties, we salute you. Dudley was hands down the most famous cartoon Mountie ever created. His hilarious melodramamatic adventures appeared on NBC's Bullwinkle Show, broadcast from 1961 to 1964. Dudley was voiced by Bill Scott, Nell Fenwick by June Foray, and William Conrad was the narrator. Dudley-Do-Right's name is invoked in parliament, on blogs and in coffee-shop conversation. Canadians have embraced the character as their own, and the death of writer Chris Hayward was occasion for this obituary on the CBC.

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