The past couple weeks, I've had a couple of pieces here that dealt with Edgard Bergen and Mortimer Snerd, his lesser-known dummy compared to Charlie McCarthy, but perhaps my fave -- not just from Bergen, but of any ventriloquist. This first post was about Spike Milligan talking about how Mortimer Snerd was his inspiration for his classic Goon Show character, Eccles. And the second here, a wonderful Goon Show sequence with Eccles, so people could hear what he sounded like.
But it's time to have Mortimer himself.
So, here is the quintessentially clueless and ethereally sweet Mortimer Snerd in his first TV appearance with Northwestern University grad (okay, I had to do that...) Edgar Bergen in 1950.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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