Name someone referenced more in animation than Peter Lorre.
Duuuh, oh boy, my ooooown littuhl Peter Lorre! I will name him George and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him!
If fictional characters count, anyway.
Fun trivia: Nazis wanted Lorre due to him being a famous Jew, but he hid in a Paris hotel. It was 1933, so they couldn't invade the hotel to get him.
An American director friend of his snuck him out, and Alfred Hitchcock paid for him to escape to America.
This is a good point. Does this still happen or has the Lennie and George trope died off? No recent examples are coming to mind.
It faded a long time ago. The book came out in 1937 and was pretty popular (and IIRC the movie version of Lon Chaney was made really soon after the book) so audiences at the time would be fairly familiar with it.
These days most people can probably tell you they've heard of Of Mice and Men but wouldn't be able to tell you what it's about.
johnny bravo even had don knotts
but im gonna raise the stakes
>nobody even mentioning arnold schwartzeneggar
If it was a late 80's/90's cartoon, regardless of genre, there was an arnie character at some point.
or in fairly oddparents' case, was a character.
Even the Johnny Bravo / Scooby Doo crossover featured Don Knotts, at the unmasking scene (inbetween Bigfoot and John Barbera).
IIRC the cast or producers also said that Cad Bane was inspired by Lorre, but I can't remember who said it or what, so take with a grain of salt.
It is difficult to hear, and I think that ultimately Bane comes off more as a cowboy than Lorre. It comes through only a few times.
Gonna sound like a dumbass here for a second.
Did anyone else as a kid not know Peter Lorre was a real person?
Hunter S. made such a huge splash on our collective consciousness that he would be reborn as Uncle Duke, Spider Jerusalem, Col. Hunter Gathers, and Rango
>Name someone referenced more in animation than Peter Lorre.
i cant. he even spread to video games and nipponland
I didn't knew who he was, but it was very obvious that Looney Tunes was referencing real life actors whenever a character looked like a grotesque caricature instead of a potato headed human like Elmer. Or a straight up accurate rendition.
I did recognize Humphrey Bogart, but not much anyone else.
The Lorre impression is by Lucas's request. It's not something that happened accidentally, Lucas actually said "I want this character to sound like Peter Lorre."
He did the same thing with Ziro the Hutt/Truman Capote.
I think most of us didn't, at least as kids. We wouldn't have had any real exposure to him since he died before we were born and not a lot of his movies got frequent air time on cable.
Speaking of Star Wars and The Good The Bad and the Ugly, upon seeing these images I always thought it was supposed to be imperial stormtrooper pastiche of Blondie / Eastwood.
But apparently he is an actual character? I don't follow SW so I don't know. Did they intentionally make him look like Blondie, or was that just a coincidence?
>Now post the Johnny Bravo episode with the computer generated Mark Hamill
He could also post the Freakazoid episode with the actual Mark Hamill.
... Freakazoid was also pretty damn cameo heavy in retrospect. Clinton appeared like every other episode.
I don't think I did, plus even if I did, I didn't knew many Hollywood actors at age 6 when Cartoon Network launched.
I don't even know how I managed to recognize Bogart - but I think it was because they specifically named him in that episode (unlike in others where he just asked for a spare dollar for an American who is down on his luck).
And that episode I posted the screencap of was shown quite a lot. I don't remember Hollywood Steps Out being shown that often, if ever. Probably because it was 50 years out of date at the time.
He wasn't Rango, it was just Johnny Depp doing a very tiny bit of what he did in Fear And Loathing. It's Hunter filtered like three times, and at that point, is it really Hunter?
Depp is an incarnation of Hunter as well though.
Don't forget this guy.
Didn't that movie with the ghost pirates on the cruise ship have a character that was obviously a Peter Lorre knockoff?
In the episode of The Tick where He and Arthur team up with American Maid to stop Chairface Chippendale, the villain whom Tick forcefeeds is intended to sound like Peter Lorre (since in the comic, that villain was called "The-Guy-That-Looks-Just-Like-Peter-Lorre").
I just wish I could draw real life like this. Would you consider it caricature? Bah, I should just dig out that 'Fun with a Pencil' book by Loomis and start drawing again.
And if English dubbing of anime counts, this character had a Peter Lorre-esque voice.
>tfw the movie referenced them both
>air conditioner voiced by Phil Hartman
>people thought he was actually Jack Nicholson
Not as much but I'd say a close contender was Don Knotts
You kids. Lorre is in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon, plus a zillion crappy B movies that pop up every October. We will never be rid of him, even though his best monster is in German (the pedo murderer in Fritz Lang's M).
There's only one challenger to Lorre and he's finally fading out. I'll bet you never heard if Jimmy Durante. I'll bet you can't sing any of his songs. I'll bet you don't know any of his fifty illusion catchphrases. I'll bet you don't know he is the basis for Big Spike in Tom & Jerry and the proboscis monkey in the Powerpuff movie. But I'll bet you know that a man with a bulbous nose must turn in profile and yell, "Ha-cha-cha-cha!"
The average person today probably can't name many Golden Age Hollywood stars by name, but if you go to Los Angeles, they're still widely venerated and seen as an integral part of the movie industry's history.
I once played an educational computer game where the narrator talked in peter Lorre voice. It was the same series as that blue robot that solved puzzles. Can't remember the name, but they had the grades in their title.
lol Ren was Peter Lorre mixed with Kirk Douglas and he acted like Mo
and John K loved Billy West doing Stimpy as Larry
it all comes together
but Boris Karloff as Frankenstein is just as referenced as all the other examples
Does Bing get referenced much outside of golden age cartoons?
Peter Lorre had a lot of background cameos and quick pop-on gags, but I can't help but feel that Jackie Gleason was referenced more. Characters based on Jackie definitely got more screen time.
Even though it was trying it to say the series wouldn't work with a 3rd character, which I agree with, this still made for a good parody.