Frank J. Lhota
2017-06-24 01:28:11 UTC
team from the 1920's through the 40's. Several of the original MST3K
crew were also Laurel and Hardy fans; Keyin Murphy raves about them in
his book, "A Year at the Movies". Among other things, they launched the
career of one of the stars of a season 11 movie.
Henry Brandon (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104770) was one of
Hollywood's most prolific heavy, playing the bad guy in science fiction,
westerns, comedies, and TV shows. He got his start playing the
villainous Barnaby in the Laurel and Hardy film, "Babes in Toyland"
(1934). He was a frequent guest at the L&H international conventions.
Henry Brandon's last role was Zarz in "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II".
At the last Laurel and Hardy convention he attended, he warned his fans
to NOT see the film, that it was terrible.
Given his low opinion of the film, it is a shame that Henry did not live
to see this film get riffed. He probably would have loved it.
"All things extant in this world,
Gods of Heaven, gods of Earth,
Let everything be as it should be;
Thus shall it be!"
- Magical chant from "Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi"
"Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome,
Time for this one to come home!"
- Mr. Wizard from "Tooter Turtle"