October 24, 2011

5000 Fingers of Dr. Bebop

I'm assuming everybody is aware of and loves "the 5000 Fingers of Dr. T," the 1953 live-action movie written and designed by Dr. Suess. If you haven't seen this movie, you should be ashamed. You are squandering the gift of life.

...Well to be honest, it's not that great as a whole (waaay too many forgettable songs), but the set design is amazing and Hans Conried is hilarious as the titular villain. I also love the Siamese-bearded twins on roller skates. The movie is probably best known, other than the Dr. Suess connection, for having inspired Sideshow Bob's last name on the Simpsons. The 'T' stands for Terwiliker, and the little boy he harasses throughout the movie is named Bart.

Anyway, yesterday while I was sorting through some recent drawings, I had this movie playing on my laptop, but with the sound off. Instead of the regular audio I was listening to my music library on Shuffle. I got as far as the hypnotic duel between Dr. T and his plumber, Mr. Zablodowski. It's already a really funny scene on its own, but it just so happened that "Tank!" -- the theme song from Cowboy Bebop -- started playing, and it actually kind of synced up! I immediately knew I had to share this with the rest of humanity. Witness the glory of "5000 Fingers of Dr. Bebop."

...At least, I think it's funny.


Aaron said...

Hey Aaron.

I recently updated by blog with some new doodles I have been doing during work.

Take a look if you are interested!


Aaron Long said...

Hi Aaron. Thanks, I'll check out your blog!

Bruce Walker said...

Pure random genius! Well spotted, Aaron; I loved that. :-)