Wally Cox:  Early Standup Act

A weird lateral beginning to what his career would become.

Wally Cox (b.1924 d.1973) He started in nightclubs in 1948 doing this act; Monologs done in a heavy NYC accent followed by a song done in a high breaking voice. He was on early TV as Mr. Peepers school principle 1952-1955. A main stay of TV & movies throughout the 60s. He was the voice of Underdog cartoon and one of the Hollywood Squares game show. And a life long friend of Marlon Brando.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 04, 2021
     Category: Humor | 1940s

Sorry to nitpick, but I remember watching this show, and Mr. Peepers was a science teacher. The principal's name was Gabriel Gurney, and he was played by Joseph Foley (Marion Lorne played the principal's wife). Also, the correct spelling is principal, not principle. We were taught to remember this by saying "You've got a pal in princi-pal.
Posted by Fritz on 11/04/21 at 08:45 AM
Excellent points, Fritz. That text was taken directly from the YouTube page of the video, and you get what you pay for!
Posted by Paul on 11/04/21 at 11:41 AM
Today, this monologue sounds like a group of kids bullying this poor kid Dufo, who just wants to fit in.
Posted by Patrick on 11/05/21 at 06:39 AM
Kind of makes you wonder if the creators of "The Walking Dead" had Mr. Peepers in mind when the character of Eugene Porter was introduced and we get to know the character more.
Posted by KDP on 11/05/21 at 09:43 AM
Posted by S. Norman on 11/05/21 at 11:01 AM
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