Heavens to...

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed Nov 1 20:38:06 UTC 2000

Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> writes:

Brewer's Quotations has this to say:  "A cartoon lion called Snagglepuss,
which came out of the Hannah-Barbera studios in the 1960s, was given to
exclaiming 'Heavens to Murgatroyd!'  He made his first appearance in The
Yogi Bear Show, but his catchphrase was apparently not original, however.
An American correspondent noted (1993): 'It was a favorite expression of a
favorite uncle of mine in teh 1940s, and my wife also remembers it from
her growing-up years in the '40s."

Personally, I think Snagglepuss's greatest line was "Exit stage left."

Ah, but no text can convey the intonation and the timing, except to one
who's heard them.

     Exit.... sta-a-ge LEFT!

(Didn't he then go off to the viewer's left, which is stage right?)

-- Mark
Exiting through the only door in sight

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