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Re: [Groop]Re: "Groo" in McHale's Navy



So is Gru character in  the Groo's Ambassador episode has anything to do with
eaman Lester
Gruber in McHale's Navy?

Btw, how did sergio come up with the name Groo for his comic character?

Azamin


> ME: Highly unlikely...however, it's an odd coincidence that you bring
> this up, as Carl Ballantine is a good friend of mine, and was a
> semi-regular voice actor on GARFIELD AND FRIENDS.  I had dinner with
> him about a week ago.
>
> There actually is a distant GROO connection there.  One of the best
> nights I ever spent in a theater was in the early 70's, when Phil
> Silvers starred in a production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY
> TO THE FORUM.  It's my favorite play, and bits of it have turned up in
> a lot of things I've done since then, including GROO.  For instance,
> though Sergio came up with the idea of the character Arcadio, I tend
> to write his dialogue to echo the character Miles Gloriosus in
> FORUM...and I sometimes find myself imitating the rhythm of a joke
> from that production.


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