Saturday, November 26, 2005

Doodles Weaver

In the 1940's, Doodles Weaver was a prominent member of Spike Jones' City Slickers. He often played a character named "Professor Feetlebaum" who would randomly shout out "FEETLEBAUM!". Due to a severe alchohol problem, Doodles was eventually fired when he went too far with a live television commercial.
Doodles carried on with the short-lived "Doodles Weaver Show" and made many cameo appearances on television shows such as Batman and The Andy Griffith Show.

Doodles shot himself in 1983. He was the uncle of Sigourney Weaver.

What strikes me most about these recordings is Doodles' bizzarre and unique delivery. Playing the bumbling idiot, Doodles mangles, slurs and trips over words while laughing all along. He bleats out corny jokes like a drunken uncle falling down the stairs during Christamas dinner.

These tracks are from the LP "Feetlebaum Returns!"

Doodles Weaver - The Great Horse Race
Doodles Weaver - Eleanor Rigby
Doodles Weaver - Home On The Range

Learn more about Doodles HERE!


Blogger Repoz said...

Doodles Weaver is as near god as you could find!

The Cracker Jacks commercial, that seemed to run as long as Captain Jack McCarthy's drinking career, was a marvel to behold.

12:08 PM  
Blogger MadCatJoey said...

I remember watching The Doodles Weaver Show as a kid. I mostly remember the end credits:

Doodles...Doodles Weaver
Everyone Else...Doodles Weaver

I also believe he was related to Charlie Weaver, of Hollywood Squares fame.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous virago said...

does anyone know what exactly doodles did on that commercial to get himself fired? i've been searching and searching and can't find out anything about it, and it's driving me crazy!!!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I also believe he was related to Charlie Weaver, of Hollywood Squares fame."

You believe wrong "madcat", "Charley Weaver" was a character or persona of comic actor Cliff Arquette, father of character actor Lewis Arquette and grandfather of Rosanna, Patricia, Alexis, and David Arquette.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Bastardo said...

I like the eleanor rigby cover

3:40 PM  
Anonymous lampladies2 said...

Doodles was well known to crawl and acted drunk, into the 30 Rockafeller Center in NYC, where NBC was located and demand to see the president of the network! The president was none other than Pat Weaver, his brother. My father, who worked there witnessed this on many occasions!

9:54 AM  

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