Here's another theory of "relateeveety" that's a bit easier to sell.....
For the first season of 'Bracke's World' (something of a prime time soap opera about the people who worked - and loved - at the Century movie studio), we never saw John Bracken, the absolute ruler of the studio. (We did get to hear his voice however, via speakerphone and intercom, and it was provided by Warren Stephens.) By the second season, we finally got to see John Bracken, but he was played by Leslie Nielsen.
The Toobworld reasoning for the vocal recasting? Bracken's voice was distorted by the audio technology of the day.
Around the same time, both in real time and in the Toobworld timeline, the IMF was working to expose a major drug ring in a 'Mission: Impossible' episode entitled "Flip Side". One of the major players was Mel Bracken, a record producer who was also the major supplier for the drug ring in Los Angeles.
It's the contention of Toobworld Central that Mel was probably the nephew of John Bracken, who got him a job in the music industry by pulling a few strings. But no amount of influence was going to save Mel from the IMF!