Friday, August 7, 2009


After Charles Nelson Reilly passed away, I don't think anybody could have imagined that one day his life would be the stuff of legend, making him a 20th Century Paul Bunyan.

Except Weird Al.

The JibJab lads provided the animation for "CNR", and it's probably their best effort yet. (At least this time it's associated with a song that actually has proper rhymes!)

Best part for me? The cameo appearance by the late Gene Rayburn. Giddyap, Gene!

Official members of the JibJab fan bas e can insert their faces into the video and be part of the mayhem - meaning they could have Charles Nelson Reilly throw them down the stairs, whack them in the face with a coal shovel, blow up their heads with his laser eyes, or rip their beating hearts out and show it to them before they die.

I've already posted the video; it's the entry just before this one.

Good times......



Terence Towles Canote said...

I always loved Charles Nelson Reiley, especially those guest shots as Jose Chung on The X-Files and Millennium. He was great.

Toby O'B said...

I'm hoping someday to find a way to get Jose Chung one more guest shot, vicariously - by having "From Outer Space" be seen on somebody's coffeetable or bookshelf in some show.