the Cuckoo Clock Bird - Wisecracking raven with a quip for any
situation featured on the sitcom THE MUNSTERS/CBS/1964-66
Raven lives in the
cuckoo clock in the Munsters' living room. When he popped out he cried,
"Nevermore, nevermore!" a refrain inspired by a mysterious raven in the
classic Edgar Allen Poe poem "The Raven."
Both Mel Blanc (and later Bob
Hastings) supplied the raven's voice which resembled the wisecracking parrot
used on THE JACK BENNY SHOW (voiced by Mel Blanc for many years). The parrot
often cried "Raaaahh! Benny's a cheapskate. Benny's a cheapskate! Raaahh!"
Front of the Munster's Cuckoo Clock
On episode No. 22" Don't Cry Wolfman" on the 1988 remake series THE MONSTER
TODAY, robbers who had stuffed their loot inside the family cuckoo clock ten
years earlier, get out of prison and return to reclaim their ill-gotten
gains. To gain access to the house, one of the robbers poses as cousin
Wolfie, a relative from Transylvania.
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