Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mr. Bill

For those who are not of an age to have seen Mr. Bill the first time around, my condolences.  You missed a great thing - a time when many, many people were walking around quoting, "Mr. Bill - oh nooooooo!"

For those who have no idea who or what Mr. Bill is, here's some info.

Mr. Bill first appeared on Saturday Night Live (SNL) back in 1976.  Mr. Bill and his pals/nemesis are clay figurine animated with stop action.

From Wikipedia:
"Each Mr. Bill episode would start innocently enough but would quickly turn dangerous for Mr. Bill. Along with his dog, Spot, he would suffer various indignities inflicted by "Mr. Hands," a man seen only as a pair of hands..."
The hands were played by Vance DeGeneres, the older brother of actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
"Sometimes the abuse would ostensibly come from the mean Sluggo, another clay character. (However, Mr. Hands did most of the violence himself, because Sluggo would tell him to, i.e. Sluggo says to...") The violence would inevitably escalate, generally ending with Mr. Bill being crushed or dismembered while squealing in a high pitched voice, "Ohhhh noooooooooooooo..."
"Characters: Mr. Bill, Mr. Hands, Spot, Sluggo, Miss Sally, Mr. Bill's Mom & Sluggo Clones."
Honestly - it was funny.  Maybe you had to be there.

Mr. Bill's own website

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