[78-L] Moran & Mack

David Sanderson dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com
Fri Dec 14 13:35:21 PST 2012

On 12/14/2012 1:29 PM, David Lennick wrote:
> Agree re Walter C. Kelly, but I've had no more problem with the Two Black Crows
> than I have with Amos 'n' Andy. Some of their gags are classics.
> dl

Walter C. is a far cry from Moran & Mack, genuinely offensive and 
demeaning. Charles Mack demonstrates neither laziness nor stupidity: "I 
went to the doctor and he told me what to do but I didn't do it. He said 
to take one pill three times a day; but you can't do that...." If 
there's a comparison, it might be with Cheech and Chong. Moran & Mack 
played the Ziegfield Follies with W.C. Fields et al; after Mack was 
killed in a car accident, Moran ended up in Hollywood, played with 
Fields in several movies. He's the Indian chief in "Fatal Glass of 
Beer," most notably. And they were in part picking up jokes from oral 
tradition -  the "bear chased me..." piece from (I think) , the "Hades" 
recording, is very much around still, masquerading these days as "Maine 

David Sanderson
East Waterford Maine
dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com

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