One Froggy Morning, One Froggy Night

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One Froggy Morning, One Froggy Night

This morning, Clare, the kids and I watched my favourite ever cartoon, Chuck Jones’s classic ‘One Froggy Evening’.  It’s funny, poignant and poetic.  Steven Spielberg once called it “the Citizen Kane of animated film” and I can think of no better way to spend six minutes and fifty-three seconds.

Here’s a clip:

Morning became afternoon, afternoon became evening.  With the kids tucked up safely in bed I decided to crack open a beer and watch Mel Brooks’ very silly Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs.  You know how it is.  I hadn’t seen Spaceballs in years, so I’d forgotton that John Hurt makes a cameo appearance, reprising his famous role from another venerated sci-fi classic:

Incidentally, ‘One Froggy Evening’ is included in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 DVD box set which I’ve got and thoroughly recommend.  I wouldn’t normally do this, but HMV are currently selling it at just under a tenner (its RRP is £39.95).  Worth every penny.

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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

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