Thought of the Day

December 13, 2011

Is C. Montgomery Burns of The Simpsons a partial caricature of Peyton Place‘s malevolent town patriarch Martin Peyton?  No one else on the whole of the internet seems to have suggested this idea, and I grant it would be an obscure connection.  But Burns’s voice, in particular, recalls the breathy, aged drawl of the great George Macready.  And it strikes me as the kind of thing that Harry Shearer, who voices Mr. Burns, would remember.

And if you’re wondering why I’m in a Peyton frame of mind (not that one ever needs a special reason to be), well, my next post will make it clear.

One Response to “Thought of the Day”

  1. Mike Rice Says:

    Peyton Place occupies an enormous space in the dead zone that was the 1950s, not to mention George Mcready, an actor who symbolizes the menace that was exotic, dangerous and everywhere in those days. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

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