27 September 2005

The Voice of Comet

    From now on, we won't let Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
      Coach Comet in
      Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Don Adams died yesterday at the age of 81. We remember him, of course, as Maxwell Smart. You might not know that he was also the voice of Coach Comet in the Rankin/Bass production of Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He is listed in this role on IMDB, though he was not credited.

It seems people have been wondering if he is indeed the voice of Comet, as search criteria like '"Don Adams" Rudolph Comet' are topping the list of search terms reported by BlogPatrol, leading people to my earlier post about the program.

One thing I didn't know about Don Adams was that he was a Marine in WWII who fought in Guadalcanal and survived deadly blackwater fever. When he returned to the States, he became a drill instructor. Now that would have been something worth seeing.


PapaGoose said...

"Alright you maggots! Today your worthless candy-asses are going to march 50 miles in a thunderstorm!

Would you believe 20 miles in a spring shower?

Would you believe a mile and a half under some very threatening clouds?"

Sharon GR said...

Gilligan, Maxwell Smart... who's next?

Rob S. said...

Lets remember him with a moment under the Cone of Silence.