Mexico’s fastest mouse, our hero Speedy Gonzales, yells “Yeehaw”” over and over in this three-minute supercut cartoon video. SPOILER: The various gatitos and perritos are not amused.
Mel Blanc, the amazing voice artist who brought our hero Speedy Gonzales to life, is the man behind this November 1957 novelty record, The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg:
Mexico’s fastest mouse, our hero Speedy Gonzalez, is a friend to everybody’s seester. But Speedy, unlike POCHO’s La Cucaracha, needs his “marihuana por fumar.” Speedy Gonzales (yes, that’s the name of the cartoon and our leading man) won an Academy Award in 1955.
Mexico’s fastest mouse, Speedy Gonzales, is lost and thirsty in the desert. Luckily, he stumbles across a water well. Unluckily, the well belongs to Daffy Duck.
America’s favorite nice clean young white boy, Pat Boone, had a 1962 hit with this love-sick appeal to our hero, Mexico’s fastest mouse. “Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?” he asks.
In this video, a fan mashes up a Warner Bros. Speedy cartoon with Boone’s music.
Speedy, of course, is voiced by the great Mel Blanc.
This classic Jack Benny routine with Mel Blanc from the 1960s make for major LULz. But is this vintage comedy sketch racist, just old school or both? Mel Blanc talks in a “Mexican” accent but does his portrayal demean Mexicans? How about his wardrobe? What do you think?