Monday, June 16, 2014

Casey Kasem (1932-2014)

Casey Kasem passed away over the weekend at the age of 82.  Like most members of our generation, we were introduced to Kasem through his voicing of Shaggy on Scooby Doo, Where Are You! and Robin on various Super Friends series.  We later enjoyed his work as host of the American Top 40 countdown radio show, and America's Top 10 video countdown.

We pay tribute to Kasem today because his voice acting has been featured several times in our reviews and in other holiday programming that we have yet to cover.

Cases in point:
* Kasem portrayed the title character in Here Comes Peter Cottontail

* He also played Robin in "From Catwoman With Love" and "The Great Scarecrow Scare."

* And he voiced Shaggy in "A Scooby Doo Halloween" and "The Headless Horseman of Halloween."

In addition to those, Kasem's voice can be heard in The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas, a holiday staple during the 1970s and early 80s.  And we hope to review other Scooby holiday episodes, such as "A Halloween Hassle In Dracula's Castle" and "A Scooby Doo Valentine."

Kasem will be missed by many.  For our part, our childhoods and this blog would not have been the same without him.   RIP.

-- J.A. Morris & RigbyMel

Fan tribute art borrowed from ninjaink