Posted ByU.K.Pete on November 10, 2003 at 12:19:42:
In Reply to: Re: Missing Credits posted byBobR on November 09, 2003 at 21:02:54:
: : I have heard some shows in which Jack does give credit to some of the "lesser" actors, but usually at the end of the year, if I remember right. He did it for sure on his final broadcast on radio.
: I think that the principle recognition was for Jack's "gang", where most of the characterizations were emphasized in the various skits.These characters were involved in the week to week shows where as characters portrayed by, for instance, Mel Blanc were more intermittently casted.I think it also would take away from the spontaneity of the show to have all the performers acknowledged besides time consumming.
Yes, I guess you're right about the spontaneity.All of the credited cast did play "themselves" whereas the uncredited ones played characters other than themselves especially Mel Blanc of course who was absolutely brilliant in his numerous guises.