Lehr, Lew

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Comedian best remembered for his narration in the Fox Movietone newsreel novelty segments, usually with a reference to “Monkeys is the cwaziest peoples!”.

    Various cartoons have Lehr caricatures or people doing the Lehr schtick. These include:

        She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter (Freleng, 1937) which has a caricature of Lehr
        Russian Rhapsody (Clampett, 1944) in which Hitler says “Nazis is the cwaziest peoples!”
        Porky in Egypt (Clampett, 1938), caricature done by the Camel
        Daffy Duck Hunt (McKimson, 1949), said by Daffy at the very beginning

    Porky does a Lew Lehr imitation as he narrates a novelty bit in Porky’s Snooze Reel (Clampett/McCabe, 1941).


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