Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters cover… a Mel Blanc song about Woody Woodpecker? The past was weird. It is kind of awesome that they were accompanied by “The Harmonica Gentlemen”, though.

Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters - “The Woody Woodpecker” - 1950 78rpm.

And then there was the time Mel Blanc did an in-character comedy… polka… as Woody Woodpecker…?

Odd.

Mel Blanc - “Woody Woodpecker Polka” - 1953 78rpm.

Woody Woodpecker throughout the ages. I have never particularly cared about Woody Woodpecker, but that first design is crazypants.
Ancient scan from Jeff Lenburg’s Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons.

Woody Woodpecker throughout the ages. I have never particularly cared about Woody Woodpecker, but that first design is crazypants.

Ancient scan from Jeff Lenburg’s Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons.