In this post, I’m going to share two great TV appearances with directors Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones.
This first video is Chuck Jones appearing on The Dick Cavett Show in 1979. The episode aired on October 25th, 1979. The appearance was to plug The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie. In the interview Cavett and Jones discuss Chaplin and how he was influenced by silent comedians and about his own career. Also, of course, Chuck does some sketches.
As an added bonus, here is Charles Schulz on The Dick Cavett Show:
Because celebrities are well known by everyone worldwide, To Tell the Truth couldn’t use them as contestants. However, people in animation were used frequently on the show because audiences could enjoy seeing people who wouldn’t be regular guests on most programs. Here in this appearance in 1975, Bob Clampett is the guest. Here, Clampett is promoting Bugs Bunny: Superstar. Clampett does a great job to help fool the panelists by lending his trademark coat for one of the false contestants to wear. To Tell the Truth has been mentioned a few times here and other sites for other episodes you may have already seen with Jack Mercer, Chuck Jones, and Bill Hanna. I’ve added them below as well, because I think its a good idea to have them all in one convenient place..
Here is Bob Clampett’s appearance (November 1975)
Clarence Nash (from 1963 – Here he appears as an imposter! He’s pretending to weeder geese breeder Fred Cervinka)
Jack Mercer (1973)
Bill Hanna (1975)
Chuck Jones (October 1980)
Feel free to post links to other animators appearances on game or talk shows in the comments below.