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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Speed Buggy with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Apr 8 2011, 6 Comments, Add Comment
Speed Buggy (1973)
Speed BuggyMel Blanc
Mel Blanc
Johnny Bravo (1997)
Speed BuggyFrank Welker
Frank Welker


Today on the Hanna Barbera VC section we have a little something for that raspy voiced sentient dune buggy... SPEED BUGGY! We shall begin this with Speed Buggy's very own show in which he was voiced by the late great Mel Blanc. Once again Mel shows us his vocal range as he does a somewhat high raspy voice that is rather unique when it comes to his voice work. Oh yes in retrospection Speed Buggy may have been the "Token Gimmick" of the show here (only instead of a talking animal with a speech impediment its a talking sentient car with a speech impediment) but Mel Blanc does make it work as a talking car here. But still while Mel's work as Speed Buggy is not one of his most memorable performances it is a good example of his work anyways.

Speed Buggy made a cameo in Johnny Bravo (and Scooby Doo Mystery Inc.) in which Frank Welker gets to take over the role here. First of all I must say that Frank's work as Speed Buggy was a great impersonation of the late Mel Blanc's work as Frank got the sputtering and the somewhat high raspy voice down pretty well. Granted its not impossible to tel the difference between Frank's Speed Buggy voice and Mel Blanc's Speed Buggy voice (as Frank's voice is a big higher) but to be honest I don't mind as its still a great impersonation of Mel's work anyways while Speed Buggy didn't say much in both of the shows he was in but Frank did a stellar job with Speed Buggy anyways. Overall I liked them both as Mel's work was pretty classic but Frank's work was a great impersonation.


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said at 8:54 AM on Thu Feb 12 2015
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Both do great jobs but I'm going with Mel as he made Speed Buggy the character he is.

Frank is good too though his voice is slightly too high for Speed Buggy.
said at 5:03 AM on Tue Jul 1 2014
Well that's the first time I am ever voting for Mel as anyone(at this moment though if Rocky from Looney Tunes appear Mel WILL be my vote)
said at 10:50 PM on Sun May 19 2013
I prefer Mel Blanc.
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
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How come we can't add Maurice LaMarche?
I don't think Harvey Birdman was a parody at all
said at 6:00 PM on Mon May 13 2013
By definition (at least on BTVA), Harvey Birdman isn't a parody, so Maurice can be added. But, requests belong in the forums.
said at 12:49 PM on Wed Aug 29 2012
OF COURSE MEL BLANC IS THE WINNER IN THIS VC! I love watching this on Boomerang!

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Who do you think has been the best from these Speed Buggy voice actors?
Mel Blanc
Frank Welker