Speed Buggy
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Speed Buggy

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Speed Buggy with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Hanna-Barbera Classics

Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 8 2011
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Speed Buggy (1973)
Speed BuggyMel Blanc
Mel Blanc
Johnny Bravo (1997)
Speed BuggyFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (2000)
Speed BuggyMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche


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 10:31 PM on Sun Dec 31 2017
1. Mel
2. Frank
3. Maurice
said at 4:17 AM on Sun Jul 23 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Between the two replacement Frank is better
said at 4:11 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
Scratch that I'm changing my vote to Mel.
said at 2:46 PM on Sun Nov 27 2016
1 Frank welker like the Barney rubble voice compare I'm strangely putting Frank welker at first place. 2 Mel blanc hello! The original. 3 Maurice lamarche sounds like his Popeye voice.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Jun 17 2016
Mel Blanc hands down.
said at 2:40 PM on Thu Jun 16 2016
1. Mel Blanc
2. Frank Welker
3. Maurice LaMarche
said at 11:50 AM on Thu Aug 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Blanc is my favorite, with Welker being the best replacement.

1) Mel Blanc
2) Frank Welker
3) Maurice LaMarche
Polyester Funk
said at 12:33 AM on Thu Aug 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
I actually prefer Frank Welker.
said at 3:24 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
1) Mel Blanc
2) Frank Welker
3) Maurice LaMarche
said at 8:54 AM on Thu Feb 12 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
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
 1 Shout Out!
I prefer Mel Blanc.
said at 12:49 PM on Wed Aug 29 2012
 1 Shout Out!
OF COURSE MEL BLANC IS THE WINNER IN THIS VC! I love watching this on Boomerang!
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Mel Blanc
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