You may know of the Sam & Max characters from the more recent Telltale reincarnation, however for those who were enjoying point and click adventure games back in the early 90’s will remember the original video game featuring a six-foot upright dog wearing a very official looking suit and a bizarre looking behaviorally challenged rabbit.
Ahh the wonderful bliss of the countryside, as a man whistles to his faithful friend offering instructions to carefully and strategically herd sheep into an enclosure. Many of us will have admired this activity on the BBC programme ‘One Man and his Dog’ and now what’s this you say, there is a game where you can enjoy the same sort of exploits all from the comfort of your mobile phone?
When he wasn’t sleeping, eating or pooping, my Canine friend Max was always keen to entertain us with his remarkable singing voice. All we needed were tuning pipes, a set of lungs and Max himself to realise a star was born.
Unfortunately Max is no longer with us now and is currently enjoying the bounty of unlimited walks, heavenly coated lamp posts and female frolics up there somewhere in the clouds above, but I will still remember the great times we had.
My favourite comedy sitcom has to be Frasier, but one of the most comical moments in any episode is when dog resident ‘Eddie’ is on screen. Today it has been revealed that Moose (Eddie’s real name) passed away:
The scrappy little dog who starred as Eddie on television sitcom Frasier has died. The white and tan Jack Russell terrier, whose real name was Moose, was a frail 16 years old. In a career that saw him become one of the most famous pets on the small screen, the pooch played cheeky canine Eddie, who drove Kelsey Grammer’s lead character crazy on the hit show. His role in Frasier was taken over by his son, Enzo, who appeared as Eddie for the final years.
It is amazing how animals can have such an impact in comedy and indeed in general story telling. The countless appearances on television and film that include animals that are there merely to bring a smile to our face is proof of their timeless contribution to entertainment and serious drama.
Ponder for a moment on some of the shows you watch that include animals? So when you next watch Frasier, raise a paw in respect for the memory of Moose.
Link: Frasier Pooch Dies At 16