Hey Good Lookin'
Posted: March 06, 2011
the real deal
I worked on this film with Ralph. I helped him find the talent, picked costumes and told him about some funny Bronx lines for the film ie: "up ya nose wit a rubba hose"... We had a ball making this film. It was supposed to be live people along with animated people. It would have been better that way. Ralph was brilliant in his vision - but we never really had a script. We worked off the cuff most days... and guys would come up with lines and Ralph would come up with some funny stuff for the animated characters to do with the real guys! The animated girls were supposed to make-out with the real gang guys... we even had a drag race between two real people and the animated leader of the other gang. I know because I was one of the real characters in the "real" car... and I had to "moon" the animated character. It was some very funny stuff.... I guess we went too far over budget and Ralph decided to make it just an animated film -- because some of the actors got a little carried away with themselves! Can't say who... but they turned out to be divas....
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Hey Good Lookin'
Posted: November 09, 2003
I was a production assistant for Ralph Bakshi during the production of Hey Goodlookin' In a very real sense, you've never seen the picture. After Paramount withdrew Bakshi's previous feature; Coonskin (1973), Warners got cold feet and delayed the release of Hey Goodlookin'. It was supposed to debut in 1977 but didn't see theaters untill 1982. Drastically re-edited to remove "controversial" elements, the released Goodlookin' is a pale shdow of Bakshi's original version. As Ralph intended it, Goodlookin' is one of his finest movies. As released, it's a disconnected and dissapointing missed opportunity.
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