Chatter's World - "Chatter's Drafted" (1960)
Here's another installment of a syndicated series of shorts called Chatter's World that aired on WBKB Channel 7 weekday mornings in 1960.
Chicago historian Steve Jajkowski adds, "Chatter's World was local - it was created and produced by Sam Ventura and Ronny Born (who played "Orville" on Shock Theatre). Ronny Born also performed the voice of Chatter. Filmed at WBKB, roughly a season's worth, then sold into local syndication for quite a few years after. It initially ran as a stand alone show first (on WBKB). Later I remember seeing it as part of other shows."
Chatter's World also aired in other major markets, including WNEW Channel 5 in New York where these shorts aired as part of the long-running children's show Wonderama within Sonny Fox's 1959-67 run as host).
In this particular short, Chatter (the chimp) receives a draft notice in the mail and goes for his doctor's checkup, but is eventually classified (SPOILER ALERT!) 4-F (flat feet).
Starts with a portion of the Academy leader countdown - "SMPTE Society Leader 1958"
Written by Chatter
Directed by Chatter
Produced by Chatter
Chatter's Associates - Sam Ventura, Murray Hill, Ronny Born
A Murray Hill Production, Inc. - Filmed by VeBo
"Chatter! What's the matter with you?"
This aired on local Chicago TV in 1960.
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