Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Long-Distance Dedication Edition


This year, I had the odd experience of a pretty okay Father’s Day being bittersweet due to the death of one of my voice-over heroes, the immortal Casey Kasem.  For many people my age, it’s a toss-up as to whether Casey’s golden pipes are more recognizable from his years of hosting America’s Top 40 or from his turn as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers in the first few iterations of Scooby Doo.  Oddly for me, just the night before I got the news, Stephen and I watched ‘Ghostbusters’, which features a Kasem voice-over cameo, and the night before that I took in a couple of episodes of classic Transformers, and within the last week, I was delighted to hear him voicing Shaggy’s FATHER on the latest version of the endless Scooby Doo cartoon Möbius strip.  Indeed, it seems as though NOT hearing that voice is actually harder for me than hearing it, and I’m saddened to realize that his era has ended, which leads us to today’s memorial query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still associates that voice with Mark, the leader of the G-Force team from ‘Battle Of The Planets’, a formative viewing experience for me, asking: What’s your favorite memory of the late Casey Kasem?