Another Night Gallery comic blackout vignette, “Quoth the Raven,” is reviewed here.
“Quoth the Raven” *
Written by Jack Laird
Directed by Jeff Corey
Marty Allen as Edgar Allan Poe
Mel Blanc as the Voice of the Raven
Edgar Allan Poe (Marty Allen, yes, the frizzy-haired comic of those early-70s days), sits down to compose what would be “The Raven,” but gets stuck on a line. His downing of brandy may not be helping matters. “While I pondered weak and…while I pondered weak and…” he repeats frustratingly. An actual raven is also in the room and, voiced by Mel Blanc of Warner Brothers cartoon shorts fame (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc.), croaks mockingly, “Weary. Weary, dummy, weary,” to which Poe throws his glass at the annoying bird.