Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alexandra Cabot(s)

while discussing various and sundry interesting items with my pal Mr. Owari, he mentioned that Casey Kasem is now 79 years old.  which surprised me, that the voice of so many cartoon characters is that old.  he did Shaggy and Robin and Alexander Cabot III for Josie and the Pussycats.

that led me to think about his twin sister, Alexandra (pictured here with her cat Sebastion from the cartoon series).  she really was the one that made the cartoon series, as she had the gumption and fortitude, wrongheaded as it usually was, to actually get things going.

anyway, it dawned on me that the show  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had a character with the same name.

ably played by Stephanie March as the ADA for the unit, the name being exactly the same seems to be far too much of a coincidence. 

so my question to Chris was if anyone knew if it actually was deliberate.  it's really quite awesome to think so, since the Law and Order shows (all 23 of them) are so highly regarded. it would just be too funny to know that one of their main characters owes her name to a cool cartoon from the 70s.  or a comic book from the 50s, if you prefer... 

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