Casper Murgatroid

Posted by R. Berg on September 29, 2005

In Reply to: Casper Murgatroid posted by ESC on September 28, 2005

: : I was watching an old silent film this morning. It was just a comedic short clip, but an exclamation that one of the actor's used (written, of course) was, "Casper Murgatroid!" It took me a minute to put that together with the one that the cartoon character Snagglepuss used, "Heavens to Murgatroid!" Do you think there is any connection between the two?

: I am thinking, yes.

The archives have discussions of Murgatroid/Murgatroyd. Go back one page and use the search box. I don't recall that "Casper" ever came up in that context, though.

See: the meaning and origin of the phrase 'Heavens to Murgatroyd'.