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Bob Clampett decided to take his entire staff out for an evening of entertainment one night not long after "Time For Beany" skyrocketed to success in 1949, and the group all ended up at the El Capitan on Vine Street for a very popular live show in its own right called "Ken Murray's Blackouts". Ken Murray had been known as a vaudeville performer and on this particular evening Murray carried a seltzer bottle and kept shooting it off at various members of the audience throughout the first half of the show. At intermission Bob Clampett and the staff had seen enough of that and ran over to a nearby liquor store and picked up several seltzer bottles. Then they made arrangements with all of the people in the center front row seats to temporarily give up their seats for a show skit. When Murray came out for the second half of the show Bob Clampett and his staff all stood up in unison, each pulled out a seltzer bottle and emptied their seltzer on Murray. The rest of the audience roared its approval obviously thinking that it was part of the show. Murray was speechless, soaked and really angry about it. Years later Clampett was once again laughing till tears came out of his streaming down his face just recalling the event. See more