In 1961, voiceover superstar Mel Blanc, who voiced characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd, as well as thousands of others, was severely injured in a car accident while on is way home. Blanc almost died and fell into a coma.
His son and wife were at the hospital for weeks speaking to him, hoping for any sign Blanc would come out of his coma but he remained unresponsive. Doctors tried everything, but the situation seemed hopeless.
One day, about two weeks after his accident, one of his neurologists decided to try a bit of an unconventional method. Upon entering Mel’s room in the morning, he loudly asked, “How are you feeling today Bugs Bunny?” The other nurses and doctors were shocked by his behavior until a timid voice spoke from the bed and said,
“Myeeeeh. What’s up doc?”