Carlton Your Doorman (Rare Animated Special; 1980)


Carlton Your Doorman
A still from the special; Carlton is on the right.
A still from the special; Carlton is on the right.
Status Partially found

In 1980, MTM Productions created a half-hour animated special, Carlton Your Doorman, based on the popular recurring unseen character from The Mary Tyler Moore Show's spin-off, Rhoda.

Plot

Carlton Your Doorman, being now the focus in a visual medium, was depicted as a lazy but well-meaning dimbulb doorman.

The special featured "Carlton's daily habits, including flirting with joggers and making the rounds of local watering holes".

In a reference to its show of origin, some of the mail Carlton drops in the special reads 'Morgenstern', Rhoda character's last name.

Production

Lorenzo Music voiced the Carlton character and also produced this show, as he did many of the MTM series in that era.

It was directed by Charles Swenson and Fred Wolf, who would later be known in the 1980s for producing many popular animated children's shows such as the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Lorenzo Music would famously be known for voicing Garfield in the 1980s, Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters, and Tummy Gummy in Disney's Gummy Bears.

Availability

This special was seemingly only broadcast once. It seems to be now DVD sold as a 100$ DVD on Toonarific.

A commercial for the special has surfaced on YouTube (thanks to user98787), along the first minutes from an individual VHS recording (thanks to 2ombieboy) and a MTM Productions logo from the special (thanks to LogicSmash).

Videos

Commercial for the premiere (uploaded by user98787).
The first minutes of the special (uploaded by 2ombieboy).
MTM Productions logo from the special (uploaded by LogicSmash).

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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A few years ago this was on YouTube for about a week before it got pulled. :(
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Gojirob

7 months ago
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Maybe MTM regards it as an old shame?
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Insultingiguana

7 months ago
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I think this looks really good :/ though I never seen the show that this originated from soooo...lol
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Reynard

7 months ago
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I have never even heard of "Rhoda"... maybe a little of the Mary Tyler Moore show... I like 80s TV but that stuff is obscure even for me.
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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You young whippnersnappers. :) Anyway, Julie Kavner had a big role on this show as Rhoda's sister, Brenda.
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Reynard

7 months ago
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Who is ready to pay 100 dollars for a DVD of the cartoon? http://shop....ductid=16226
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Anonymous user #3

7 months ago
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Who ever does buy it better upload the videos to the internet. Nothing should be lost forever!
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EssentialBiscuit

6 months ago
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Hmmm...One part of me says buy it, but yet again...

Does the cartoon have any expiration date on the site? Like, is it going to be removed anytime soon?
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Nanis149

6 months ago
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I dunno.
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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Well then Anonymous user #3, why don't you buy it and upload it.
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Anonymous user #7

2 months ago
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@ANON 6. do you think we all have 100 bucks just laying around?
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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Exactly, if you pay $100 for anything, why would you upload it?
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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Here is a commercial for Carlton Your Doorman. I downloaded in October 2015 from youtube, but the original is gone now, so I have uploaded it again.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jANpzIoVmi8
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Reynard

4 months ago
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Thank you for the reupload! It is nice of you!
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2ombieboy

4 months ago
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I have found and uploaded the intro (first 3 min) of this lot animation. sorry i dont have it all just around 5 min of it. this was taken off a v2000 vcc tape that was recorded in 1985 2ombieboy feel free to sub ;)

https://youtu.be/VSg4XPW1Pkw
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Reynard

4 months ago
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Thank you so much! It is very appreciated from you. This shall be added to the article.
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Anonymous user #5

3 months ago
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Come on. Meow.

...Damn cat.
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Anonymous user #8

1 months ago
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If anyone ordered the DVD online will they upload the special on to YouTube or so
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