18 October 2005 | DonovanL
Darlene Gillespie plays androgynous Corky, the dog is better.
Freckle faced, buck toothed Darlene Gillespie, whose rampant enthusiasm masked an envy for Annette Funicello, Uncle Walt's personal favorite, hams it up throughout this series. The albino dog is good, whines on cue. Veiled incestuous relationship between Corky and Uncle Dan, who she praises in a warbled ode at the cabin. In short, an incredible cliffhanger series, the Disney people should be horsewhipped from holding it back from us for so long, not to mention Annette's own serial, which we won't mention. Uncle Dan was portrayed by some character hack actor that appeared in numerous 1950s Disney pap. As I recall it, the whole thing was overacted, underwritten, and yet why am I able to remember, "Uncle Dan, happy man, in his easy going way"? I'm sure the dog is dead by now, not sure about Darlene. Uncle Dan has to be pushing up daisies. If Annette was the girl every preteen boy wanted to kiss in the backseat of an Impala, then Darlene was the one you wanted helping overhaul the Chevy's 283.