Halfway during the first season of The Flintstones, Mel Blanc got into a serious car crash and had to remain in a body cast. Instead of replacing him, Joe Barbera arranged to set up a temporary recording studio in Mel's bedroom to record the voices of Barney and Dino for the rest of the season.
He's married to Estell Rosenbaum (4 January 1933 - 10 July 1989) (his death) and has 1 child.
He was the first original voice of Woody Woodpecker between 1940-1941.
When Arthur Q. Bryan died, he took over the voice of Elmer Fudd.
He was known as the "Man of a Thousand Voices".
He was the original voice of Barney Rubble and Dino from The Flintstones.
When Mel Blanc died in 1989, Joe Alaskey took over the role of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorne, Pepe Le Pew, Marvin Martain, Speedy Gonzales, and Yosemite Sam.
Mel Blanc isn't allergic to carrots; he just doesn't like them, which made saying Bugs Bunny's famous line "What's up, doc?," in which Bugs chews a carrot, quite difficult.
Elmer Fudd: Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm huntin' wabbits. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
Daffy Duck: You're despicable!
Porky Pig: That's all, Folks!
Sylvester: Sufferin' succotash!
Bugs Bunny: Eh... What's up, doc?
Tweety: I t'ought I taw a putty-tat!
Mel Blanc: Today was tomorrow yesterday so don't inhale.
Mel Blanc: I have been a member of DeMolay for sixty-three years. I thank God and DeMolay for helping me become kind and thoughtful to my parents and all my friends. I had many opportunities to do the wrong things, and I might have done them, if it were not for DeMolay. God bless them.