Here’s a standard Tex Avery gag in the middle of “The Screwy Truant.” Avery takes something relatively ordinary and then makes it unexpected and outrageous.
And then Tex (and writer Heck Allen) finish the gag with the only logical conclusion in an Avery cartoon—a sign.
The whole scene from when Meathead chases Screwy Squirrel into the tree and then looks at the tag takes 18 seconds. Then it’s time for the next routine.
Ed Love, Preston Blair and Ray Abrams are the credited animators. Someone can tell me if this is Love’s scene.