Monday, 7 January 2013

Give Him Some Tongue

What Makes Cartoons Great No. 276: tongue sandwiches with real tongues singing “I’m Just Wild About Harry.” Like in Bob Clampett’s “Goofy Groceries.”

OK, the gag was first used in that disjointed mess known as “Buddy’s Beer Garden” over seven years earlier. It’s not as good, but you can’t hate tongues that sing “La-la-la!”

It’s quite possible Clampett could be responsible for the gag in the earlier cartoon. He said how he’d offer gag ideas to the directors at Schlesinger before he became a director himself.

1 comment:

  1. Reminded of a tongue sandwich gag being used in a Simpsons episode as well. They weren't singing/moving as much as the appearance of a tongue sticking out of the sandwich was all there was.