Monday, 21 January 2013

What a Hole

Variations on the same gags can be found over and over in Tex Avery cartoon. There’s one in several cartoons where a character has a hole blasted through his body (or a part of it). Here are some examples.

Señor Droopy (1947)

Ventriloquist Cat (1950)

The Cuckoo Clock (1950)

Garden Gopher (1950)

The Chump Champ (1950)

Daredevil Droopy (1951)

All these shorts were written by Rich Hogan, who had been one of Avery’s writers at Warner Bros. He came over to MGM in 1941, and returned to the studio after the war.

1 comment:

  1. The body holes, where the character is hidden behind another object, work better for me than the head holes (I don't know if this is my inner Peggy Charen coming out, but putting a level between the blown out body part and the camera makes it funny for me, while the others are like better-executed versions of those painful Paramount cartoon gags of the 1950s that made you think of the pain before any laughter).