Thursday, 23 July 2015

Pepper Makes Him Sneeze, You Say?

Was there even one cartoon studio which didn’t use the pepper/sneeze gag? (Besides maybe UPA). It goes back at least as far as “Felix Gets Broadcasted” (1923). Here’s an MGM version of the old routine in “Sufferin’ Cats” (released in 1942).

The layout in the last frame is unique. I wonder if Harvey Eisenberg is responsible.

Receiving animation credits are Ken Muse, Jack Zander, Pete Burness and George Gordon.


  1. This is one of Jack Zander's scenes, Tralfaz.

  2. Yes, UPA, too - there's a pepper sneeze gag in "Meet Mother Magoo" (1956).