The truant officer dog in Tex Avery’s The Screwy Truant acts like a human through most of the cartoon—except when Tex needs to fit in an extended gag sequence. The dog suddenly behaves like a bloodhound, trying to sniff out Screwy, only to have our hero grab his nose right off his snout.
Little explanation needs to be given about what happens next; the drawings tell the story. We get a couple of golf gags, an anvil makes one of several appearances in the cartoon and the dog’s injured nose turns into a dog itself, yelping in pain, hiding under the truant officer’s snout fur and then emerging to bark like a dog.
Tex rolls seamlessly on to the next gag.
Bob Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the animators.