Gags within gags in a sequence of Doggone Tired, a 1949 Tex Avery cartoon about a rabbit trying to keep a hunting dog awake so he’ll be too tired to hunt rabbits.
In one portion of the cartoon, the wily rabbit creates a phoney and noisy storm.
Cotton in the ears doesn’t drown out the noise.
Neither do toilet plungers.
But a pillow works.
The rabbit has to do something.
So he swipes the pillow. That works. Avery provides us with a cycle of takes to end the scene.
Bobe Cannon, Mike Lah, Grant Simmons and Walt Clinton are the animators. Character designs by Louis Schmitt.