Warped gags seems to have abounded at every cartoon studio just after sound came in. The funny thing was the gags didn’t involve sound. They were odd sight gags.
Here’s one from the Terrytoon Indian Pudding (1930). A moose sees a marauding tribe of angry Indians (cats) off-camera. It reacts by using its antlers to fly away.
We know Jerry Shields animated this because of a copy of the studio draft listing the animator for each scene still exists. Jerry Beck supplied it on a blog several years ago. Click to enlarge each page.