The ending to Roughly Squeaking (1946) is surrealism at its best. Through the whole cartoon, Hubie and Bertie have tried to convince the cat he’s a lion and that a bulldog is a pelican.
Finally comes the moment of truth. “Now, look,” says the dog. “If I was a pelican, I’d have a fish in my mouth, wouldn’t I?” He opens his mouth. There’s the fish. As is typical in a Chuck Jones cartoon, there’s subtle eye moment as the dog’s pupil looks at the fish.
A bluebird watching the curious proceedings through the cartoon goes nuts. Looks like some Ben Washam stretches here.
“Holy smoke! I am a pelican!”
“Yeah. And I’m a Thansgiving turkey. Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble...” And the bluebird/turkey flies away to end the cartoon.
Mike Maltese and Tedd Pierce wrote the story.