Yes, you weren’t hearing things in The Cuckoo Murder Mystery, a 1930 Ub Iwerks cartoon.
There’s a creative gag where the a cuckoo clock drops the numbers on its face into a phone to reach the number for Detective Flip the Frog.
Flip’s phone desperately rings but Flips sleeps through the noise. The phone turns to the audience and says “Damn!”
Finally, the phone bops Flip on the head with its mouthpiece.
No animators are credited.