Thursday, 8 March 2018

Who's Napoleon?

Tex Avery and Heck Allen pull off a phoney ending in Happy-Go-Nutty. “The End” title card appears. But before the cartoon ends, Screwy Squirrel asks Meathead why he’s been chasing him through the cartoon.

“You’re crazy. You think you’re Napoleon. But ya ain’t,” the dog replies.

“I am!”

And he proceeds to prove it, doing the stuff Screwy did to him during the cartoon.

Screwy likes this ending because it’s silly. And we do, too.

Ray Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the credited animators.


  1. Wow! Just the other day, I re-watched Friz Freleng's Bugs Bunny cartoon NAPOLEON BUNNY PART. Bugs fixes it so that the people who drive the "crazy cart" tow the real Napoleon away, thinking he's someone who's gone mad. Bugs says, "Imagine him thinking he's Napoleon...when I'm the REAL Napoleon!" With that, he doffs Napoleon's hat, sticks his right hand under his, er, front, and hobbles away.

    1. Actually Bugs didn't even to fix it....they already knew he WAS! :)SC

  2. The ending's Avery's updated take on the ending to "Daffy Duck and Egghead" (and Ben Hardaway's cut ending for "Hare-Um, Scare-Um"), with the main difference being the dog actually gets a bit of revenge on Screwy here, before stick-horse riding back to the asylum.

  3. "I don't know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn't make sense."

    - David Lynch