Tuesday 10 December 2013

Familiar Ending, Isn't it?

A dead umpire bids farewell to us to wrap up “Batty Baseball,” a 1944 Tex Avery cartoon. Tex ended “Lonesome Lenny” the same way the following year.

I suspect Rich Hogan is the uncredited writer. Ed Love, Ray Abrams and Preston Blair get the animation credits.


  1. Well, dead catcher -- Tex killed the umpire earlier in the cartoon.

    It's actually a bit of a variation on the ending Jones used for "Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur" when Daffy confesses that his balloon idea wasn't so hot, while Tex also used it previously in his first MGM short, "The Early Bird Dood It"..

  2. actually he used this same type ending in the Screwy Squirrel cartoon "Lonesome Lenny" not "The Screwy Truant"

  3. I should know better, Anon. Thanks.
    Never watch three Screwy cartoons in a row. They all kind of mush together.