Friday, 10 June 2016

A Nose For Golf

The truant officer dog in Tex Avery’s The Screwy Truant acts like a human through most of the cartoon—except when Tex needs to fit in an extended gag sequence. The dog suddenly behaves like a bloodhound, trying to sniff out Screwy, only to have our hero grab his nose right off his snout.

Little explanation needs to be given about what happens next; the drawings tell the story. We get a couple of golf gags, an anvil makes one of several appearances in the cartoon and the dog’s injured nose turns into a dog itself, yelping in pain, hiding under the truant officer’s snout fur and then emerging to bark like a dog.

Tex rolls seamlessly on to the next gag.

Bob Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the animators.

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