Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Silencing the Kid of Tomorrow

"This modern little wonder," says narrator Frank Graham in the cartoon House of Tomorrow, "relieves mother and dad of the problem of answering junior's many questions."

The kid won't stop talking. "What did you bring?" "Is Santa Claus real?" "Can I have a nickle?" "Did the stork bring me?" "Can I go to the show?" are among his many queries until the machine tells him to shut up. Then it forces him to.

Jack Cosgriff and Rich Hogan wrote this for Tex Avery. I think Daws Butler is playing the machine's voice.