Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Six Heads of Screwy

The old flypaper gag results in Screwy Squirrel sprouting six heads in Screwball Squirrel, the first of five cartoons Tex Avery made with him.

Screwy is contrite. “I think this belongs to you, Meathead,” he says the to the dog, as Scott Bradley plays a feeble version of “Oh, Where, Or Where Has My Little Dog Gone” in the background.

Nah, he’s not contrite. It’s all a head-game. Screwy zips off and we soon get the next gag.

I still like the Screwy cartoons, even if Avery apparently didn’t.

Preston Blair, Ray Abrams and Ed Love are the credited animators in the 1944 short.

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