Friday, 12 July 2019

It's Only a Cartoon

Heckle and Jeckle forget that they are birds and, thus, can fly in Satisfied Customer (1954). They plummet after escaping a large bubble in mid-air.

They shake hands goodbye. This is the end.

“Don’t worry, chum,” says Heckle. “This is only a cartoon.”

The scene pulls back to reveal it is a cartoon. The two bounce safely into an inkwell.

Well, if it’s good enough for Max Fleischer in the 1920s, it’s good enough for Paul Terry in the 1950s.

1 comment:

  1. Its a jar of cel paint rather than an inkwell, but point taken.

    Might just as well lift Max's bit, since they also "borrow" their pie routine from A Hare Grows in Manhattan, and the bottle gag is straight from Daffy Dilly.