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Son of a Rich 02-13-2019 01:13 PM

What Tex Avery cartoon?
 
I'm drawing a blank on this one: a cat keeps saying "meow meow". Keeps repeating those two words. I can't remember why. Yes, I know it's not a lot to go on :)

AngelSoft 02-13-2019 01:16 PM

Is this it?

Son of a Rich 02-13-2019 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by AngelSoft (Post 21486476)

That's it! Thanks!

Intergalactic Gladiator 02-13-2019 03:19 PM

God that's a great cartoon. I go back and watch that one every once in a while just to enjoy the Avery zaniness. A few months ago my son was watching a bunch of Avery cartoons, laughing, and at one point he said "Man, they don't like the mother-in-law, do they?"

Son of a Rich 02-13-2019 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Intergalactic Gladiator (Post 21486756)
God that's a great cartoon. I go back and watch that one every once in a while just to enjoy the Avery zaniness. A few months ago my son was watching a bunch of Avery cartoons, laughing, and at one point he said "Man, they don't like the mother-in-law, do they?"

What cartoon was he watching?

Bryan Ekers 02-14-2019 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Son of a Rich (Post 21487271)
What cartoon was he watching?

Possibly one of Avery's "of tomorrow" quartet (The House/Car/T.V./Farm). As I recall, they'd depict a series of futuristicky gadgets with the last being a gag version "for the mother-in-law", typically incorporating a guillotine or bear trap or pack of alligators or whatnot.

Reindeer Flotilla 02-14-2019 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bryan Ekers (Post 21488358)
Possibly one of Avery's "of tomorrow" quartet (The House/Car/T.V./Farm). As I recall, they'd depict a series of futuristicky gadgets with the last being a gag version "for the mother-in-law", typically incorporating a guillotine or bear trap or pack of alligators or whatnot.

For the car one, the mother-in-law rides in an isolated bubble that's ~15 feet behind the family. The site-gag is the interior of the car is huge and they list the multiple rows of seat occupants ("...the wife, the kids, the pets...") as they pan back, finishing with a long sweep way behind the car showing the barely-attached final compartment and adding "...and the mother-in-law".

Bryan Ekers 02-22-2019 10:31 AM

A tiny little bump, because I remembered something amusing. There was a documentary "The Making Of...: about Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and I recall one of the men interviewed saying they tried to hit the right mix of styles, between Disney's beautifully-rendered artwork, Warner Brothers' rapid-fire sarcasm, and Tex Avery's dynamite-down-your-pants mayhem. Since then, no better descriptor of Tex Avery's style has ever occurred to me.


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