Your Evening Looney Tunes Fix

(Update: This video has since been removed from Youtube.  Sorry.)

Tonight's a perfect night for another classic Daffy Duck cartoon, "Hollywood Duck." Yaay!! This is one of my favorites, when Daffy was still, well, daffy. I always preferred him this way, always a little goofier than Bugs Bunny.

I always loved the wisecracking pop culture riffing of these cartoons, even though most of the celebrity cameos went over my head. I still don't know the actor who's working the crane machine. But I got the idea of the joke, and this led to The Simpson's, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Animaniacs. Good times.

4 comments:

Sean L. said...

Aahh, that brings me back. Classic stuff. Is Cartoon Network or Boomerang even showing those old Looney Toons anymore? Bugs Bunny was probably my favorite.

Headspectre said...

I believe that would be Edward G Robinson, who was never nominated but was given a lifetime achievement Oscar.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Ah, Edward G. Robinson? I'm not too sure about that. He's been spoofed in many cartoons, and he has a very distinctive look and sound. He was even in a Bugs Bunny cartoon called, "Racketeer Rabbit." I'll have to check this cartoon on Wikipedia and see if there's an answer.

It its own way, this cartoon makes me miss Anamaniacs. Classic anarchy at its finest.

I don't know if these cartoons are shown on tv for free anymore. Just as Nina Paley said, once something becomes "valuable," the corporations lock everything away and then charge a premium for your right to see it. The result is that something that was once universally loved becomes obscure, unknown. This is the suffocation of greed.

Chris Sobieniak said...

I remember watching this cartoon back when it was on a tape my mom bought me of several cartoons featuring Daffy Duck (it was an MGM/UA release, this was back when UA had the pre-1948 package of WB cartoons that had been in their mitts since the 50's until the Turner's purchase of MGM and later acquisition of their library). It always seemed funny thinking any kid who watched that cartoon for the first time would just think it was a random bunch of names throw on the screen such as at the end of the cartoon where Daffy names off the 'stars' he see!

"Sufferin' succotash, it's Ann Sheridan!"

Being reminded of a funny bit years later an segment from "The Bullwinkle Show", involving a Bullwinkle Fan Club telethon had Bullwinkle stating you'll see Bob Hope, Marlon Brando, Jane Mansfield and Perry Como (their names flash on the screen), but then adds "That's all you're going to see, their names!"

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