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Bud Fisher (comic strip Mutt and Jeff)
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March 1920 (USA) See more »
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Mutt and Jeff discover how chewing gum is made. See more (1 total) »

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Bud Fisher 
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Bud Fisher  comic strip Mutt and Jeff

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Bud Fisher .... animator
Edgar Horace .... animator

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Follows Pretzel Farming (1920)See more »


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Mutt and Jeff discover how chewing gum is made., 8 October 1999
Author: Don T. Dorkerson from Gnaw Bone, Indiana

The year is 1920. Film is still new and becoming abundant. Any subject matter is fair game for this new medium. Hence, "The Chewing Gum Industry" is made. Comic characters Mutt and Jeff stumble into a chewing gum factory thinking it's a whiskey mill. In the unedited version, Jeff falls into a hot pot of chewing gum and is scalded with 3rd degree burns on three fourths of his body. However, the scene was edited for children and instead, Jeff drops his corn cob pipe into the mix where it is quickly incorporated into the gum. It turns out that Jeff's pipe becomes the "secret ingredient" to a new line of gum to be shipped to Argentina. If you enjoy slow moving black and white cartoons about how gum is made and have a few hours to kill (and a film projector, for that matter), this one's for you.

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