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A Feud There Was (1938)

The McCoys and the Weavers are two feuding hillbilly clans. Elmer Fudd, Peacemaker, attempts to end the fighting; but violence and zaniness win out.

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Non-Stop Corrigan / Old Gray Hair / Cuckoo Bird / Angry McCoy / Peace-Deriding Weaver / Apple-Bonked Weaver / Trigger Happy McCoy (voice) (uncredited)
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Weaver from Audience / McCoy at Cellar Door (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd, Peacemaker (Egghead) (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Elmer Fudd, Peacemaker (Egghead) (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Things are moving pretty slow in the Weaver cabin. Most of the men (and animals) are sleeping, and even those who are awake are only half-awake. A microphone for the radio station KFWB drops in front of four of them. They snap to and burst into song (with a nap during the commercial). They sing of the joy of shooting McCoys. The McCoys, called skunks by a young boy with a deep voice, shoot their question at the Weavers: "Do ya mean it?" The reply: "Yas we mean it!" The feud is on. Coming on a scooter is "Elmer Fudd, Peacemaker" (though the character design and voice is that of Egghead). He suggests peace to the Weavers, and gets a backside of buckshot. The McCoys give him the same response. The sheriff catches one combatant off-side and gives him a 5 yard penalty. Elmer stands in the middle and again pleads for peace. Everyone gangs up around him; there's a huge brawl, and only Elmer is left standing. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This film spoofs Douglas Corrigan, better known as Wrong-Way Corrigan. An unseen character (voiced by Mel Blanc) hiding in a McCoy's cellar, announces himself: "My name is Non-Stop Corrigan. I thought I was headed for Los Angeles. It was a mistake. My compass broke. Honest." See more »

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[first lines]
Cuckoo Bird: Watch! That's powerful snorin'. Just like a hurricane!
[aside]
Cuckoo Bird: From the motion picture of the same name.
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References The Hurricane (1937) See more »

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The Wearing of the Green
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a feud good men
6 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to tell whether or not "A Feud There Was" is making fun of rural people. No doubt playing off of the whole Hatfield-McCoy conflict, it portrays two yokel families spending all day shooting at each other. However, it's partly really interesting as the first ever appearance of the name Elmer Fudd (though he doesn't resemble the famous hunter whom we now know). In this case, he's a peacemaker trying to get the two families to lay down their weapons.

As I understand it, the men performing for what is presumably a radio audience are a group that included Roy Rogers. But as someone who takes no interest in Roy Rogers, I just like to focus on the cartoon itself. "AFTW" is something sure to please you. That Tex Avery was really something else.

The old gray hair ain't what it used to be. Ha!


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