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A Day at the Zoo (1939)

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A tour of the zoo, in typical Tex Avery style: a series of one-liners and sight gags, punctuated by Egghead teasing a lion at intervals, despite the admonishments of the narrator.

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Tex Avery ...
Other Elk Named Bill (voice) (uncredited)
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Egghead / Elk Named Bill / Monkey / Parrot / Stool Pigeon / Mother Ostrich / Joe Jumbo / Wildcat (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
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A tour of the zoo, in typical Tex Avery style: a series of one-liners and sight gags, punctuated by Egghead teasing a lion at intervals, despite the admonishments of the narrator.

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Une journée au zoo  »

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Narrator: An interesting bird is the South African talking parrot,
[to the parrot]
Narrator: Polly want a cracker?, I said Polly want a cracker?
Parrot: Naw, give me a cold beer!
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Referenced in Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (2000) See more »

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Am I Blue?
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Music by Harry Akst
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Some Fun Poked At The Animal Kingdom.
29 May 2009 | by (Hialeah, Florida) – See all my reviews

As someone who has always had a fascination with animals, I'm a big fan of this WB short. If I were to work in any occupation that dealt with animals right now, I'd be a biologist. But I surely wouldn't want too be a zookeeper, wrangler nor animal trainer. As long as I don't have to be around them, I'd be happy in some occupation involving animals without me having to be near them. Anyway, this is one of the WB cartoons in which the sight-gags and puns are the main focus/emphasis and another that's so well put together. The parts that I find to be the funniest and my faves are the recurring bits with Egghead constantly taunting the lion, the Alcatraz jailbird and stool pigeon, and the wild cat. If any of y'all like learning about animals like I do, then I highly recommend to watch this one.


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