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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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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[a woman sees a monkey, but notices a sign that says "Do Not Feed the Monkeys," and looks both ways to make sure nobody's looking; she takes out a bag of peanuts to give to the monkey, but the monkey throws it at her face]
Monkey: Hey, sister!
[grabs the sign]
Monkey: Can't you read?
[puts down the sign and leaves]
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Referenced in Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (2000) See more »

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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
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Music by Harry Ruby
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Good, typical Avery cartoon, but hilarious even if not novel

If Tex Avery ever made a standard cookiecutter cartoon at Warner Brothers, this was it by a wide margin. The gags are all standards, seen often and it isn't original by any means. But it's delightful and still quite funny even in its familiarity (perhaps because it's so familiar, in fact) and it's well worth watching. Recommended.


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