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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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Uncredited cast:
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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[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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The Campbells Are Coming
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If You Love Puns, Ya Gotta Love This One!
18 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm always amazed and happy to see the corny puns Tex Avery and others like to present in classic-era cartoons. This cartoon is full of them. The scene is a zoo: "Kalama Zoo," where the "blue plate special" is on at feeding time, etc.

The puns keep comin' as we get a tour of the zoo, complete with a ton of "corn" and wisecracks. Some of it, of course, is really stupid but a good number of the puns are funny. We see camels (smoking), greyhounds (a bus), two bucks (deer) and five scents (skunks)." You get the picture. Very corny.

We see birds, too, such as the "Jail Bird" in a cage with a "Stool Pigeon" in the adjacent one. I'm telling you, it's non-stop cornball material ....and a lot of fun. The ending, with the lion and the idiot that was teasing him, was predictable but still humorous and clever.


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