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Ceiling Hero (1940)

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A series of blackout gags parodying aviation and aviation films. Gags include a parchutist whose parachute reads "Good to the last drop", jokes about LA's expanding city limits, and a ... See full summary »

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A series of blackout gags parodying aviation and aviation films. Gags include a parchutist whose parachute reads "Good to the last drop", jokes about LA's expanding city limits, and a satire of test pilot and their bravery. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The oft-repeated line "Calling Barranca" is a reference to the film _Only Angels Have Wings_ (1939). See more »

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Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
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1940 Rose Bowl
19 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Typical Tex Avery cartoon, telling a seemingly serious story with a series of spot gags. In this case, the topic is aviation. Obviously, the airplanes depicted in "Ceiling Hero" look primitive by today's standards, but it's a pretty funny cartoon. As I understand it, the line "USC 0, Tennessee 14" is a reference to the 1940 Rose Bowl, which had those scores. And of course, the last line is from Artie Auerbach's character on "The Jack Benny Show".

So, it's nice, silly humor to last a few minutes. Since this came out right before the US entered WWII, it seems a little bit foretelling when they show the military planes.

Pretty funny.


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