This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »
The Wolf rides into town, terrorises it, kidnaps the girl, and is chased by the outraged townspeople, accompanied by Droopy, who despite introducing himself as "the hero" at the end, in ... See full summary »
The piglet is based on Red Skelton's Mean Widdle Kid. The wolf (especially when he laughs) recalls Harold Peary's radio character, the Great Gildersleeve. See more »
Well, I cannot heckle that wolf anymore 'til he get back, so I might as well heckle you people out there.
[pulls out a blackboard and screeches on it with chalk]
I sure is a mean widdle kid, ain't I?
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This cartoon, which I think is one of Tex Avery's best, features as its protagonist a little pig who seems to be a take-off on Red SKelton's Mean Widdle KId character-the voice, mannerisms and even on or two of SKelton's catch-phrases are present in this cartoon. The Wolf doesn't stand a chance! Junior isn't very well-behaved and is down-right dangerous. He makes Dennis the Menace look like Little Lord Fauntleroy! Typical Tex Avery sight-gags, but more verbal humor than usual for an Avery short. From downtown at the buzzer, he shoots, he scores! The Crowd goes wild! This is an excellent cartoon. Most highly Recommended!!!
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