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Jerky Turkey (1945)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 7 April 1945 (USA)
The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving ... See full summary »

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Turkey Call (voice) (uncredited)
Wally Maher ...
Turkey (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Hunting Pilgrim (voice) (uncredited)
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The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving dinner. He meets a black market turkey, one who sounds like Jimmy Durante. The turkey sells himself to the Pilgrim, but a chase ensues... The turkey can deflect machine gun bullets... when dressed as Superman. The two declare a truce and decide to eat together at Joe's Diner... Written by David Steele

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The turkey's voice and look is patterned after Jimmy Durante. See more »

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Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

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Turkey in the Straw
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Jerky Turkey is funny cartoon from Tex Avery at MGM
6 December 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

An amusing Tex Avery cartoon made near the end of World War II. Basically, a pilgrim who doesn't want to wait in line goes to "Ye Black Market" building to get a live turkey. The turkey who offers himself sounds like Jimmy Durante. Various chase gags are executed like the one where the pilgrim paints on a brick wall outside scenery to fool the turkey. Turkey goes through that scenery. Pilgrim tries to chase turkey through only to smash himself. The kind of gag that would be more perfected in Chuck Jones' Road Runner cartoons. Many other gags involving modern gadgets follow. Highly worth seeing for any Tex Avery fan. Don't miss a final gag involving someone constantly carrying the sign, "Eat at Joe's"...


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