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 sequel to 'Screwball Squirrel' (1944), with Screwy Squirrel being chased by the truant officer until he finds a helpfully-labelled chest of "Assorted Swell Things To Hit Dog On Head". Written by
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Every time Screwy hits the truant officer dog with one of the "Assorted Swell Things to Hit Dog on Head," the dog's Stetson hat morphs into a hat of another kind. In this order, it becomes a pork pie hat, a sailor-boy cap, a police officer's cap, a top hat, an Indian war bonnet, a witch's conical hat, a bicorne, a crown, a bowler, a fireman's hat, a football helmet, and finally the Stetson once again. See more »
[In the middle of a scene, a wolf goes by chasing Little Red Riding Hood; Screwy stops him]
Wait a minute, pal. You're in the wrong picture, ain't ya, man?
[Pulls down main title card]
See? The Screwy Truant, featuring Screwy Squirrel.
Hmm. One of them corny B-pictures, eh?
Oh, yeah? Listen, you. If you were my size, I'd bust you right in the nose.
[Wolf shrinks down to Screwy's size; Screwy shrinks even smaller and runs away]
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At the end, Screwy Squirrel lowers the THE END title card and says to the audience, "now that dopey truant officer never will know why I wasn't at school." The Truant Officer appears and demands to know why he wasn't at school. Screwy answers: "Because, I've got measles." Both characters now have spots on their faces; Then the camera pulls in on the words THE END... which become covered in spots as well! See more »
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't really care for the character of Screwy Squirrel. Of all of Tex Avery's wonderful cartoon creations, he is the one I could really do without. That being said, The Screwy Truant has to be one of, if not the best cartoon featuring this extremely annoying character. In this one Screwy is chased by a truant officer dog. The result is some very funny gags that remain fresh due to the fact that they have not been over used in other cartoons. My favorite bit involves Red Riding Hood and the Wolf getting lost in the wrong cartoon.
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