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A Ham in a Role (1949)

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A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two ... See full summary »

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A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two polite twin gophers have taken over his abode and angrily throws them out. They retaliate by violently heckling him in comical accordance with his Shakespeare speeches. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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When the gophers are sleeping in the book, each of the gophers are covered by two pages the ham actor is reading from (the gophers' snoring causes the pages to fly up revealing them). The Ham actor then throws the book outside with the gophers still inside the book. The book then opens up after hitting a tree and and the pages previously covering the gophers have disappeared. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are two Closing Credits in A Ham in a Role. First Closing Credits: ten seconds after Opening Credits conclude. Second Closing Credits: shortly after Mac & Tosh (The Goofy Gophers) got a horse to kick the dog out of its home and right back to the studio that it resigned from. See more »

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Featured in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) See more »

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In My Merry Oldsmobile
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Music by Gus Edwards
Played when the Dog drives off the lot
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torment is such sweet sorrow
19 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I saw "Lumber Jerks" a few months ago and then read about the Goofy Gophers in the book "That's All Folks: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation", I was surprised that those guys had their own series of cartoons and yet I'd never heard of them before. So, I've finally seen another one of their cartoons, and I liked it better than the previous one. "A Ham in a Role" has those most effeminate members of the genus Citellus tormenting a snobbish Shakespearean actor dog who left Warner Bros. (they never miss a chance to advertise themselves, do they?) to stick with serious roles. Specifically, they terrorize him based on his lines from the Bard's plays ("A rose by any other name..." becomes an excuse for Limburger cheese).

Yeah, it's just nice, silly entertainment. But I saw it as a special feature on the "My Dream Is Yours" DVD, and this cartoon is easily the best part (it's practically a guarantee that any Doris Day movie totally sucks). So check it out; and if you watch "MDIY", skip to the Bugs Bunny scene, and the movie won't totally suck.


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