Wild Wife (1954)
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My favorite scenes from this cartoon: The wife HURRIEDLY makes breakfast, only to be rewarded with the humorous arguing among her two kids. When opening her car door, the wife becomes over-showered with groceries. She also crashes back and forth between two parked cars as she tries to parallel park in front of a beauty salon, then her mud facial scares a pedestrian out of his wits.
Bea Benaderet and Mel Blanc supply the voices of the "Wild Wife" and husband, and they play off of each other wonderfully. Amusing as it is, this cartoon short may also serve as a reminder to husbands everywhere that while they are bringing home the bread, their wives most likely are engaging in much more activity than generally believed.
OK, I've probably over-analyzed the cartoon. McKimson probably intended it as entertainment. Some of what happens certainly entertains. But I still say that it offers some insight into what status as a 1950s housewife really constituted.