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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake of 'Rock-a-Bye Bear' (1952). Written by
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[just after locking up the two attempted thieves]
Well, don't look at me, boys.
[after Droopy's remark to the attempted thieves, he walks away, with a hearing aig in one ear & closing music starts, leading to closing credit musical of it being an M-G-M cartoon]
[after Droopy locks the cell door of the two prisoners, each prisoner has a hearing aid also. The sheriff showed his hearing aid first, when the criminals confessed to their attempted theft]
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Tex Avery used a plot device here that he used in several cartoons: A character or characters want to avoid being heard by another character. Another character does their level best to cause them to disturb the character, setting the stage for his much-beloved sight gags fired rapidly at the audience. Cartoons are an artform and animated shorts have differing limitations and requirements from longer works. Conventions, plot devices and gimmicks have been developed over the years. Tex Avery developed and/or refined many of these over the years and is, in my view, the most seminal creative force in the history of the animated short. He was an extraordinary artist. This is a funny, engaging, delightful short with a hysterical ending and one of his better efforts. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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