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The Hole Idea (1955)

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A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree.

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Prof. Calvin Q. Calculus / Newspaper Man / Baby / Scientists / News Reporter / Devil (voice)
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Meek, little inventor Calvin Q. Calculus defies the ranting of his battle-ax wife and invents a portable hole, which will revolutionize dog bone storage, rescue of babies from safes, and golfer putts. But a thief steals Calculus' supply of portable holes and uses them to go on a crime spree. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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[Prof. Calculus throws a portable hole on the floor, which causes his wife to fall down straight to hell; the devil comes out carrying her out of hell]
The Devil: Isn't it bad enough down there without her?
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
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I've got a hole in me pocket
12 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Thirteen years before "Yellow Submarine" featured a Sea of Holes (one of which Ringo picked up and stuck in his pocket), Robert McKimson portrayed portable holes in "The Hole Idea". It's certainly a clever cartoon. I guess that it's sort of a cliché to depict a husband who forgets anniversaries - thereby incurring his wife's anger - and a presumably good invention getting used for illicit purposes.

But overall, this is definitely a neat one. I can't understand what some reviewers have against Robert McKimson; in my opinion, his cartoons weren't the best to come out of Warner Bros., but he truly had some neat ideas. You gotta admire this one.


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