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Dog Gone People (1960)

Elmer Fudd agrees to take care of his boss' dog in return for a promotion and finds he must treat the pooch as a human being.

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Elmer Fudd hopes to receive a promotion by agreeing to take care of his boss' dog, Rupert, for a weekend. But Rupert thinks of himself as a human and expects to be treated as such. So, Elmer must patronize his canine guest by feeding him prime steak and letting him sleep in a human bed, while Elmer eats dog food and sleeps in a doggie bed. The next morning, Rupert drinks Bay Rum from Elmer's medicine cabinet and goes for a joy-ride in Elmer's car! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Can't We Be Friends
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Music by Kay Swift
[Plays when Elmer apologizes after Rupert is offended by "Plassie".]
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A Guilty Pleasure
13 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

"Dog Gone People" has a few things working against it: It has basic animation, the gags are kind of predictable, and Hal Smith, try as he might, doesn't really sound like Arthur Q. Bryan's Elmer Fudd.

But you know what? I love the cartoon despite (or perhaps because of) these things. The cartoon is so delightfully corny, with Fudd repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth by treating his boss's dog, Rupert, like a dog instead of a person, saying things like "Oh no, another boo-boo!" and "I goofed again!" There are also silly moments like Fudd eating dog food while Rupert gets to chow down on Fudd's dinner, or Rupert getting drunk on bay rum and then driving drunk, which Fudd is blamed for, or the boss promoting Rupert over Fudd (who's demoted to cleaning the top of flag poles) that are so dumb you can't help but love them.

Hal Smith's decidedly un-Fudd-like voice? Yeah, that's part of the guilty pleasure charm.

The music by Milt Franklyn is a big part of why this cartoon is so fun. He weaves in quite a few catchy vintage songs as part of the background music, such as "Cheerful Little Earful", "Can't We Be Friends", "I Want to Be Happy", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and of course the favorite "We're in the Money". Referencing old songs was less common in the late '50s/early '60s Looney Tunes shorts, so the practice here gives the cartoon a certain throwback feel that works in its favor.

Overall, if you can check your brain at the door, "Dog Gone People" is one of the better later Looney Tunes shorts.


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