A young schoolboy gives his class report on a TV western, believing the commercials to have been part of the story.





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A young schoolboy gives his class report on a typical TV western, which is complete with an Indian attack, a crooked poker game, a barroom brawl and an obligatory romance. But for the boy, there's more to the story: the commercials. The real story, according to him, is the cowboy-hero's refusal to listen to the advice of his "friends." A spokesman announces to his friends that they should smoke Triboro cigarettes. But the stubborn cowboy rolls his own. A friendly banker advises his friends to take out a friendly loan at his friendly bank. But the cowboy just punches all the dishonest card players and takes all their money. Animated child-like drawings tell the boy's skewed, but sharp-eyed, tale. Written by J. Spurlin

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1 October 1967 (USA)  »

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Boy: This is a story about a stubborn cowboy who wouldn't listen to his friends' advice.
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The Stubborn Cowboy was another interesting Paramount cartoon that depicted things through a child's drawings
20 March 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Like The Story of George Washington and My Daddy the Astronaut, this was another Paramount Pictures cartoon from the late '60s that I saw that depicted movement of a child's drawings along with a child's narration to match. This one was about one boy's telling to his class about a "stubborn" cowboy's adventures on TV with his "friends" all being commercial pitchmen he never takes advice on, hence the cartoon's title. Since one of them is from "Triboro Country", maybe the cowboy's wise not to take at least that one! (though he does roll his own "cigarette" later on, according to the boy's narration and drawing) Not as hilarious as the other two and this may never be on television again because of the Indian (or Native American if you prefer) stereotypes not to mention some of the "violence" concerning gunplay and throwing chairs but there's still some pretty amusing lines that make this late-entry cartoon pretty entertaining. My favorite line was this: (on the Indians) "They had fingerpaint all over them and when their mother, when they got home, Mother was sure gonna give them a spanking!" So on that note, I'd recommend The Stubborn Cowboy.

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