A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »
Various saints are logging details of everyone entering Heaven, but because they're a bit out of touch with early 1950s slang, they come up with some very strange impressions of a recently deceased young man's life when he describes it to them.Written by
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's, animation Producer Fred Quimby was originally opposed to making this cartoon. But animation director, Tex Avery, used his witty vocabulary and convinced Quimby, by telling him that there was nothing else ready at the time for animation production, at M-G-M. See more »
I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth.
[the Hipster's first remark to Noah Webster]
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In many ways, a typical Tex Avery cartoon but also different
This cartoon is typical of Tex Avery in that there are a lot of sight gags, but is atypical in that the running monologue is as important to the humor as the sight gags are. Avery cartoons tend to be more weighted towards visual gags and placed less emphasis on verbal humor, but the premise of the short-how slang would seem to someone who didn't understand what was meant-required a more verbally oriented approach. In less rational moments, I wonder what Avery would make of some modern expressions. Then I go lie down until the feeling goes away. Recommended.
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