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I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

One topic that comes up fairly enough is that of quotations that everyone knows, but are wrong in some way. They might be misattributed, or they might be somewhat off. The other day, Beth was reading a Cracked article recently … Continue reading

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The Initial Problem

It’s sort of an unspoken rule that cartoon characters tend to have the middle initial J. It’s probably really not as common as you might think, but it does show up in quite a few unrelated cartoon franchises. In The … Continue reading

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Absolutely Cuckoo

I think the first time I came across the word “Cloudcuckooland” might have been in The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, but I’ve come across the term occasionally since then. Apparently it’s actually used as the name of a place in … Continue reading

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The Egghead Experience

Elmer Fudd appears to have more or less evolved from a character named Egghead, called that after his egg-shaped head. (No surprises there, anyway.) Created by Tex Avery and first seen in 1937, Egghead sported a hairstyle like Moe Howard. … Continue reading

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Toon Talk

I find it interesting that the original voice of Porky Pig, Joe Dougherty, really did stutter. Because he couldn’t control it, recording sessions would run too long and become too expensive, so he was replaced by Mel Blanc. Blanc kept … Continue reading

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I’m Hunting Anthwopomowphic Wabbits

I’ve discussed the issue of cartoon anthropomorphism with Disney, but it seems to be even more complicated with Warner Bros. Their most famous character, Bugs Bunny, has some clear anthropomorphic traits. He speaks English (with a New York accent, at … Continue reading

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Goofy Genetics

One question that I’ve seen raised many times is, if Pluto is a dog, then what is Goofy? I’ve even looked at it myself, but I think it might be time to examine it again. These certainly aren’t the only … Continue reading

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