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by Nick
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: A Sad Day for the GAC, for it is being shut down
Replies: 34
Views: 24491

J. J. Hunsecker wrote:Ian, it sounds like you're going through the five stages of grief. Homer (though not a GAC cartoon character) will illustrate them for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2iWiuBi48Q&feature=related
That's brilliant.
by Nick
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Chuck Jones - Sadist?
Replies: 21
Views: 7740

As for A Pest in the Hous e, Daffy isn't pestering the hapless customer on purpose. He thinks he's helping the man, and he doesn't realize how much of a nuisance he really is. So in a way Daffy is "innocent" or at least blissfully unaware. Elmer's problems are caused by the angry customer's choice ...
by Nick
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
Topic: "Confederate Honey" (1940) Breakdown Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 11296

The Yankee soldiers look like they're caricatures of the wb staff, can anyone identify them?
by Nick
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
Topic: "Confederate Honey" (1940) Breakdown Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 11296

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that this cartoon was originally supposed to be directed by Hardaway and Dalton (they receive story and animation credit). Their directing duties were replaced by Friz Freleng when he returned to WB from MGM. It's also a loose parody of Gone With the Wind . Oh a...
by Nick
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Chuck Jones - Sadist?
Replies: 21
Views: 7740

I've worked in the comedy field for quite a bit of my adult life and one of the best definitions of comedy I ever heard was: "Comedy is pain happening to somebody else." So most comedy, especially of the slapstick variety, is going to involve pain. Of course. What I meant in my original post is tha...
by Nick
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Chuck Jones - Sadist?
Replies: 21
Views: 7740

Oh you could include Chow Hound, but at the end the bullying dog get's his comeuppance so it's not really the same as the examples above. While its still a pretty subversive cartoon, it still ends with the 'good' characters coming out on top.
by Nick
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Chuck Jones - Sadist?
Replies: 21
Views: 7740

Chuck Jones - Sadist?

It seems to me that a recurring theme in a number of Chuck Jones' '40s cartoons is having innocent characters be subject to undeserved violence or being unfairly treated in general. Often it's very funny, but at times it can come across as cruel. The most obvious example of this is Fresh Airedale , ...
by Nick
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: The GAC Forums Water Cooler
Topic: 4 million dollars a year: Not a big enough paycheck
Replies: 57
Views: 15799

Scuz Fink wrote:Harry Shearer phones it in literally.He both table reads and gets his lines recorded over the phone.
Plus he's been complaining about the quality of the show since the early '90s.
by Nick
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: The GAC Forums Water Cooler
Topic: 4 million dollars a year: Not a big enough paycheck
Replies: 57
Views: 15799

Yeah there's no doubt that the actors are being greedy as they're already extremely wealthy. I don't have much sympathy for them, but it does seem unfair that people who have no creative involvement in the show will continue to makes huge piles of money regardless whether new episodes continue to be...

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