The Old "Those Endearing Young Charms" Gag
We've all seen it. It's a famous gag, and still funny!
[ANTAGONIST rigs dynamite to a certain piano/xylophone key in the song "Those Endearing Young Charms"]
[PROTAGONIST plays the song right, but misses the certain note]
ANTAGONIST: No! That's not it! Try it again!
[PROTAGONIST tries again, but misses the note once more.]
ANTAGONIST: No, no, you idjet! Like this!
[ANTAGONIST is blown to kingdom come.]
Okay, I've been wondering: exactly how many times has this gag been used in classic cartoons, and which cartoon/studio/director executes it best?
I remember it being in a Private Snafu cartoon called Booby Traps [Clampett, WB], plus the cartoons Ballot Box Bunny [Freleng, WB], Rushing Roulette [McKimson, WB], and Show Biz Bugs [Freleng, WB]
My vote goes to Show Biz Bugs. I liked it better faster paced, and Daffy Duck said "No! No! You stupid rabbit! Like this!" much better than Yosemite Sam did in Ballot Box Bunny (even though Mel Blanc did voice them both).
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