do Kids These Days end up watching old timey cartoons like this? I'd hate to think they aren't getting schooled in 75-year-old cultural references like I was.
What's terrible about these is that there is literally an entire sub-genre of "cartoons about inanimate objects as caricatures of Depression era pop culture ephemera". Dozens upon dozens of these.
that rabbit really shouldn't be smoking around that baby
Back when Cartoon Network started they will show nothing but mostly old timey cartoons like this one.
|Jane Error |
Oh, 'Bird' Crosby, I get it. Ha.
If I remember correctly, Disney deliberately avoided making references like these in the hopes their cartoons would be more 'timeless,' but given that they are similarly of their time in terms of pacing, humour, and subject matter (i.e., by most contemporary standards they're leaden, unfunny, and occasionally offensive), I wonder if WB was smarter for at least being clear about the cultural moment their cartoons occupied.
Which is why I love this old shorts. I mean, c'mon--the kid is upset because he can't stay up to listen to the *radio*. The--dare I say it--cognitive dissonance created in that moment for contemporary viewers is worth the shitty puns in my opinion.
Like this is somehow substandard to the next 40 years of recycled Simpsons and Family Guy.
It is. Our television had been getting progressively better until Family Guy.
The shit my grandmother watched was awful. Red fucking Skelton. Even the 80s cartoons everyone loved so much suck compared to shows like Adventure Time and MLP:FIM.
Who doesn't like Red Skelton... oh my god.
C'mon, this is NEAT. Haters gonna hate.
WTF the hammer at the end?
|Cherry Pop Culture |
I'm bored :( I just had to stop halfway through
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