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Old 10-07-2021, 06:51 AM   #796
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Toon In With Me - Thu. 10/7/21 - New Episode 186 "Yee Howdy Hoodang!"

Devil's Feud Cake (Bugs - 1963 - Freleng)
A Hick, A Slick, and a Chick (WB - 1948 - Art Davis) - first time on MeTV
Hobby Horse-Laffs (WB - 1942 - Norman McCabe) - also a first-timer
A Broken Leghorn (Foghorn Leghorn - 1959 - McKimson)
Pink on the Cob (Pink Panther - 1969 - Hawley Pratt)
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Toon In With Me - Thu. 10/7/21 - New Episode 186 "Yee Howdy Hoodang!"

Devil's Feud Cake (Bugs - 1963 - Freleng)
A Hick, A Slick, and a Chick (WB - 1948 - Art Davis) - first time on MeTV
Hobby Horse-Laffs (WB - 1942 - Norman McCabe) - also a first-timer
A Broken Leghorn (Foghorn Leghorn - 1959 - McKimson)
Pink on the Cob (Pink Panther - 1969 - Hawley Pratt)
First time I've seen that kind of sizing on the M-F show. Wonder why they did that? I must have missed Leghorn the first time thru. Was it sized that way back whenever it was shown?
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The original Foggy showing was Sat. 1/16/21 (and by the way, they still haven't edited that cartoon for a certain Foggy one-liner). I checked the DVD from that and it looks identical to today--way too large and "zoomed in." In other words, aspect ratio way off.

On my main cable box, from which I can't record, it looked OK. It filled the screen, which the cartoons normally don't.

I wonder if some of these differences in the cartoons is between Academy ratio and CinemaScope, etc.

I'm about to try ordering the Xdimax Grex so I might be able to copy off my main cable box.
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The original Foggy showing was Sat. 1/16/21 (and by the way, they still haven't edited that cartoon for a certain Foggy one-liner). I checked the DVD from that and it looks identical to today--way too large and "zoomed in." In other words, aspect ratio way off.

On my main cable box, from which I can't record, it looked OK. It filled the screen, which the cartoons normally don't.

I wonder if some of these differences in the cartoons is between Academy ratio and CinemaScope, etc.

I'm about to try ordering the Xdimax Grex so I might be able to copy off my main cable box.
My recording from this morning was missing just one of the far right quotation marks. I never thought to check my Saturday list...it was there.
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Toon In With Me - Fri. 10/8/21 - New Episode 187 "Fan-Tastic Friday #6"

Jumpin' Jupiter (Porky, Sylvester - 1955 - Jones)
Plastered in Paris (The Inspector - 1966 - Gerry Chiniquy)
Early to Bet (WB - 1951 - McKimson)
The Uninvited Pest (Barney Bear - 1943 - Rudolf Ising)
Daffy Duck and Egghead (1938 - Tex Avery)
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Bugs Bunny & Friends - Sat. 10/9/21

Spaced Out Bunny (Bugs - 1980 - Jones) - a cartoon pulled from the 1980 TV special Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over. The full special is on Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD, Volume 5.

Louvre Come Back To Me (Pepe Le Pew - 1962 - Jones, co-director Maurice Noble) - standard formula Pepe cartoon. For some reason these 1960s Pepes have been rare in recent years, and this one is a MeTV first-timer. Co-director due to Jones being busy on The Bugs Bunny Show in 1961, plus perhaps a little moonlighting that got him fired from Warners in 1962.

Wild and Woolly Hare (Bugs, Yosemite Sam - 1959 - Freleng) - Freleng used Sam in all kinds of roles, but here he goes back to his "roots." Not a frequently seen cartoon until MeTV.

Wild Wife (Misc. - 1954 - McKimson) - a pretty funny entry--look for one of the funniest jokes from one Casper Fragile. Definitely a cartoon of the 50s, but the lout of a husband gets his in the end. Voices of Blanc and Bea Benaderet. First time on MeTV.

The Slick Chick (Foghorn Leghorn - 1962 - McKimson) - Foggy takes on Junior, widow hen's little son, again.

Sandy Claws (Sylvester, Tweety - 1955 - Freleng) - this chase is at the beach and uses all the pitfalls there. An Academy Award nominee, I can find no record of this having been previously shown on MeTV.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny (Bugs - 1980 - Jones) - part of a 1980 TV special and never fitted with credits as a separate cartoon, this, like Spaced Out Bunny, still carries the title card from CBS Saturday morning days

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Toon In With Me - Mon. 10/11/21 - New Episode 188 "Show & Tell Day #4"

Hare We Go (Bugs - 1951 - McKimson)
The Three Little Pups (Droopy - 1953 - Avery)
C0ck-A-Doodle Deux Deux (The Inspector - 1966 - McKimson)
The Fire Alarm (Ham & Ex, Beans - 1936 - Jack King)
Hop, Look and Listen (Sylvester - 1948 - McKimson)
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Re: the Sunday evening cartoon block on Me-TV+:

I caught a bit of this yesterday. No host, no bumpers, no separation of studios, no theme, just random cartoons (from same collection of WB, MGM, UA, Fleischer/Famous)!!! Yay!
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Cool! They only need bumpers during kid hours. Dump the bumpers and openings/closings and they could probably squeeze in another cartoon.
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It's evident MeTV is not going to show this cartoon.

It's a clever McKimson cartoon from the late 50s--the cast of the Jack Benny Program voices all the characters, which are animated mice. The whole cartoon turns out to be a dream of the live Jack Benny.

It's a dated cartoon, yes--many people today don't even know who Jack Benny was. Still, it's a funny cartoon.

So, why would it not be shown today? It has an animated mouse version of Rochester Anderson in it. Would they be afraid of this because the real Rochester was black? Why would this be a problem?
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It's evident MeTV is not going to show this cartoon.

It's a clever McKimson cartoon from the late 50s--the cast of the Jack Benny Program voices all the characters, which are animated mice. The whole cartoon turns out to be a dream of the live Jack Benny.

It's a dated cartoon, yes--many people today don't even know who Jack Benny was. Still, it's a funny cartoon.

So, why would it not be shown today? It has an animated mouse version of Rochester Anderson in it. Would they be afraid of this because the real Rochester was black? Why would this be a problem?
I'm guessing anytime there is a minority in a "servant" role, that's against the rules of what can be aired. I didn't see anything other than Rochester following Jack's orders. I believe that was Mel in the vault...
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That's probably it.

Yes, it was Mel. "Is the war over yet?"
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Perhaps ironically, the real Eddie Anderson is playing Rochester on Jack Benny directly against MeTV's cartoons every morning. And Anderson himself supplied the voice of the cartoon mouse.
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Yep, all the mouse characters were voiced by their human counterparts, and as mentioned Jack appears in live action at the end.

In the Wikipedia article on the cartoon, it states this was Mary Livingstone's last role. She retired in 1958 like her good friend Gracie Allen. She really appeared very few times on the Jack Benny (TV) Program due to over-the-top stage fright. Maybe it helped that voicing a cartoon isn't a stage appearance.

It's interesting the live-action sitcom character Rochester can appear on TV, but the animated cartoon one seemingly can't.
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