Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It Should've Been on a Saturday: Wally Gator in Carpet Bragger (1962)

Finding a Wally Gator short is getting to be a problem. Most copies available online are in other languages (i.e. Spanish), and somehow get past the copyright patrol.

The funny part is, this next item, "Carpet Bragger", is one I don't recall seeing in syndication in the 70's, when Wally appeared weekdays on WSBK. A runaway gator from Miami (Mel Blanc, using his Foghorn Leghorn voice, but without Foggy's particular tics), cons zookeeper Twittle (Don Messick) into tossing Wally (Daws Butler) out of the zoo. From that point, the gags seem to come from the recycling bin, since Wally's in a sitch we've seen dozens of times before with other characters. Butler also voices the Miami zookeeper who contacts Twittle to get his "Carpet Bragger" back, using his Huckleberry Hound voice for the character in a quick cameo.

Poor Wally. Even when he wins, he loses.

Rating: B.

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