I thought I'd show old cartoons like I play old records, but can't find a host.The rights are even more complicated here so I've gotten around it by only embedding things that have already been posted by someone else, absolving me altogether.
I take no responsibility for anything removed by the rightholders, watermarks from previous second-generation sources, editing, cropping, or other ways links that have been broken by parties other than me. Once in a while you'll come across offensive racial stereotypes. Remember the cartoon is about the story and not about them.
dir: Tex Avery
THE VOICE OF THE TURKEY
Famous Studios, 1950
dir: Bill Tytla
KoKo the Clown: THANKSGIVING
Fleischer Studios, 1925
TOM TURKEY AND HIS HARMONICA HUMDINGERS
dir: Hugh Harman
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
Lee Mendelson-Bill Melendez Productions, 1973
Bill Melendez & Phil Roman
Nominee, Emmy Award, Outstanding Children's Program
TOM TURK AND DAFFY
Leon Schlesinger Studios, 1944
dir: Charles M. Jones
Screen Gems, 1948
dir: Sid Marcus
Possible Possum: HAPPY HOLLOW TURKEY SHOOT
Terrytoon Cartoons, 1968
B.C.: THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
Levitow-Hanson Films, 1972
dir: Abe Levitow
THE THANKSGIVING THAT ALMOST WASN'T
Hanna-Barbera Productions, 1972
Underdog: SIMON SAYS... NO THANKSGIVING Parts 1 & 2
Total Television, 1966
(I couldn't find parts 3 and 4 embedded. They are available here.)
Daffy Duck: HOLIDAY FOR DRUMSTICKS
Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc., 1949
dir: Arthur Davis
MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER
Rankin-Bass Productions, 1968
Tom and Jerry: THE LITTLE ORPHAN
dirs: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to July 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:
0:00 RON FRASIER- Candidates Debate '76
2:27 HULLABALLOO SINGERS- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction(1965)
These first two are from Judge October 9, 1909
Is that a windmill inside the blimp? Is that part of the joke?
Good Humor, circa 1964
Is he CK-ing her?
That's my new verb. It's gonna catch on.
Gregory D'Alessio Hello Buddies, June 1952
One clauses makes the other unnecessary, but I guess both are necessary in for the line to work. It's not really a joke, though. Nothing particularly scandalous about having a step-mother, even in 1952
Oh, I see, he didn't know. I guess her sleeping over is the thing that's scandalous.
Al Ross Hello Buddies, Winter 1950
Given the lead time for publishing and that cartoons are usually inventory, how did they know we were at war?
Life February 16, 1905
I don't know who this “Belasco” was. Somebody taking on funding for the arts in some way.
Gent, June 1963
Life January 5, 1905
Another one where I might get it if I knew who this was
Penthouse, October 1978
Puck June 16, 1880
Punch September 26, 1915
I don't think this has anything to do with the phrase “eat me” which I don't think was even coined yet, much less in use in the UK.
Sir Knight, circa 1959
The old bring a prostitute to a hotel room and spending the night chestnut
Though one could think the joke is that the cactus looks like a penis and testicles, but I don't think that's it.
Playboy, February 1968
Does him going down on her have something to do with it? And why isn't she reacting? Wouldn't you?
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
Some people don't realize you can make images bigger by clicking on them or that there are earlier postings beyond this page. Well, now you know. You're welcome.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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