Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Phallic Joke I Somehow Missed

Every time I watched this scene from "Steal Wool," I would be so focused on Treg Brown's famously incongruous sound effects (this was one of the scenes where he experimented with using sounds that had literally nothing to do with the object on the screen, like locomotive noises) that I missed the obvious phallic joke. It took this video to point it out to me:

And yes, I assume that any such joke in a cartoon is intentional.


Anonymous said...

There's another wolf cartoon Jones made with a needle nose rocket poking phallus-like at a desert cliff hole just long enough for us to get the metaphor.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I still prefer the less subtle imagry of Daffy enjoying getting a doorknob post jammed up his ass in "The Henpecked Duck". The censor much have been out buying his first war bonds the day that cartoon was screened.