Friday, February 14, 2014

Is Mitch McConnell A Tex Avery Cartoon Character? He Better Hope So

(Via Mediaite)

Ha ha, I'm actually jealous I didn't think of that first. McConnell's foe pulls out of the hat one of the best creations of Tex Avery, Bugs Bunny's antagonist from Tortoise Beats Hare, in a totally mean yet accurate comparison to the chinless senator.

This is an ignorant misuse of animation metaphors, because not only does the tortoise win in Avery's great film, he utterly crushes Bugs, perhaps the only time that ever happened in a classic Warner Bros. cartoon. The tortoise managed to do what Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, and Marvin the Martian never could.

Like Bugs, McConnell's adversary shouldn't get too cocky; his cartoon simile may be more accurate than he bargained for.


The Cat's Meow said...

It was indeed rare to see Bugs tormented and/or bested by another character. It was almost always the other way around (supreme example: "Duck Amuck"). But in "Falling Hare," he's the victim of a WWII-bomber-sabotaging gremlin... at least until the final few seconds of the cartoon. ("You know how it is with these 'A' cards.") In short: It can happen. Mitch McConnell should definitely take note.

Anonymous said...

Thought you'd enjoy the celebration of Tex Avery to be held tomorrow in his hometown of Taylor, Texas: