Deputy Droopy

Deputy Droopy ★★★★★

Going back to his roots a little bit, Avery gives us another great cartoon in the “don’t wake the sleeping character” premise of Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952). But, he also improves on that short by having two characters tortured by Droopy’s string of zany assaults. The two would-be robbers play off of each other as they argue and repeat their own mistakes and even switch heads at one point. The whole thing is comic chaos and the ending (which was easy to spot) becomes subverted by Avery’s refusal to end the joke until Droopy gets the final punchline.