The Cuckoo Clock

The Cuckoo Clock ★★★★½

I love the existential angst of the voice-over narration and then the ambiguous ending (did a cartoon finally bite it?). The little-guy-beats-up-big-guy theme was a favorite of Avery and would be seen a few times over (it’s basically what makes Droopy who he is), and even though it doesn’t offer me the same laughs-per-minute ratio as something like Magical Maestro, I am still really fond of this cartoon. The recurring motif of the injured appendage with that violin noise is gold.