The comic man-child is much like a child in the affection that he expresses for his dog.
Roscoe Arbuckle and his dog Luke were inseparable.
Chaplin put the Tramp's affection for his dog at the center of A Dog's Life (1918).
Of course, we cannot leave Keaton out of this discussion.
Laurel and Hardy were bona fide dog lovers.
Let's check out a few other comedians with their pooches.
|Thelma Todd and Pete the Pup|
This is not to say that Carrey didn't associate with other animals.
Furry little animals can be interchangeable.
Lloyd was always mixing with various animals whether he wanted to or not.
Comedians must have a special affinity to animals.
Read more about the comic man-child in I Won't Grow Up!: The Comic Man-Child in Film from 1901 to the Present.