Friday, April 13, 2012

Looney Larry

A number of gags that appeared in Bugs Bunny cartoons can be traced to silent films.  Take this gag for instance.

Director Chuck Jones artfully appropriated the gag from the most cartoony of all silent film comedians - Larry Semon.  Look at the following clip, which was taken from a dubbed Italian-language print of Semon's The Sportsman (1921).


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